By Andy Sambidge
Michelin star winner Atul Kochhar to open Rang Mahal in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
The first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star is set to launch his first fine dining restaurant in Dubai.
Atul Kochhar will open Rang Mahal in the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, his debut in the Middle East, a statement said on Monday.
Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar is the first of a number of restaurants to be officially revealed by the luxury hotel ahead of its opening in the fourth quarter this year.
Located on level 4 of the world's tallest dedicated hotel, Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar will "fuse modern flavours with traditional cooking methods" to add another string to Dubai's gastronomic bow, the statement added.
The restaurant, which will be able to host up to 167 guests, will offer an open plan glass kitchen to showcase the theatre of Indian cuisine.
Known worldwide as one of the most critically acclaimed chefs for his take on modern Indian cuisine, Atul Kochhar said: "Indian cooking has become a globally recognised and appreciated cuisine and so what better location to launch my latest venture than Dubai - an established culinary capital thanks to a hugely cosmopolitan population with adventurous taste buds.
"The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai and I share the same ethos - to push boundaries in everything that we do - and is therefore the perfect home for Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar," he added.
Rupprecht Queitsch, general manager of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, added: "We are delighted to partner with such an established and respected chef as Atul Kochhar and look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with him and the team."
It is not his first venture in Dubai. He is the Chef who helped create Zafran restaurants (I think there are two in Dubai now). The food there is amzing and so well priced. I am sure the prices in the Marriot will be much higher.