Housed in the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Social by Heinz Beck has been a stalwart in Dubai’s fine dining scene since it opened in 2014. Based at the venue from March 1-4, 2021, the chef prepared an artfully curated selection of dishes from his world-renowned repertoire.
Beck was joined in the kitchen cooking alongside his culinary team led by head chef Francesco Acquaviva. Using the finest ingredients and their artistry, the highly celebrated chef and his team created seminal culinary moments for a select number of diners over the course of four nights. Fine dining aficionados had the option of a five- or seven-course epicurean journey and the opportunity to meet the master who created it.
World-renowned, 3-star Michelin Chef Beck brings contemporary Italian dining to Dubai. Featuring inviting design elements and offering innovative contemporary Italian cuisine, Social by Heinz Beck offers a relaxed atmosphere with magnificent views of Dubai.
Beck is widely known throughout Italy and Europe as a notable master of modern gastronomy. Expressing a unique interpretation of the modern kitchen, his artistry exceeds his raw culinary talent with a well-guarded process, which includes mindfully curating ingredients and implementing innovative techniques to transform simple ingredients into highly evocative dishes.
Following the success of the acclaimed La Pergola in Rome, Social by Heinz Beck is set to amplify Chef Beck’s reputation within Dubai and solidify his position as an international culinary talent.
What’s your main focus in terms of cuisine?
As today’s reality is showing us, the first aim of human nutrition is the quality, then comes everything else. It’s essential to consider this aspect on each level of proposal, not only in the gourmet world. That’s why I want to underline it as a principle of inspiration for my work.
Why do you think Social by Heinz Beck has stood the test of time?
You see, if you believe and, above all, apply the principles I mentioned, I believe that ensuring the continuity of good work is much easier in the restaurant business.
How is social media presence important for a chef and how do you interact with followers?
The media in general and social media in particular have represented a revolution in relations with customers. The way of communicating food has changed and is constantly evolving; we, as chefs, must communicate responsibly and attentively with new generations.
Tell us about some of your greatest career moments.
I believe that the youthful emotions of kitchen management remain indelible memories; those are surely the best moments of a career.
How has the pandemic changed diners’ perception of fine dining?
The pandemic has changed a lot of our priorities. Honestly, it takes time to understand how the market will transform and we will have to be ready for everything that will come in the next years.
Are you planning to change the offering at Social by Heinz Beck?
Clearly, if it will be necessary, with respect to the changes in demand we will build a new offer. For now, we only have to change the menus according to the seasonality…then we will see what happens.
Are you working on any new projects?
Of course, new projects, especially during these difficult moments, are the energy we need!
We’re working on a great new project at Palazzo Fiuggi, a new medical retreat near Rome, where our guest will regenerate at 360 degrees from the medical aspect to the food.