Nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea Marriott Resort and Spa has announced the opening of its latest culinary addition, Oak Tree Kitchen offering Jordanian classics with a contemporary twist. The new restaurant represents not just a dining venue, but an embodiment of Jordan’s culinary and cultural legacy.
The name itself pays homage to the national tree of Jordan, embodying the nation’s resilient spirit and profound history. “When creating OAK Tree Kitchen, we envisioned more than a dining space; we aspired for an immersive cultural touchpoint that narrates Jordan’s fascinating journey,” said Muhannad Hameed, general manager. He added: “This endeavor saw our dedicated culinary and food and beverage teams collaborating seamlessly, pooling their passion and expertise. The result is an unparalleled gastronomic journey with a genuine Jordanian hospitality that we’re eager to share. We believe that each meal should be more than just a feast for the palate; it should be a tale told, a memory evoked. And we’re all excitedly poised to relay this enchanting narrative to every guest who walks through our doors.”
In essence, OAK Tree Kitchen is not merely a dining establishment. It is an experience where the taste of tradition and the artistry of design converge to celebrate the best of Jordan. The architecture and decor are as rich in narrative as the menu. Drawing from the designs of Al-Salt’s historic homes, the space reflects Jordan’s heritage, melding traditional and modern design elements. Handcrafted creations by local Jordanian artists are proudly displayed, reinforcing the restaurant’s commitment to homegrown talent and craftsmanship.
“Our commitment to authentic representation extends beyond the plate. Set in the heart of the resort, the design of our restaurant embodies Jordan’s deep historical resonance. Drawing inspiration from As-Salt, the ancient trading hub of west-central Jordan, the interior of Oak Tree Kitchen combines modern elegance with motifs that celebrate Jordan’s rich heritage,”said Yazan Muasher, innovation and development manager of Business Tourism Company.
Guests can witness culinary artistry in real-time at the open kitchen, in the heart of Oak Tree Kitchen. “There’s an undeniable charm in observing the meticulous preparation of dishes, with unique methods used to craft traditional Jordanian delights such as mansaf and shish barak, to the innovative twists on classics that our chefs have masterfully introduced,” said Philip Papadopoulos, multi-property general manager.
“We’re not just offering food and drinks; we’re sharing our home, our stories, and our heritage with every guest who walks through our doors,” said Hameed.