Abu Dhabi to host six-week long culinary season

Abu Dhabi to host six-week long culinary season
Abu Dhabi Culinary Season will celebrate global food influences, restaurants, and chefs from now until December 14
Published: 4 November 2019 - 2 p.m.
By: Hotelier Middle East Staff
Top chefs are set to visit the city and a number of restaurants will be offering special discounts as Abu Dhabi’s culinary season gets underway.

It will celebrate Abu Dhabi’s global food influences, restaurants, and chefs from now until December 14, and host three major events: Mega Mela, Taste of Abu Dhabi, and World of Food Abu Dhabi.

“Abu Dhabi Culinary Season is not only about great deals, it’s also a platform to highlight the truly spectacular food and restaurant scene that has positioned the emirate as one of the most sought-after culinary destinations in the world”, said Ali Al Shaiba, Acting Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi. “The capital is a melting pot of so many different nationalities and traditions that brings endless variety, with food as the universal language that brings cultures together. We hope that the local community and visitors to the emirate will take advantage of the fantastic events and deals on offer.”

Mega Mela, a three-day festival celebrating the culture and lifestyle of sub-continental Asia took place from October 31 until November 2 with a range of signature activities including an appearance from chefs Vicky Ratnani and Sandeep Sreedharan at Taste of India.

Then from November 7 to November 9, Taste of Abu Dhabi will feature cooking shows, an international food sampling pavilion, and delicious Emirati flavours. Top chefs including Jean Christophe Novelli, Jean Torode, and Kidzania Dubai’s 2018 Minichef winner Ayesha Al Obeidli who is only 11-years old.

From December 5-9, World of Food Abu Dhabi will provide a fun day out for families and friends in one of the capital’s favourite parks, Umm Al Emarat. The event promises a culinary journey of funky street food, from more than a dozen countries, featuring both savoury and sweet food dishes. There will also be an exciting challenge at the Guinness World Record for creating the world’s largest variety of desserts at one time in one location.

Aside from the three main events, diners can enjoy bespoke signature menus at restaurants around the city while some of the renowned chefs who will be showcasing their skills include Andrea Monesi (at the Grand Hyatt, 19 – 23 November), Giuseppe Iannotti (at the St. Regis Nation Towers, 2 – 6 December), and Nicholas Isnard and Chef Liu Wai-Yeung (at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, 30 October – 1 November and 21 – 23 November, respectively).

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