DUKES Dubai announces signing with iconic fine dining restaurant, Khyber. The partnership marks the dining concept’s first...
DUKES Dubai announces signing with iconic fine dining restaurant, Khyber. The partnership marks the dining concept’s first franchise outside of India.
Indian food is one of the most popular cuisines in Britain, which is why it’s only natural for English hospitality brand DUKES to be bringing the best of Indian fine dining to the stellar line-up of restaurants at its upcoming property on Palm Jumeriah in Dubai.
Khyber at DUKES Dubai was officially announced at a signing between Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides International and Sudheer Bahl, Owner of Khyber, which took place at DUKES Dubai last week. The partnership marks the dining concept’s first franchise outside of India.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Khyber to Dubai for the first time and are positive that its blend of traditional, high-end cuisine served in an virbant atmosphere will make a stand out addition to the emirate’s dining scene,” said Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, Seven Tides International. “We are working closely with the Khyber family to ensure the new restaurant captures the true essence of the concept and look forward to welcoming guests for dinner when the hotel opens later this year.”
Direct from Mumbai, Khyber at DUKES Dubai will specialise in traditional northern Indian cuisine that is best described as Ambrosia – the food of all the gods. It will be carefully crafted by an experienced Indian head chef and the venue will boast the ethnic style of the flagship Khyber restaurant, located in the arts and heritage disctrict of the capital.
“Khyber has been the family business for more than 60 years and we have experienced tremendous success thanks to our unrivalled take on northern Indian cuisine,” added Sudheer Bahl, Owner, Khyber. “Entering the UAE for the first time is an important step for us in terms of international growth and, with the help and guidance of Seven Tides, we are sure to make it a big success.”
“We will be putting our stamp on popular dishes such as Tandoori Raan, a tender leg of baby lamb marinated with spices and cooked in a clay oven, and Milky Way, a galaxy of saffron pearls on a bed of condensed sweetened milk,” said Martin Cahill, Executive Chef at DUKES Dubai, who will be overseeing the culinary operations. “There will be a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes available to delight even the most discerning palettes of Indian fine dining enthusiasts.”