What’s your top tip for visitors to Dubai? Dubai Creek at dusk is a magical place and the best way to experience it is with an Abra tour. Out on the water you really get to see a different side of Dubai than the usual glamour and glitz.
What one thing would you like to do in Dubai that you haven’t done before? After taking an introduction to diving on my recent honeymoon I would love to do an open water PADI course at one of the many Dubai diving centres.
What career journey did you take before joining your restaurant? Seven years in and around London at Michelin starred restaurants then to the UAE spending five years in Dubai and three years in Abu Dhabi where I opened and ran a couple of Gary Rhodes restaurants including a past Time Out Restaurant of the Year winner, Rhodes Mezzanine.
Why should Time Out readers try your restaurant? To escape from the hustle and bustle of Dubai into a cocoon of Parisienne luxury that is the Bistro Deluxe, La Residence.
What’s the best thing about dining at your restaurant in 2015? The food, the team and the passion for what we are creating.
What’s your dish recommendation at your restaurant? Try the Parisienne Platter, you get to choose any three of our classic Patisserie such as Paris Brest, Mille Feuille and Religieuse.