World-renowned seven Michelin-starred chef, Thomas Keller, has officially launched his first Bouchon Bakery in Dubai at The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence. Welcoming an array of VIPs, media and excited fans alike, the award-winning American restaurateur and author welcomed guests, posed for photos and signed copies of his best-selling Bouchon Bakery Cookbook.
Nestled within the popular shoreline community, The Beach, this culinary hotspot is the first venture for chef Thomas Keller in the UAE, and his second in the Middle East, following the launch of Bouchon Bakery, Kuwait in September 2017. With a wide selection of the brand’s famed artisanal breads, viennoiseries and pastries, in addition to light-bites – sandwiches, quiches and salads to eat-in or takeaway, the venue offers abundant choice for leisurely casual dining. Bouchon Bakery exclusively carries the rich and complex Thomas Keller Espresso blend, the product of a 15-year collaboration between Chef Keller and Equator Coffees & Teas.
It’s not just the food that proves irresistible for those seeking a friendly outing, with interiors created by famed designer Adam D. Tihany – a long-time friend and collaborator of Chef Keller – the bakery exudes a winning mix of American warmth and French charm. With the summer months past, diners can embrace the expansive outdoor seating area, fitted with classic Maison Gatti bistro chairs and strategically placed planters that provide plenty of privacy.
Chef Keller said “Consumers in the Middle East have a remarkable appetite for high-quality food. I am extremely proud to give our guests in the UAE a glimpse of my memories in France, with a range of unique and delicious foods.”