BATEAUX DUBAI BRINGS A NEW CHEF TO THE TABLE
BATEAUX DUBAI BRINGS A NEW CHEF TO THE TABLE
Dubai, June 2016: JA Resorts & Hotels has welcomed Chef Eka Mochamad aboard Bateaux Dubai, the award winning culinary journey on Dubai Creek. In his role as Chef de Cuisine, the newly appointed Chef Eka will oversee all aspects of the five star luxury floating restaurant’s dining experience and will also be unveiling Bateaux Dubai’s delectable new menu.
The 29 year old, Indonesian-born,Chef Eka, brings in more than 10 years of hands-on experience in professional cooking and kitchen management in the UAE, with a background in French cuisine. The talented young chef is currently one of the top ten finalists from the Middle East selected to compete for the coveted S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award 2016. The award, created by the sparkling mineral water brand, S.Pellegrino, promotes emerging talent in the culinary world. Chefs are selected based on their expertise in five key areas: ingredients, skills, genius, beauty, and message. Chef Eka has honed his culinary experience in several five star hotels such as Atlantis, and Shangri- la. Furthermore he led the Pepper restaurant in the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa for two years, which was awarded the Best International Restaurant 2015 by Food and Travel Magazine.
Chef Eka has also been selected as one of the members of the United Arab Emirates National Team, which is set to compete in the Culinary Olympics held in Germany this year, against countries from all over the world. Additionally he has won several awards across the years, including Medals from International Culinary Competitions across the Middle East and Europe.
Having worked with world renowned chefs like Mansour Memarian, Michel Rostang, Bruno Menard and Philipe Estebeche, who have all received Michelin stars for restaurants they have run, Chef Eka aims to bring his unique expertise to the table. “My key to any new dish is to challenge myself and experiment with flavours, I always enjoy finding inspiration in an array of cultures and developing a fusion of flavours”.
In his aim to cook dishes with the finest ingredients available in the market, Chef Eka provides his guests with a balanced flavour that drive a new taste while savouring the original one. This can be seen in his signature dish, Beetroot Salad with Goat Cheese, Parsley Sponge, Orange Gel and Bitter Chocolate Soil. The fusion of both Arabic culture and traditional flavours has all the makings of a delicious dish.
For its culinary excellence and as an unforgettable experience, the Bateaux Dubai cruise is consistently featured among the top ten experiences in Dubai on TripAdvisor and has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence. In 2015 Bateaux Dubai was awarded the prestigious Fuad Barahim Award for Excellence by the Chaine des Rotisseurs, which recognises fine wine, cuisine and dining in the UAE.
ABOUT BATEAUX DUBAI
Located on the Deira side of Dubai Creek, opposite the Emirates NBD building. Bateaux Dubai is a glass-enclosed, air-conditioned luxury vessel that cruises past the modern structures and historic landmarks along Dubai Creek. Every night, the boat departs for an ambient dinner cruise that offers sightseeing, a selection of beverages and live musical entertainment. The evening cruise commences boarding at 7.45 pm, departs at 8.30 pm and lasts for two and a half hours.
Upon boarding, guests can select their four-course dinner from the international à la carte menu, which is then freshly prepared by a team of chefs in the vessel’s fully fledged kitchen on board.
The boat comprises three sections, namely the two-tiered outdoor deck, the indoor prestige lounge and the indoor middle lounge restaurant. Larger tables take up centre stage in the middle lounge restaurant, whilst smaller more intimate tables for couples and small groups are situated along each side of the vessel next to the windows.
The licensed venue can be privately chartered on an exclusive basis for up to 200 seated or 300 standing guests, to cruise at any time of the day or evening. Flexible seating, décor and theme arrangements can also be organised to transform tailor-made private charters into a variety of unforgettable events, such as cocktail receptions, special occasion events, wedding parties and birthday celebrations. The prestige lounge at the front of the vessel can also be hired for smaller events hosting up to 50 guests, or cocktail receptions before the meal commences in the middle lounge restaurant.
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ABOUT JA RESORTS & HOTELS
Dubai-based JA Resorts & Hotels, owned by the Dutco Group of Companies, is an international hospitality company with over 30 years’ experience in managing and operating resorts and hotels. JA Resorts & Hotels employs approaching 2,000 associates across an inspiring portfolio and is proud of its rich diversity of cultures and nationalities. JA Resorts & Hotels’ award-winning portfolio includes the all-suite five-star JA Palm Tree Court and JA Jebel Ali Beach Hotel within the award-winning JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort, which was recently recognised with a Blue Flag certification, showcasing the properties efforts in sustaining its high quality beach. The four-star JA Ocean View Hotel, as well as the deluxe hotel apartments of JA Oasis Beach Tower, are both located along ‘The Walk’ in Dubai Marina. JA Resorts & Hotels are dedicated in maintaining high standards of sustainability at all properties, with their efforts being rewarded at two of the properties, JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort and JA Ocean View Hotel which have both been awarded a Green Globe Certification. JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio also includes the Hatta Fort Hotel, a secluded getaway located in the mountainous area of Hatta. The company also offers a floating prestige dining experience in the form of Bateaux Dubai on the Dubai Creek. Additionally, Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre, the JA Centre of Excellence and the JA Shooting Club. In addition to its UAE based properties, JA Resorts & Hotels extended their offering with two five-star tropical resorts in the Indian Ocean – Enchanted Island Resort in the Seychelles and JA Manafaru in the Maldives. The company’s third luxury beach resort, JA Eclipse Beach Resort, is under construction on the East Coast of Sri Lanka and is due to open in the last quarter of 2017.
JA Resorts & Hotels LLC is a limited liability company with share capital of AED 10,000,000 and licensed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, under Licence No. 230295. For further information on JA Resorts & Hotels and its luxurious properties, please visit jaresortshotels.com