INFO: D Bar & Grill, McGettigan’s, Building 8, Dubai World Trade Centre, 04 378 0800.
The D Bar & Grill oozes old world charm with its leather, Chesterfield-style seating and lots of warm, dark wood. Dotted around the room are display cases showcasing the best of Irish produce, handpicked by Executive Chef Richard Stratton, who then transforms it into something magical. The premise behind the menu is Anglo-Irish with modern, fine-dining interpretations. Chef Richard’s personal mission through the restaurant is to shift people’s perceptions of Irish food away from merely stews and towards refined dishes based on beautiful Irish produce like shellfish and red meats. Here’s a visual feast of the dishes we enjoyed.