Connector July 2023

CONNECTOR.AE 14 CONNECTOR.AE 15 Dining Around Dining Around Dine At Dubai’s Starred MICHELIN Restaurants Dubai is a melting pot of nationalities and cultures and with it come all the different cuisines of the world, that people can try out around the city. Be it Middle Eastern, Italian to Indian cuisines, there are a variety of restaurants to choose from to enjoy a wonderful dining experience with loved ones. The MICHELIN Guide was launched in 1920 in Paris, before making its way around the globe to 41 cities, with the first Dubai MICHELIN Guide launched in 2022. Being included in the MICHELIN Guide and awarded a prestigious star is one of the highest distinctions given to any restaurant. With three MICHELIN star ratings, one star is given to restaurants that serve highquality cooking worth a stop, two stars for excellent cooking that is worth the detour and three stars for restaurants that have exceptional cooking worth a dedicated trip to the restaurant. The 2022 Dubai MICHELIN Guide saw 11 restaurants awarded with either one or two stars, and three new restaurants added to the 2023 Dubai MICHELIN Guide, giving Dubai a total of 14 MICHELIN starred restaurants. With so many to choose from, deciding which to try out and why could be a challenge. To help, Connector rounds up all 14 amazing MICHELIN-starred restaurants. The two-starred fine dining restaurant, Trèsind Studio at Nakheel Mall serves diners a unique experience highlighting Indian flavours. The restaurant was awarded a one star rating during the 2022 Dubai MICHELIN Guide and due to their exceptional service, received a two star rating, as part of the 2023 Dubai MICHELIN Guide. The restaurant is centred around the phrase ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’, meaning ‘Guest Is God’, which emphasises the importance they have of serving delicious food to diners. The menu serves small dishes of food, featuring five different courses using locally sourced produce from the UAE. The restaurant is also ranked 11th on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. 058-8951272 Having been awarded two stars in 2022, STAY by Yannick Alléno at One&Only The Palm, maintained its two stars rating in the 2023 Dubai MICHELIN Guide as well. With a ‘less is more’ concept, the restaurant offers diners a fine dining experience that celebrates tasty French flavours. Choose amazing dishes from the a la carte menu, with blue lobster poached in ginger beurre blanc sauce to pan fried foie gras. Diners that are looking to try out various dishes at the restaurant, can experience set courses, that change based on the season. ‘Emotions’, the four-course set menu has dishes like local pan fried red mullet, pike fish brioche and pears tatin, and the six-course menu ‘Experience’, serves king crab, sea bass and black truffle caramel fuseau. 04-4401030 Il Ristorante - Niki Romito at Bulgari Resort Hotel, Jumeirah 2 is one of the two restaurants that have retained their two star rating at the 2023 Dubai MICHELIN Guide. With delicious flavours from Italy, the restaurant offers diners an exclusively curated menu by Italian Chef, Niki Romito. Some of the fresh ingredients used to create the dishes at the restaurant come directly from Italy. Among the many scrumptious fish and pasta dishes to try out, one that will make the palette sing is the linguini pasta, made with lobster and prawns. Diners looking to try a variety of dishes can delight in the seven-course menu, which serves smaller plates of food from the venue. While dining, enjoy marvellous views of the Arabian Gulf. 04-7775433 Trèsind Studio STAY by Yannick Alléno Il Ristorante - Niki Romito