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12 MICHELIN-Starred Chef Martín Berasategui Opens Dubai’s First-Of-Its-Kind Basque Dining Concept and His First Restaurant in the Middle East at The Lana, Dorchester Collection, Dubai


12 MICHELIN-Starred Chef Martín Berasategui

Located on the 18th floor of The Lana, Dorchester Collection, Dubai Jara by Martín Berasategui is a restaurant offering a multi-sensory dining experience. It is a unique concept in Dubai, where 12 MICHELIN-Starred Chef Martín Berasategui showcases his Basque cuisine brought to life by his expertise and passion. Berasategui is one of the world's most highly decorated chefs, with 12 Michelin stars under his belt.


12 MICHELIN-Starred Chef Martín Berasategui

Jara is named after Berasategui's granddaughter and is inspired by the colourful spirit of life in the Basque Country, where the chef hails from. The restaurant in Dubai offers an exceptional culinary experience with a warm, welcoming atmosphere that lights up the room each night. The menu is centred around sharing, with dishes cooked to perfection and presented with both passion and flair.


12 MICHELIN-Starred Chef Martín Berasategui opens a restaurant in The Lana, Dorchester Collection, Dubai

The lively kitchen is the beating heart of Jara, where clay-pit ovens conjure up charcoal-grilled meats and succulent seafood as the flavour-drenched alchemy of fire dances with delight. Berasategui's thirst for creative perfection is conveyed through his ingredients and his menu, allowing guests to unwind and soak up the mesmerizing experience that is Jara.

Adjacent to the restaurant is Jara Bar by Martín Berasategui, a unique lounge and bar concept that blends sophisticated interiors with high-end mixology. The bar offers an abundance of pintxos and creative cocktails inspired by the sea, the land, and the fire. Complemented by a large outdoor terrace with stunning vistas sprawling across Dubai's skyline, Jara and Jara Bar are situated in the perfect location to indulge in some of the city's most exclusive views.


12 MICHELIN-Starred Chef Martín Berasategui opens a restaurant in The Lana, Dorchester Collection, Dubai

Jara's bespoke interior design offers a rich colour palette of striking velvet greens, deep browns, and eye-catching golds. The elegant selection of plush furnishings helps set the opulent tone where guests will be surrounded by the unique indoor Asado firepit. On the opposite side of the restaurant, Jara Bar offers a more alluring atmosphere, with a 360° bar situated in the middle of the room that encompasses an extravagant chandelier of burnt-orange oval spheres, matching the luxurious golden tones of the bar.


12 MICHELIN-Starred Chef Martín Berasategui opens a restaurant in The Lana, Dorchester Collection, Dubai

Jara's authentic menu features an array of Cold Starters, Hot Starters, Oyster Selections, From the Earth dishes, Martín Berasategui Classics, Shellfish and Crustaceans, the Sea and the Grill dishes, Meats, Sauces, Caviar Service, To Accompany Dishes, and Desserts. The menu takes full advantage of Spain's incredible fresh produce, including fish and seafood from both the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas, as well as the best Galician red meats.


12 MICHELIN-Starred Chef Martín Berasategui opens a restaurant in The Lana, Dorchester Collection, Dubai

Some of the highlights on the menu include Tomato Tartare with Stracciatella, Oysters with Martín Berasategui's Gazpacho, Martín Berasategui Salad, Grilled Octopus, Kokotxas Casserole with Clams, Whole Blue Lobster, Seabass Supreme, Australian Westholme Wagyu T-bone Steak, Spanish Baby Lamb Shoulder and more. To finish, diners can indulge in a selection of desserts, including the iconic Basque Cheesecake, Warm Chocolate Cake with Caramel Ice Cream and Martín Berasategui Torrija with Caramelised Brioche Bread and Milk Ice Cream.


12 MICHELIN-Starred Chef Martín Berasategui opens a restaurant in The Lana, Dorchester Collection, Dubai

Jara by Martín Berasategui is a unique epicurean journey through bold Basque cuisine in the heart of Dubai's Business Bay. Diners and gastronomers alike better prepare to be swept off their feet at Dubai's latest hotspot.


Jara by Martín Berasategui

Hours: Restaurant TUE - SUN, 18:00 – 00:00 Hours, Bar TUE - SUN, 17:00 – 01:00 Hours

Tel: +971 4 541 7755

Email: restaurants.LAN@dorchestercollection.com

Location: Marasi Dr - Business Bay - Dubai - United Arab Emirates


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