27 Sep 2019

New St. Trop lounge brings French Riviera elegance to Waldorf Astoria DIFC

The luxurious Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has welcomed the stunningly chic St. Trop lounge into its F&B portfolio, bringing al fresco dining inspired by the French Riviera to Dubai’s culinary scene.

Guests will immediately be wooed by the sweeping views of the city upon their arrival to St. Trop, with sea colours complementing the nautical timber decking and a uniquely aquatic vibe illustrated throughout the venue, echoing the air of St. Tropez where life is effortlessly cool and elegantly chic. 

 An oasis in the heart of the city, the contemporary new rooftop lounge is set to become the new pied a terre for DIFC’s busy movers and shakers, who appreciate a vibrant, sophisticated and lively venue post-work.  

Victor Chalfoun, general manager, Waldorf Astoria DIFC, illustrated: “Our mission for St. Trop is to create a space which combines the elegance of the South of France but with an undeniable Middle East backdrop. The expansive views from the heart of Dubai blend with the classic French design elements, offering an evening ambiance which is ideal for the DIFC set.” 

With Luigi Vespero, the executive chef at Waldorf Astoria DIFC, as the main inspirator for the glorious venue, the Mediterranean-infused menu with regional accents is a guaranteed elevated culinary experience. Meticulously planned starters include delicious Dibba Bay oysters in a selection of mignonette (apple, shallots, bloody Mary), steak tartare a la maison and Osetra caviar. As for main dishes, diners can delight their taste-buds by opting for flame-grilled wagyu beef with sauce ravigotte and gremolata, crispy octopus with smoked piquillo peppers and lemon emulsion and pissaladiere, a traditional dish from Nice, France, served with braised onions, marinated anchovies and Kalamata olives. 

A dessert menu features delicious sweet treats such as savarin au citron a limoncello with Onalys whipped ganache and berries, and gateau au fromage, a Valrhona chocolate cheesecake.

St. Trop will be managed by a stellar team of professionals providing creative flair and impeccable service to guests, while expert mixologists will ensure the creation of exceptional, high-quality beverages for guests, all set to a vibrant musical backdrop by resident DJs.