-The Esquire 100 - Joey Ghazal
For those few readers who have yet to visit the Maine Oyster Bar & Grill, or Barbary, what are you playing at?
Both have become mainstays in Dubai’s busy dining scene. Their founder Joey Ghazal is a previous Esquire Best Dressed alumni, but we wanted to know if his food skills were as impressive as his style credentials?
“My late grandmother’s molokhia… It’s the ultimate Lebanese comfort dish that I can’t seem to make taste as good as hers.”
“Vegan cooking… yet. I am fascinated by plant-based food, creating “butters” and “cheese” from nuts. I need to read a lot more about it.”
“Nothing makes me happier than cooking a good piece of meat. Choosing the right cut at just the right thickness, cooking it to perfect medium rare with a caramelised crust and seasoning it with my favourite Montreal steak spice. And making the perfect selection of sides like truffle wild mushrooms, beef-cut tomatoes with blue cheese and triple-cooked fries.”