SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

June 27, 2013 14:28 ET

Blue Jade Unlocks Flavors of the Far East at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

Vietnam-Born Chef, Ta Van Creates a Unique Culinary Experience With Family Recipes and Pan-Asian Cuisine at Restaurant in Dubai

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) - The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is proud to announce the debut of its all-new Asian dining concept -- Blue Jade -- a premier restaurant on the JBR serving up the city's most authentic line-up of dishes from the Far East. Helmed by Vietnamese Chef Ta Van, the Pan Asian restaurant will bring a combination of classic fare with a contemporary style and presentation from Asia's most feted culinary destinations to the city.

"Blue Jade's concept is all about celebrating the mystique and authenticity of Asian cuisine in a single resort setting. Diners are taken into an enchanting journey through the East with a unique harmony of exotic aromas and authentic flavors. It is a true showcase of the distinctiveness of each Asian cuisine while allowing guests to discover the common thread that binds them all," said Mr. Raul Salcido, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai.

Chef Ta Van, who was born and raised in Ha Nam in the northern part of Vietnam, has created a menu that offers guests a one-of-a-kind Asian dining experience through a diverse selection highlighting the cuisine from his homeland as well as the gastronomic culture of various Asian countries. He has also tapped into a rich trove of family recipes, including a mouthwatering Ginger Sea Bass wrapped in Lotus Leaf, a dish created by his grandmother. Other signature highlights include rice paper rolls from Vietnam, tom yum soup from Thailand, black pepper crab from Singapore and miso black cod from Japan.

"The restaurant complements the legacy of the resort in terms of crafting an exquisite dining experience in an intimate yet luxurious atmosphere. With its elaborate menu, which takes its inspiration from the authentic family-based culinary traditions of the Far East, combined with exclusive and intuitive Ritz-Carlton service, Blue Jade will cater to the city's most discerning food lovers of Asian fine dining," added Mr. Salcido.

Blue Jade is named after the talisman of peace and tranquility that is highly regarded in Asia. The qualities associated with the restaurant's namesake are reflected in its magnificent ambiance where elegant tunes of Asian instruments blend seamlessly with its contemporary design of rich color palette of amber and wood. Widely framed windows open to the terrace that overlooks the tropical gardens of the luxury resort and the Arabian Gulf, setting a mood similar to an Asian sea-side restaurant, whilst the open kitchen provides diners with an exemplary Asian spectacle -- a showcase of culinary artistry by the chefs as they prepare the dishes.

For guests eager for a tipple pre or post dinner, Blue Jade's Infinity bar, that is open from 5.00pm to 12 midnight, serves exquisite beverages which follow the same footprints as the food menu. It offers a wide selection of traditional Asian infused drinks creating a more lasting journey through the East. While the main dining area is open from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. Blue Jade is open from Tuesday to Sundays. 

For more information and reservations on Blue Jade, please call +971 4 318 6105 or email or visit

About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 82 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

About The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is located along the famed Jumeirah beach, with its 148 seafront rooms and suites having a view of the Arabian Gulf. Services and facilities at the luxury hotel and resort include sophisticated dining venues offering world-class cuisine inspired from the exotic flavors of Asia, Arabia, Mediterranean and La Baie Lounge for stylish gatherings from noon to sunset; an extensive recreational facility includes a spa and fitness center, beautifully landscaped gardens with 5 swimming pools including a children's pool with slide and a private beach.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Mary Rose Baldonadi
    Public Relations Manager

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
    P.O. Box 26525
    Tel: (971) 4 3994000
    Email: Email Contact