Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2016

Organised by Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

Gourmet Abu Dhabi will run from Thursday 8th December to Friday 23rd December in various locations across the emirate, giving fans of top-class food the chance to taste dishes from some of the best chefs in the world in some of the most luxurious venues around.

The 19-day Festival will feature THREE international guest chefs, TWO celebrity guests, restaurant promotions, culinary demonstrations, Celebrity chef dinners, a Celebrity appearance dinner, high-tea event, Gourmet Golf at the Westin Hotel, as well as a  Desert, Sky And Sea themed experiences  

First to arrive in Abu Dhabi is rising star and Hollywood heartthrob Jesse Metcalfe. On the 9th December, Metcalfe will make a special appearances at one of Abu Dhabi’s most impressive restaurants Catch, at the Nation Riviera Beach Club, dining and interacting with guests as part of Gourmet Abu Dhabi’s celebrity hosted events. 
  
On 16th December, 12 lucky gourmet food lovers will share a table with John Cusack at Emirates Palace’s Presidential Suite, a unique opportunity to interact with one of Tinseltown’s elite. After the Emirates Palace event, Cusack will also attend a dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi the following night, December 17th.   

Tickets for these celebrity events will be available on tixbox.com.

MasterChef Australia star Matt Preston, acclaimed Michelin Star chef, restaurateur and global TV personality, Graham Elliot and Adriano Zumbo, star of Zumbo’s Just Desserts, will be delighting food fans with pop-up restaurant appearances, ‘Meet & Greets’ and cookbook signings during the festival.

In addition, there will be one ‘Fast Cars, Slow Food’ BBQ event (at Emirates Palace), special Gourmet Abu Dhabi brunches and celebrity cookbook signing sessions.

date and time

Thu, Dec 08, 2016 - Fri, Dec 23, 2016

event location

Abu Dhabi

contact info

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
Tel: 800 555

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Celebrity Chefs

MasterChef Australia star Matt Preston, acclaimed Michelin Star chef, restaurateur and global TV personality, Graham Elliot and Adriano Zumbo, star of Zumbo’s Just Desserts, will be delighting food fans with pop-up restaurant appearances, ‘Meet & Greets’ and cookbook signings during the festival.

Matt Preston (Master Chef Australia)

Friday, Dec 9th
An Australian Afternoon Tea at Majlis Lounge Rosewood at 2PM -5PM
AED250 Per Person Book Signing / Meet & Greet
Tickets available from TixBox.com

Dinner at Aqua - Venue Open at 8PM - Midnight (Dinner at 9PM)
AED495 Per Person 
Book Signing / Meet & Greet 
Tickets available from TixBox.com

Saturday, Dec 10th
An Australian Afternoon Tea at Dolce, Ritz Carlton at 2PM -5PM
AED250 Per Person 
Book Signing / Meet & Greet 
Tickets available from TixBox.com

Graham Elliot (Master Chef USA)

Friday, Dec 16th
Dinner at Brasserie Angelique - Venue Opens at 8PM - Midnight (Dinner at 9PM)
AED495 Per Person 
Book Signing / Meet & Greet 
Tickets available from TixBox.com

Saturday,Dec 17th
Afternoon Tea at Observation Deck At 300 at 2PM - 5PM
AED250 Per Person  
Book Signing / Meet & Greet 
Tickets available from TixBox.com

Adriano Zumbo

Friday, Dec 16th
Brunch at Olea St Regis Saadiyat Island  from 1PM-4PM (Deserts will be designed by Adriano Zumbo)
Packages : Silk AED360, Pearl AED 475, Diamond AED595 Children AED180 (6-12) Under 5 eat free
Book Signing / Meet & Greet 
Tickets available from TixBox.com

Saturday, Dec 17th
Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Room, St Regis Saadiyat at 2PM -5PM
AED195 Per Person 
Book Signing / Meet & Greet
Tickets available from TixBox.com

Themed Experiences

The Desert Experience will take place at the incredible surroundings of the exquisite Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, set in Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter in the Rub' al Khali sand desert. This palatial luxury resort will host a special dinner event for Abu Dhabi Food Festival. 
Where: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, Western Region
When: December 9 - 10, 16 - 17, 22 - 23
Tickets available from TixBox.com

The Sky Experience will take place at the stunning Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel where Chef Graham Elliot will prepare an exclusive dessert recipe for an ‘Afternoon Tea Event’, and will be available to meet’n’greet guests.
Where: Observation Deck, Etihad towers
When: December 17
Tickets available from TixBox.com

The Sea Experience will see food fans taken onboard a traditional Dhow to sail serenely along Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, with 5-star dining. 
Where: Traditional Dhow, Abu Dhabi Corniche
When: December 22
Tickets available from TixBox.com

Gourmet Golf
The Gourmet Golf will take place at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, with four F&B stations, showcasing the best that capital dining scene has to offer. Enjoy a feast along the green and prepare for a culinary tee off. Teams will compete against each other over nine holes of the picturesque Abu Dhabi Golf Club, followed by a barbecue awards dinner and entertainment at hotel.
The event also includes a Family Golf Day, a great way to introduce kids and beginner golfers to the game, in a fun and relaxed environment, a shopping soiree, Spa & beauty booth, Kids entertainment and more. 
Where: the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
When: December 15
Tickets available from TixBox.com

Hollywood Celebrities

First to arrive in Abu Dhabi is rising star and Hollywood heartthrob Jesse Metcalfe. On the 9th December, Metcalfe will make a special appearances at one of Abu Dhabi’s most impressive restaurants Catch, at the Nation Riviera Beach Club, dining and interacting with guests as part of Gourmet Abu Dhabi’s celebrity hosted events. 

Metcalfe, best known for his breakout role opposite Eva Longoria in the award-winning television series Desperate Housewives, also carried the leading role in John Tucker Must Die and played the role of Christopher Ewing in TNT’s continuation of TV soap opera Dallas.
  
On 16th December, 12 lucky gourmet food lovers will share a table with John Cusack at Emirates Palace’s Presidential Suite, a unique opportunity to interact with one of Tinseltown’s elite. Having first gained the attention of audiences by starring in a number of 1980s film classics such as The Sure Thing, Say Anything and Sixteen Candle, Cusack rose to stardom by broadening his acting repertoire, moving away from teenage heartthrob motion pictures to headlining dramas, comedies and thrillers including The Grifters, Eight Men Out, Being John Malkovich, High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank. 

Boasting a long roster of acting accolades spanning the course of two decades, Cusack was in 2012, awarded the 2,469th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in honour of his accomplishments in film. After the Emirates Palace event, Cusack will also attend a dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi the following night, December 17th.   

Tickets for these celebrity events will be available on tixbox.com
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