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David Hasselhoff to attend Jean-Georges’ Dubai launch



World-famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has three Michelin stars under his belt. But the French culinary extraordinaire is collecting stars of a different variety to attend the launch of his new restaurant in Dubai on June 4.

David Hasslehoff is amongst celebrity guests to fly-in to the invite only event. Joining ‘The Hoff’ on the red carpet will be Bollywood actress, Nargis Fakhri, and a string of as yet unidentified supermodels.

Jean-Georges’ restaurant, JG Dining Room and JG Kitchen, is taking a coveted spot in the Four Seasons Resort Dubai. Although under one venue, the different names reflect two different spaces within the restaurant, connected by an outside lounge. Although Mediterranean classics are his signature, JG Dining Room will be the fine-dining option, while JG Kitchen offers a slightly more casual atmosphere.

Dubai is just one of multiple cities that Jean-Georges is taking over – the Frenchman already has restaurants in Las Vegas, Paris, Shanghai and many more. But far from being an instant success, the 58-year-old cut his teeth at the bottom first. He once said: “For my 16th birthday, my parents took me to Auberge de L’ill, a three-star Michelin restaurant in Alsace. I loved the ballet of the waiters and the food. When the chef came to the table, my father said, ‘My son is good for nothing. Do you need anybody to wash dishes?’ The chef said, ‘Come in next week.’ That was the first restaurant I worked in.”

The launch party is invite-only, but with such a huge reputation and celebrity launch party, we reckon it will be difficult to get a table for the next few weeks.

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