JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai has opened the doors to Garden, inviting the exotic flavours of Latin America into the world’s tallest 5-star hotel.

Adding another restaurant to its already extensive portfolio of food and beverage outlets, Garden restaurant is the launch of the award-winning team behind Wanderlust brunch, with dishes inspired by street food from Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Argentina.

Demian Fuentes, Director of Food and Beverage, said: “Garden has been a long-awaited project we have been getting very excited about. The concept revolves around the vibrant street food culture that can be found throughout Latin America.

“We believe Latin American flavours set the ambience and bring people together,” he added. “Culturally, it is all about sharing and being social. The team that we put together shares this passion, with many team members being Latin American themselves, which in turn brings that necessary element of fun and authenticity to the restaurant that our guests will feel and see.”

Young, fun and casual, the restaurant will feature an enticing outdoor terrace, a bright and colourful interior, as well as compelling and exciting offers throughout the week. Ever so millennial-friendly, one of the promotions will be Taco Society, which will offer an entertaining twist on the traditional Taco Tuesdays. The special menu will consist of seven exciting taco varieties, all for AED15 each with unique options and even secret tacos.

Most importantly guests’ loyalty at Taco Society will be rewarded with a surprise. Taco Society is followed by a Latin Ladies Night on Wednesday, offering unlimited selected cocktails. Gerson Yancce has been appointed to lead the culinary team of Garden. Yancce, a Peruvian national has been in Dubai for the past five years and has worked with major hotel brands across Dubai’s hospitality landscape. The youngest of four children,

Yancce grew up in a family-oriented environment and has initially found his passion for culinary due to his desire to cook for this family as a young child. Yancee studied Hospitality Management with a heavy focus on the culinary arts and has ever since been exploring the diverse flavours of Latin America, making it his specialty and bringing it now to Garden.

Joined by two other Latin American chefs in his team from Mexico and Venezuela, they aim to embrace the unique and authentic flavors of Latin America.

Garden is open from Sunday to Thursday, from 5.30pm until midnight. On Fridays, the venue hosts the city’s favourite award-winning Wanderlust brunch from 1pm to 4pm, with an exciting after brunch package for party enthusiasts. A limited dinner menu will be available for guests afterwards. ✤



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