New Delhi, 13 March(AIR): “Taste of Dubai”- a three day long event showcasing the best of food, drinks, music and entertainment form the region and all over the world gets underway at Dubai Media City today. The event will present sample signature dishes freshly prepared by highly acclaimed chefs while exploring specialist culinary delights and sampling premium beverage with music and entertainment.
The high point of the festival is participation by 30 of Dubai’s finest restaurants with 180 signature dishes and Cuisines from 7 continents. As Dubai becomes the centre of culinary action for 23 days, the festival will showcase the abundance of ethnic cuisines on offer in Dubai, the region’s gastronomy capital, drawn from more than 200 nationalities in the Emirate, and featuring fine dining to high quality street food.
Making a spectacular entry on the opening day will a fireworks show at 8pm at Dubai Festival City that is bound to enthrall visitors to the Dubai Food Carnival. The Dubai Food Festival also includes other family-oriented events such as the The Big Grill offering the finest grilled dishes from top grill masters, the Grand Kerala Festival, showcasing the cusines of the southern Indian state of Kerala, , and The Taste of Peru , a celebration of Peruvian gastronomy.
Dubai Food Festival will also bring under one umbrella business events including Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show, and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum . Giving a fitting finale to Dubai Food Festival will be the highly popular Taste of Dubai from March 13-15 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.
Global Village, Dubai’s leading family entertainment and cultural destination, will also join Dubai Food Festival by promoting a range of cuisines from around the world while The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2014 , Gulf Photo Plus 2014, a popular event dedicated to both professional and amateur photographers, and the Dubai International Boat Show will be joining the celebrations through specific culinary related activities and initiatives.
Further enhancing the overall foodie experience during Dubai Food Festival will be appearances and activities involving over 26 celebrity chefs. line-up of food personalities include French Chef, Jean Christophe Novelli; Australian power pair, Greg and Lucy Malouf; Queen of the Arabic Kitchen, Egyptian Chef, Manal Al Alem; Lebanon’s Chef of the Year 2013, Maroun Chedid; and Indian TV personality, Sanjeev Kapoor.
Many restaurants will be creating special set menus to celebrate the inaugural edition of Dubai Food Festival while a number of other restaurants will enhance the dining experience through value-for-money meals, special offers and promotions. Further enhancing the festival excitement will be promotions that will be run by leading hypermarkets and malls, offering fabulous prizes to shoppers.