Alice restaurant opens at Sheraton Grand, Dubai
With a menu by Reif Othman, it has replaced Novikov
Modern European cuisine with a Japanese influence is the aim of newly opened Alice at the Sheraton Grand in Dubai.
Taking the place of Novikov which shut down last year, Alice will offer diners a variety of different experiences as it turns from restaurant into late night lounge with live entertainment in a fairy tale theme.
The Sheikh Zayed Road concept has enlisted Dubai-based, Singaporean chef Reif Othman to act as culinary advisor for the menu with the likes of chicken teriyaki pizza with kizami wasabi, teriyaki sauce, and fried leeks making an appearance. There’s also fish risotto with cured shisho gravlax, lime, and pickled kombu, and spaghettini with white fish, yuzu cream, and green peas, sister publication Caterer Middle East revealed.
Dishes will be served until midnight before the venue goes into party mode with dramatic light shows, performance art, and live music from a DJ.
At the weekend, the food service will continue until 3am where diners have the opportunity to order smaller bite size portions of the menu to graze on while they enjoy the entertainment.
Alice is the brainchild of Elie Khoury, who said: “I created ‘Alice’ to give Dubai diners something completely different and unexpected. Having worked in this industry for so long, I have seen consumer preferences change dramatically and quite quickly. I noticed a distinct gap in the market for a venue that could offer both a show-stopping meal and an upbeat after-party which was where the concept of ‘Alice’ was born.”