ATELIER M, THE LUXURIOUS 3 FLOOR VENUE IN PIER 7 AND CHEF MOHAMMAD ISLAM CELEBRATED ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY WITH A UNIQUE PARTY WITH SOHAD ACOURI PRET-A-PORTER AND THE COLLABORATION OF LUXURY PARTNERS (MUSE ARABIA MAGAZINE, QUINTESSENTIALLY LIFESTYLE, MOUAWAD JEWELRY, 212 VIP CAROLINA HERRERA, SHISEIDO, OPI, BLUSH SALON). A SPECIAL CELEBRATION BY CHEF MOHAMMAD ISLAM WITH THE LAUNCHING OF “LE PLATINUM”, THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE DISH (A LIMITED EDITION)
Atelier M kicked off its first anniversary last Tuesday, giving “carte blanche” to celebrity fashion designer Sohad Acouri for this occasion. The party was attended by more than 500 guests (royalties, celebrities, VVIP and press)
It has been a little over a year since Atelier M opened its doors and burst onto the French culinary scene in Dubai. Located in the 7th and 7M floor of Pier 7 in the Marina, this luxurious 3 floor concept (Restaurant, Lounge and Rooftop) has quickly become a hotspot for vibrant dining in the city. Time may have flown over the past months, but Chef Mohammad Islam is making it a point to not forget those that have made the restaurant a success. This is why, on December 16th, Atelier M hosted a celebration dedicated to those that have decided to dine at Atelier M over the last months. This one year anniversary was celebrated through the best way possible, with delicious food and celebrities that flew from Qatar, California or Kazakhstan to Dubai just for this special occasion. Royalties (HH Sheikha Hend Al Qassimi) or local singers Aryam, Ranya Shaban, Abdallah Bel Kheir, Lebanese singer Nourhanne, the international pop sensation Wissam Hilal, or beauty queen Alfina Nassyrova (Miss Kazakhstan 2007) opening the show, just to name a few…
The party took place at the 7M floor (Rooftop). Atelier M gave Carte blanche to celebrity fashion designer Sohad Acouri to create a capsule collection of 20 dresses inspired by “Eve”. Sohad Acouri focused exclusively on white as “Eve” doesn’t want to be in black or red like the guests. She wants to be a young rebel and independent lady, she wants to be unique, feel the joy of life and the purity of a young girl. She is divine, self confident, seductive and elegant. This is Eve. A beautiful and illuminated glow show with the poetic and innocent makeup by Shiseido experts, and the finishing beauty touch with OPI for the nails…
A unique fashion show where seduction and temptation collaborate with the globally renowned luxury diamond house Mouawad, official jeweler for the 1 year. The models and the gorgeous host Shereen Mitwalli were adorned in luxury jewelry by Mouawad such as the High Jewelry and Boutique Collection. Celebration of an exquisite High Jewelry with the exhibition of The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse with a value of USD3.8 million, ‘The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse’ by Mouawad is handcrafted from 18kt gold, incorporating 4,517 diamonds (105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless), with a total weight of 381.92 carats. This bejeweled masterpiece was designed by the legendary Robert Mouawad, and hand crafted by ten highly skilled artisans working for a total of 8,800 hours. Displayed during the event, The Burmese Fire In Ice Wave masterpiece suite by Mouawad, an exceptional necklace and ring exploding with brilliance and creative inspiration, encased in a cascading wave of pristine princess-cut diamonds, the fiery 25.271 carats ruby bursts from the necklaces’ embrace. It’s equally stunning companion, an 11.352 carats Burmese ruby ring, carries forth the icy theme, bound to a seductive diamond throne.
The ultimate VIP of the event was the glamorous and elegant “signature scent” 212 VIP Rosé by Carolina Herrera New York… the perfect symbol of sophistication and sensuality, the heart and soul of the fashionable parties, especially in Atelier M: distinctive, unique, feminine, a seductive floral fruity fragrance…
What is the connection between luxury and fine dining? Chef Mohammad Islam will answer you, reflected on the past months with pride: “Atelier M is all about quality, finding the rarest of ingredients is one of the guiding principles. We want to be different and remarkable in everything we do. Even with being open for just over a year, Atelier M still retains the status of one of the newest French restaurants in Dubai, and continues to put fine dining first.”
Following a successful first year of operation, the Chef added a very special signature dish on the menu: “LE PLATIMUM”, using only the finest sourced ingredients, and prepared with contemporary Chef Mohammad Islam’s flair (French Dover sole, Alba truffle puree, platinum caviar and diamonds)…. This culinary jewel, limited to 30 pieces in the world, became the world’s most expensive (30 000 euros the dish): 70 carats round brilliant cut diamonds (700 stones x 0,10ct each), box 400 gram silver, 18 carat white gold plated on top of a silver plates shell shaped design dish and hand made in Italy.
For the festive season, Atelier M will continue to set new gourmet standards with a delectable menu offering Truffle Camembert violet mustard crustini, Chesnut soup with crispy artichock and truffle, Foie Gras terrine queens jam and homemade brioche, Dover sole with citrus emulsion and cepes, Duck confit with gratin dauphinois, Vanilla creme brulee and figue compote, Hazelnut parfait with coffee ice-cream
About ATELIER M:
Atelier M’s founder and Chef Mohammad Islam entered the world of luxury dining through the Ritz-CarIton Chicago, then with the French icon Chef Jean-Georges and followed by a successful stint at the renowned Chateau Marmont. Under Chef Mohammad Islam’s vision, Atelier M has no other ambition than to become the most beautiful place in Dubai to enjoy all the pleasures of contemporary French gastronomy reinterpreted with an Asian-fusion flair. For him, taste is above anything else.
The restaurant offers the best in seasonal recipes combined with French culinary art. The menu suggests a wide palette of exquisite dishes and some of the Chef’s delicious signature creations: Crab Croquettes, Hamachi Tartare, Oxtail Ravioli, Butter Poached Lobster, Wagyu Rib Eye, and the Pan Seared Duck Breast with its Foie Gras Butter. The Chef has insured that every detail reveals the magic of this luxurious 3 level concept. A timeless enchantment located on the 7th floor, Atelier M is the major rendezvous where you can continue your delightful dining experience with world-class cocktails in the Art Deco-inspired lounge and rooftop terrace. Definitely the place to be!
Atelier M was recently selected as ‘2nd Best French’ restaurant in the UAE.