Jean-Georges Vongerichten, a leading French chef whose cuisine at various international locations has earned him multiple Michelin stars, will open his first restaurant in the UAE, Market Kitchen within the famous luxury hotel.

The restaurant will open its doors by the end of this summer within the Royal Méridien in downtown Abu Dhabi. The five-star hotel is currently undergoing interior renovations to provide additional features for business travelers and open four new dining establishments.

Market Kitchen will serve haute cuisine with Eastern influences. A native of Strasbourg, Jean-Georges Vongerichten is a seasoned businessman as well as an accomplished chef. After training under the renowned Paul Bocuse, among others, he opened several restaurants worldwide, including establishments in North America and China.

In the US, where Vongerichten is well known for his culinary-themed TV appearances, he runs the three-starred restaurant Jean-Georges at the Trump Central Park Hotel in New York.

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