Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal, an ultra-luxury resort, has kicked off its exclusive Grand Reveal Weekend the ‘Feast of Dreams’ featuring food served by six world-famous chefs who are all opening restaurants in the new resort this February.
Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, the new resort is hosting some of the world’s most recognisable faces for a three-day-long extravaganza of ultra-luxury curated events and experiences across its Grand Reveal Weekend.
Guests attended the once-in-a-lifetime epicurean dining adventure to toast the opening of Atlantis The Royal’s eight brand-new celebrity chef restaurants, headed up by culinary icons including Nobu Matsuhisa, Jose Andres, Costas Spiliadis, Ariana Bundy, the Queen of couture cakes Mich Turner, and Gaston Acurio all under one roof for one night only.
VIPs from around the world gathered in the resort’s unrivalled dining experience, Gastronomy, which features a host of live cooking stations serving up a treasure trove of culinary masterpieces from around the world. Guests at the Grand Reveal Weekend were the first to experience the eclectic dining on offer to guests, before Atlantis The Royal officially opens its doors to guests in February this year.
The specially curated ‘Feast of Dreams’ menu offered guests culinary delights from across the world including blue lobster from Peruvian restaurant La Mar, Wagyu Bresaola Sicilian style pizza at the hotel’s world-class pizzeria, and an expansive selection of sushi at The Seven Seas sushi counter housed within Gastronomy (full Feast of Dreams menu attached).
To satisfy their sweet tooth, guests were invited to end their evening with a choice of delicacies from The Little Venice Cake Company owned by Mich Turner MBE – baker of patisseries and breads to royalty and global celebrities. The world-famous selection included sweet treats from Raspberry and Rose Buttercream Cake to Caramel Shortbread, as well as the piece de resistance, an enormous Grand Reveal Weekend Celebration Cake, presented to Atlantis The Royal by Turner to commemorate the resort’s hotly anticipated launch.
Weighing a metric tonne, the 5ft tall by 4ft wide cake was baked to feed 1,200 guests, boasted a total of seven layers and was adorned by 25 handmade sugar birds and 80 hand painted butterflies which took seven pastry chefs six days to create.
The Friday evening ‘Feast of Dreams’ marked the beginning of the special and exclusive weekend taking place before the resort officially opens. Guests are invited to enjoy the hotel’s ultra-luxury offerings with a curated itinerary of events and experiences, including a Saturday night spectacular performance from a 29-time Grammy award-winning artist - more details on this to follow tomorrow.
In total, Atlantis The Royal’s 17 world-class restaurants and bars not only treat guests to an unmatched gastronomic experience, guests are also welcomed to a dazzling array of unforgettable entertainment destinations including Cloud 22, an outdoor entertainment space featuring a swim up-bar and a glittering head-shaped DJ booth, and the iconic and world-famous Ling, a modern Pan-Asian restaurant offering the ultimate day to night experience.
Eight culinary icons are set to open their doors at Atlantis The Royal:
• Nobu by the Beach
• Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
• Jaleo by José Andrés
• Ariana’s Persian Kitchen
• La Mar by Gastón Acurio
• Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis
• Little Venice Cake Company by Mich Turner – TradeArabia News Service