Found in the uber-exclusive island enclave that is One&Only The Palm, STAY by Yannick Alléno is one of only two restaurants in Dubai to be awarded two prestigious Michelin stars.
As you approach the grand lobby of the hotel, you are greeted by a friendly host who guide you through the stunning main dining room and in our case, directly to our table situated in the alfresco area surrounded by swaying palm trees and intelligent mood lighting.
Chef Yannick's Michelin-starred success is celebrated around the world and certainly here in Dubai.
Olivier Louis, Managing Director of One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm, comments: “Indeed, his three restaurants within the Pavillon Ledoyen have received a total of six Michelin stars under one roof: three Michelin stars for Alléno Paris, two Michelin stars for L’Abysse and the first Michelin star for his recently opened Pavyllon. I am delighted for Chef Yannick, who is one of the most talented chefs within the culinary world, and his dedicated team. We are indeed privileged to have established a close collaboration with Chef Yannick since the opening of One&Only The Palm in 2010”.
Alléno is known for his signature mastery on French cuisine and a meal at this iconic restaurant will take your senses on a culinary spectacle that will be remembered for a very long time.
We opted to indulge in Yannick's Stay Discovery menu, showcasing some of the finest ingredients on the planet and filled with an element of surprise. Showcasing some intense flavours achieved through the mastery of modern French techniques, the anticipation of what the next dish will be is all part of the overall dining experience.
As you would expect, the servers are highly skilled and describe each dish with the same amount of passion that was poured into making the dish in the first place.
Though one can very easily expect Alléno to push the boundary on fine dining experimentation, to our surprise, his eloquent dishes followed his ‘less is more’ approach. He has received a lot of praise and recognition for this, especially in a city like Dubai for more is more.
When you visit a celebrity chef restaurant, the food alone is never enough to grade the overall experience. Ambience and setting also adds to the magic and STAY manages to achieve just that. Filled with vibrant artwork and high ceilings, the main dining room drips with elegance and couple this with a non-pretentious serving team and extremely knowledgeable sommelier, you have yourself a winning combination to what can only be described a Tier-1 dining experience in Dubai.
I hope you enjoy Yannick’s creation as much as we did.
Hours of operation: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm Last order at 10:45pm Closed on Mondays
Dress code: Casually elegant, full-length trousers for men
About The Author | Amanda Dyer
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