Bentley Motors has created the UAE’s highest fine-dining restaurant on the summit of the Emirates’ tallest mountain, Jebel Jais, in Ras Al Khaimah. The ‘Peak of Luxury’ is open for just seven days and will serve 150 diners a specially designed menu of classic British dishes created by renowned chef, Colin Clague.
The restaurant has been constructed to celebrate the Middle East launch of the eagerly anticipated Bentley Bentayga V8 and Continental GT, and to demonstrate the sheer levels of bespoke luxury Bentley delivers through truly extraordinary experiences.
Located on the summit of Jebel Jais, 1,934 metres above sea level, Bentley’s luxury dining room has been styled in keeping with a traditional Arabic tent. Stepping inside the tent, guests are transported to a five-star luxury restaurant with hand-picked contemporary furniture, luxurious materials and spectacular panoramic views across the mountaintop.
British chef, Colin Clague – who has worked in some of the region’s leading restaurants including the Burj Al Arab, Ruya and Zuma – has curated a bespoke five-course menu which takes inspiration from the luxury and performance traditions of Bentley Motors and its illustrious history in grand touring. Using the most beautiful local produce, Colin Clague has individually designed each classic British dish with a Middle Eastern twist for the special occasion.
Known across the globe for its dynamic twisty mountain pass roads, Jebel Jais plays host to Bentley’s two newest models – the perfect testing ground to showcase the vibrant performance of the all-new Continental GT and sporty Bentayga V8.
The Bentley Bentayga V8
An introduction to the luxury segment, and delivering Bentley’s signature power and performance, the new Bentayga V8’s 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine boats 542bhp and reaches 0 – 100km/h in just 4.5 seconds. With a satisfying engine burble, stylish twin-quad exhaust pipes and optional carbon-ceramic brakes – the world’s largest front brake system –the latest addition to the luxury SUV range has a strong sporting character.
Fusing exquisite luxury with power, the Bentayga V8’s interior features limousine-like refinement. Customers will recognise Bentley’s unique approach to modern luxury tailoring, with the familiar blend of exquisite handcrafted materials and advanced technologies. New styling features include wood and hide steering wheel and the introduction of a high-gloss carbon-fibre interior panel finish.
The all-new Bentley Continental GT
The all-new Bentley Continental GT is the definition of luxury grand touring; the third generation of the perfect GT is designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain, and is a sublime example of luxury engineering which brings together natural materials and cutting-edge technology.
The new Continental GT is powered by an enhanced version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine, delivering 626 bhp and reaching 0-100 km/h in a swift 3.7 seconds, the new dual-clutch, eight-speed transmission offers faster, more efficient performance.
Stephen Reynolds, Regional Director for Bentley Middle East, Africa and India said: “We deliver extraordinary experiences every day, whether it’s a visit to one of our showrooms, a test drive in one of our superb cars or the Bentley ownership experience. We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of luxury and making memories which will last a lifetime. The Peak of Luxury is a true demonstration of the lengths we will go to bring the values of the Bentley lifestyle to life and offer an extraordinary experience our customers won’t find with any other car brand.”
Colin Clague, the Executive Chef at Ruya, said: “Working with Bentley – which is a British icon – on a such an innovative project has been a unique experience. Over the course of my career, I’ve worked in many kitchens in many countries across the globe, but I’ve never served dinner in a completely bespoke restaurant on the highest mountain in the UAE. It’s certainly a moment I will never forget.”