If you are a foodie like us, you are always on the look out for something new and exciting, enter Le Petit Chef. With entertainment a bit hit and miss since the pandemic, Ray’s Grill has found a unique solution to keep diners entertained. Ray’s Grill at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers recently launched an exciting culinary and visual experience, Le Petit Chef! Having had this on our radar for quite some time, (and Ray’s Grill being one of our favourite restaurants) we booked a table and headed over to Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.
We enter the dimly lit restaurant and take our seats, eagerly anticipating our experience. The sound fills the room and the celebrity of the evening, Le Petit Chef appears on our table. Le Petit Chef uses unique 3D mapping projection technology and clever visuals to create an incredibly fun and immersive culinary experience. The thumb-sized chef is projected onto the dining table and prepares your meal before your very eyes (with some comedic results at times). First launched in May 2015, this unique 3D mapping project became an instant internet sensation, striking a chord with diners of all ages across the globe and millions of viewers across several social media platforms.
We watch as Le Petit Chef creates our first dish, a cold starter of Tomato Terrine, with goat cheese curd, tomato vinaigrette, rosemary, and sea salt melba toast. The dish is a sublime start to our dining experience, the fresh tomato paired with the creamy goat cheese compliments the savoury and sharp elements of the dish.
Our hot starters consist of a light and fragrant Confit de Canard, a confit duck leg, farro and mushroom risotto with duck sauce. After this we enjoy a warm Chunky Veggie Soup topped with gruyère cheese croutons. For mains USDA Prime Beef Fillet with soubise purée, baby carrots and peas, boulangère potatoes, finished with the signature “Le Petit Chef” sauce. Dessert is a decadent Chocolate Brownie, served with cookie dough ice cream, salted caramel sauce and complete with edible gold foil.
Currently the only dining experience of its kind happening in the UAE and with only 32 places available per seating, this is a special and intimate way to spend time with family, friends and loved ones while taking in Abu Dhabi’s stunning skyline from Ray’s Grill, housed on the property’s 63rd floor. Le Petit Chef will take place every Tuesday to Saturday, each night and will host two seating’s, the first at 6:30pm and the second at 9:00pm. A lunch seating is also available every Friday and Saturday at 1:30pm.
Le Petit Chef is a whimsical and interactive way to dine without compromising on gastronomic excellence. Diners will be able to choose from four menu options, Le Petit Chef Classic, priced at AED 385, Le Petit Chef Grandioso menu priced at AED 545, which offers an elevated version of the classic dishes. Vegetarians will be catered to with the Le Petit Chef Gardener option priced at AED 385 and Le Petit Chef Junior which has been specially created with younger guests aged six years and above in mind, is priced at AED 295.
Le Petit Chef is a novel way of bringing the captivating theatrics of service into the dining room. Located on Level 63 of Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, Ray’s Grill is the ultimate venue to savour the perfect dining experience, now with Le Petit Chef at this award winning restaurant we can’t think of a better place to enjoy a unique dining experience.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our Le Petit Chef experience. Le Petit Chef makes for an ideal evening for those looking for upscale entertainment and a delicious 5 course menu. Ray’s Grill still provides excellent cuisine, although the menu has been tailored to the Le Petit Chef experience. For those with dietary needs we do advise that you call ahead to inform the team, menus are available online should you wish to choose your menu type in advance.
A note to the wise, make sure you charge your phone as you won’t want to miss a moment of this multi-sensory culinary journey. The world’s smallest chef invites you to experience the best of theatre and dining in an immersive culinary experience.
Booking in advance is recommended due to current regulations, and only 32 seats per seating are available. Prices start at AED 385 for the 5-course menu experience.
Ray’s Grill, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, +971 2 811 5666