Sponsored: Above Eleven Dubai, where breathtaking panoramas, flavoursome delicacies, and spirited ambience converge, promising an exhilarating experience
A realm of exceptional gastronomy that fuses the rich essences of Peruvian and Japanese culinary traditions, creating a harmonious blend of flavours, awaits diners at Above Eleven Dubai on the bustling Palm West Beach. Nominated for both the Americas & Caribbean Restaurant and the Fusion Dining Restaurant categories for the prestigious BBC Good Food Middle East Magazine Awards 2023, explore thoughtfully prepared dishes, inventive concoctions, and an opportunity for deep cultural immersion. Ideal for pre-dinner, dinner, and post-dinner, the venue is open seven days a week, making it the perfect spot for date night.
Drawing inspiration from the original concept in Bangkok, the dining destination abandons the cacophony of city streets for the tranquillity of lush green spaces, creating a sanctuary where the urban jungle blends with an electrifying ambience. A stone maze entry leads you to the heart of the establishment, elegantly split into three sections: the dining room, the lounge and terrace, and the sushi bar. As the sun dips below the horizon, take in the unobstructed views of the majestic Arabian Gulf and the iconic Ain Dubai.
Expertly guided by the culinary artistry of Peruvian Head Chef Luis Gavancho, the remarkable Nikkei menu pays homage to Peru’s vibrant culinary legacy. Begin your journey with an array of delectable starters, including Tuna tartare and Chicharron calamari, offering an enticing glimpse into the epicurean marvels that await. The menu comes alive with an extensive selection of cebiches including Above Eleven (Seabass, A11 leche tigre, crispy calamari, cancha, choclo, and sweet potato) and Nikkei cebiche (Tuna, nikkei leche tigre, goma seeds, black tapioca, and kiuri), followed by Hamachi truffle ponzu tiraditos. Don’t miss the anticuchos, featuring chicken, black Angus, octopus, or portobello, which pays homage to time-honoured Peruvian traditions that have stood the test of time.
A journey through the robatayaki grill leads to the signature Patagonian toothfish alongside hoisin honey, miso and mashed potato. In addition, Peruvian classics such as the renowned Arroz con pato stars boneless duck leg confit, cilantro rice, chalaquita, huancaina, and salsa criolla; and Red snapper a lo macho, present an explosion of flavours with red snapper, chalaquita and macho.
For those on the hunt for creative concoctions, Above Eleven Dubai has launched its all-new Pisco Sours Menu, a delightful showcase of meticulously crafted in-house drinks that promise to captivate even the most discerning palates.
The festivities at the rooftop restaurant further transcend the realm of gastronomy with live entertainment, and a dedicated terrace bar, while the roof promises alfresco delights, all-year round. With its stunning architecture, unrivalled views, and spectacular culinary creations, Above Eleven captures the very essence of refined dining.
Above Eleven is among the top 10 nominated under Americas & Caribbean Restaurant and the Fusion Dining Restaurant categories for the BBC Good Food Middle East Magazine Awards 2023. Cast your vote here!