Palm Jumeirah gets a brand-new Mediterranean restaurant

Villamoré is now open serving fresh seafood and more


Brand-new Palm Jumeirah hotel Emerald Palace Kempinski is fast-becoming a go-to spot for foodies, with a heap of fancy new restaurants opening up in the past week.

And if you’re looking for Mediterranean beachside dining, Villamoré looks to be one to add to your list. The chic restaurant overlooks the Arabian Gulf, boasting views out across to the city.

Villamoré’s interiors are all blues and whites and the team promises a “relaxed yet refined environment”. Dishes are inspired by Italy, the French Riviera, with aspects of Levant cuisine, such as tapas, paella, seafood platters and locally farmed Dibba oysters. Signature dishes include spaghetti vongole, risotto nero and turbot meuniere, as well as a 1kg porterhouse steak.

There’s also yellowfin tuna tartare, taramasalata, burrata, seafood linguini, lemon risotto, seafood couscous and fritto misto on the menu.

The restaurant is one of several exciting new openings at the hotel, one of which is miX by Alain Ducasse, from the Michelin-starred French chef at the new hotel.

miX offers up sea views as well as fancy décor – including a giant Fabergé egg. The menu stars French cuisine with local and international influences, with dishes such as marinated raw blue shrimps, caviar and pan-seared foie gras. The kitchen team is lead by chef de cuisine Hugues Gerard, who trained under Ducasse.

all’onda also opened recently in the hotel. The Venetian-style Italian, from US chef Chris Jaekle, serves “traditional dishes with a twist” and covers the whole top floor of the hotel.

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai opened at the end of November. Located on the West Crescent, the 100,000 sq m beach resort has 389 rooms and suites, eight top restaurants and bars, a 3,000 sq m spa, a state-of the-art gym and yoga studio, a 500m private beach and an 80-seat private cinema. The super-swanky interiors of the hotel are inspired by the 18th century and the ballroom even comes walls in hand-painted gold leaf.
Other restaurants include Le Jardin, a buffet restaurant serving breakfast and dinner as well as Matagi, a “stylish, contemporary Asian dining destination”.
Open daily noon-2am. Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 248 8890).

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