Dani García has a lot to celebrate this holiday season with some exciting new projects underfoot. The award-winning chef recently opened Leña and Smoked Room in Dubai, new outposts for restaurants he currently runs in Marbella and Madrid.
Both of them are at the St. Regis Gardens rooftop in Palm Jumeirah, and Smoked Room, an omakase restaurant which seats just 14, is actually located inside Leña. At Leña, the food is prepared over a grill using different types of charcoal, and menu highlights include Andalusian Bluefin Tuna tartar, with olive and pickles; whole grilled turbot cooked Basque Country-style; grilled Canary Island seabass; and milk-fed lamb shoulder from Burgos with herb butter.
At Smoked Room, diners can feast on dishes like Amaebi from Hokkaido, brown butter, and yuzu kosho; and smoked eel nitro tomato, roasted red pepper caramel, and ajoblanco from Málaga.