Globally renowned culinary alchemist Heston Blumenthal will open a restaurant at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in 2019.
‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ as the first named outlet to open within the futuristic property, which sits beside Atlantis The Palm.
Already an established, multi award-winning brand, it follows on from successful locations in London and Melbourne, and will be the third outpost of the culinary concept developed by the Michelin-star chef.
‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ will be located in the heart of the resort to include a dedicated bar, two outside terraces and a private dining room. It will offer contemporary dishes inspired by historic gastronomic recipes dating back to the 1300s.
“I am truly excited about opening in this incredible location”, says Heston. “It is not often that an opportunity in such a perfect space comes along. The backdrop is outstanding and the views of the Dubai skyline over the Persian Gulf are unique.”
The idea behind ‘Dinner’ stems from Heaton Blumenthal’s fascination with history and gastronomy, triggered in the late ‘90s after reading a 15th century manuscript known as The Vivendier.
What started as an exercise in curiosity triggered almost 20 years of research and discovery, with historic inspired dishes appearing on the menu of Heston’s UK base, The Fat Duck in Bray.
When the opportunity arose to open a restaurant in London, ‘Dinner’ began to emerge and in January 2011 ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ opened under the leadership of Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts (pictured above with Heston).
The two chefs created a menu inspired by the tastes and flavours of Britain, from the farmers’ table to the royal courts of England. ‘Dinner’ offers highly modern dishes inspired by a gastronomic insight from Medieval (c.1300) to Victorian (c.1800).
The restaurant achieved great recognition including two Michelin stars in 2012. Almost five years later a second ‘Dinner’ opened, in Melbourne, and has won a stream of accolades in Australia.
In opening at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, the boffin chef will join the likes of fellow British kitchen celebs Gary Rhodes and Gordon Ramsay in having a place amid Dubai's culinary constellation.
“Similar to Atlantis, The Palm, the superb culinary offering at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences will lie at the property’s heart,” says Serge Zaalof, Chief Operating Officer for Atlantis Resorts & Residences.
“This is the first of many exciting culinary introductions and we look forward to wowing our guests and residents with what is sure to be one of the most talked about restaurants in the region.”