Jara by Martín Berasategui is now open at The Lana

Jara by Martín Berasategui is now open at The Lana



The Spanish chef is behind multiple MICHELIN-starred restaurants.

Martín Berasategui is one of Spain’s most celebrated chefs. Over the years, his restaurants have won 12 MICHELIN Stars, and put the Basque Country’s cuisine on the map. Now, he has opened his first restaurant in Dubai, Jara by Martín Berasategui at The Lana, Dorchester Collection Hotel, Dubai.

Martín grew up in San Sebastián, Basque Country and took his family’s restaurant from a local venue to an international destination. When he was 20 years old, he took over his parents’ restaurant, and when he was 25 years old, it was awarded a MICHELIN Star.

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Martín has worked as a chef for almost 50 years and has restaurants in Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, Madrid and Tenerife. Now, he has opened his first restaurant in the Middle East. Jara by Martín Berasategui offers a bar and restaurant menu, and a fine dining experience. The restaurant menu spans hot and cold starters, oysters, meat, grill and seafood. The highlights include a Duo of Cantabrian Anchovies, Grilled Turbot, Kokotxas Casserole with Clams, and, of course, a Basque Cheesecake.

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Jara by Martín Berasategui also boasts a stunning setting. Located on the 18th floor, it offers a jaw-dropping view of Dubai, which sweeps across the city. Plus, the sleek and smart décor includes dark shades of brown to gold, which are punctuated by greenery.  

FACT interviewed Martín ahead of the opening and he shared: “Basque cuisine is one of the most recognised cuisines in the world, and we want to bring our way of interpreting it to Dubai. We take advantage of the amazing produce we have in Spain, bring the best fish and seafood from the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas, and the best red meats from Galicia.”

Jara by Martín Berasategui is open daily from 6pm to midnight.

GO: Visit www.dorchestercollection.com for more information.