Dine with the Stars: The Top 5 Celebrity Chefs in Dubai

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An increased number of celebrity chefs are making their way to Dubai. They’ve opened up their own restaurants and serve the best of their specialty cuisine to the many residents and visitors who come to the city with an appetite for glamorous lifestyle and refined dining. Here are Dubai’s top five.

1 Gordon Ramsay's Verre

Yes, Gordon Ramsay has made his way to Dubai. His recently refurbished Verre restaurant is proof of his culinary presence. Michelin star Head Chef Scott Price runs the show which features an innovative chef's table: Diners have a full view of the kitchen, a bespoke menu, and are personally served by the chef himself. Verre was the first celebrity restaurant to open in Dubai in 2001.

Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira

04 227 1111

2 Gary Rhodes' Mezzanine

The renowned British chef Gary Rhodes has come to Dubai. His restaurant, Mezzanine, features many of his original dishes and a few new innovative specialties. Try the langoustine and scallops with caviar hollandaise or the fillet beef flanked by oxtail-stuffed lettuce balls and mushroom-stuffed cherry tomatoes. Enjoy as well the elegant and refined atmosphere.

Grosvenor House

Dubai Marina

04 399 8888

3 Vineet Bhatia's Indego

Celebrity Chef Vineet Bhatia's Indego restaurant in the Grosvenor House bursts with delicious Indian flavors from his specialty cuisine. The first Indian chef to receive a Michelin star, Bhatia's restaurant promises to be the best in town. Try a variety of yummy samosas and the tandoori salmon. Creative innovative desserts such as the chocolate samosas are a must.

Grosvenor House

Dubai Marina

04 399 8888

4 Nobu Matsuhisa's Nobu

Enjoy the Japanese specialties of chef Nobu Matsuhisa at his renowned Nobu restaurant in Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah. Try some of chef Matsuhisa's imaginative dishes such as yellowtail sashimi in jalapenos, squid pasta with light garlic sauce, and black cod miso.

Atlantis, The Palm

04 426 2626

5 Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire

Six time Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire has opened a high-class French restaurant in Dubai's Intercontinental Hotel in Festival City. Luxurious baroque decor with rich red upholstery, Reflets serves the celebrity chef's specialty dishes. Termed the "father of molecular gastronomy," most of the foods prepared will arrive in parts. A delicious gourmet culinary adventure.

Intercontinental Hotel

Festival City

04 701 1111

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