The “Gypsy Chef” David Myers finally gets a piece of the action in Dubai, with the debut of Bleu Blanc in the Renaissance Downtown. It's a warm and inviting space, with an open plan that allows diners to watch the action in the kitchen. The inspiration is a French farmhouse, rendered attractively here in whitewashed walls, wooden beams, candlelit tables and two large, blue doors at the entry. An immense wood fired grill serves as the beating heart of the impressive kitchen. Dubai is typically known for glitz and glamour, Bleu Blanc is an appealing variation that delivers rustic Continental charm.
The menu is relatively simple and split into categories for bread, raw food, starters, wood fired recipes, main dishes and vegetables. Breads and raw dishes are designed to be shared tapas-style: sturia caviar flatbread and Maine lobster roll served in a charcoal bread are highlights. Comfort foods from the wood fired menu are suitably savory, including a Wagyu cheeseburger, lamb kebabs with tomato & onion, and caper-smothered King Crab legs. Main courses favor hearty meats, like Black Angus butcher cuts and a bone-in rib eye. Vegetables are French favorites like truffled mashed potatoes, forest mushrooms with sugar snap peas, and raddichio in a tangy balsamic.
Celebrity “Gypsy Chef” David Myers adds his stamp to Dubai's vibrant restaurant scene with Bleu Blanc, a charming slice of French country life nestled in the glittering Renaissance Downtown.