Chef Himanshu Saini of Trèsind Studio will open his Dubai-based kitchen to Chef Najat Kaanache of Morocco’s Nur on September 23 and 24 for a two-night exclusive collaborative dinner. Diners will be treated to an extensive and innovative, multi-course menu specially curated and prepared by Saini and rising star Kaanache for the occasion. Diners can book their seat at this unique dining event for AED 695 per person (food only) with the option of seating at 6:30pm or 9:30pm.
Born and raised in San Sebastián in Spain’s Basque Country, a land of gastronomic delights, it’s little wonder that Najat Kaanache grew up to be a rising star in the culinary world. The host of AMC Networks’ cooking series “Cocina Marroquí”, Kaanache gained fame as a lead actress on Spanish daytime television before embarking on a philanthropic journey throughout South America and the Middle East, following her passion for empowering women and street kids.
After attending culinary school, Najat ventured into the world of all things fine dining with stints at such acclaimed restaurants as Noma, Alinea, The French Laundry, Per Se, El Bulli and many more. Kaanache gained fame as she chronicled her experiences in the food world while training with the world’s best chefs on her blog, “The Pilgrim Chef”.
Ferran Adrià stated to the Maghreb Arabe Presse that “Najat Kaanache represents the soul of Morocco through the language of the kitchen. Her passion for creativity and innovation should be a reference for the country.”
Currently, three restaurants across Morocco and Mexico showcase Najat’s passionate cuisine: Nur: Meaning ‘light’ in Arabic, Nur showcases fine dining in the Medina of Fez, featuring the flavours of the Middle Atlas through a creative lens.
Cús: Moroccan street food in the heart of Mexico City.
Nacho Mama: Funky Mexican Cantina inside the Medina of Fez.
Credited in NY Times, Vogue, Wall Street Journal and more as one of the most important chefs in Moroccan cuisine, Kaanache’s Nur was one of only eight restaurants globally to be given the prestigious designation of ‘Hidden Gem’ by La Liste in 2021.
Considered one of the youngest tastemakers in Indian cuisine today, Chef Himanshu has worked with many of the most acclaimed names in Indian cuisine. Commencing his culinary career under the mentorship of Chef Manish Mehrotra of award-winning Indian Accent in Delhi, Chef Saini went on to launch some of the most creative and path breaking concepts in India.
From the very beginning, Himanshu’s mission has been to change the perception of Indian cuisine and elevate how we experience Indian food today; the culmination of which is Trèsind Studio.
Chef Himanshu’s distinctive style is a mélange of global ingredients and modern cooking techniques with traditional Indian elements. With his expertise in, and passion for, traditional Indian food and cooking styles, Chef Himanshu has brought to Trésind, Carnival by Trésind & A Cappella his unique understanding of the robust cuisine India has to offer. The evolution of Trèsind is his ode to the culinary legacy of his homeland.
About Trèsind Studio:
Trèsind, the multi-award winning & critically acclaimed flagship of Passion F&B, has been serving guests their progressive take on Indian fine-dining since 2014. An amalgamation of two small words (‘Trés’ for very and ‘Ind’ for India), Trèsind has been considered among the region’s leading restaurants since its inception. Trèsind’s passion for showcasing the intricacies of Indian cuisine, its regional diversity and hidden gems has garnered them a fervent fan base both locally and internationally, leading to a Mumbai location being added to their portfolio in recent years.
Emerging from Trèsind, Trèsind Studio is an immersive, intimate journey into Modernist Indian cuisine. Chef Himanshu Saini and his team of dynamic young chef’s craft elevated seasonal tasting menus with creative dishes that have taken inspiration from everything from Frank Sinatra to lockdown banana bread. Studio’s butlers meld world-class service with the finest in Indian hospitality to deliver a fine dining experience like no other in Dubai, for just 20 guests per seating.
About the Trèsind Studio culinary collaboration series:
2020 was perhaps the toughest year hospitality has seen in recent times; but in 2021, Trèsind Studio is bringing unique gastronomic guests to Dubai to deliver world-class culinary experiences at a time when global travel feels like a distant memory.
This year has already seen much talked about collaborations with Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Slovenia, Riccardo Camanini from Italy’s Lido 84, Manu Buffara of Brazil’s Ristorante Manu and Christopher Hardiquest of Bon Bon in Brussels.