A few weeks back, I got to attend a teaser event for the opening of a new French Brasserie at the Four Seasons Hotel Amman – La Capitale, which will be opening later this year. It was honestly an amazing experience, and I will tell you all about it.
Upon arriving at the Four Seasons Hotel Amman we were welcomed and greeted by the amazing staff and they truly made the entire experience a very memorable one.
The first thing you notice upon entering the lobby is the teaser signs of La Capitale Brasserie on the top left. Nonetheless, you are always distracted by the beautiful artwork and landscape design they present on the hotel’s entrance.
After spending a few minutes at the lobby area of the hotel, we were escorted to the outdoor swimming pool where the teaser event was held. Upon entry to the pool area, a delicious set of cocktail drinks welcomed us. The cocktails you see in the image below are “Cardamom,” which is a blend of gin, lime, and fresh cardamom syrup, and “Thyme,” a tasty mocktail made from cucumber, lemon, and fresh thyme syrup.
The event started with an introduction of the restaurant by the main chef, Chef Arthur Vonderheyden. Born and raised in France, Chef Arthur introduced us to his work experience around the world, and his passion for food and fine wines.
Moving on, a Design Director from AvroKO, the firm that designed La Capitale, introduced herself and presented to us the ideas behind La Capitale. She drew a picture that made it easy for us to imagine how to the brasserie will turn out to be, and the environment that it will caress.
Nonetheless, it was time for us to indulge in the amazing bites Chef Arthur has prepared for us. Get ready for some drooling, as the food was spectacular! We had the chance to try the following:
- Oyster Half Shell
- Foie Gras Torchon, Pain d’ Épices
- Buratta, Piperade
- Endive, Roquefort, Walnut
- Duck Parmentier, Emmental, Porto Wine Sauce
- Pommes Purée à l’Ancienne
- Pain Perdu, Chocolate (during hard hat tour)
You might not be able to get the right image of how the food would like on a normal plate, as these are just samples. Dont worry! We have pictures for you that will show you how the food is presented in normal plates. Enjoy!
Finally, it was time to go on a hard hat tour to the actual location where the brasserie will be. We were provided with hard hats and shoes covers so that we can go to the construction site. During the construction site tour, Brooke showed us around making sure we understand how things will look like once it is done, they even provided demonstration pictures showing a real-life 4D sketch. Sample tiles where even placed on the floor to provide a clearer understanding of the demonstration.
I cannot wait till La Capitale French Brasserie is ready to open in November 2016, it will definitely be my favorite go to spot in Amman.