One of the most unforgettable parts of traveling is the chance to explore a foreign country’s unique culture through food. Although ongoing travel restrictions may limit such experiences for the time being, your taste buds can still jet off to far-flung destinations with exclusive dining events in and around the UAE capital this month. Helping to kick off the Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, 11 of the city’s most celebrated chefs are inviting local foodies to dine on carefully curated menus as part of the beloved Chef’s Table series. Centered on the theme “Travel Through Food”, this year’s Chef’s Table experience offers gastronomes the opportunity to sample an authentic smorgasbord of international cuisines across the emirate’s top restaurants for a different culinary journey any night of the week throughout August.
Five hand-picked courses of native delicacies from Europe, Asia, and of course the Middle East are in-store depending on the eatery of choice, promising diners a selection of mouthwatering treats inspired by each of the chef’s diverse backgrounds. Whether you book a table at Michelin-star-helmed Cipriani and Fouquet’s for a delectable trip to Italy or France, savor a fusion of Thai flavors at the St Regis Saadiyat Island’s Sontaya, or spice it up with modern Indian dishes at the Ritz-Carlton’s Punjab Grill, get ready to embark on a tasty adventure around the world in the heart of this burgeoning food capital. Other participating dining destinations include beachfront Levantine grill TEAN, L.A. hotspot BOA Steakhouse, award-winning Peruvian favorite COYA Abu Dhabi, Cantonese-street food highlight Dai Pai Dong, and much more.
Paired with this truly global affair is the chance to discover Abu Dhabi with special promotions geared at encouraging wanderlust-driven travelers a safe summer spent at home. Unearth hidden gems in your own backyard and indulge in a much-needed staycation with an array of Dine & Stay packages at the city’s best five-star resorts, complete with discounted rates and added amenities for a luxuriously effortless escape.
With this being the first of five similar installments to be launched by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism for a year-round program of culinary activations, food connoisseurs can check back for updates on other gastronomical delights soon heading to the capital (and your awaiting palette)…
Menus for the Chef’s Table series cover both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and are priced at AED 350 for 5 courses. For more information, click here.