Taste of Dubai food festival starts today!
TEN DELICIOUS YEARS OF TASTE OF DUBAI: FROM 160,000 VISITORS TO 1032 DISHES
Taste of Dubai adds to its sizzling line-up as Reza Mohammad and Jenny Morris join the star-studded food extravaganza
Ten years ago Taste Festivals launched in Dubai with a vision to become the most popular food, drink and music festival in town. In nine years, the festival has seen 160,000 visitors, 172 of the hottest restaurants, 1032 different dishes served and 56 celebrity chef appearances.
Taste of Dubai has become a great social scene for foodies, families and friends and is the only place in the city where visitors can enjoy tasting their way around 24 of the city’s hottest restaurants for as little as AED15 per plate. This year sees the return of some of the festival favourites as well as a number of top eateries including Ramusake, Big Easy Bar and Grill, Aubaine, Carnival by Tresind, Catch, Olea, The Gramercy, Fratelli La Bufala, Abyat, Royal Orchid, Spice&Ice, Teatro, Cucina and Carluccios.
International celebrity chefs Reza Mahammad and Jenny Morris will join the sizzling line-up of world acclaimed chefs including Michel Roux Jr, Gary Rhodes, Aldo Zilli, Eric Lanlard, Mohammad Orfali, Tarek Ibrahim, Tim Anderson, Paolo Pettenuzzo and regional blogger and food lover Zahra Abdalla who will be sharing her insights into family gatherings with a twist on traditional Middle Eastern cuisine.
Legendary soul and Motown singer Billy Ocean is taking the stage tonight, performing all his hits, including Love Really Hurts Without You, Caribbean Queen, When the Going Gets Tough and the bizarre Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car.
“We are so proud to be celebrating our milestone 10 year anniversary,” said Chris Fountain, Managing Director of event organisers Turret Media. “Once again we are part of the Dubai Food Festival and helping to play a crucial role in driving regional and international tourism to the UAE. With over 160,000 people having visited the festival over the past decade, we are looking forward to reflecting on the event’s tremendous success and growth. It’s going to be the most delicious display ever to celebrate this special occasion.”
Electrolux is continuing its partnership with Taste of Dubai in its tenth anniversary. This year, the new ‘Make life delicious’ programme gives visitors the opportunity to both learn, share and be inspired to try new ways to bring food to life. The Electrolux Chef’s Theatre in association with Etihad Airways will host live demonstrations from a selection of the world’s best chefs, including Michel Roux Jr, Jenny Morris and Eric Lanlard.
Etihad Airways returns to Taste of Dubai with its Taste the World initiative, designed to promote their talented inflight chefs from around the world alongside culinary stars from the UAE.
Participating chefs from Taste of Dubai will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on the main stage in a bid to be named a Taste the World winner. Each dish in the competition will be judged by an independent panel including an Etihad Airways chef, Taste Festival expert and local food influencer.
The winner of the Taste the World Dubai competition will compete at Taste of Abu Dhabi in November where the 2017 Taste the World award will be presented to the chef who best epitomizes Etihad’s food philosophy.
Etihad Airways in-flight chefs will also be demonstrating at the Electrolux Taste Theatre at Taste of Dubai, in association with Etihad Airways, throughout the weekend.
Ensuring the event continues its success, leading sponsors have been confirmed including Electrolux, Etihad Airways, Pyrex, Noor, Marriott International, Transguard, My Gym UAE, Al Tayer and Zomato Gold. Zomato launches its subscription-based exclusive members club – Zomato Gold – at Taste of Dubai.
Head to Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 March 2017. Taste of Dubai will run from 4pm – 12am on Thursday, 12pm – 12am on Friday and 12pm – 11pm on Saturday.
Tickets are on sale via www.tasteofdubaifestival.com or www.platinumlist.net. Standard tickets start from AED49.50, VIP tickets start from AED199.50 and kids under 12 get in free.