The legendary cricketer, Brian Lara unveiled his first memorabilia wall consisting three of his highest scoring and record-breaking bats at Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers’ very own sports café. Having been at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the last one year, the bats will now be on display at TJ’s for Dubai’s cricket fans to marvel at and enjoy for a month.
Along with three os his highest scoring bats, Brian Lara also unveiled a limited-edition menu that is inspired by the global sports celebrity and his Trinidadian roots. All guests and thereby invited to taste and enjoy Spiced Grilled Salmon, Caribbean-style Jerk Chicken with Red Bean Rice and Charred Pineapple, Quinoa and Avocado Power Bowl and Coconut Rum Cake. To compliment your meal, some delicious cocktails that you can drink are, the Sydney cocktail in admiration of his monumental score at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1993, 501* Not Out cocktail and a selection of special edition red and white glass go grapes.
Brian Lara said “The team at Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers created a home away from home for me during my stay here in Dubai. They’ve provided such wonderfully warm hospitality, impeccable service and a truly memorable experience that I wanted to give them a small token of my genuine appreciation. I felt that offering TJ’s the opportunity to display my record-breaking bats was a great way to say thank you to the Taj team.”
Ranjit Phillipose, Area Director – Middle East and General Manager, Taj Dubai said “Taj Hotels is renowned for hosting legends and to have an icon such as Brian Lara choose to stay with us during his time in Dubai has been an esteemed honour. We are proud to have been his home away from home and are grateful to have his world-famous bats displayed on the walls of TJ’s, our very own neighbourhood sports café.”
Fans who order anything from the limited edition Brian Lara menu will automatically enter a contest. Here, sports enthusiasts will be presented with an opportunity to get their hands on a ‘mini-bat’ signed by Brian Lara himself. TJ’s is the ultimate spot to hangout with your friends and family. Catch the latest live screened sport matches with your gang at TJ’s!