ME Dubai’s Spanish cosmo tapas and bar Central, launches a curated and contemporary Business Lunch menu….

ME Dubai’s Spanish cosmo tapas and bar Central, launches a curated and contemporary Business Lunch menu and skilfully sophisticated Dinner menu

Chef James Knight-Pacheco provides perfect dining experiences designed to impress colleagues at any business meeting, or at an evening of scintillating socialising with the who’s who of the city

November 14, 2021, Dubai, UAE – Central, the latest Spanish inspired eatery at ME Dubai, the only hotel to be completely designed both inside and out by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, is launching an exquisite new Business Lunch Menu and Dinner Menu. The menus have been carefully designed to take guests, visitors and colleagues on a unique and comprehensive culinary journey, expertly blending distinctive flavours of Spanish cuisine and the country’s captivating culture into an epicurean feast for the senses.

Authentic dishes will be served with a modern-style twist, that will have anyone who dines at Central yearning to discover the secrets of flavour and flair instilled by Chef James into every dish. Every creation on both menus is carefully curated to provide an unforgettable contemporary Spanish dining experience, set amidst a cool and casual setting that is vibrantly energetic from day to night.

As many businesses return to full workspace capacity, Central’s Business Lunch Menu comes with an intriguing choice of four authentic and diverse starters, mains and desserts. The world-famous Gazpacho makes for an enticing and comforting starter that is light yet full of flavour and made with the freshest of vegetables to keep diners cool during the afternoon heat. The fish of the day is a clear choice for pescatarians when it comes to mains that is liberally infused with the sweetness of fennel, the tartness of oranges and is a gastronomic ode to Spain’s distinct oceanic history. End the afternoon on a sweet note with Central’s crowd favourite, Flanmenco – a delightful tart filled with sweet caramel, crunchy almonds and balanced with a rich trace of coffee.

Whether it is to discuss a business strategy or impress a client, the tantalizing Business Lunch Menu at Central is available as a two-course option at AED 95 or a three-course option at AED 125.

Central’s new Dinner Menu features a selection of traditional and classic tapas, and a mouth-watering range of grilled delicacies suited for both carnivores and seafood aficionados. Highlights across the tapas menu include Pintxos; a tempting appetizer with a topping of choice including mushroom, lamb or chicken, delicately placed on a sliver of toasted bread. The menu also includes the exquisite Gofre de Pato; slow cooked, tender and extremely flavourful duck legs glazed with sweet and salty Hoi Sin sauce, paired with crispy waffle for a balanced composition in every bite. Finally, the exceptional Shrimp Gambas showcase some of the best of Spanish culinary delicacies and are a must for garlic lovers. The appetizing assortment of tapas are available at AED 125 for 3, AED 175 for 5 and AED 220 for 9 and are perfectly paired with an excellent selection of Spanish grape served alongside to provide a fully immersive dining experience.

Other irresistible dishes from the charcoal oven include the Bistec Grande and Langosta. The Bistec Grande is an extravagant offering of 1 kilogram of Tomahawk Wagyu, designed for those who dare to dine on the edge. While the aromatic Langosta, is a succulent, juicy lobster tail that is locally sourced and delicately prepared, seared in an ambrosial mix of salted butter to tease and tantalize the palette.

Executive Chef James Knight-Pacheco comments; “As part of our continued dedication to bringing the real taste of Spain to Dubai, we are introducing our latest menus that will enrich our visitors’ dining experience and will also additionally cater to local businessmen and businesswomen in the area. We are excited to welcome visitors and residents to Central, the region’s most happening contemporary Spanish Tapas Bar & Kitchen. Our dishes are served with a modern twist, incorporating Spain’s spirit and full-bodied flavours, making them ideal for sharing with family, friends, and loved ones.”

In line with ME Dubai’s aim to offer the finest dining experience to visitors and residents, all ingredients are sourced fresh daily and locally. As Dubai gears up for a busy season ahead, Central will be ideal for gathering friends, family, and loved ones for unforgettable gastronomic experiences.


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Notes to Editor:

About ME Dubai

ME Dubai is the first ME by Meliá in the Middle East designed by the late and renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid. ME Dubai is in the breath-taking The Opus by Omniyat building. The only hotel project where she has personally designed the interiors and exteriors. ME Dubai is situated in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district, one of the city’s most vibrant areas. The Opus building is developed by leading Middle East real estate developer, Omniyat. The property consists of 93 rooms and suites across four floors. The legacy hotel presents four owned F&B outlets including Deseo, The Atrium by Zaha Hadid and Central Cosmo Tapas and Bar and Botanica.

About ME by Meliá

ME by Meliá is a personality-led lifestyle brand that seeks to fuse innovative style with local tastes, to captivate clientele with a love for contemporary art and design, music and fashion. Inspired by a European lifestyle, each hotel has a unique connection with its location. ME by Meliá offers stylish design hotels that deliver personal, meaningful and aspirational experiences. By capturing these elements in urban and resort destinations, the ME philosophy adds a more personal touch to the guest experience.

There are currently seven hotels in the portfolio across Europe, Middle East, The Americas and Mexico, including ME Dubai, ME Milan Il Duca, ME London, ME Ibiza, ME Madrid, ME Sitges and ME Cabo. Upcoming openings include ME Barcelona, set to launch in the coming months. Follow ME by Meliá on Instagram @me_by_melia and Facebook mebymelia.

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