World-famous Parisian brasserie Fouquet’s is once again welcoming guests to dine in its fabled halls at the Louvre Abu Dhabi as Covid-19 precautionary measures continue lifting across the country. Bridging the best of fine French cuisine and art in the heart of one of the world’s most iconic institutions, Fouquet’s is an embodiment of the inimitable essence of Paris’ storied culture within the UAE capital. Although the Louvre Abu Dhabi remains closed to visitors until June 24, the museum’s fine-dining destination is now accepting reservations for lunch and dinner, with the appropriate safety guidelines in place.
Reflecting the centuries-old grandeur of the original Fouquet’s on the Champs-Élysées, the Abu Dhabi location masters the restaurant’s aesthetic opulence with grandiose Jean Nouvel chandeliers twinkling above majestic red leather armchairs. Yet the Studio Harcourt monochromatic photographs framing the gallery-white walls and panoramic vistas of the Arabian Gulf bring whispers of contemporary elegance to the decór steeped in the glamorous heritage of the 1900s.
A new menu designed in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire invites curious foodies to embark on a complex culinary experience of French gastronomy. Bringing to the plate the cultural melting pot metaphor for which the UAE is renowned, Gagnaire reimagines traditional dishes with his signature twist and infuses them with a palette of Emirati flavors and local ingredients to create an avant-garde vision of French cuisine.
In compliance with Abu Dhabi health authorities, diners of all ages are invited to Fouquet’s reopened doors but a maximum of four people are capped per table. Masks are mandatory inside and outside the restaurant while temperatures will be checked upon arrival. Due to the current 40% limited capacity, bookings are also recommended to ensure availability. Bon appétit!