Cooking classes at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek offer insight into local cuisine
Many of us have lived in Dubai for a long time. Some even grew up here. But how much do we actually know about traditional Emirati food? It isn’t about kebabs or hummus – Emirati cuisine is a rich mix of cultures and cuisines.
Now guests have the chance to experience the true taste of Dubai, and no one can offer it better than the chefs of Emirati restaurant Aseelah, who spent countless hours with Emirati families and cooking with locals. They know the difference between real saffron and counterfeit. They can teach you how to differentiate between local spices and the the myriad others available in the market.
Interactive cooking demonstrations with resident Chef Rabeh, Chef de Cuisine of Aseelah, involve a morning session which begins with a welcome drink, an introduction from the chef and a cooking demonstration. Chef Rabeh will turn out delicious favourites such as traditional chicken margooga, beetroot carpaccio, parsnip soup and chicken roulade, and delightful desserts such as luqaimat and sago, which you then get to enjoy over lunch.
Cooking demonstrations are priced at AED 170 per person, with a minimum of 10 people per class.
*Dishes may vary.