Feb 2, 2016Popular Al-Maeda Restaurant Celebrates First Year with the Arrival of Two New Chefs and Levant-Inspired Menu

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DUBAI, U.A.E. - DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Jumeirah Beach - part of DoubleTree by Hilton's fast-growing global portfolio of upscale, full-service hotels - today announces the arrival of two new chefs to its signature Al-Maeda restaurant and with them, the launch of a brand new, Levant-inspired menu.

In celebration of a successful first year welcoming diners from around the world, the popular Al-Maeda restaurant has introduced a brand new menu blending recipes and flavors from across the Levant region, with new chefs Lawrence Alnajjad and Halima Boubakri bringing 30 years of experience to 'Al-Maeda' - which translates to 'The Table.'

Having started his career as Chef de Partie in Damascus, Chef Lawrence has added fresh creativity to the menu, whilst upholding the traditions of Al-Maeda's Arabic cuisine. Chef Lawrence brings his interpretation of the Shish Barak, a traditional Syrian dish made with dough, yogurt and minced lamb meat combined with nuts, to the menu. Diners can share in the excitement of creating the authentic dishes, as they gaze in on the theatrical display taking place in the open kitchen.

Known for traditional Moroccan cuisine, Chef Halima's signature dish is a slow cooked Lamb Tagine, enhanced with the traditional spices and dried fruits popular in North Africa dishes.

"Chef Halima and I have been inspired by the vibrant colors and relaxed ambiance of Al-Maeda, which has already positioned itself as a top choice for diners seeking a modern spin on Arabic cuisine," said Chef Lawrence. "The shisha terrace adds another element to the dining experience, immersing guests in a traditional experience."

Chef Halima added: "The introduction of our new Levant-inspired menu is a fresh take on Al-Maeda's offering - with each element of every dish perfected to create an unforgettable dining experience for all our guests, as their dining experience transcends from a daytime café feel, to an evening destination venue, for locals, expats and visitors alike."

Hassan Elwahidi, General Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Jumeirah Beach, concluded: "2015 was a great year for us - setting DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Jumeirah Beach on a path to extending authentic F&B dining experiences to our guests from around the world.. We look forward to welcoming new and returning diners to Al-Maeda, as we enter a new era of offering unrivalled Arabic cuisine in the heart of the city."

Al-Maeda restaurant is located in the 1st floor of DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Jumeirah Beach on Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) Walk. Open seven days a week, serving lunch from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and dinner from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, visitors can enjoy shisha on the terrace, against the backdrop of spectacular Dubai coastline views day and night. On Thursday evenings, guests can relax to the tunes of a live musical duo, whilst Saturdays call for a sumptuous Arabic Brunch, served from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, with various packages available.

For reservations, please call 055 166 8092 or email events.dtjumeirah@hilton.com

Samantha Castro
DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Jumeirah Beach
Mob. 0562125039

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