Located on Palm Jumeirah, Chef Izu is behind the new concept.
The Cote d’Azur might be 6,400 kilometres away from the UAE, but it will feel a little closer, thanks to Maison de la Plage. Located on Palm West Beach, the luxurious beach club has been created by Chef Izu and brings the spirit of the French Riviera to Dubai.
In French, Maison de la Plage means beach house, and sums up the new spot. The space boasts day beds, cabanas, a pool and a restaurant. Crafted by the London-based studio First Within, Maison de la Plage epitomizes a departure from conventional aesthetics, effortlessly melding the enduring charm of the Cote d’Azur. The use of rattan not only infuses a sense of refinement but also deepens the bond between the design and its coastal environment. Rooted in the overarching vision, Maison de la Plage seeks to evoke a nostalgic yet vibrant ambience where excellence reigns supreme.
Maison de la Plage’s design is inspired by Chef Izu’s travels and is decorated with souvenirs. The sophisticated space includes palm trees, sun and sand. The bright airy aesthetic includes gorgeous greenery, patterned chairs, fringed lamps, and sofas with long and round tables. Plus, there is an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work.
Chef Izu explains: “One of the things I love most about the sea is that it connects us all, it encourages our playful sides and allows us to unwind. No matter where we are in the world, or what we do with our days, spending time by the sea calms us. At Maison De La Plage, I urge everyone to take some time for themselves, to breathe, play, share fresh, light dishes and truly connect with the elements.”
Chef Izu brings his signature French Mediterranean food to the menu, which includes Lobster Linguine, Salade Niçoise, and Snails with butter and anchovies. Signature dishes such as the Izu Burger, Grilled Octopus with bell pepper sauce and Marinated Lamb Cutlets all pay homage to the timeless allure of French cuisine.
Chef Izu is behind big brands including Alaya, Carine, Eunoia by Carine, GAIA, and La Maison Ani. He is also a FACT Dubai Dining Award 2023 winner, as GAIA won in the Greek restaurant category.
The luxurious beach club is now open from 10am to 2am. Daybed-loungers start from AED 250 with AED 100 fully redeemable on food and beverages.
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