Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 19 October 2019

Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana to host Burj Khalifa pop-up

The London eatery will be taking over Armani Hotel Dubai's Armani/Amal

Gymkhana's executive chef Chef Jitin Joshi was head chef at Armani/Amal back in 2011. Courtesy Armani Hotel Dubai 
Gymkhana's executive chef Chef Jitin Joshi was head chef at Armani/Amal back in 2011. Courtesy Armani Hotel Dubai 

A Michelin-starred pop-up is coming to Dubai. For two days in October, London's Gymkhana restaurant is taking over Armani Hotel Dubai's Indian restaurant Armani/Amal.

The Gymkhana pop-up is coming to the Burj Khalifa from Thursday, October 17 until Friday, October 18.

Gymkhana's executive chef Chef Jitin Joshi will take over the kitchen for the two days, serving his signature modern Indian cuisine.

This is certainly not the first time that Chef Joshi will have cooked in the UAE. From 2011 he was head chef at Amal, having trained at culinary schools in India and England. He then moved higher up the Burj Khalifa to At.mosphere, before moving to the Taj Dubai as executive chef of its 10 food and beverage outlets.

It was announced that Chef Joshi was moving to London to head up Gymkhana in October 2018.

Gymkhana's Mayfair, London location is currently closed, following a fire in June this year.

"Gymkhana is closed until further notice," the eatery announced on Instagram. "A fire broke out at Albemarle Street in Mayfair causing Gymkhana to temporarily close. The fire was quickly attended to by the emergency services and has now been extinguished.

"At this stage, the cause of the fire is not yet known however we would like to reassure the public that all staff and diners are safe. We are working with the London Fire Department to minimise all damage and prioritise the safety of the public and the surrounding area."

The group that owns Gymkhana, JKS Restaurants, is behind a number of popular London eateries, including Sri Lankan restaurant Hoppers, Trishna, Bubbledogs and the Michelin-starred Kitchen Table.

Gymkhana pop-up, Thursday, October 17 until Friday, October 18, 6.30pm until 11.30pm, Armani/Amal, Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, 04 888 3666, www.armanihoteldubai.com

Updated: October 2, 2019 10:46 AM

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