Moonrise, the prestigious 12-seater restaurant led by the renowned Michelin Guide award-winning Chef Solemann Haddad, is thrilled to unveil the latest edition of its culinary journey. Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of culture clashes that he experienced growing up in the Dubai of the 90’s, Chef Solemann Haddad has crafted a unique 11-course menu showcasing what he has branded ‘Dubai Cuisine’; where childhood memories come alive with his signature explosive flavours.
Moonrise’s culinary team has spared no expense in sourcing the most luxurious and exclusive ingredients from around the world including Japanese hamachi, Hokkaido scallops, the finest lobster, Wagyu and opulent amounts of caviar. Chef Solemann has hand selected an organic, small-batch naturally fermented butter from a small farm in the west of France, adding a unique richness throughout the menu. As always, they also champion the very best Middle Eastern produce; labnah from Syria, organic local Sidr honey, Palestinian olive oil and flavourful tomatoes grown in soil by local farms.
Chef Solemann Haddad’s passion for nostalgia is evident in the new additions to the menu, which take guests on a journey back to his childhood favourites. ’90’s Alfredo’ (jalapeno and lobster claw ravioli with aged Parmigiano-Reggiano alfredo sauce) captures the essence of a childhood comfort food, while ‘Abood Juice Cheesecake’ (White Chocolate Cheesecake, Alphonso Mango, Brown Butter, Local Honey Gel) evokes a trip down memory lane to the cafeteria culture of old Dubai.
Moonrise’s famous signature dishes, ‘Explosion’ (pani puri with foie gras, date syrup, saffron, and pineapple chutney) and the infamous ‘Grilled Cheese’ (36-month-aged Parmigiano-Reggiano, black pepper emulsion on Hokkaido milk bread with black garlic and truffle) remain on the menu by popular demand, while Moonrise’s legendary Sarookh sauce is back, elevating a Hokkaido scallop and Kaluga caviar dish to mouth-watering heights.
As the culinary journey reaches its conclusion, guests are invited to savour the “Starry Night” experience, where dimmed lights and smoking wood evokes the chilled-out vibe of evenings by the fire in the desert, leaving diners feeling as if they’re sitting by a campfire under a magnificent night sky.
Accompanying the latest culinary journey is a carefully curated wine list that shines a spotlight on Middle Eastern wines, while the new wine pairing expertly enhances the flavours of each course. For non-alcoholic options, Moonrise offers a sophisticated 0% ABV cocktail pairing, including a range of premium HAIYATEA blends, that perfectly complements the dishes.
With their signature fusion of Middle Eastern flavours and Japanese precision, Moonrise’s latest menu offers guests a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience that celebrates Dubai’s multicultural influences and a cherished childhood in harmonious unity.
Reserve Your Seat at Moonrise
Diners can make reservations now at Moon-rise.xyz to experience the new menu for 850dhs per person (food only) with wine pairing, non-alcoholic cocktails and tea pairings from local tea partner, Haiyatea, available. Moonrise offers two seatings nightly for twelve diners per seating, at 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM, Mon-Sat.