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Josette’s doors have officially opened at ICD Brookfield Place, in the heart of DIFC. Dubai food connoisseurs can now experience the joie de vivre seven days a week, from lunch to dinner.

Think timeless 1920s Parisian glamour, impeccable food, charming beverages and world-class acts for 180 diners. Guests from the city and around the globe can gather to enjoy exquisite French cuisine surrounded by art, unique acts and a charming waitstaff.

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The soir de première took place on Sunday 28th January: celebrities and guests decked out in 1920s glitz & glamour walked on a fabulous green carpet as they were greeted by a very dapper doorman. Brilliant lights beamed through the sky, making the whole DIFC and Sheikh Zayed Road aware about the ongoing soirée. The grandiose party set-up was designed by Dubai-famous Events Chic company.

Fabulous cover stars joined Omar Saideh, Luke Edward Hall, to toast the momentous occasion. A taste of things to come was showcased at the glittering Parisian-inspired party, with canapés including gougère, oyster and caviar next to an impressive ice sculpture, foie gras terrine on brioche toasted, entrecote café de Paris sauce, potato millefeuille with truffle, and duck croquet.

Josette is the brainchild of the renowned artist Luke Edward Hall, who has a brilliant eye for colour. It was also an exceptional collaboration with award-winning architectural firm, Studio 63.

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Luke’s playful style is evident across various design elements, including his 30 colorful hand-painted illustrations displayed on the pastel pink-coloured walls, and a carefully curated range of ceramics. The spectacular green marble entrance with the wooden revolving door, and a retro look, leads the guests into a special place with a strong eccentric female character.

The overall décor is sprinkled with storytelling, from one-of-a-kind table lamps to three fanciful color changing blown-glass chandeliers in the main dining area. It is also marked by two big domes, giving guests a stunning view of the skies above.

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A first-of-its-kind afternoon high tea experience awaits guests, four days a week, from 3 pm to 5.30 pm with a well-curated combination of decadence and flair which is not only delicious, but also tells a story. The royal affair called “Sparkling Afternoons”, is served in the elegant Le Moulin Rose room and features freshly baked scones and sweet treats i.e tarte caramel, lemon meringue, rose marshmallow, cheesecake Josette and many more, crafted by talented pastry chef Jibu K. Mohan. Guests can delve into an array of savoury petit fours, i.e. croissant caviar, homard brioche and jambon fromage, all served on stylish multi-tiered platter, accompanied by custom-blended herbal tea and coffee selection.

The “Sparkling Afternoons” are set to charm diners as friends from the opera, the phenomenal quatuor, serenades them throughout. The Josette Quatuor is an exceptional collaboration between Josette and Dubai Opera: a testament of the savior-faire at the heart of Orange Hospitality.

Omar Saideh, Founder of Orange Hospitality, shares “We are extremely excited to introduce Josette to the world, a never-before-seen dining experience and our most revolutionary concept to date.