If you are on the lookout for trendy gourmet hotspots, you should take a closer look at this article. Katerina Leroy reveals onne her favourite hotspots located in Dubai. A sophisticated lifestyle is part of her DNA: Katerina Leroy, Russian born, currently lives and works in Munich. She has 388,000 followers on Instagram, who follow her recommendations on travel, cuisine, art, beauty and fashion. As a social media consultant, she manages the social media channels of a number of renowned companies and magazines.
CÉ LA VI is the interpretation of the popular French saying “This is Life”. Born in Southeast Asia, inspired by the region’s creative legacy, CÉ LA VI’s DNA is deeply rooted in the artistic influences of the region’s art, carvings, paintings and temples.
In this restaurant you can experience mixology that stirs the spirit of Asia with concoctions unique to the region. “In addition to a stylish gastronomic experience, I felt as if I was in 7th heaven… but on the 52 th floor”, raves the influencer, accentuating the splendid view, which stretches over the Dubai central city. Leroy‘s conclusion: “The location is unique, perfect for a romantic date or a casual meeting with friends.”
The venue, which bears a striking resemblance to the restaurant atop Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel, is split between a contemporary Asian restaurant, sky bar, chic club lounge and the dramatic infinity pool deck, with stunning 360-degree views of Dubai.
“It’s obviously very similar to Singapore,” said Katerina. “The chief-cook is looking to have extraordinary food, to have a great wine list and selection of cocktails, and great music, but also a great vista. They are pretty spectacular and very spectacular at night.” The restaurant itself, which will soon be accessed from the ground floor by two glass elevators, is headed up by executive chef Howard Ko, from Los Angeles, who brings more than 11 years’ experience at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. On average, two new licences were being issued a day for new F&B services across the UAE last year. Of these, 868 were for cafes, 755 for restaurants, and 671 for “dessert-focussed” servings.