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Swiss culinary trend setter on his way to Gourmet Abu Dhabi

  • Swiss Chef Denis Martin
Denis Martin, one of Europe’s biggest names in the evolution of international culinary trends, is on his way to the UAE capital, to make a guest appearance at Gourmet Abu Dhabi - the 16-day extravaganza with a Michelin-star-studded cast.

he two-Michelin-starred Chef Martin, a regular food commentator on Swiss TV and a representative of the prestigious Central European Culinary School, will host a special cheese dinner at the five-star, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi on February 21. Chef Martin, who runs his own restaurant in a converted chateau in the small Swiss town of Vevey, will treat Abu Dhabi’s full-blooded ‘Turophiles’ (in other words cheese lovers - the moniker being derived from ‘tyro,’ which is the Greek for cheese and ‘phile’ meaning ‘lover of) to a cheese fondue named ‘Vision 2012’ and a menu of modern dishes using Swiss, Italian and French cheeses.

he only chef in Switzerland to practice molecular gastronomy, Chef Martin is known for his futuristic approach. Everything will be prepared to stimulate the senses, particularly the sense of smell, and demonstrate the humour in cooking, so the guests leave with the message that although cooking is serious, eating should not be.

hef Martin will also conduct a free-to-attend culinary masterclass at the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel on February 22 and create the second course at the event’s Awards Dinner, where the Abu Dhabi Gourmet Stars Awards will be presented to the elite of the UAE capital’s hospitality scene, at the Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi on February 23.

ickets for Chef Denis Martin’s Cheese speciality dinner can be bought online at www.gourmetabudhabi.ae priced AED 750 (US$ 204). Reservations for the masterclass are also available on the website.

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