Pierre’s Bistro & Bar offers Michelin star dining, but not as you know it. Rather than the usual sombre mood created at top-end restaurants, Pierre’s in Dubai brings a fun, fantastical twist to proceedings.
Leading events is Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire who owns an eponymous restaurant in Paris also, but has recently cast his net on foreign shores to open up this French restaurant in the heart of Dubai. The stunning interiors are the first thing that will leave an impression on you, thanks to their grandeur and modern feel. There’s a huge foliage-filled wall that trails and cascades up one side of the restaurant and across the ceiling to create a verdant canopy. Elsewhere there are fun touches with candy floss coloured flamingo statues dotted around, and plush tropical print cushions scattered throughout the lounge area.
The menu runs from starters and a raw bar, through pasta plates to main menu items. To kick things off try the garlic and parsley razor clams from the raw bar or plump for a few of the sharing plates - mussels, ricotta with pine nuts or saffron rice croquettes, say. If you can, try to squeeze in a pasta dish between starters and mains as the line up of cacio e pepe, black truffle spaghetti and a blue lobster creation aren’t to be missed.
For mains you might find classic frog legs or roasted turbot on the sea and river section, while the ‘land’ line up offers veal Milanese and a grilled Wagyu steak - no ingredient is seemingly too luxurious for Pierre.
If you’ve saved room for pudding you’ll be rewarded with a choice of delicious, beautifully presented plates. From rice pudding to raspberry parfait, each of these pretty things from the pastry section come decorated in surprising and delightful ways to ensure you end your meal on a high.