It was inevitable that Paris' most enigmatic (and thrice Michelin-starred) mega chef Pierre Gagnaire would open a restaurant in decadent Dubai, where his artful creations dazzle well-heeled locals and visitors alike. Known for his use of glamorous ingredients (foie gras, truffles) alongside more modest ones (chicken), Gagnaire's Dubai team goes all out to impress, with fascinating tastes and textures on every plate from the amuse bouche to the cheeses. While the experience
passes by as if a dream, it's not one easily forgotten – the pink chandeliers and the not-inconsequential bill leave diners a little woozy as they sleepwalk across the plush purple carpet into the night.
InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates