Mumbai: Abu Dhabi can expect the exceptional when legendary Chef Hemant Oberoi opens his newest restaurant Martabaan at the Emirates Palace on 12 June 2019. Martabaan is a ‘contemporary classic’ Indian dining destination by famed master chef Hemant Oberoi. He is internationally recognized for his innovative approach to Indian cuisine.

Deeply embedded in cultural traditions, his innovative recipes have revolutionized the Indian culinary world with delights such as Temple Cuisine, Iron Cuisine, and the Naza to name a few. His illustrious career has seen him raise the bar as the Grand Chef of the legendary Taj Group of Hotels for over four decades. He has also charmed diners with his culinary pleasures at his exclusive restaurants in Mumbai, Delhi, Singapore, and San Diego. A “super chef,” Hemant Oberoi has had the privilege of catering for royalty and other heads of state on several occasions. His enviable guest list includes Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher and the Duke of Edinburgh, King Hussein of Jordan, Prince Albert of Monaco among others.

Martabaan will complement the luxurious culinary canvas at Emirates Palace. The opulent ambience, with splendid views of the Arabian Gulf’s crystal blue waters and the Emirates Palace Marina, is a perfect complement for the mystic flavours and creativity, which await true aficionados of Indian cuisine. The “Tikka Le” Bar, which is a focal feature of the restaurant, adds a sparkling facet to the distinctive atmosphere with a fascinating medley of signature cocktails. The restaurant also highlights a truly aristocratic dining experience with elegantly appointed private dining rooms.

Commenting on the opulent new addition to Emirates Palace’s already glamorous offerings, General Manager Martin Cramer says, “It’s a daunting task to find a concept and a chef well suited to our luxurious hotel, but in Hemant Oberoi we found the right mixture of culinary craftsmanship and showmanship. We are delighted to offer our guests his fine cuisine served in such a glamorous manner. Martabaan at Emirates Palace is a true marriage forged between India’s culinary heritage and Arabian hospitality.”

Guests will relish forgotten classic recipes presented with a modern flourish. Indulge in a delectable feast with an imaginative menu featuring distinctive offerings as varied as the Varqui Crab, Dum ki Nalli, Masala Chai Creme Brûlée and more to satisfy every discerning palate in a meal fit to be housed in a palace.