Chic French restaurant, Carine at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai uses two EuroCave V-Pure L cabinets for its wine storage. Here, Eranda Ranganath, Assistant Bar Manager at the venue shares why this storage solution was right for them.
Carine, located in a beautiful and premium area of Dubai’s Emirates Golf Club, brings the best of effortlessly chic French culture to the city’s culinary landscape. Diners can expect to enjoy long, lazy lunches or romantic alfresco dining in the evening, where simplicity is key to the menu that uses thoughtfully sourced ingredients to serve up an array of delicious dishes, unique cocktails and a fantastic range of old and new world wines.
“We have an extensive and varied wine collection from all over the world,” explains Eranda. “Our inspiration without a doubt comes from our French Mediterranean food menu, and we curate our wine collection accordingly. Ensuring that our food and wine menu work in harmony with each other is a key consideration. French wines are by far the most popular, however we like to encourage experimentation and perhaps nudge diners out of their comfort zone, we therefore offer quite a number of wines by the glass.”
Carine serves over 1,300 bottles of wine per month to its clientele, who are predominantly members of Emirates Golf Club, UAE residents and a few tourists. “Given that 75% of our revenue is from our wine menu, it would be fair to say that a lot of our diners appreciate and enjoy wine,” reveals Ernanda.
At Carine, guests will find wines stored in two of EuroCave’s V-Pure L cabinets side-by-side. Selected not only from an optimal storage perspective, Ernanda explains that EuroCave’s products marry well with Carine’s look and feel, saying that “Carine is a modern, inviting and effortlessly chic bistro, and I believe that EuroCave’s design of elegant, eye-catching and timeless cabinets complement our aesthetic perfectly.”
“EuroCave is the leading brand for wine storage solutions. The design, technological innovation and ergonomics of EuroCave products provides the ultimate showcase for our wines,” he adds.
Guests at Carine can expect to find a wide-range of accessibly-priced wines by the glass, as well as fine wines. Reason being, Carine’s beverage team believe in encouraging diners to experiment with new varieties and not always stick with the same grape.
In-line with the venue’s large wine offering, Carine required a storage solution that would allow the team easy access to a vast number of bottles at any given time.
Elaborating further, Ernanda tells that “the EuroCave sliding shelves have allowed us to organise, classify and display our wines beautifully. The design of the shelves and bottle holders are uniquely strong and enable us to store more than then bottles per shelf. The digital electronic illuminated temperature and humidity display allow us to monitor the wines flawlessly, whilst the ergonomics of the design enable us to access every wine easily.”
Storing and serving wine at the right temperature is a crucial element in Carine’s operations notes the bar manager, and with every wine requiring a unique storage solution to conserve the essence and experience of each bottle, the cooling and humidity levels within its cabinets is essential to keeping Carine’s wines safely and elegantly stored.
On a concluding note, Ernanda said “it is vital that wine is stored and served at the optimum temperature, and by investing in EuroCave products we have achieved this seamlessly.”
The Pure range used by Carine allows wine to mature under optimal conditions at 12-13°C or serve one style of wine at any single specific temperature from 6°C to 19°C.
For more information about Carine, please visit dubaigolf.com/emirates-golf-club/dine/carine/ or call +971 4 417 9885.