Alfresco Dining Defined
Monty is here…
Dubai, UAE 2016: Innovation has always been a major part of Dubai’s vibrant growth, “first times” are a weekly occasion here and it’s time for another one…
Many of us have heard of 1762 Deli and five years ago in DIFC is where it began. Husband and wife duo, Manar & Suzi Al-Jayoushi, had the vision to create delicious deli-style food with global influences and stunning interiors to the UAE market. Five years on, it’s still going strong with three locations in DIFC, Jebel Ali & Media City and a soon-to-be new location in JLT.
Over the past eight months, the team have taken a 1966 London Route Master double-decker bus, and sculpted it in to something special for the UAE. The bus, fondly named Monty, after the Earl of Sandwich (John Montague)* has been hauled out of retirement, lovingly restored and polished to a high sheen to re-define alfresco dining experiences in the Middle East. “We feel Monty is a perfect centerpiece for catering weddings, corporate days, sporting events and private parties. It is fully equipped so we can be extremely versatile with our menu.” – says Suzi Croft, co-founder of 1762.
Monty has a commitment to offering high-end luxury service standards with a cutting edge culinary experience. And, using a Meadow Creek Smoker for charred taste, their menu consists of:
· Falafel Crusted Calamari with Mango Aioli
· Slow-cooked Asian Beef Ribs & Truffle Mash
· Mediterranean Salmon in a Bag, Jamaican Jerk Chicken
· Pineapple Papaya Salsa and Herbed CousCous
· Smokey Chargrilled Corn with Jalapeno Lime Butter
· Parmesan Truffle Fries
· 1762 Pommes Frites with Salted Caramel Sauce
· 1762 Churro S’mores
Whether for private hire, special events or urban markets, Monty is able to cater to all expectations. The first of its kind and setting the bar high for catering, get excited Dubai; this one is not to miss!
* As the story goes, in 1762 during one of his marathon card games, John Montague, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, called for rare roast beef sandwiched between two slices of bread. Whether this was to avoid getting up for meal, prevent his cards from getting greasy or just a crafty way to hide an ace or two, no one knows for sure. What we do know is, this handy snack went down so well, his peers were soon ordering the same as Sandwich. "1762" the year of the sandwich!