World's 50 Best chef confirms interest in Dubai

Gaggan Anand, owner of progressive Indian restaurant Gaggan in Bangkok, has said he is looking to open a restaurant in Dubai

Gaggan Anand. Image copyright: S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award.
Gaggan Anand. Image copyright: S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award.

Indian chef and restaurateur Gaggan Anand, known for his progressive Indian restaurant Gaggan in Bangkok, has confimed his interested in opening a restaurant in Dubai.

Speaking to Caterer Middle East during the S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award in Milan, Italy, Anand said: "We are already talking about [opening] in Dubai."

He continued: " Why Dubai? Dubai is one of the cities where Indian food is more accepted than Thailand, so I would love to go. How soon? That depends on the deal, but nothing before the end of next year."

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He revealed that it will not be similar to Gaggan, and explained: "I am not giving away 'Gaggan'; it's my baby." He did not elaborate on the proposed concept.

Anand noted: "I’m going to create something which is a money spinner."

Anand has previously said that he will close Gaggan in 2020 and told Caterer that he will then open a 10-seater restaurant in Japan.

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