Catch Guest Chef De Cuisine Jimmy De Almeida at Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill This May

Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill will be hosting French Chef de cuisine Jimmy De Almeida from 8 to 15 May 2017. Jimmy is currently a Chef at Bord Eau, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.

Sea bass, baby beetroot, roasted fennel and kumquat

He joined Shangri-la Abu Dhabi as a Chef de Cuisine in 2016 and he is now a French chef focusing on traditional fine dining, inspired by middle-eastern tastes. His cooking styles are inspired by the Mediterranean because of his love for French Riviera, delivering cuisines which are light in taste.

Chef Jimmy will be at Gobo Upstairs Lounge and Grill from 8 May to 15 May (both dates inclusive). He will be preparing his Signature Veal rack stewed in carrot juice, baby carrots and glazed turnips, Seabass, beetroot, roasted fennel and kumquat, Line Caught Sea Bass from “Concarneau” Bay Slow Cooked, Baby Beetroot and Fennel, Citrus Vinaigrette to name a few.

Strawberry soup, flavoured with mint and basil, crispy broiche, almond milk sorbet - 1

Menus will range from a 2-course, 4-course and 6-course wine menu. Ala carte menu will also be available. Details as follows:-

  • Lunch set: 2course RM 79 nett / 3 course menu RM 89 nett – Daily from 8 to 15 May 2017
  • Dinner: Ala Carte Menu – Daily from 8 to 14 May 2017
  • Wine Dinner: 6 course RM 350 nett per person – Monday, 15 May 2017
  • Cooking class followed by lunch and wine pouring RM 200 nett per person – Saturday, 13 May 2017

Jimmy was born in the French Alps and at 15 years old he enrolled in the culinary school of ‘’Thonons-les-bains’ where he trained for two years and graduated with an upper diploma in the second culinary school, ‘’CFA de groisy’’. After travelling through the Caribbean, he worked at ‘’Cheval blanc St barth isle de France’’ hotel. He then joined the ‘’Alain Ducasse’’ group in 2012 in the south of France, a one Michelin starred restaurant which serves garden and local cuisines. He later joined the ‘’Alain Ducasse at LE LOUIS XV’’ in Monte-Carlo, a three Michelin-starred restaurant in Monaco for two years. That was where he learnt precision and focus on the taste by using the best products. After which, he moved to The Dorchester collection hotel in Geneva, ‘’Le Richemond’’ as a Sous-Chef, for two years, also learning a lot about pastry and chocolate desserts.

Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill seats 70 persons. The lounge is open daily from 10:00 am to 1:00 am. The grill is open for lunch, Mondays to Fridays, from 12 noon to 2:30 pm, and daily for dinner from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. For reservations, please telephone (60 3) 2332 9910 or e-mail

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Traders Hotels are located in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Changzhou, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at


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