A Game of tastes
Mixing the perfect blend of food, service and ambience, Four Seasons Hotel, DIFC recently launched Mina Brasserie in partnership with American chef Michael Mina and he tells Mahak Mannan why Dubai continues to be his favourite business location outside th
Bringing the American tradition of a brasserie to Dubai, Chef Michael Mina says the sophisticated and diverse clientele in Dubai is what makes conceptualising a venue for this market exciting and a great playground for chefs.
“I have the luxury of being in the market for the past year and a half and I am really getting to understand the clientele here. It is a very sophisticated one, people in the UAE are really passionate about food but at the same time they are very relaxed, there is also a sense of family and community which fits very well into a brasserie,” Chef Michael says.
“There is an elevated sense of dining here in which people are looking for really good quality products, a great setting, good cooking techniques and good service, this proves that it is an educated clientele which makes it very interesting for us chefs.”
Ensuring every aspect of the venue blends in with each other, Chef Michael says the biggest learning curve in the conceptualisation of Mina Brasserie was the design element.
“Over the last couple of years a big part of building Mina brasserie was putting time into designing the place and getting it right,” he says.