JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has announced the opening of Pink Pearl, a French fine-dining concept. Against a backdrop of sparkling emerald waters, stretches of white sand and fuchsia sunsets, the beachside restaurant combines inventive design with inspired cuisine.
Evoking memories of the roaring twenties, the immersive experience of Pink Pearl begins from the moment guests are welcomed at the door. Pink Pearl draws inspiration from the legend of Madame Pearl Collins, a one-time resident of the mythical academy of learning. In her luxurious pink mansion, lavish dinner parties and grand celebrations were the order of the day. Continuing this tradition, Pink Pearl embodies a spirit of warm hospitality and a generous dash of glamour.
Celebrating this exotic style, the dining areas boast a bold mix of opulent furnishings, eye-catching patterns and bright splashes of pink. With detailed upholstery and ornate tiles and carpets, the main dining hall exudes a grand yet airy ambience, while French doors and oversized windows bring the sun and sea into the interior. Dramatically high ceilings and a curated collection of sculptures pay tribute to Madame Collins’s eccentric, fun-loving spirit. Guests also have the option to dine alfresco in the outdoor garden, the perfect setting for lazy lounging and leisurely high teas.
More luxury awaits in the five private dining rooms, each one seating between eight to ten diners and named after the key figures of the mansion, including Lady Pearl and the Dean. Lithographs dating back to 1886 – the year the fictional academy was founded – adorn the walls, while the elegant furnishings are a nod to the original owner’s extravagant lifestyle. In contrast, the exclusive ten-seater wine tasting room conveys a darker mood, more fitting for intimate gatherings and quiet conversations. Exuding Gatsbian drama, a spiral staircase entrance opens onto monochromatic glazed cabinets containing a vast selection of French wines, alongside New World favourites and a collection of fortified wines.
While the interiors by maverick designer Bill Bensley create a stunning first impression, guests will long remember the culinary experience. The feast for all the senses reaches a crescendo with the arrival of dinner, with Madame Pearl’s favourite classic French recipes deconstructed and given a modern twist by the award-winning Chef de Cuisine, Amine Lakhdari. Showcasing the best in French cuisine, Pink Pearl’s menu delivers a unique fine-dining experience with a seasonal farm-to-table concept. Combining premium local products and meticulously selected imported ingredients, the restaurant showcases a distinctive menu marked by innovation and creativity, which also changes every few months.
Guests will be able to enjoy signature dishes including the Phu Quoc Sea Urchin, a combination of local treasure, French “savoir faire” and delicate ingredients; Charolaise Beef Pithivier, which references traditional techniques and showcases quintessential French products; and Opera Pearl Marou Chocolate, an indulgent delight incorporating one of Vietnam’s most famous exports, Chocolate. Pink Pearl’s sommelier is on hand with expert recommendations to pair with Chef Amine’s extraordinary dishes.
To top off this unique immersive dining experience, live pianists and violinists will perform pieces of classical music. The evening concludes in spectacular fashion with diverse entertainment such as a French opera performance from the upper balcony. Pink Pearl also offers a tour of the mansion to diners, defining the experience not simply as a dinner, but a one-of-a-kind escapade.
Pink Pearl is open for dinner six days a week during high season, and five days a week during the low season. 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. For enquiries or reservations, please contact JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay at +84 297 7377 9999 or email email@example.com.