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Celebrated Chef Mauro Colagreco

The One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai announces its collaboration with one of France’s most celebrated and renowned talents in the culinary world, Chef Mauro Colagreco. Mauro is Chef Patron of the three Michelin starred restaurant, Mirazur, located on the French Riviera just moments away from the Italian boarder.

The partnership with One&Only Royal Mirage will see Chef Mauro overseeing the resort’s fine dining restaurant Celebrities, The Beach Bar & Grill overlooking Palm Island bay and Esplanade at the Grand Pool of The Palace from November 2019. He will introduce inspired new concepts and menus incorporating influences from his diverse heritage and rich experience for guests to enjoy. 

“In addition to his unquestionable talent, Chef Mauro’s amazing personality and well-travelled origins make him the perfect partner to further enhance our culinary offering for Dubai residents and visitors alike. Our guests will benefit from the expertise, skill and creativity from one of the world’s best chefs.” said Olivier Louis, Managing Director, One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm.

Born and raised in Argentina, with a strong influence from his Italian grandparents, Mauro began his culinary journey at the Gato Dumas Institute in Buenos Aires, where he worked in some of the city’s most prestigious restaurants including Catalinas, Rey Castro, Mariani and Azul Profundo. In 2001, as a newly qualified chef, he headed to France and took an internship with Chef Bernard Loiseau where he remained as demi-chef de partie until 2003. He then worked in Paris and held the positions of sous-chef de cuisine to Alain Passard at l’Arpège, demi-chef de partie at Alain Ducasse at the Hotel Plaza Athénée, finally spending a year at Le Grand Véfour. In 2006, Mauro opened his restaurant Mirazur in Menton on the French Riviera, and just six months after opening received the ‘Revelation of the Year’ award, a brand new category to recognise his merits from Gault & Millau, and in less than a year, received his first Michelin star. In 2009, Mirazur officially became one of the best restaurants in the world when listed in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In February 2012, Chef Mauro was awarded his second Michelin star, followed by a prestigious third star in February 2019. Besides being the first non-French three Michelin starred chef in the 110-year history of the guide, the country also bestowed one of its highest civilian honours, the “Chevalier De L’Ordre Nationale du Mérite” to Mauro.

“I am very excited to be embarking on a new relationship with One&Only Royal Mirage. I am honoured to bring my culinary creativity to a resort which is recognised as one of the most exceptional, service-led properties in the world. The ethos of One&Only is perfectly aligned with my vision of creative innovation and I am very much looking forward to working with the incredibly talented team.” commented Chef Mauro Colagreco on the partnership.

The One&Only has always prided itself on its culinary collaborations and innovations, and having partnered with some of the world’s leading chefs to offer guests destination dining experiences; from One&Only Cape Town which is home to the only Nobu restaurant in Africa, Jean-Georges Vongerichten at One&Only Palmilla in Mexico, to One&Only The Palm in Dubai who has a long-standing relationship with the celebrated three Michelin star Chef Yannick Alléno. Since its opening in 2010, Yannick and his team of chefs have overseen the culinary experience at One&Only The Palm, including STAY by Yannick Alléno, the al fresco ZEST, and 101 Dining Lounge and Marina.

One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai, +971 4 399 9999

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