Dubai now has its very own Hell’s Kitchen. Whether the culinary “underworld” that has been set up at Meraas’ new Caesars Palace resort looks and feels like its big brother in Las Vegas is open to interpretation. And taste. Regardless, the interior and atmosphere is designed to emulate the set of the tv show famed for its liberal use of the profanities listed in the English dictionary.
This is Gordon Ramsay’s second restaurant in Dubai, and it promises much. “Show-stopping theatre and world-class cooking” – is just one zealous line of hyperbole that has been tagged to the eatery.
So, does it live up to the hype? EDGAR was at the exclusive media table at the soft launch of the kitchen where a thousand torments await its Chefs under the explicit-ridden mouth of Ramsay.
While still a newbie on the block, it’s safe to say the “theatre” aspect is somewhat lacking, however what this place waits patiently for in terms of script, it certainly makes up for with superstar dishes and a wonderful front-of-house team.
The menu has a British theme and includes Ramsay’s world-famous roasted rack of lamb, filet mingon, the Hell’s Kitchen burger and that effing-good sticky toffee pudding.
But rather than take you painstakingly through the entire menu that you’re treated to at media previews (and which you would never have the time or stomach to eat your way through whenever you visit anyway) like all those other “food review” websites, here’s our recommended three to try.