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Australian Super-Chef Heads to Mina Seyahi

Australian super-chef Guillaume Brahimi will take up an exclusive four-day residency at Retro at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, from Friday September 17 to Monday September 20.For just Dhs199 per person, guests can enjoy five courses prepared exclusively by one of the southern hemisphere’s brightest culinary talents.

Paris-born Brahimi heads up Guillaume at Bennelong, the flagship restaurant at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Last year, he won the coveted restaurant of the year award from Australian Gourmet Traveller, and the outlet was named one of the top 50 new restaurants in the world by Conde Nast Traveller.

He has cooked for celebrities such as British band Coldplay, Hollywood stars Ewan McGregor, Keanu Reeves and Meryl Streep, and supermodel Linda Evangelista, as well as media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Brahimi has also added some French flair to sporting events, cooking for the launch of the Rugby World Cup last year, and for the French, Argentinian and South African rugby teams.

The Frenchman, who became an Australian citizen in 1994, was responsible for Pond and Quay, two of Sydney’s dining landmarks.


Before moving Down Under, Brahimi studied under the three Michelin-starred chef Joel Robouchon at Jamin in Paris.

He offers contemporary Australian cuisine with a classical French influence, which led one top food critic to announce: “Guillaume Brahimi has everything in his command. Though he is an innovator, there is much pleasure to be had in the consistency of his craft.”

Brahimi appears exclusively at Retro, courtesy of the National Food Industry Strategy of Australia.