LIMA Dubai – The World’s first and only Michelin starred Peruvian concept to open its doors at CITY WALK
LIMA, the restaurant and bar concept at the forefront of the world’s initiation into Peruvian cuisine is delighted to announce its new Dubai venue; LIMA Dubai at CITY WALK, the urban, living destination by Meraas. Since opening its doors in London in 2012, LIMA has led an exciting culinary tradition, with LIMA Fitzrovia being the first and only Peruvian restaurant to win and retain a Michelin star. The flagship was followed by LIMA Floral in London’s Covent Garden two years later, with LIMA Dubai representing the first venue outside of the United Kingdom.
LIMA has built its reputation on its ability to bring together some of the world’s leading culinary innovators, who together, produce flavours that set LIMA apart from the competition, offered in an accessible, warm and engaging setting. Integral to the LIMA success story is the passion and ambition of the partnership between LIMA London Chef and Head of Culinary Development, Robert Ortiz and the renowned Virgilio Martinez, Chief Proprietor of both LIMA and Central Peru the world’s leading Peruvian restaurant, currently ranked #4 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List. This dynamic collaboration has resulted in a culinary philosophy that stays true to Peru and all that nature has to offer whilst engaging diners of all ages in an extraordinary exploration of the region.
LIMA’s belief in identifying next generation talent will be showcased in Dubai through the appointment of Head Chef Diego Sanchez, who will work closely with Ortiz and Martinez to continue the exceptionally strong ties enjoyed with LIMA’s Peruvian roots. Diego has previously worked under Virgilio in Central and is highly attuned to the creative alchemy and love of natural, organic dishes that makes LIMA so special. As such he is the ideal representative of the family in the Emirates.
LIMA is known for bringing previously unknown ingredients to the fore, with a menu that both excites the palate and educates diners on one of the world’s most innovative cuisines. The team painstakingly researches and traces the country’s landscape to discover new produce, techniques and culinary practices to bring back to the menu and create dishes never tasted before.
LIMA Dubai will occupy a premium, fully licensed location within CITY WALK, the urban lifestyle destination by Meraas, situated in the heart of the Fine Dining Courtyard. The expansive space will be decorated in a colorful yet rustic style, embracing the light, warmth and charm of the Americas and sourcing materials directly from Peru, with a capacity for 200 spread over the restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace area. LIMA Dubai invites guests on a Peruvian journey like no other, brilliantly showcasing the diversity, flavours and visual beauty of this rich culinary history and offering diners a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience that captivates and inspires.
In this way, LIMA Dubai will be proud to showcase next generation Peruvian dining, bringing UAE diners closer than previously imagined.