Beef Bistro brings the Parisian flair to Le Méridien Dubai Village
Deeply rooted in traditions and art, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre is honouring the brand’s French culture with the newly relaunched Beef Bistro restaurant. Set in Le Méridien Dubai Village, the culinary philosophy at Beef Bistro draws inspiration from French Bistros with a keen focus on bringing flavours from classic French cuisine, thus creating an exceptional fare that is sure to delight connoisseurs of the cuisine in Dubai.
The new, revamped concept of Beef Bistro has been carefully distilled to create a clear identity for the restaurant whilst rendering the feeling of walking into a chic yet understated bistro in France. The same rationale is also extended to the new menu that abounds in creativity, highlighting unique flavour pairings of the French cuisine. Understanding the nuances of French cooking traditions, the culinary team offers a delightful selection of dishes that maintain the rich tastes and subtlety of the cuisine. With French specials reigning supreme on the menu, the adventurous can try appetizers like the Burgundy Snails sautéed in a delicate blend of onions and garlic. Keeping the fare indulgent are additions like Fois Gras, home-made duck liver terrine punctuating with a sublime medley of flavours, while Tarte Flambe, Freshly Shucked Oysters, and other dishes keep the offerings simplement français! Look out for Chef’s Specials, including the classic Beef Bourguignon, Slow Cooked Short Ribs livened up with a sublime artichoke puree, with a nutty finish of toasted sunflower seeds, among other delicacies. The menu also boasts of signature treats, including the likes of Classic Mille-feuille, Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Gâteau Au Fromage that are sure to excite ardent French dessert lovers.
Dominic Petzold, Executive Chef at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, shares, “The new offerings at Beef Bistro have a distinctly French character and every element of the menu, including the grapes, are carefully selected to complement a variety of beef cuts and steaks at Beef Bistro. To retain the authenticity of the cuisine, the kitchen team was carefully selected to ensure that chefs have a strong background in European and, especially, French cooking traditions and practices.”
Le Méridien Dubai Village’s beef and steak eatery has always been famous for its assortment of meat cuts. While the new menu retains past favourites, it brings to the fore an exhaustive selection of prime cuts from Japan, Australia, New Zealand, America and Argentina. Apart from Rib eye, tenderloin purists, connoisseurs can sample rumsteak, flank steak grilled to perfection in a special Josper charcoal oven. Also on offer is a choice of “aged beef”, courtesy the special Ageing room within Beef Bistro, stocked with over 500 kg of assorted meats, where guests can handpick their preferred cut.
Bright, revamped interiors of the bistro are dominated by white shuttered accents and stone walls while artistically detailed chairs lend a restrained, understated charm to the décor. Every detail of Beef Bistro, right from the delicate floral arrangements on the tables, reminiscent of the 1950s and 1960s era, to the Parisian bistro-inspired staff uniforms, harmoniously blends with the French theme. The overall atmosphere sets the mood to enjoy relaxed conversations whilst relishing the finest assortment of French specialities and piping-hot grills.
“At our core, we are a French brand, deeply rooted in French traditions and art. We wanted to translate that in the architecture and vibe of Beef Bistro. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre has always maintained a strong food and beverage identity and the new offerings at Beef Bistro will add a distinct Parisian flair to the busy gastronomic landscape of Dubai,” says Carlo Javakhia, Complex Executive Assistant Manager.