Andaz Dubai the Palm has introduced Laurent Philippe Pommey as the new executive chef of the property.
Ready to put his spin on things and place Andaz Dubai the Palm on the city’s dynamic culinary map, Laurent intends to pioneer the term ‘farm to table’ for the Middle East.
Debuting with his first ever role in Dubai, the seasoned chef has scoured the UAE and its surrounding countries for the finest produce.
His mission statement? To deliver truly outstanding menus that tell the story of their location – serving up the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Dubai.
From freshly harvested oysters from Dibba Bay in Northern Fujairah, the first farm in the Middle East sourcing gourmet oysters for the region, to a partnership with an olive oil farm in Jordan, home to some of the oldest olive trees in the world, Laurent is excited to put his vision on display and showcase the hidden gems of the region.
He believes it is his job to seek out the best local seafood and shellfish, partner with local farms for organic vegetables, fruits and honey and help educate guests on the abundance of produce on their doorstep.
Landing in Dubai with an impressive set of culinary skills from across the globe, French/Australian Laurent boasts an exceptional…