Throw some fire on that Grille!
New Chef to show diners what charcoal cooking is all about
Abu Dhabi, UAE: May 21st, 2012 – Abu Dhabi’s old-favourite steak and grill restaurant, The Grille, has recently appointed new Chef Koffi Michel to throw some fire on their delicious charcoal-cooked offerings.
Chef Koffi takes up the position at the restaurant after amassing a wealth of experience in his native Ivory Coast, where the art of open fire cooking is perfected and revered by all. Located within the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, The Grille uses a Spanish Josper grill to cook its meats and fish over charcoal, allowing it to retain the tenderness of the meat whilst boasting a bold chard flavor.
“Coming from the Ivory Coast, where we love our charcoal cooking, I’m looking forward to showing The Grille kitchen what it’s really like to barbeque meat!” said Chef Koffi.
“We’ve recently updated our menu so that more items can be cooked in the Josper – which is my favourite way to cook meat. By cooking things in there you get that incredible crispiness and barbeque smokiness, whilst keeping all the softness and natural flavor of the meat inside. The food on our menu is the freshest, highest-quality produce available, and all our beef served at the restaurant is Certified Angus Beef®, which is at its best when cooked over charcoal.”
Other new-additions to the menu this season include a pan-seared foie gras starter, complete with a sweet pumpkin puree and honey sauce, as well as a swordfish dish cooked in the Josper for an unbeatable flavor.
Chef Koffi’s passion for cooking first began at home as a child, helping his mother to cook the family meals.
“Every time I cooked with my mother I felt a sense of happiness,” he said. Enjoying sharing that happiness with the rest of the family at meal time is one of the reasons I decided to pursue cooking in the real world. Food is my passion, and to share it with other people gives me an amazing sense of achievement. I gain that sense of happiness again and again whenever I see my customers smiling and talking about my food.”
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About Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Abu Dhabi Golf Club presents itself as one of the most luxurious golf resort experiences within the Middle East, in full management with the renowned worldwide golf resort management organizations of excellence, Troon Golf. Fifteen minutes from the city centre and just ten minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is perfectly located for domestic and international guests.
An oasis of tranquillity carved out of the desert, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club features 27 Championship holes of golf, over 162 hectares of land. The course features an undulating terrain meandering through pockets of palms and ornamental trees, shrubs with seven spectacular saltwater lakes.
Situated majestically overlooking the golf course is the impressive Clubhouse, built in the shape of a falcon with its wings outstretched, peering over the 18th green. As you look across the lakes from the far end of the course, the Clubhouse dominates the scene. It's a marvellous, superbly-designed building to create an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.