The luxury eco-conscious residential development, Al Barari, located in the royal enclave of Nad Al Sheba, announces the launch of its unique concept restaurant, 'The Farm'. Set in the heart of the 14.2 million square foot estate's naturally lush surrounds, The Farm champions fresh, locally sourced produce for its carefully considered menus and will establish itself as a hub for UAE residents to enjoy a variety of social and entertainment activities.
The Farm's philosophy is 'to serve great quality, wholesome food the way nature intended, in a relaxed and tranquil setting'. This ethos clearly shows in every facet of the restaurant, depicting a measured balance of eco-consciousness, superior quality and the contemporary, and always with the customers' enjoyment in mind. Combined, these principles have helped to create one of the most unique culinary experiences in the Middle East.
Inspired by the Zaal family vision to make Al Barari more than a residential community, The Farm opens up the development to a wider audience by creating a haven of taste and leisure and developing a fresh approach to the act of dining. The restaurant, which can seat up to 80 people in the tranquil ambiance of its interior, is surrounded by green lawns and natural gardens and also offers customers the opportunity to dine outdoors on the deck, suspended over the lake.
The Farm selects only the finest ingredients in the preparation of its food, most of which are locally grown and organic. Customers can explore the culture of food through interactive and educational menus, allowing them the novel opportunity to choose their ingredients and discover the heritage of the dishes they order. The on-site bakery will produce a delightful array of freshly baked breads and pastries daily and a selection of essential organic groceries and local produce will also be available for The Farm's customers to purchase.
The flexible menu caters to all types of dietary requirements including vegan, raw food, vegetarian, low carbohydrate and options for children, without ever negotiating on imagination and taste. Yves de Lafontaine, The Farm's Head Chef, said: "Our concept menu has been specially created with the UAE's diverse audience in mind, with items for all tastes and dietary requirements."
Much more than a restaurant, The Farm will offer an itinerary of activities for its customers to participate in, including yoga and cookery classes, adding yet another exciting dimension to the visitor experience. "We want to create a hub where food, entertainment and education merge, all in an eco-friendly setting where people can enjoy themselves in this peaceful getaway and where children can play amongst the greenery", explains Maheesha Ratnayake, General Manager of The Farm.
The Farm will be open seven days a week from 7.30am to 11pm, serving breakfast from 7:30 to 11:00, lunch from 12:00 to 18:00 and dinner from 18:00 to 23:00, and a delivery service will operate daily from 7:30 to 23:00.