Celebrity chef Pierre Gagnaire to open a restaurant in Louvre Abu Dhabi

Fouquets is a ‘high-end French brasserie-style restaurant’…

Iconic UAE museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi announced on Tuesday August 6 that they are set to turn their restaurant into the capital’s first branch of Michelin-starred French restaurant Fouquets, which will open next year in 2020.

The new ‘high-end brasserie-style restaurant’ comes in partnership with French hospitality company, Barrière Group and will come under the reign of French chef Pierre Gagnaire, who is the head chef and owner of his self-titled restaurant in Paris. He also runs 14 other restaurants around the world, including Pierre’s Bistro & Bar in Dubai, which have a combined total of 15 Michelin stars.

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Fouquets have strong ties with the world of art and culture and already have a number of well-established restaurants around the world, including Paris, Cannes, Toulouse, Marrakech. As well as a number of signature French dishes on the menu at the Louvre Abu Dhabi branch, there will be a range of international offerings and some with a nod to the local Arabic culture.

As with the rest of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the new restaurant was designed by architect Jean Novel and echoes the design of the rest of the museum’s stunning structure with Arabic patterns and features that make the most of natural light, air and water.

Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, commented: “Abu Dhabi is known for its collaborations with some of the world’s premier brands and this prestigious new partnership with Barrière Group is yet another fine example. With the opening of Fouquet’s at Louvre Abu Dhabi next year, the museum continues to bring unique and exceptional experiences to Saadiyat Island.”

We can’t wait to check it out…

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