DUBAI: Louvre Abu Dhabi announced plans on Tuesday to open its first fine dining restaurant with a menu designed by renowned French chef Pierre Gagnaire.
The restaurant will be a branch of Fouquet’s, a historic high-end brasserie restaurant with locations in Paris, Cannes, Toulouse and Marrakech. Gagnaire runs 15 restaurants around the word, including Dubai, with a combined 15 Michelin stars.
According to the announcement, the restaurant’s menu will include a number of Fouquet’s signature dishes that reflect “the local culture and the tastes of an international clientele.”
The aesthetics of the restaurant – set to open in 2020 – are designed by Louvre Abu Dhabi architect Jean Nouvel. They will feature “Arabic patterns” and will have “panoramic views of the sea.”
“With the opening of Fouquet’s at Louvre Abu Dhabi next year, the museum continues to bring unique and exceptional experiences to Saadiyat Island,” Manuel Rabaté, director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, said.