Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is launching a standalone plant-based menu this month.
The menu is called Folia, meaning ‘from the leaves’ in Latin, and was developed Chef Matthew Kenney in partnership with HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud’s KBW Ventures.
It features 12 plant-based options including starters, entrées and desserts. Dishes include beetroot poke marinated in ponzu lime broth; hearts of palm Nicoise with cherry tomatoes, green herb tacos filled with roasted squash and king oyster barbacoa, and savory coconut cream pie with macadamia crust among others.
The launch follows successful collaborations at sister properties in both Beverly Hills and in Bahrain.
“The UAE’s launch of Folia at a dedicated venue, part of a property renowned for its natural beauty, is a huge milestone for our collaboration with Matthew Kenney,” said Prince Khaled.
“We see Dubai as an extremely important market for healthy cuisine, and we’re confident that the residents of the Emirate will enjoy both the experience and atmosphere of the venue while delighting in the meal itself.”
Executive Chef Gilles Arzur added: “We are noticing that our guests are ever more interested in the food they are consuming and the health benefits of shifting to a plant-based diet, we are excited to bring this offering to our guests and present a menu that puts a plant-based twist on favourite menu staples.”
Folia will be presented in the heart of the resort, in its own secluded garden oasis. Folia will also be presented as part of the hotel’s Wellness Menu available in Rooms and Suites, designed for the health-conscious traveler.