7 Gourmet Abu Dhabi essentials

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The best of international and Middle Eastern cuisines will come together and join forces at the fourth edition of Gourmet Abu Dhabi, the 16-day-long epicurean festival that’s set to take you to all-new culinary heights.

Presented by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, the event, which runs from 8 to 23 February, will feature internationally acclaimed chefs, chateau experts and industry professionals all under one banner. It will be an extravaganza of indulgence that you won’t want to miss.

Gourmet Brunch with Chocolate & Pastry

Brunch is more than a meal, it’s a trend. And with Gourmet Abu Dhabi, there isn’t a better time or opportunity to enjoy it. Spend the day at the Park Rotana and gorge on a delicious gourmet brunch with chocolate and pastries! Get together with friends and family and be prepared to be charmed by the aromas of luscious chocolate and decadent pastry treats over the weekend.

Date: 17 February
Time: noon to 4pm
Venue: Park Rotana Abu Dhabi

Celebrity Dinner with George Calombaris & Cloudy Bay

Are you enticed by the glorious food cooked by George Calombaris on TV show Ready, Steady Cook? Well now is your chance to enjoy the presence and cooking of the Masterchef Australia judge at this one-night-only dinner. No more having to imagining what the dishes on the show taste like – guests will be able to sample everything for themselves!

Date: 10 February
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza, Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Culinary Masterclass by Suzanne Husseini

Not only a popular Arabic TV chef and food presenter, Suzanne Husseini is also a best-selling author, and she’ll be making an appearance at Gourmet Abu Dhabi. Catch a class with her and see her present traditional Arabic recipes to learn the secrets and success of Arabian cuisine.

Date: 12 February
Time: 11.30am to 1pm
Venue: Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel

Culinary Masterclass by Bakshish Dean

Those with a penchant for spice and exotic flavours should not miss this masterclass by Bakshish Dean. Often referred to as the ‘pulao expert’ by his friends, Chef Dean uses cooking as a medium to express his love for great Indian cuisine.

Date: 15 February
Time: 9.30am to 11am
Venue: Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel

Gourmet Golf Experience

For all the golf fanatics out there, this is one tournament not to be missed. Combining great cuisine and fine vintages for the enjoyment of players as well as ardent fans of the sport, guests can savour a feast amid the undulating greens and fairways of this breathtaking ocean course and tee off with the experts. Look forward to epicurean masterpieces specially prepared for the occasion.

Date: 16 February
Time: 11am to 6pm
Venue: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Foie Gras Dinner with International Masterchef Bruno Ménard & Duval Leroy

Foie gras lovers will be thrilled to learn that this rich and buttery delicacy will be handled beautifully by the skilled Chef Bruno Ménard. Guests can watch the neo-French culinary artist at his best when he transforms this, admittedly controversial, ingredient into delicious main courses.

Date: 17 February
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Bord Eau

Special Guest Mixologist Masterclass

Concocting blended beverages is no longer just the job of a bartender, it’s now an art form. Mixologists Ben-David Sörum and Thomas Ånöstam are here to showcase the talents that they have perfected over the years. Guests will be wowed as the mixologists demonstrate their interactive skills and the art of designing and balancing drinks.

Date: 21 February
Time: 11.30am to 1pm
Venue: Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel
To make a reservation, call 02 418 1401 (daily 9am-6pm) or visit www.gourmetabudhabi.ae for more information.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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