Celebrity chefs join Le Meridien and Mandarin properties

31 Mar 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Michelin-starred Gary Rhodes is to launch Rhodes Twenty10 at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort in Dubai, while French celebrity chef Thierry Marx is to open a restaurant at the forthcoming Mandarin Oriental Paris.

Rhodes Twenty10 will be the British chef’s second venture in Dubai, joining Rhodes Mezzanine at Grosvenor House Dubai. The restaurant will offer “a variety of grill dishes, from lobster to steak”, with complimentary dressings, sauces and salsas, and a signature burger "made with fillet steak and topped with melting foie gras".

Meanwhile Thierry Marx is joining Mandarin Oriental after ten years as two michelin-starred chef at Châteaux Cordeillan Bages, a Relais & Châteaux property in Gironde. Marx has previously been voted Chef of the Year by the Gault Millau, and is currently appearing on French television series Top Chef.

Mandarin Oriental Paris is due to open in 2011, and as well as heading up the hotel’s signature restaurant, Marx will oversee the property’s other eateries as Culinary Director.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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