Stylish New Dining Destination, Bull & Bear, Opens in DIFC
Waldorf Astoria DIFC’s signature restaurant serves up imaginative cuisine inspired by all-time classics
DUBAI, UAE - The highly-anticipated Bull & Bear at the recently opened Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre is ready to welcome diners. Inspired by the original restaurant once located at Waldorf Astoria New York, Bull & Bear embodies the energy and elegance of Dubai’s most exclusive postcode, DIFC.
Upon entering the sleek venue, guests are greeted by magnificent bull and bear statues – hand-forged iron-clad sculptures reminiscent of Wall Street. The sophisticated interiors, which use a rich blue, gold and black colour palette, incorporate a mix of timber, metal and leather paired with contemporary furniture. Stunning day to night views of the city complete the striking scene, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the venue.
Victor Chalfoun, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria DIFC, said, “Bull & Bear is open for business and is a breath of fresh air in the city’s bustling financial district. Head Chef Giovanni Paolo Pintore is at the helm of the kitchen, which serves an eclectic menu designed to cater to all taste buds. Coupled with unforgettable service and vibrant interiors, it is our aim for Bull & Bear to become a destination of choice for travellers and Dubai residents alike.”
For breakfast, diners can choose from a variety of specialty favourites served straight to the table. There’s the Smashed Avo & Eggs, Acai Bowl with coconut flakes, seasonal fruits, chia seeds and cacao nibs and The Bull & Bear Breakfast – a hearty, wholesome meal to start the day right, with unlimited servings of breakfast favourites and the chef’s table selection.
For lunch and dinner, signature dishes on the menu include our Prawn Cocktail – the once humble dinner party favourite reinvented for a new millennium. Succulent, meaty, locally caught tiger prawns are infused with subtle Eastern flavours, grilled and served hot for an eye-catching, mouth-watering seafood showstopper. Unmissable is the intriguing Alligator Pear – the Chef’s take on the avocado, with pickled avocado, cilantro, pomegranate, kalamata rice cracker and gazpacho jelly.
Onto the main event, diners will be spoilt for choice with a variety of tender meats, with vegan and seafood alternatives. The Bull & Bear Burger combines two patties and is the undecided carnivore’s dream; Bear, a juicy 100% Black Angus beef burger which sits proud on a potato bun with smoked cheddar and tomato jam meets Bull, an expertly seasoned potato, soya bean and carrot slider. Another must-try signature dish is the Sardinian Fregola – an elevated “pasta meets couscous” dish with cured beef ham, poached hen’s egg, parmesan and seasonal mushrooms. In addition, the Vegan Bowl is a zesty mélange of tofu, organic quinoa, chickpeas, avocado, pomegranate, buckwheat, carrots and kale, topped with a creamy sesame dressing and a soy-cress garnish.
For a sweet close to the day, Ring The Bell is a hazelnut chocolate fondant laced with dulce crispy pearls, toasted marshmallow, ice cream and bitter chocolate sauce. For a fruity alternative, The Big Apple pays homage to the original Bull & Bear in New York, with generous helpings of refreshing apple textures combined with nutty sweet crumble.
Commenting on the opening, Emma Banks, Vice President, F&B Strategy & Development, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton said, “At Hilton, our aim is to provide best-in-class cuisine and this is evident at our latest luxury opening, Waldorf Astoria DIFC. With its range of exciting dining options – including the signature restaurant Bull & Bear – the hotel is set to be a dining destination within Dubai’s vibrant financial district. We look forward to showing travellers and Dubai residents all that the hotel has to offer.”
Business Lunch Offer
Bull & Bear is launching a special business lunch menu starting 4 August 2019, where diners can choose from a choice of starters, main courses and desserts.
AED 105 per person for two courses*
AED 135 for three courses*
*Inclusive of tea and coffee.
Bull & Bear is located on the 18th floor of the Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre and is open for breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for lunch from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner from 7 p.m. until midnight. For reservations, please call 04-5159888.
About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. In addition to the brand’s renowned hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a best-in-class residential portfolio, including 18 properties either open or in development, that provide the comfort of a private home combined with the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Waldorf Astoria. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn about the brand by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow Waldorf Astoria on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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