You can now dine on Peruvian delights at Atlantis The Royal

La Mar Dubai by Gastón Acurio is now taking reservations.

Following Beyoncé’s concert show-stopping at Atlantis The Royal, the furore surrounding Dubai’s latest luxury beachfront resort shows no signs of slowing down. While we wait with bated breath for the hotel to officially throw open its doors on Friday 10 February, it is actually possible to dine at one of the restaurants right now.

La Mar Dubai by Gastón Acurio is now accepting dinner reservations from 6pm daily, and if the taster we experienced at The Grand Reveal weekend is anything to go by, then fans of ceviche, seafood and Pisco Sours are in for a real treat.

La Mar

Situated on the mezzanine level of the sprawling resort, La Mar offers a formal dining room or comfortable seating at the raw bar complete with oversized crab-shaped plates. With an open kitchen and a charming terrace overlooking the Skyblaze Fountain, La Mer looks set to be one of the hottest reservations in town this winter.

The restaurant comes to Dubai from Gastón Acurio, a Peruvian chef, restaurateur, and culinary ambassador who is regarded as one of the most influential figures in Latin American cuisine. He is best known for his eponymous restaurant, Astrid y Gastón, which is one of the most prestigious dining establishments in Peru. Gastón is credited with helping to popularise Peruvian cuisine globally, and he has been instrumental in promoting the country’s rich culinary heritage through his cookbooks, TV shows, and appearances at food festivals around the world. Gastón currently operates over 45 restaurants across nine different brands in 11 countries around the world.

La Mar

With outposts of La Mar (which means “the sea” in Spanish) in Bogota, Buenos Aries, Doha, Lima, Miami, San Fransico, and Santiago De Chile, the eighth La Mar promises to bring fresh seafood and charcoal-grilled steaks to Palm Jumeirah.

“Dubai is perhaps one of the cities with the greatest gastronomic activity in the world,” Chef Gastón said, “It is an honour to be present with a Peruvian culinary embassy, and join the different Peruvian restaurants that today represent us in Dubai. To do it in such an important and commanding place as Atlantis The Royal is simply the best way to do it”.

La Mar

A glance at the menu promises a culinary journey across Peru, from the mountainous Andes to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Diners can expect King Crab Causa (AED 250), Hokkaido Scallops with Avocado (AED 145), Octopus with Chimichurri and Botija Olive Emulsion (AED 140) and Crispy Calamari with Yuca and Aji Amarillo Tartar Sauce (AED 140) to begin. For the main course, there’s Lomo Saltado (AED 360), Grilled Lobster Cooked in Choclo Leaf (AED 595), Obsie Blue Shirmp (AED 350) and Wagyu Beef Striploin (AED 450).

La Mar

With 17 world-class restaurants and bars, La Mar by Gastón Acurio is good company at Atlantis The Royal. The resort is also home to Heston Blumenthal’s first restaurant outside the UK, Hakkasan offshoot Ling Ling, Ariana’s Persian Kitchen from TV chef Ariana Bundy, high-end Hellenic restaurant Estiatorio Milos and Jaleo Dubai by José Andrés.

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