Chef Middle East and Olmeda Origenes hosted a series of dinners “La Mesa de Olmeda” at Lola Taberna Espanola during the second week of September 2021. A unique gathering for their customers, and a gourmet delight delivering a plate-tingling experience to these Dubai’s food connoisseurs.
The dinners were distinguished with an array of delicate flavours that captured the essence and versatility of Spanish ingredients from Olmeda Origenes. It was a great opportunity to host a gathering between a group of selected Dubai-based and talented Chefs, Chef Middle East’s team and Olmeda Origenes’ owner, Jesus Pelaez, who flew directly from Spain for this special occasion.
Various delicate dishes were crafted by Chef Middle East Culinary Development Manager Chef Georges Chihane and Lola Taberna’s Head Chef Daniel Perez Delgado, within a 12-course tasting menu, all focused around Olmeda Origenes quality ingredients featuring a gourmet selection of unique tapas, delicious Spanish cheeses and cold cuts, daring anchodina and tuna tartare, authentic Seafood Paella Negra and many more.
Attendees got to taste the alluring desserts to have sweet finale to their meal, signed by Chef Middle East Pastry Chef Amine Hmani, whilst all courses were paired with a carefully selected range of Spanish beverages that includes Tio Pepe Sherry, Marques de Riscal and Codorniu, courtesy of MMI.
Saji Kurian Thomas, Speciality Category Manager at Chef Middle East commented: “We are delighted to have hosted this special series of dinners to showcase the unique range of Olmeda Origenes, a brand that we are proud to have among our Speciality portfolio for over 10 years and that definitely shares Chef Middle East’s values – focusing on the high-quality ingredients and a thrive for excellence in the culinary solutions for foodservice operators. This type of gathering is always appreciated by our customers where culinary experts meet to celebrate their passion for food.”
The authentic Spanish brand, Olmeda Origenes, has inherited the natural and artisan flavours of Spanish food tradition. Exceptional gastronomy which reflects the bounty of their land. Traditions in production, deep understanding of raw material refinement and generations of knowledge, these are few of the criteria that help in forming part of truly great ingredients with strong business and personal ethics as core values.
Chef Middle East looks forward to hosting many more of these highly focused dinner series and will continue to roll out their busy pipeline of events in the coming weeks to keep sharing these memorable moments with their customers and keep inspiring culinary craftsmanship.