Taste of Abu Dhabi returns to the UAE capital on 10 – 12 November with a line-up of celebrity chefs, including one of India’s most famous chefs, Sanjeev Kapoor, top UK chef, Ed Baines and Taste of Abu Dhabi regulars, Jenny Morris and Josh Stanzl.
The chefs will take part in the Chefs Theatre and Cooking Challenge alongside some of the region’s best-known chefs – Mohammad Orfali, Deema Hajhawi and Tarek Ibrahim – who are headlining the event for the first time.
Chris Fountain, managing director of the organisers, Turret Media, commented: “Abu Dhabi’s culinary scene is thriving and the capital is becoming known as a leading gastronomic destination that attracts some of the best chefs in the world. With more than 14,000 visitors enjoying the food, family fun and famous faces in 2015, we are confident that this year’s event will provide an even more memorable experience for all of our guests.”
Etihad Airways’ exclusive Chefs Theatre will see international and Michelin-starred chefs taking centre stage, while the new Cooking Challenge will test visitors’ culinary skills against headline chefs.
Participating restaurants include Abu Dhabi’s Teatro, Sho Cho, Flooka, Bu Trinity!, Tamba, Punjab Grill, Catch, Original Fusion, Loca, Velocity, Melius, JW Steakhouse, Al Fanar, Bakers Kitchen and The Sportsman’s Arms.
This year, Swedish Abba cover band Bjorn Again will headline the festival, and for 2016 there will be a new Kids Zone offering a family treasure hunt.
Sponsors include Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi World, ICCA, Evian and Badoit, BBC Good Food, Mother, Baby& Child magazine, Dining and Nightlife Abu Dhabi magazine, Delicio and the Tea Club.
Taste of Abu Dhabi takes place at Zayed Sports City from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 November 2016.
The festival will run from 4 – 11pm on Thursday, 12pm – 11pm on Friday and 12pm – 10pm on Saturday.
Tickets are available now from www.tasteabudhabi.com with advance tickets starting from AED 65.