Checking out Michelin Star Chef Yannick Alléno’s STAY at One&Only The Palm
At STAY you’ll be immersed in the delicacies of French cuisine alongside the light breeze of Dubai’s the Palm Jumeirah. The team at this romantic restaurant, located in One&Only The Palm’s resort, has perfected the art of cooking. Yannick Alléno is a renowned 3-star Michelin chef who studied and experimented with modern French cuisine. His accomplishments include a patented sauce refined with Extractions®, the careful study of fermentation, acquiring his first Michelin star in 1999, quickly followed by his second in 2002, and third in 2007. By 2017 Alléno could say that he held two restaurants with three Michelin stars, a supreme honour and distinction. With this kind of attention to detail, a meal at STAY might just blow you away.
STAY is located inside One&Only’s The Palm Jumeirah location. The seashore breeze and delicate music only heightens the atmosphere at STAY. The unique setting on the furthest left tip of The Palm’s crescent gives you a completely new feeling of seclusion. It will be as if you’ve drifted onto your own island and a quiet and romantic dinner by candlelight at One&Only’s most exquisite fine dining experience will only become the cherry on top.
STAY has some of the most interesting and eclectic décor to match the imaginative meals they serve. In every corner, you’ll find a different French-inspired style to match your own cozy fine dining nook. From outdoor patio dining to the refined indoor design, even if you come for dinner every night you’ll still be experiencing something new at STAY. There are so many things to catch your eye, and there is certainly never a dull moment. The restaurant retains the French amorous reputation, and will definitely amp up an already romantic vacation.
The Chef takes you through a journey with every dish presented. In fine French fashion, using delicate ingredients the dishes came out to perfection. Seafood was the focus for the night and I was lucky enough to try several dishes including the poached lobster and wild sea bass. Situated on the One&Only The Palm’s terrace overlooking the stunning pool area surrounded by palm trees, the ambiance was perfectly set for my last dinner in Dubai. And if that wasn’t enough, table side edible rose petals were prepared and sprinkled atop the beautiful poached lobster.
Quiet, romantic and absolutely breathtaking, the VIBE at STAY is bliss. As tempting as it is to sit inside basking in the sultry décor, it was a beautiful night so we opted to sit on the terrace overlooking the One&Only’s coveted pool. Indulging in the cool sea breeze and lovely rosé champagne, it couldn’t have been more perfect. It’s a place where you’ll find mostly couples and honeymooners, but if you really want to impress your guests, show them your culinary expertise and refined palette at this stunning hidden gem.
Contributing Writer: Sabrina Pavelic
STAY has some of the most interesting and eclectic décor to match the imaginative meals they serve. From outdoor terrace dining to the refined indoor design, there are so many things to catch your eye, and there is certainly never a dull dish. The restaurant retains the French amorous reputation, and will definitely amp up an already romantic vacation.