French culinary master Pierre Gagnaire has developed an international reputation for innovation and excellence, which is more than upheld at his Dubai venture, Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire. This is another of Gagnaire’s culinary laboratories, where the ingredients and techniques of French cuisine are stretched to the limit, to create new dishes which both surprise and delight. Dishes are imbued with a sense of drama, which is matched by the opulent décor of the dining space. Head Chef Olivier Biles’ menu is ever changing, but diners have recommended the parmesan soufflé with spinach velouté and torrefied pine nuts as well as the quercy lamb roasted with oregano and glazed with tamarind juice.
Dubai has become the honeymoon destination of choice for many couples in recent years, and with restaurants like Pierchic it is quite evident why. Located on stilts far out into the Persian Gulf, Pierchic is an oasis of calm in the middle of the ocean, which nevertheless offers an incredible view the bright lights of the city. The menu is firmly focused on seafood, and dishes such as yellow fin tuna tartar and sautéed tiger prawn carnaroli saffron risotto more than complement the incredible fairytale setting.
Pierchic, Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, +971 4 366 6739
TOMO was awarded the best newcomer award by Time Out Dubai for its Japanese cuisine, with an emphasis on authenticity and provenance which immediately marks it out from some of the more fine dining Japanese restaurants in the city. The comprehensive menu offers the classics of Japanese cuisine, as well as some surprising but delicious modern twists. Dishes such as shimesaba kikka, cured mackerel with vinegar and chrysanthemum flower, and agedashi tofu come highly recommended, whilst the terrace view is an attraction in itself and is ideal for pre-dinner cocktails.
TOMO by Takahashi, Wafi City, Raffles Hotel, Dubai 31348, UAE, +971 4 3577888