The new openings include Aretha, Eugène Eugène and XU.
Dubai, you’re in for dining delights. RIKAS Hospitality Group has announced the opening of seven new restaurants and bars. The concepts include the brasserie Eugène Eugène, Cantonese restaurant XU, live music venue Aretha; a redefined Lana Lusa; expansion for Ninive and Madeleine & Marcel; and a yet-to-be-unveiled concept.
RIKAS Hospitality Group and Executive Chef Gilles Bosquet will oversee the openings. Scheduled to open in September, Eugène Eugène is a modern brasserie. Bringing chic to the city, it will be located inside Kempinski Mall of the Emirates. The décor draws its inspiration from greenhouses, and will include a gorgeous garden.
The restaurant will be open for lunch, afternoon tea, drinks and dinner. Chef Yanis Sgard is behind the menu, which uses the freshest and finest ingredients with a modern twist. The dishes include Truffle and Artichoke Spinach, Vanilla Tomato Tartare, Osso Bucco Saffron Risotto, Sea Bream a la Plancha, Foie Gras and Duck Salad. Plus, desserts range from Pistachio Soufflé to Red Fruit Pavlova.
RIKAS Hospitality Group will welcome its first Cantonese restaurant and bar to its collection. Scheduled to open in October, XU will also be located in Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. The décor will celebrate the cool subcultures of China’s big cities. Chef Min Wei Lai is behind XU’s menu, which will showcase Cantonese specialities.
The new restaurant, bar and lounge, Aretha, is set to open in The St. Regis Garden, Palm Jumeirah. Inspired by the Swinging Sixties and we assume the singer Aretha Franklin, it will be home to live soul and funk music.
Portuguese restaurant Lana Lusa is scheduled to open in October. The venue will relocate from Wasl 51 to Dubai Water Canal in Four Seasons Private Residences Dubai at Jumeirah. The fine-dining restaurant will overlook the canal and, thanks to its licensed location, it will now serve sundowners.
French patisserie Madeleine & Marcel is expanding with a second venue. Scheduled to open in September, it will be located in The View at the Palm. Middle Eastern restaurant Ninive is also opening a second venue at Bab Al Shams. A Rare Finds Desert Resort.
RIKAS Hospitality Group was founded by Rizwan Kassim in Dubai, and has been creating award-winning concepts for more than ten years. The concepts include Chez Wam, La Cantine du Faubourg, Kyma Beach Dubai, Ninive, Mimi Kakushi, TAGOMAGO, and Twiggy. So, if its previous concepts are anything to go by, these new ventures are sure to be a hit.
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