Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi’s premium restaurant Market Kitchen is now helmed by a new Chef de Cuisine and Restaurant Manager who have recreated the menu at this iconic space.
Market Kitchen is proud to be kicking off the New Year with lots of exciting news to share. The restaurant is now led by Restaurant Manager Ismael Sielinou and Colombian Head Chef Jhon Faver Martinez who brings along his culinary expertise to create the new menu.
Chef Jhon has been cooking in the hospitality industry since 2001. His culinary knowledge comes from studying in France and Colombia. He won a culinary contest in Colombia which changed his life and allowed him to pursue an international culinary career. His experience includes working in global 5 star kitchens in Barcelona, Sao Paulo and Bogota with Michelin Star Chefs such as Albert Adria & Jean Georges! He has worked in renowned restaurants such as "41 Degrees" & "Tickets" and has had the opportunity to cook for celebrities including Leo Messi and Mark Zuckerberg.
French born Ismael Sielinou has 11 years of restaurant experience and has worked in the UK, Switzerland, Singapore and the Caribbean. Ismael was most recently the F&B Manager at Miami’s Edition. He is very proud to have served celebrities including Nicolas Sarkozy, the French President and superstars like Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber and Rihanna to name just a few.
“We are delighted to welcome an experienced and dynamic restaurant team to assume the operational and culinary leadership of Market Kitchen,” David Russel, Director of Food and Beverage, said in a statement. “The new menu concept perfectly complements the casually elegant ambiance of Market Kitchen with fresh, locally produced ingredients.”
Constantly evolving, the latest menu offers a variety of delicious and flavorsome meals with influences from around the world as both the Chef and Restaurant Manager have worked across the globe. The dishes are French & Latin with Middle-Eastern touches which allows guests to try new flavor combinations all while remaining close to home.
Chef Jhon personally visits the markets and the port to select seasonal ingredients and chooses only the finest and the freshest products the Emirate has to offer. It reminds him of his childhood when he learnt his mom’s family recipes which are healthy and generous. He acknowledges that he speaks through his food – when he sees people enjoying their meal and having a fantastic dining experience, it truly makes him happy.
A definite must-try is the Red Snapper ceviche with jalapeno leche de tigre, and toasted quinoa, for those of you who love seafood. For the vegetarians, the Charred Kale Pizza with taleggio cheese and kale pesto is a great choice. The BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese with house smoked fontina and the Braised Lamb Shank with roasted eggplant, herb chimichurri yogurt and crispy shallots are also on the top of our list. To end the perfect meal, you can’t go wrong with our pavlova with vanilla cream and poached plums or the chocolate pot cream.
Market Kitchen opening hours
Lunch: 12pm to 4pm, Dinner: 7pm to 11pm
Kitchen Counter Menu available: 4pm to 7pm
For more information and reservations call 800 101 101
About Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi is the perfect location for both business and pleasure. It is ideally located in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s commercial district, yet only a short walk from the shopping districts and the shimmering sands of the Corniche. The forward-looking hotel provides a mouth-watering array of first class restaurants, bistro and bars, including the first inspired Jean-Georges restaurant in the UAE- Market Kitchen, Stratos the city’s only revolving lounge bar and grill with 360 degree views of Abu Dhabi, whEAT bakery and coffee bistro, Café Palmier the all-day dining restaurant and P.J.O’ Reilly’s the oldest Irish pub in the capital. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street, PO Box 45505
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