Raclette Brasserie & Café – a tropical unwinding destination
After two successful launches this year, MBT Restaurant Management is marking its name in the F&B industry by adding a new concept to the brand’s growing portfolio. Located in Mamsha Al Saadiyat, the beach-front development in Saadiyat’s Cultural District, MBT RM’s latest endeavor ‘Raclette Brasserie & Café’ is bound to make a presence on the coastal promenade.
Mamsha Al Saadiyat is a luxurious waterfront featuring a high-end residential area situated in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district. This hub will soon also be home to a diversity of cultural experiences and destinations hence choosing this location for the brasserie.
Raclette is a glimpse of living a casual beach experience in a setting that is a collaborative blend between the seaside and the jungle. This destination is a laid back yet interactive dining experience that provides an upmarket cocktail culture with the familiarity of an approachable beach bar venue, which Abu Dhabi has grown to love so much. A place that is equally perfect for early risers with delicious breakfast offerings, sunset sessions for a drink and snack after the beach or work. The décor consists of a warm and exotic look, covered with bright wood and tropical art throughout the venue. The centralized bar gives a seamless experience where the drinks effortlessly compliment the food.
“We have looked into the latest global trends and sought out several international consultants to develop the brand’s identity but have also considered the cultural aspects that come with the location; having this middle ground is an asset that our well-rounded team at MBT RM prides itself in and our knowledge of the UAE’s culture has been a key factor in our success so far.
The vision of the cultural district with gems such as The Louvre inspired the conceptualization of Raclette; a space where parisian aesthetics have been translated into a homegrown brand – one that allows for its residents and visitors to step away from the city’s hustle & bustle and into their third place. The inviting feel that this new spot offers will make it an unwinding destination that brings a comforting vibe. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, happy hour or late night drinks; Raclette’s casual laid back amazonia-inspired ambience is homey yet sublime.” Niveen Ibrahim - COO at MBT Development and Executive Director at MBT Restaurant Management
“What makes the food concept so special is that it is a true depiction of Raclette’s origin story, which is more than just a cheese dish, it is a cultural landmark, a dining experience, and a great time. That is exactly what the new brasserie will be offering its visitors, a-la minute experiential casual dining with innovative food interpretations that will keep people coming back for more surprises. The menu will always be curated based on the season with dishes ranging from raclette scrapped burgers to escargot provençale, steak tartare and live shows featuring bistro favorites such as crepe suzette by the table; all alongside versatile drink pairings and a selection of wines, cocktails and spirits will satisfy everyone’s pallets” Danny Kattar – General Manager at MBT Restaurant Management
30 years and 3 continents later; Christoph Schaper, has joined MBT RM as Head Chef of ‘Raclette Brasserie & Café’. Chef Chris has previously held positions at various renowned establishments in the capital and has a well-rounded understanding of the region. Seasoned by international F&B experience, he will be bringing in an exciting French culinary vision to Abu Dhabi’s food scene.
“Working on this project has presented its challenges, but the aptitude of what the concept will be bringing has pushed us to persevere. My role entailed managing and supervising the execution process of the project starting the moment the ID consultant handed over the ID package throughout the tender and project award process up until the final hand over to the operations team. We have worked alongside some of the best firms in the industry and must say that the end result was impeccable - we couldn’t be prouder of how this project has come into fruition.
On behalf of MBT RM I would like to extend our appreciation to "Creneau International ME" - the interior design consultancy that helped turn Raclette’s vision into reality, ADD Consultants - our lead consultant for their dedication and amicable efforts and our contractor “Design Smith” for the professional handling and fit-out execution.” Issam Hallak - General Manager (Projects & Fit-out) at MBT Hotel Management & Hospitality.
About MBT Restaurant Management
MBT Restaurant Management LLC is the F&B development and management division of MBT Development. The company was born out of a passion for bringing ideas to life and providing trendy, exciting, and innovative concepts. It is led by Niveen Ibrahim and Danny Kattar who bring a combined experience of over 40 years in shaping Abu Dhabi's culinary, retail, and hospitality industry Our prime locations across the UAE, GCC and Middle East are a testament of our commitment to continuously offering our guests a unique experience, while ensuring the highest standards and quality.