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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 16 November 2018

Le Cirque Dubai set to wow foodies at Ritz-Carlton DIFC from April 12

Le Cirque Dubai  chef Manuel Olveira Seller and his team have developed an extensive menu to complement Dubai’s diverse culinary scene. Courtesy Le Cirque Dubai
Le Cirque Dubai chef Manuel Olveira Seller and his team have developed an extensive menu to complement Dubai’s diverse culinary scene. Courtesy Le Cirque Dubai

It’s official, Le Cirque will open its doors at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC on April 12.

The timeless New York eatery promises foodies classic French cuisine with an Italian twist. Le Cirque Dubai is expected to offer a modest culinary approach with a selection of fresh, light and contemporary à la carte dishes.

For more than 40 years, Le Cirque — which means “the circus” in French — has provided guests with an unparalleled dining experience. The Dubai branch is expected to be no different, continuing the gastronomical tradition famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni and his family established when they launched the first restaurant in 1974.

The menu is set to include its signature dishes lobster risotto and crème brûlée, alongside new creations like the roasted lamb rack with seasonal vegetables and pommels purée and homemade Cappelletti stuffed with Torteau crab served with crab gratin.

The Dubai kitchen will be led by head chef Manual Olveira Seller and his team. Sirio’s son Mauro Maccioni for one is very excited about the family’s new venture in the UAE.

“Seeing the development of a four-decade-old brand evolve to suit the modern Middle Eastern market has been an interesting and exciting evolution,” says Maccioni. “The opening team have worked relentlessly to develop new dishes and create a superb overall dining experience that is suited the region, while acknowledging Le Cirque’s rich heritage, taking the best from New York to create a Le Cirque for a new generation.”

Le Cirque starts serving guests on April 12, the restaurant will be open from noon until 1am daily. For reservations, contact reservations@lecirquedubai.com or call 04 372 2444.

mhealy@thenational.ae