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The world-renowned Fouquet's restaurant has officially opened it doors at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, bringing the epitome of fine French brasserie dining to the UAE.
On March 2, Fouquet’s toasted its arrival with numerous business luminaries and dignitaries including former French president Nicolas Sarkozy; Dominique Desseigne, CEO of group Barrière; Alexandre Desseigne-Barrière, executive vice president of Hotels, F&B and Business Transformation who flew in from Paris for the special occasion.
The launch was celebrated with a spectacular evening complete with diplomats and notable cultural public figures including Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, DCT chairman; Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador to France in the UAE; Joaquim Moreira De Lemos, Ambassador of Portugal in the UAE; and Peter Claes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the UAE, among others.
Guests enjoyed Fouquet’s terrace where live food stations were set up to sample the restaurant’s signature dishes from the date chutney foie-gras, caviar live station, rosemary slow cooked veal shank, black truffle macaroni, to a variety of the best French cheeses and of course a extensive selection of desserts including the famous millefeuille and éclairs au chocolat. The guests danced to the sounds of French band The Presidents while enjoying a selection of specialty cocktails and bubbles.
Fouquet’s, a symbol of French hospitality, has found the perfect home at the art museum on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island. Today, with eight locations across the world, including Paris, Cannes, Toulouse, Marrakech, La Baule, Enghien-les-Bains, Courchevel and Montreux, Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi marks a welcome ninth addition to the family.
Just above Fouquet’s, marrying effortless elegance with laid-back luxe, is Marta, a picture of Parisian perfection. During the day, afternoon tea is served alongside classic apéritifs. Come nightfall, a sophisticated menu of cocktails and mocktails, dreamed up by its powerhouse mixologists, are served to pumping beats, courtesy of Marta’s resident DJ. Guests can visit for an intimate catch-up over cocktails or opt for private hire and invite their most discerning pals.
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