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Posted On: 22 June 2012 01:54 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

Top French chef to open first Gulf restaurant

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Distinguished French chef Alain Ducasse will open his first restaurant in the Middle East at the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar this year. A spokesperson for Alain Ducasse told Hotelier Middle East that the fine-dining outlet would open before the year-end, but declined to reveal any further details. The world-renowned chef currently has restaurants in Paris, London, New York, Russia, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Monaco, and Mauritius. Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester in Mayfair, London holds three Michelin stars. Designed by Chinese-American architect IM Pei, the Museum of Islamic Art is a prominent structure on the Doha Corniche. Its only F&B outlet at present is a small coffee shop. Staff at the Doha museum said the restaurant had been postponed from an expected September opening and could not confirm the launch date. An official spokesperson for the museum declined to comment. Last month, UK chef Gordon Ramsay opened two new restaurants in the new St Regis Doha hotel. Gordon Ramsay Doha which offers fine-dining experiences in an intimate setting opened on May 1 while Opal by Gordon Ramsay Doha, a relaxed bistro-style eaterie, opened on May 15