Designed by Bill Bensley, the newly opened French fine dining concept is at once opulent, elegant, and visually stunning.
The latest crown jewel at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is Pink Pearl, the Vietnamese island’s first and only French fine-dining restaurant. Not only is it visually stunning, but it also offers a feast for all senses.
Set against a backdrop of sparkling waters, white sand, and vibrant sunsets, the beachside restaurant is photogenic at every turn. Think dining areas painted in bright splashes of pink, contrasted with opulent furnishings, ornate tiles, and beautiful patterns—all courtesy of designer Bill Bensley.
Dubbed the “king of exotic luxury resorts” by TIME Magazine, the well-known designer is backed by an impressive portfolio of hotel properties that are unconventional and theatrical. JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is no different—its design sensibility has been developed around the concept of a mythical academy of learning, honoring French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck who laid the groundwork for Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Here at Pink Pearl, the French doors and oversized windows create an ambiance that’s grand yet spacious, inviting guests to discover their own dining experience.
Drawing inspiration from the legend of the fictional Madame Pearl Collins, the restaurant evokes the feel of a luxurious pink mansion, home to lavish dinner parties and celebrations.
Menu highlights include classic French recipes deconstructed and given a modern twist by award-winning chef de cuisine Amine Lakhdari. Guests can expect an ever-changing menu led by a seasonal farm-to-table concept, which showcases the best produce at any point in time. Signature dishes run the gamut from the Phu Quoc Sea Urchin to the Charolaise Beef Pithivier, with the latter showcasing quintessential French produce and traditional cooking techniques.
To end your meal on a sweet note, be sure to savor the Opera Pearl Marou Chocolate, an indulgent dessert incorporating one of Vietnam’s most famous exports, chocolate.
The dining experience is immersive yet indulgent, with live pianists and violinists performing throughout dinner service. On some nights, keep your eyes peeled for a French opera performance on the upper balcony.
The restaurant comprises 36 seats in the main dining hall, five private rooms and a wine tasting room, each with a capacity to host between eight-10 guests.
Perfect for special occasions, the private dining rooms feature elegant furnishings that are a nod to the original owner’s extravagant lifestyle.
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