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Home    HUÅN YING! Chi'Zen launches in the ‘Du-Jour’ of Dubai Festival City     Details
 
HUÅN YING! Chi'Zen launches in the ‘Du-Jour’ of Dubai Festival City
31/01/2011

Foodmark, a division of the Landmark Group, has added another accolade to its list with the opening ofChi ‘Zen, in Dubai Festival City.

Derived conceptually from the critically acclaimed Zen chain of restaurants,Chi‘Zen offers an entirely new and exclusive culinary journey of it’s own.  Offering gorgeous Cantonese cuisine in a sumptuous setting that overlooks the Marina, it is a must-visithot spot for locals, expats and tourists.

Chi’Zen’s extensive menu sets the standard for modern, first-class Cantonese cuisine in Dubai.  Executive Chef, Lai Ka Wing, invites guests to indulge in favourite well-known dishes including Kung Pao Chicken and Pan-fried beef tenderloin with Hong Kong sauce, and for those with an experimental palate, decadent delicaciessuch as Rainbow jellyfish, Braised bird’s nest soup and Deep fried boneless chicken wings stuffed with sticky rice are available.

Adding to the frisson of excitementin the Chi’Zen kitchen, two separate specialty rooms are dedicated to the preparation and cooking of Dim Sum and Peking Duck.   In each room, two chefs artistically work on the intricate cooking journey required for both dishes.  The Dim Sum menu offers delightful steaming parcels of shrimp, bbq chicken and many more fillings, whilst the exclusive Chi’Zen Peking Duck with Chinese pancakes is served in two stages; explained by the exceptional staff on hand.

On entering Chi’Zen, guests are welcomed by a statue warrior believed to fend off unwelcomed bad spirits. Celebrated designer, Rashida Rajkotwalla, uses her trademark ‘disciplined elegance’ to establish oriental opulence throughout the 160-seat restaurant and lounge.  Utilizing a colour palette of striking blacks and rich red shades creates a dramatic yet elegant interior.  The walls are adorned with over 200 pieces of authentic Chinese art, chosen by art consultant Nimmi Aunger.

With floor-to-ceiling windows, Chi’Zen transcends from a bright contemporary daytime spot to a more seductive and sumptuous retreat in the evening.   With the only fully-licensed terrace in Dubai Festival City, Chi’Zen’s outdoor haven is a sought-after spot for guests and offers breathtaking views of the Marina. 

                     

Fully licensed Chi’Zenboastsa sophisticated and sultry bar area where guests can enjoy a pre or post-dinner drink with family, friends or loved ones.  The lounge entices guests with mouthwatering cocktails, quality wines and a selection of soft drinks.

Speaking about the newly launched Chi’Zen, Duncan Muir, Country Operations Manager at Foodmark, said, “Chi’Zen is a franchise of the famous and highly acclaimed Zen restaurants in Hong Kong, China, London and Mexico and we are very excited to be bringing it to Festival City.  However, Chi’Zen is a brand new concept on the Zen chain offering traditional dishes, decadent delicacies and outstanding service, all in a super luxurious, yet relaxed venue.  We are absolutely confident that Chi’Zen will soon become a ‘must-visit’ restaurant for locals, expats and tourists.”

Foodmark’s newest venture is located in theà la mode location of Marina Pavillion, Dubai Festival City.  Foodmark’s other ventures include Carluccio’s, Mango Tree, Ushna, Wild Ginger, and Zafran.

 

ABOUT CHI’ZEN

Marina Restaurant Pavillion, Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City.

Chi’Zen is an elegant Chinese dining concept, set in a sophisticated setting and offering the finest and freshest ingredients with utmost attention to detail in cooking techniques. Located at the up-and-coming ‘du jour’ of Festival City, Chi’Zen is the perfect dining spot.

ABOUT FOODMARK

Foodmark is the food and beverage division of the US$3.2 billion Landmark Group – the iconic retail chain based in the Middle East.  Established in 2007, Foodmark operates a number of internationally franchised restaurants within the UAE, including Carluccio’s (Dubai Mall, Marina Mall and Mirdif City Centre), Mango Tree Souk Al Bahar, and Mango Tree Bistro Mirdif City Centre.

Foodmark also has joint ventures with The Meat Company in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait, in addition to La Gaufrette and Bazerkan in Dubai, and Ushna in Souk Qaryat al Beri, Abu Dhabi. Wild Ginger is Foodmark’s own-brand restaurant, along with BITE Café in Iconic Deira City Centre.  Foodmark’s first own-brand Indian restaurant, Zafran, opened in July 2010 in Mirdif City Centre.

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