Jean-Georges Vongerichten arrives in Dubai
Critically acclaimed Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten announces his arrival into the UAE with the opening of JG Dining Room and JG Kitchen, located at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai, at Jumeirah Beach. With an opening date set for Spring 2015, Jean-Georges’ vision will be reflected in two distinct spaces housed under one roof; JG Dining Room, a fine dining venue and JG Kitchen, a relaxed all day restaurant. An outdoor terrace and elegant lounge will connect both elements, filling the rooms with natural light and creating a sense of relaxed sophistication.
Three Michelin starred Chef, Jean-Georges has made culinary history and developed a reputation as remarkable as his food by tapping into his deep understanding of the restaurant world and pairing it with a forward-thinking vision. Dubai represents an exciting new step for his boundless talent, following multiple successful restaurants around the world, including Jean-Georges, ABC Kitchen, The Mark and The Mercer Kitchen in New York, JG Tokyo in Japan and On the Rocks in St Barths.
Jean-Georges’ UAE debut is the result of a strategic alliance with GFD Group, a hospitality company that has clear ambitions to bring a number of Michelin starred culinary talents to the UAE, redefining the art of dining in the Emirates. With unrivalled experience balancing regional insight with international F&B experience and a personal commitment to each and every brand in their portfolio, GFD Group’s success lies in its focus on safeguarding brands in new markets, ensuring their long-term success amongst new audiences.
Tariq Khan, Chairman, GFD Group said: “In recent years Dubai has cemented its reputation as a global culinary hub, a position which is set to grow as we move towards Expo 2020. In this context, it seems fitting that we assist one of the world’s greats to enhance the market, allowing him to set a new benchmark for quality dining experiences. We are excited about the impact Jean-Georges will have and look forward to further announcements from the group in the months ahead.”