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Taste of Abu Dhabi welcomes seven Michelin star chefs

Annual foodie event comes to Du Arena, Yas Island, from November 9-11

Taste of Abu Dhabi, the capital’s favourite food, drink and music festival is just a few weeks away, and we are getting over excited, as the city’s top venues prepare for a weekend of foodie heaven.

There’s a record-breaking line-up of no less than seven Michelin star chefs making an appearance, including Chef Richard Sandoval of Toro Toro, the Mexican-born Chef credited with almost single-handedly making Latin cuisine one of the world’s great culinary experiences. He runs a string of award-winning Latin-inspired restaurants – in New York, Las Vegas, Washington, Acapulco, Mexico City and Dubai.

He will be joined by six Michelin star chefs from Italy at the Extraordinary Italian Taste Pavilion, a new feature at the Yas Island venue which will include live demonstrations from Italian food artisans such as fresh pasta makers, an acrobatic pizza chef, burrata making, and lemon sorbet. You can learn from the masters including Tony Lo Coco, Rosanna Marziale, Errico Recanati, Paolo Gramaglia, William Zonfa and Nicola Fossaceca.

As well as the septuplicate of world-class capocuoco, you can also expect to see celebrity chef’s Jenny Morris, Reza Mahammad, Sanjeev Kapoor and Shelina Permalloo strutting their stuff in the kitchen during the packed weekend of eating, demonstrations, classes and fun.

The event is a rare chance to try dishes from some top venues, eating multiple small plates from a number of different outlets, with a line-up featuring Sho Cho, Flooka, Desert Lotus, The Grill, Bu!, Melius, Toro Toro, Hickory’s, Loca, Leopold’s of London, Original Fusion, Cafe Sushi and many more.

Taste the World
Loca 2
Loca 1
Sho Cho – Donburi black cod
Toro Toro 3
Toro Toro 1
Toro Tori 2
The Grill

And if you like entertainment with your food, you won’t be disappointed. For the first time, the event has a ‘Golden Circle’ in front of the main stage, exclusively for VIP and Premier ticket holders. Thursday evening features former Spandau Ballet frontmanTony Hadley, who’ll perform all the classics, including the number 1 hit ‘Gold’. There are back-to-back live music performances from other local artists, like Jaye & Foe, Mark Zitti and the Fratelli Coltelli, DJ Krish and many more.

Families are also catered for at the Les Fanfans Nursery Kid’s Zone, where the young ones awill be kept occupied all day with art and crafts, inflatables, a zip line, bungee jumping, face painting, pizza making and more!

Tickets are selling fast, but if you buy one soon, you can get 20% discount, including VIP.

You can find out more and bag a ticket, here

Event sponsors this year are Al Ain Dairy, du Arena, Etihad, Evian, JW Marriott, Les Fanfans, London Dairy Café, Mawasim, Miral_Yas, Spinney’s, Try Carriage, ICCA, and The Hub.

9 – 11 Nov – du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi



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