Jean-Georges Vongerichten to get two Dubai outlets

JG Dining Room and JG Kitchen to open spring 2015 at the Four Seasons Dubai

Jean-George Vongerichten [Photo Credit: Francesco Tonelli]
Jean-George Vongerichten [Photo Credit: Francesco Tonelli]

Three Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will open JG Dining Room and JG Kitchen at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai, at Jumeirah Beach, with an opening date set for spring 2015.

These will be two distinct spaces housed under one roof: JG Dining Room, a fine dining venue and JG Kitchen, a relaxed all-day restaurant. An outdoor terrace and lounge will connect both.

Vongerichten already has multiple restaurants around the world, including Jean-Georges, ABC Kitchen, The Mark and The Mercer Kitchen in New York, JG Tokyo in Japan and On the Rocks in St Barths.

The chef has partnered with GFD Group, a hospitality company based in the UAE.

Tariq Khan, chairman, GFD Group said: “In recent years Dubai has cemented its reputation as a global culinary hub, a position which is set to grow as we move towards Expo 2020. In this context, it seems fitting that we assist one of the world’s greats to enhance the market, allowing him to set a new benchmark for quality dining experiences.

"We are excited about the impact Jean-Georges will have and look forward to further announcements from the group in the months ahead.”

GFD Group’s operations are led by Sumeet Jhingan, who recently was part of the Jean-Georges New York team prior to moving Dubai. He has also overseen international F&B operations for 17 years, alongside other Michelin-starred chefs, such as Shaun Hergatt, Laurent Tourondel and Antonio Carluccio.

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