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Chef Akmal’s 11 Woodfire – Dubai

Discover the origins of woodfire cooking and a new kind of hospitality at 11 Woodfire, now open on Jumeirah Beach Road. The restaurant’s core philosophy centres around a warming fire – a place to gather, connect and share honest, clean food with friends, family and loved ones.

Located in a nostalgic nook on Jumeirah Beach Road, in an alluring villa, the restaurant welcomes guests into an environment that oozes character and conviviality, with a sleek and contemporary edge. Striking archways frame the space, which is warmed by the glow of the woodfire burning in the open kitchen. Exposed beams, wooden furniture and warm red velvet seats bring a sense warmth and earthiness to the space, which is perfectly contrasted by smooth stone archways and large rounded windows.

A sensory journey from start to finish, 11 Woodfire invites you to explore a myriad of different textures, tastes, smells, and sounds while you experience cooking techniques passed down from forefathers that enhance primal tastes, drawn from the glowing embers of an open fire. Immerse yourself in 11 Woodfire’s orchestrated experience, whilst enjoying signature drinks, relaxing in a warm atmosphere that encourages curiosity and conversation.

“I am thrilled to be bringing such a unique dining concept to the region” says Chef Akmal. “We wanted to create something completely unique with 11 Woodfire, where we focus on simplicity and flavour above all else. Guests can expect an array of rich dishes cultivated by the humble cooking techniques of the woodfire, I am looking forward to introducing patrons to this sensory experience.”

An extensive selection of dishes including meat, vegetable, and seafood options are on offer at 11 Woodfire. Guests can enjoy dishes such as Fremantle Octopus served with beans and veal pancetta, or the Garden Harvest which is amber roasted and served with tomato garum – a delicious umami flavour that hails from ancient Rome. The menu includes Loch Fyne Salmon, with pine and preserved lemon sauce and Barbeque Leeks with yam puree and lacto fermented grapefruit, where the humble leek is the star of the plate. Finish your meal with an innovative dessert such as the Hibiscus Lacto Ferment, or Parmesan 3 Ways – semi freddo, mousse and wafer. Let the dishes at 11 Woodfire ignite your culinary curiosity, discovering both familiar and unique flavours, all enveloped by the distinct tastes of woodfire.

11 Woodfire is committed to zero waste and sustainable practices. Its planet-friendly ethos underscores its food philosophy and environmental responsibility in its kitchen and across its vendors and purveyors.

11 Woodfire, Dubai 

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