Curiosity is at fever pitch to check out Dubai’s newest venue that has taken the space where Calabar once was.
Introducing the new contemporary Turkish fusion Brasserie: The GALLIARD
The glamorous new venue officially opened on 25 October with an exclusive evening that The Luxe Diary attended with a special performance by a multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated international recording artist: Kelis, who is herself a trained Cordon Bleu Chef.
From the success of The GALLIARD in Istanbul, Founding Partner, Ahmet Uras introduces his brainchild into the highly anticipated reworked Address Downtown Hotel.
The Turkish-Mediterranean concept includes various facets such as a bustling open kitchen; an extensive grapes cellar, a sophisticated cocktail bar and an open-air terrace that boasts up-close and stunning views of the iconic Burj Khalifa.
The GALLIARD is Dubai’s most eagerly awaited hotspot and brings surprises by way of dancing waiters, flamboyant service, live entertainment and much more which will cater to foodies, party-goers and jet-setters alike.
Renowned in Istanbul for its indulgent, artfully prepared Turkish delicacies alongside inventive expressions of Italian, French and Spanish cuisine, signature dishes include; mouth-watering
Cig Köfte – a Turkish patty with minced beef, tomatoes and mango salsa, endive lettuce, preserved with walnut slices; Roasted Bone Marrow with caramelized onions, marmalade with pears and crostini and succulent Tantuni – beef tenderloin and lamb tail, served with onions, tomatoes, chiles de árbol, mustard, chives, sumac, arugula, drizzled with balsamic sauce and a side of crispy baguette slices.
The GALLIARD offers an experiential run-of-order that promises to bring with it an authentic rhythm and Mediterranean soul.
“Inspired by my Turkish roots and my travels abroad, I am delighted to introduce our multisensory concept – The GALLIARD – to the appreciative and multicultural people of Dubai, at an iconic location in the heart of the city. We pride ourselves on our excellent service, famed Turkish hospitality and unparalleled representation of Turkish cuisine – which is detailed yet delicate and fuss-free,” says Ahmet Uras. “I am so thrilled to share my passion for fusion food with our innovative twists with Dubai. We look forward to welcoming everyone from diners, connoisseurs and dancers to experience the unique rhythm of The GALLIARD.”
With captivating interiors, the scenic area incorporates light woods, verdant greenery and memorable flashes of gold. Before entering the stylish dining room, the scene is set, simulating an art exhibition as guests arrive through an intriguing passageway including artwork from the well-known Turkish talent, Haydar Ekinek.
Diners can expect an evening full of memorable moments with chefs and waiters breaking into song and dance, theatrical menu items served at their tables and world-class dishes at The GALLIARD. The unique experience is married with the best terrace views of Dubai’s most famous landmark, Burj Khalifa.