Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire
Dubai’s venue from French culinary godfather Pierre Gagnaire has been a consistent recipient of awards, including Best Newcomer and Best Restaurant in 2009, and the latter again in 2011. This year, it has yet again pipped its colleagues to the post with an excellent display of service skills at a truly international level, and beautifully prepared food served in an elaborate and diverting space. Granted, sometimes the richness of the food or the oddity of combinations can take some getting used to. But once you’ve bought into Reflets’ unique language, let the conversation flow with those charming waiters and accept that experimentation and surprise will be thrown at you consistently in the most delightful display of culinary drama you’ll witness in Dubai.
InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1111).
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