VOTED “ THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD “
Dubai-: Renowned Chef Dani García, an international culinary force, has taken Dubai’s dining scene by storm with the grand opening of Leña and Smoked Room at the St Regis Gardens. A maestro of gastronomy, known for his unwavering dedication to excellence, García brings his unparalleled culinary vision to Dubai in partnership with ADDMIND Hospitality.
Two Unique Culinary Experiences, One Exceptional Location
Leña and Smoked Room, nestled within the new iconic culinary location that has become the St Regis Gardens on the Palm Jumeirah, beckon discerning diners with their distinct offerings, both united by the artistry of smoke-infused cuisine.
Leña: Charcoal Grilled Cuisine Redefined
Leña reimagines the classic charcoal grilled cuisine, where García’s inventive mastery of open flames and embers crafts a unique culinary voyage. Guests can anticipate a menu that celebrates the versatility of grilled fare, spotlighting the vibrant flavours of Andalusia while drawing inspiration from the chef’s global culinary explorations.
Leña in Dubai boasts an impressive indoor dining space for 150 guests, and a breathtaking terrace overlooking Palm Jumeirah.
See Leña Dubai menu: HERE
Another highlight is Leña’s Lounge Bar, an exciting space designed to evoke the dynamic flames of an ember, accommodating approximately 50 guests.
Perfect for sunset drinks, pre-dinner aperitifs, or late-night socialising, the lounge bar features a curated selection of signature cocktails alongside Dani García’s most iconic dishes, perfect to share or indulge in light bites as the night evolves.
Leña’s Lounge Bar is made even more inviting with a DJ spinning daily, setting the mood with great music to complement your experience.
Smoked Room: Elevating Grilled Haute Cuisine
Smoked Room, a testament to Chef Dani García’s passion for gastronomy, has made significant waves in the culinary world. Originating in Madrid, where it was awarded 2 Michelin stars within just six months of opening, the concept pays homage to the “Fire Omakase” style. The restaurant is renowned for its use of smoke and embers, which are central to its fine dining menu, transforming each dish into a unique culinary masterpiece.
Expanding its reach, Smoked Room has now opened a counterpart in Dubai, located in the St Regis Gardens at The Palm Jumeirah, inside Leña. This venue mirrors the exclusivity and intimacy of its Madrid origin, with only 14 seats available, offering a highly exclusive dining experience, with each guest receiving personalised attention, enhancing their visit.
Chef Dani García brings the same level of culinary excellence to Dubai that earned the Madrid location its prestigious accolades. The tasting menu, a journey of flavours, focuses on seasonal produce and the intrinsic essence of smoke, a signature element that defines each dish. The Fire Omakase experience is more than a meal; it’s a culinary narrative told through the expert blending of ingredients and the masterful use of smoke to enhance and transform flavours.
The Fire Omakase experience is priced at AED 950 per person. Additionally, guests can enhance their dining experience with optional wine or tea pairings, starting from AED 590 and AED 175 per person, respectively.
Dani García, a renowned culinary luminary, has achieved remarkable milestones in his illustrious career. In 2018, his eponymous restaurant, Dani García, received its third Michelin star, a testament to his culinary excellence. However, in a bold and unexpected move, García decided to close this celebrated establishment to embark on a new project, fueled by his passion for Spanish cuisine: Here, Leña was born. Moving forward, in 2021, García’s innovative spirit led to the opening of Smoked Room in Madrid. Within just six months, Smoked Room earned two Michelin stars, a historic achievement that had been unmatched since 1936. This significant accomplishment elevated García to global recognition and inspired him to share his culinary artistry worldwide. In the same year, his restaurant Leña was also acclaimed as the “most beautiful restaurant in the world” by the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, further cementing García’s status as a leader in the culinary field.
As Dani García embarks on exciting new ventures and opportunities in 2023, the launch of Leña and Smoked Room at The St Regis Gardens in Dubai represents another bold stride in his mission to enchant global audiences with the enchantment of Spanish cuisine.