Bentley recently created Arabia’s highest fine-dining experience on the summit of the UAE’s tallest mountain, Jebel Jais. The luxury pop-up restaurant was open for just seven days and served hand-picked VIP diners a specially designed menu of classic British dishes – with a Middle Eastern twist – created by renowned chef, Colin Clague.
The restaurant was constructed to celebrate the Middle East launch of the all-new Continental GT, and to demonstrate the levels of bespoke luxury Bentley delivers through truly extraordinary customer experiences. Located on the summit of Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, which is enowned the world over for its dynamic, twisting roads, Bentley’s luxury dining room sat 1934 metres above sea level and was styled in keeping with a traditional Arabic tent.
Stepping inside, guests were transported to a five-star luxury restaurant with hand-picked contemporary furniture, sumptuous materials and spectacular panoramic views across the stunning mountain range.
British chef Colin Clague – who has worked in some of the Middle East’s leading restaurants including the Burj Al Arab, Ruya and Zuma – curated a bespoke five-course menu taking inspiration from the luxury and performance traditions of Bentley and its illustrious history in Grand Touring. Using the finest local produce, Colin individually designed each classic British dish with a Middle Eastern twist for the special occasion.
Clague said: “Working with Bentley, which is a British icon, on such an innovative project has been a very unique experience. Over the course of my career, I’ve worked in many kitchens in many countries across the globe, but I’ve never served dinner in a completely bespoke restaurant on the highest mountain in the UAE. It’s certainly a moment I will never forget.”
The third generation of the Bentley Continental GT is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, and is a sublime example of luxury engineering which brings together natural materials, cutting-edge technology and stunning performance.