Gourmet Abu Dhabi

Organised by Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

This ‘lifestyle gastronomic extravaganza’ features a star-studded cast of Michelin-star chefs and special guests, master classes, industry insights from hospitality experts, and gourmet dinners hosted by the UAE capital’s top hotels.

This annual epicurean event is exclusively crafted and exceptionally satisfying to the most discerning individuals who seek gourmet enjoyment in perfect grandeur. Festival-goers can educate and excite their palates with the most unique dining experiences found in Abu Dhabi.

Gourmet Abu Dhabi was launched in 2009 with the dual aim of raising F&B standards within the emirate and promoting Emirati hospitality traditions.

This year promises to be the best ever with more than 30 master classes from world-class chefs, cooking demonstrations and gourmet dinners to experience and enjoy.

Enjoy an array international cuisine and Arabian hospitality offered by International Star Chefs:
 

Beach Rotana, Finz restaurant
February 11-14
Swedish Chefs Niclas Yngvesson and Gustav Knutsson, owners of the Michelin-starred restaurant Bhoga brings a distinctly Scandinavian flavour to seafood demonstrations allowing guests to create their own three course menu under their expert supervision.

Hilton Abu Dhabi
February 12- 13
Guests can ‘Dine with the Stars’ with Michelin star Dutch chef WilcoBerends at the Hilton Abu Dhabi as he creates magic.

Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Forge Restaurant
February 16

American celebrity chef Todd English will host an exclusive dinner at the Forge Restaurant by the Grand Canal.

Eastern Mangroves Promenade
February 16-18

Chef Marco Lucentini, executive chef at BOA Abu Dhabi, the famed Hollywood hotspot’s first restaurant outside of the US based at the will hold a Masterclass in ‘how to cook the perfect steak’ followed by dinner.

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Indigo
February 17-20

Guest Chefs Ashfaque and Irfan Qureshi will present their premium creations at the Indigo restaurant offering the finest Asian dining experience during the festival.

Saadiyat Beach Club
February 11
Cruise Through the Med  is a Chateau Dinner that is presented by Luca Ardiri, Braida and Tenute Silvio Nardi, Italy

Grand Millenium Al Wahda
February 17
A Master Class will feature contemporary Caprese 2010 salad, Homemade Stuffed Pasta, Modern Tiramisu and more.

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi, Bord Eau
February 5-21
Exquisitely Gourmet presents Chef Didier Quennouelle’s premium selection of French delicacies served in special set menus for lunch and dinner.

Yas Island Rotana Abu Dhabi, Rangoli
February 16 to 20
Chef Amrish Sood will bring a unique dining experience at the hotel’s Rangoli restaurant with a wide range of exclusive Indian dishes and specialties to enjoy from.

Yas Marina
February 19 to 20
Cafe dAlsace offers interesting Baking classes with great tips on the art of baking alongside a session of tea and pastries.

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan
February 10 & 17

Live cooking classes for Adults where they will learn to recreate our Chef's special Cold and Hot dishes.

Crowne Plaza, Yas Island
February 11-20
A Gourmet Pie Festival will celebrate the popular dish at the Crown Plaza hotel during the festival.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island
February 13
Gourmet Golf Experience allows guests can enjoy 18 holes of Championship golf along with gourmet dining stations at strategic holes and a gourmet prize giving dinner in the evening.

Gourmet for Juniors
Children with a passion for food can enjoy learning the art of cooking fresh pasta and other delights at the participating hotels including the below:

The St Regis Abu Dhabi
February 17 & 18
Scuola di Cucina for Young Masterchefs
Chef Stafano and his young son Ricardo bring in a fun event for children at the Villa Toscana from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Hilton Abu Dhabi
February 20
Little Chefs is a fun event for the children to try their hand at cooking at the Bocca restaurant from 12:00pm to 3:00 pm

Manarat Al Saadiyat, Fanr Restaurant
February 18-19
A fun filled interactive learning is on offer at the Fanr Restaurant’s Spirit of Arabia - Kids Cookery Classes where they are taught to make fresh Pasta & Crepe and Pizzas.

Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan
February 7 & 14
Emirati Kitchen (Kids): Live cooking classes for Kids where they will learn to recreate the Chef's special Cold Mezze.

