Shimmers reopens at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

The restaurant offers beachside ambience and greek flavours from newly appointed chef Nikolas Bragoudakis

Shimmers has reopened for the cooler season
Shimmers has reopened for the cooler season

Shimmers at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam has reopened showcasing a new menu, a white-washed colour palette and the chance to unwind at the hotel’s stretch of private beach with live DJ sets.

Offering views of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the venue fuses its Greek culinary roots with the atmospheric ingredients of a beach-facing location. Shimmers will highlight Greek cuisine with a focus on carefully sourced produce alongside an extensive beverage list.

Originally from the island of Crete, newly appointed executive chef Nikolas Bragoudakis has curated a menu that will transport diners to his homeland. Jumeirah Group’s chief culinary officer, Michael Ellis, comments: “We are thrilled to have chef Nikolas join our team. He brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the ingredients and flavours which make Greek cuisine one of the most popular in the world. The authentic ingredients incorporated into his dishes ensure a memorable experience at Shimmers as a dining destination.”

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The new Shimmers menu will feature sharing classics such as crispy calamari and tzatziki – best enjoyed with the restaurant’s freshly-baked pita – as well as Bragoudakis’ signature dishes including chicken souvlaki, and smoked eggplant and tuna dip.

Mains include moussaka, bekri meze, a spicy lamb and beef chorizo stew, or saganaki obsidlue Prawns, prepared with tomato and feta sauce and a dash of Ouzo. The Josper grill is a key feature, offering cooked to-order sharing dishes including grilled rock lobster or whole john dory.

A nod to Greece is also offered on the dessert menu with baked vanilla ice cream in almond crust with lemon espuma and peach compote and loukoumades, donuts served with cinnamon and honey walnuts.

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