This culinary extravaganza in Abu Dhabi is back with a bang, and it’s looking better than ever! Abu Dhabi Culinary 2023 is here to tantalise your taste buds and immerse you in a world of delectable flavours. Running from October 15 to December 15, this sixth edition is a two-month-long celebration of global cuisines, offering you a delectable journey through the heart of the UAE capital. So, allow me to tell you all the delicious details about it.
A Culinary Journey Like No Other
This year, over 2,000 restaurants are joining the culinary fiesta, showcasing not just their dishes but the rich tapestry of culinary talent and diversity that graces the capital city. From chef’s tables to limited-edition menus and an event that’s making history as the first-ever Michelin Guide Food Festival in the region, the stage is set for an unforgettable culinary adventure.
November Delights: Chef’s Table
Throughout November, some of Abu Dhabi’s top restaurants are rolling out the red carpet for diners seeking an exceptional culinary experience. These curated, multi-course tasting menus let you savour the essence of each restaurant without breaking the bank. This year, tantalise your taste buds at renowned dining establishments such as:
- Oak Room at The Abu Dhabi Edition
- Dai Pai Dong at Rosewood Abu Dhabi
- Jose by Pizarro at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
- Hakkasan and Talea at Emirates Palace
- Villa Toscana at St Regis Saadiyat Island
- Paradiso at Yas Bay
- Niri Restaurant & Bar at Mamsha Al Saadiyat
- Fouquet’s at Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Just to name a few.
December’s Grand Finale: Michelin Guide Food Festival
From December 8 to 10, history is being made at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The region’s first Michelin Guide Food Festival is a three-day extravaganza offering a cornucopia of exceptional culinary experiences. Sixteen of the city’s Michelin-selected restaurants come together under the theme ‘Discover the Art of Flavour.’ Expect specially curated menus, exclusive dishes, chef’s table events, culinary masterclasses, and a marketplace where you can shop for select produce.
The Nomad Supper Club Series: A Local Showcase
Adding a local touch to Abu Dhabi Culinary 2023 is The Nomad Supper Club Series. Set in six unique locations, including Rixos Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah Saadiyat Island’s Five Bedroom Luxury Villa, Ritz Carlton Olive Gardens, Hilton Yas Bay Courtyard, and Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, this series brings top UAE-based chefs to the forefront. Get ready to be wowed by the Balkan flavours during 21Grams’ Stasha Toncev dinner, feast on the signature cuisine of chef Kelvin Cheung, and indulge in a four-hands experience with Lento’s chef Faisal Nassser and pitmaster Hattem Mattar.
So, mark your calendars, and join us for a gastronomic journey of a lifetime as Abu Dhabi Culinary 2023 takes you on a culinary ride you won’t soon forget. Your taste buds will thank you! Don’t forget to check out their Instagram @abudhabiculinary !
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