Other notable chefs will be demonstrating their culinary skills and preparing exclusive dinners at restaurants across Yas and Saadiyat islands and Abu Dhabi city throughout the 10-day celebration of food.
To view the full Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2015 schedule click here

 

To view the full Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2015 schedule click here

date and time

Wed, Feb 11, 2015 - Fri, Feb 20, 2015

event location

Abu Dhabi

contact info

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
Tel: 800555

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Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2015 Schedule

Gourmet BBQ

Date: February 12
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Where: Al Raha Beach Hotel, La Piscine
Contact: +971 2 508 0431 / +971 2 508 0586

Gourmet Brunch

Date: February 20
Time: 12.30pm to 4pm
Where: Sevilla, Al Raha Beach Hotel
Contact: +971 2 508 0431 / +971 2 508 0491

Guest Chefs Niclas Yngvesson and Gustav Knutsson

Date: February 11 to 14
Time: Lunch 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dinner 7pm to 11.30pm
Where: Finz, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Contact: +971 2 697 9011 or [email protected]

Guest Chefs Ashfaque and Irfan Qureshi

Date: February 17 to 20
Time: Lunch 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dinner 6.30pm to 11.30pm
Where: Indigo, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Contact: +971 2 697 9011 or [email protected]

How to cook a perfect steak

Date: February 16 to 18
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Where: BOA Steakhouse, Eastern Mangroves

Culinary Class with Marco Lucentini, Executive Chef BOA Abu Dhabi
(Maximum 6 participants per day)
Contact: +971 2 641 1500 or [email protected] or www.boaabudhabi.ae

Steak-Out

Date: February 16 to 18
Time: 7.30pm to 11pm
Where: BOA Steakhouse, Eastern Mangroves
Price: Four course set menu AED 425, with Californian beverage pairing AED 575
Contact: +971 2 641 1500, [email protected] or www.boaabudhabi.ae

Culinary Tour de France

Date: February 18 to 20             
Time: 7.30pm to 11pm
Where: Cafe D' Alsace, Yas Marina
Price: AED 300 per person including buffet of bread, cheese and grape pairing along with hot dishes and dessert
Contact: +971 508115414 or [email protected]

Bread Baking Workshop

Date: February 19 to 20
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Where: Cafe D' Alsace, Yas Marina
Price: Baking classes are AED 250 per person including tea and pastries
Contact: +971 508115414 or [email protected]

Global Flavors

Date: February 15 to 17
Time: 6pm to 11.30pm
Where: Catch, The St. Regis Corniche.
Price: AED 380 per person including set menu of cold appetizer, hot appetizer, main dish and dessert
Contact: +971 2 611 0909 or www.catch.ae

Still’s Gourmet Pie Festival

Date: February 17 to 18
Time: 8pm to 11pm
Where: Stills Bar and Brasserie, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island.
Price: AED 99 net per serving.
Contact: +971 2 656 3053 or [email protected]

Benjarong culinary journey

Date: February 15 to 18
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Where: Benjarong, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.
Price: AED 225 per person, 4 course set menu.
Contact: +971 2 698 8137 (Direct), +971 2 698 8888 (Hotel Number), [email protected] or [email protected]

Wok With Me Brunch

Date: February 20
Time: 12.30pm to 4pm
Where: Urban Kitchen, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi.
Price: AED 255 per person including soft beverages. AED 370 per person inclusive of hops/grapes & mixed drinks.
AED 95 per kid between 7 to 12 years.
Children under 6 years of age dine complimentary.
Contact: +971 2 698 8137 (Direct), +971 2 698 8888 (Hotel Number), [email protected] or [email protected]

Spirit of Arabia

Date: February 18 to 20
Time: 12pm to 4pm
Where: Fanr Restaurant, Manarat Al Saadiyat.
Price: Three courses set menu AED 169.
Contact: + 971 2 6575888, [email protected] or www.fanrrestaurant.ae

Spirit of Arabia - Kids Cookery Class - Fresh Pasta & Crepe

Date: February 18
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Where: Fanr Restaurant, Manarat Al Saadiyat.
Contact: +971 2 6575888, [email protected] or www.fanrrestaurant.ae

Spirit of Arabia - Kids Cookery Class - Pizza

Date: February 19
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Where: Fanr Restaurant, Manarat Al Saadiyat.
Contact: +971 2 6575888, [email protected] or www.fanrrestaurant.ae

Gourmet Dinner, Indulge the Flavor of Italy without a Ticket, Porto Bello

Date: February 18 & 20             
Time: 7.00 pm to 11.00pm
Where: Porto Bello, Grand Millenium Al Wahda.
Contact: +971 2 4953890, [email protected]

Contemporary Italian Cuisine

Date: February 18 to 20
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Where: Grand Millenium Al Wahda.

Master Classes –Contemporary Porto Bello

Date: February 17
Time: 3.00 pm to 6.00pm
Where: Porto Bello, Grand Millenium Al Wahda.
Contact: +971 2 4953890, [email protected]

Venetian Carnival

Date: February 12 to 17
Time: : Lunch 12pm to 3pm, Dinner 7pm to 11pm
Where: Hilton Abu Dhabi
Contact: +971 26924247 or [email protected]

Little chefs

Date: February 20
Time: Lunch 12pm to 3pm
Where: Bocca, Hilton Abu Dhabi.
Price: AED 120 per person.
Contact: +971 2 692 4247 or [email protected]

Dine with the Stars in Jazzbar by Wilko Berends

Date: February 12 to 13
Time: Dinner
Where: Jazzbar, Hilton Abu Dhabi.
Contact: +971 2 692 4247 or [email protected]

