Opening its doors on 31st December 2019, La Salle, an intimate 42-seat restaurant is set to be one of Abu Dhabi’s most exciting launches. Located by the shores of Saadiyat Island and inspired by its cultural district, La Salle accentuates a multi-sensory showcase of Provençal cuisine. An exclusive destination that combines a unique blend of art, striking interiors and shimmering views of Saadiyat Beach – known to be the most beautiful coastline in the UAE. The opening will be celebrated on New Years’ Eve, as guests will be able to book a table to enjoy an exquisite 11-course tasting menu and spectacular fireworks display.
The venue and decor alone set the tone for an unforgettable dining experience. Meaning ‘the room’ in French, fine dining venue La Salle, takes inspiration from the artistic hub surrounding it. With its luxurious yet stripped back interior, the elegant room itself is a piece of art. The combination of old and new, works harmoniously together. Distressed vertical pillars and wood slats are accentuated by a stunning Carrara marble bar, and the antique wall-filling mirrors reflect the stunning panoramic views from outside.
The menu is a theatrical voyage through Provençe and its coastal cities, passionately headed by Chef Sergio Cabrera and his acclaimed and highly experienced international Front of House – with team members originating from Europe, America and South Africa. The Argentinian born chef has had stints at Michelin-star restaurants around the world and has been requested on numerous occasions to cook for royalty and famous international guests.
Chef Sergio Cabrera has ensured that only the best produce is in his kitchen, from the Arbequina olive oil to the extremely fine 100-Year-Old Balsamic Vinegar and unique Alba White truffles, the authenticity of La Salle’s specially sourced ingredients is showcased in the finished dishes.
The menu showcases the very best of Provençal cuisine, full of vibrant colors and rich textures. Signature dishes include a dish that originates from Nice La Pissaladière Niçoise (caramelized onions, black anchovies & olives), La Bouillabaisse de Marseille (seafood broth, monk fish, blue mussel cuttlefish, rock shrimps, garlic crouton, piquillo aioli), 30 day dry aged Wagyu Côte de Boeuf to be shared between two (wild mushrooms, béarnaise sauce, truffle mash), Black Cod (Lyonnaise pota-toes, caponata & beurre blanc sauce), Crêpes Suzette (flambéed with Grand Marnier, orange butter, served with cottage cheese ice cream & Bordeaux soaked pears), La Fraise (bubbles marinated strawberries, sherry jelly & lemon sorbet).
Reservations for the New Year’s Eve showcase on 31st December 2019 will be taken from 15th December 2019 Pre booking required for the exclusive 11-course tasting menu.