Dorchester Collection debuts culinary programme at The Lana

Dorchester Collection’s Middle Eastern debut, The Lana, has opened its doors, bringing a star-studded culinary programme to Dubai.

The 30-storey building is home to eight restaurant and mixology concepts, four developed in collaboration with famed Michelin-starred chefs – Jean Imbert, Martín Berasategui, and pastry chef, Angelo Musa – and four original concepts operated by the hotel team.

Jean Imbert, who also leads the culinary team at Dorchester Collection’s Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris, has developed Riviera, a new modern Mediterranean restaurant inspired by his heritage and travels, and High Society located on the rooftop with 180° views across Downtown Dubai.

Martín Berasategui, who has accumulated 12 Michelin stars, has created Jara (opening mid-February), the first restaurant of its kind in Dubai serving Basque cuisine as well as Txakolina, a speakeasy cigar lounge. While Bonbon Café by Angelo Musa, also of Hôtel Plaza Athénée, brings a taste of Parisian glamour, serving viennoiseries, freshly baked bread, a range of chocolate bonbons and ice cream, as well as sandwiches and salads.

Other establishments will be led by the executive chef of the hotel, Oliver Jackson, and include Veranda, an open-air, lush garden bar serving signature cocktails, paired with a sharing menu of tapas and international dishes with a Levantine influence, and The Gallery, serving a signature afternoon tea with pastries courtesy of Angelo Musa.

Lastly, Bitter Honey, will be an intimate bar, nestled within the splendour of the lobby of The Lana.