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Jaleo Dubai: Chef José Andrés has announced the 2019 launch of his popular Spanish tapas restaurant, Jaleo at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences, Dubai, just weeks after Heston Blumenthal reveals he’s also set to open doors of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the brand-new resort expected to open in Q1 next year.

Jaleo Dubai

Jaleo, the modern Spanish tapas restaurant by famed chef José Andrés’ will open at the new Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai next year, José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup and The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences have revealed.

Since its debut in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter in 1993, Jaleo has evolved to represent modern Spain at every moment, with locations in Washington, DC; Bethesda, Maryland; Arlington, Virginia; Las Vegas; Mexico City and Disney Springs, FL.

“I am thrilled to be bringing Jaleo to The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences in Dubai – our first restaurant in the United Arab Emirates, and an incredible and majestic destination! Guests will able to experience Jaleo like they never have before!” Andrés commented on the news.

Imagined through the creative lens of Chef José Andrés and his team, Jaleo showcases the flavours of Spain, highlighting the rich regional diversity of Spanish cuisine. Having earned Michelin’s Bib Gourmand distinctions in both the Washington, D.C. 2017 and 2018 guides, as well as recurring inclusion in the Washington Post’s Dining Guide and Washingtonian’s 100 Best Restaurants, Jaleo celebrates the traditional as well as the cutting edge in a festive, stylish and casual atmosphere.

At Jaleo, plates are designed to be shared. The menu features the best authentically Spanish and local ingredients, simply prepared, and designed to be enjoyed with good friends and conversation. The restaurant will feature its award-winning assortment of signature tapas, traditional small plates of Spain, savory paellas, as well as a wide selection of the finest Spanish cheeses. Guests will always find something unique and exciting – a mixture of tradition and whimsy in one bite!

Serge Zaalof, Chief Operating Officer for Atlantis Resorts & Residences said: “With a shared vision for culinary excellence, we see great synergy between The Royal Atlantis and José Andrés. As one of the most influential chefs in the world, we have no doubt that the arrival of his authentic and celebrated Spanish concept will be another great addition to the culinary offering at our property. Working closely with valued partners such as ThinkFoodGroup to create truly unique dining experiences, The Royal Atlantis is set to deliver an eclectic mix of culinary experiences unrivalled anywhere in the world.”

Named as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” in both 2012 and 2018 and “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognised culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is known for his avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of 31 restaurants throughout the country and beyond. His innovative minibar by José Andrés earned two Michelin stars in both 2017 and 2018 guides. Andrés’ work has earned numerous awards including the 2015 National Humanities Medal, one of 12 distinguished recipients of the award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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