Open House Party

Date: February 11
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Where: 18 Degrees, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi.
Price: AED 250 per person.
Contact: +971 2 596 1440 or [email protected]

Chef’s A la Carte Specialities

Date: February 11-20             
Time: 12:00-3:00 PM & 7:00 to 11:30 PM
Where: 18 Degrees, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi.
Price: As billed 
Contact: +971 2 596 1440 or [email protected]

Arabic Afternoon Tea

Date: February 11-20
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Where: The Lounge, Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi.
Contact: +971 2 596 1440 or [email protected]

South East Asia Wine Dinner

Date: February 17 to 19
Time: Dinner 7pm to 11pm
Where: Teatro, Park Rotana Abu Dhabi.
Price: AED 425++ per person.
Contact: +971 2 657 3317, +971 2 657 3333 or www.rotana/parkrotana.com

Cruise Through the Med

Date: February 11 to 13
Time: Lunch 12pm to 3pm, Dinner 6.30pm to 10pm.
Where: Safina, Saadiyat Beach Club.
Price: Lunch Price Three course set menu AED 275 per person.
Dinner Price Four course set menu AED 399 per person.
Contact: +971 2 656 3555, [email protected] or www.saadiyatbeachclub.ae

Cruise Through the Med - Chateau Dinner - presented by Mr. Luca Ardiri, Area Export Manager, Braida and Tenute Silvio Nardi, Italy

Date: February 11 Feb
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Where: Safina, Saadiyat Beach Club.
Price: Four course set menu AED 399 per person, Price includes Italian beverage pairing AED 575 per person
Contact: +971 2 656 3555, [email protected] or www.saadiyatbeachclub.ae

Gourmet Golf Experience

Date: February 11 to 12 Feb
Time: Golf 11am to 6pm, Dinner 7pm to 9pm
Where: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.
Price: AED 850 per person.
Contact: [email protected]

Gourmet Lunch and Dinner

Date: February 11 to 12
Time: Golf 11am to 6pm, Dinner 7pm to 9pm
Where: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.
Price: AED 850 per person.
Contact: [email protected]

Burster Tail

Date: February 12 to 14
Time: 12pm to 3pm
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.
Price: AED 200 per person.
Contact: +971 2 818 8282 or [email protected]

Exclusive Dinner Hosted by Todd English

Date: February 16
Where: The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, The Forge.
Contact: +971 2 818 8282 or [email protected]

The Essence of Italian Cuisine

Scuola di Cucina for Young Masterchefs
Date:
February 17 to 18
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Where: Villa Toscana, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Price: AED200++ per child inclusive of light dinner for children and beverages and canapés for one parent/guardian. Additional AED100 ++ for each additional parent/guardian
Contact: +97126944553 or [email protected]

Paired grape dinner with Christophe Renard Ott from Les Domainers de Domaines Ott

Date: February 12
Where: 55 & 5th, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resorts, Abu Dhabi.
Price: AED 750++ per person.

Paired grape dinner with Luc Bouchard form Bouchard Pere et Fils

Date: February 16 Feb
Where: 55 & 5th, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resorts, Abu Dhabi.
Price: AED 750++ per person.

Foie Gras Dinner with Louis Roederer

Date: February 18
Where: 55 & 5th, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resorts, Abu Dhabi.
Price: AED 850++ per person.

Paired grape dinner with Marchesi Di Fresobaldi

Date: February 19
Where: 55 & 5th, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resorts, Abu Dhabi.
Price: AED 750++ per person.

LAbbuffata – The Italian Brunch

Date: February 13 and 20
Time: 12.30pm to 4.00pm
Where: Sacci, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa.
Contact: +971 2 616 9999, [email protected] or www.sacciabudhabi.com

Journey Through India

Date: February 11 to 20
Time: Lunch and Dinner
Where: Ushna, The Souk Qaryat Al Beri.
Contact: +971 2 558 1769 or [email protected]

The Art of delicious food with Chef Mark Taquet at Blue Grill

Date: February 15 to 18
Time: 7pm to 11:00pm
Where: Blue Grill Restaurant, Yas Island Rotana Abu Dhabi.
Contact: +971 2 656 4000 or www.rotana.com/yasislandrotana

Penfolds Chateau Dinner

Date: February 20
Time: 7pm
Where: Blue Grill Restaurant, Yas Island Rotana Abu Dhabi.
Contact: +971 2 656 4000 or www.rotana.com/yasislandrotana

A unique dining experience with Chef Amrish Sood at Rangoli

Date: February 16 to 20
Time: 7pm to 11pm
Where: Rangoli restaurant, Yas Island Rotana Abu Dhabi.
Contact: +971 2 656 4000 or www.rotana.com/yasislandrotana

Exquisitely Gourmet

Date: February 5-21
Lunch: A three course menu at AED 250++ per person
Dinner: A six course set menu at AED 600++ per person
Where: Bord Eau, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi

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