Demon Duck marks the chef’s first foray into the region.
Self-taught, rebellious, and the brainchild behind dishes with a side of shock factor – Alvin Leung has long been the enfant terrible of Asian gastronomy, earning a reputation for a culinary style that he refers to as “X-Treme Chinese”. Globally famed as the ‘Demon Chef’, Alvin Leung is now broadening his horizons, opening his first restaurant in the Middle East right here in Dubai.
Located at Caesars Palace Dubai, Demon Duck is anchored in the unexpected, adding a creative twist to Chinese and Asian Classics. Leung delivers a playful yet refined approach to much-loved Chinese and Asian dishes, with signature highlights including Alvin’s Slow Roasted Peking Duck, reimagined versions of classics like Shrimp On Toast and Black & White Dover Sole, and an inventive sweet twist on a Middle Eastern staple with Aromatic Pineapple Shawarma. Designed to capture the essence of Hong Kong nightlife, the trendy speakeasy-style Bar at Demon Duck features a cocktail menu inspired by the city’s electrifying buzz. From living it up with Party in Lan Kawi Fong to the leisurely meanderings of Escape to Cheung Sha, it sets the mood for casual evenings and sultry nightcaps alike.
“Opening Demon Duck, my first restaurant in the Middle East, is a dream come true and truly special because of how the vision came to life,” says Chef Alvin Leung. “Launching in a new place with someone I trust was very important to me, so what started as friendly conversations during the pandemic with Anthony Costa, Regional President of Caesars Palace Dubai, evolved into an agreement and thereafter, many virtual meetings later, Demon Duck was born – with special thanks to Zoom for being our constant angel in this process! For me, it’s always about the simplicity of dishes, the authenticity of flavours, and the goodness of ingredients. When these combine well with a creative and playful spin, you create magic. I believe we have something special here that Dubai will love and am excited to bring you my latest creation!”
Featuring an outdoor garden terrace and a stylishly modern indoor dining space, Demon Duck exudes sophistication accented with quirky depictions of duck art by Hong Kong-based photographer Mark Chung, playful graffiti, and Middle Eastern-inspired mosaic patterns on Monica Tsang-designed crockery. Speaking of Demon Duck’s setting, Costa adds, “My vision is to build a dining destination here at Caesars Palace, which caters to a discerning dining community that enjoys good food, great drinks, an excellent vibe and friendly service. I am so delighted to have the opportunity to work with Alvin in bringing this special concept to Dubai that will energise the Asian dining scene with its playful authenticity, creative flair and refreshing simplicity. I am thrilled for Dubai to discover Demon Duck.”