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Michelin-starred Chefs Descend on the Capital for the Tastemasters Series

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 November 2019: As part of the ongoing Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, Michelin-starred chefs from around the world are coming to Abu Dhabi to serve up gastronomic excellence to residents and visitors alike.

Organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the Tastemasters Series is set to run until December 14 celebrating Abu Dhabi’s outstanding dining offerings by hosting culinary masters in some of the city’s best restaurants.

Some of the renowned chefs who are showcasing their skills include Andrea Monesi from Italy (at the Grand Hyatt’s Verso restaurant from 19 – 23 November), Matteo Rizzo, from Italy (at the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi’s 18 Degrees restaurant from 28 November – 2 December), Liu Wai-Yeung from Hong-Kong (at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri’s Shang Palace from 21 – 23 November) and Paolo Cappuccio from Italy (at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche’s Parmigiana restaurant from 3 – 7 December).

Abu Dhabi Culinary Season is a six-week celebration of the art and culture of food, focussing on the culinary diversity that helps make Abu Dhabi one of the most exciting places in the world to live and visit. The Tastemasters Series brings the best culinary talent on the planet to the city to complement Abu Dhabi’s already world-class restaurants, and to give diners a chance to have a unique and innovative dining experience.

“Not only is Abu Dhabi known for having top local culinary talent, we are also able to attract visiting celebrity chefs based on our reputation as a food hub, given the calibre of fine dining restaurants in the capital, and the demand for state-of-the-art food experiences by residents,” said Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Acting Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi.

To take part in the programme or for more details, please visit our website: https://www.adculinaryseason.ae/taste-masters/

Stay tuned for updates throughout the season with our social channels: Facebook.com/ADCulinarySeason

Instagram.com/ADCulinarySeason

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About the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi:

The Department of Culture and Tourism conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction, which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The organization manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programs relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Louvre Abu Dhabi. DCT Abu Dhabi supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

About Abu Dhabi Culinary Season:


The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi will highlight the capital’s culinary diversity and world class cuisine this autumn when it brings the Abu Dhabi Culinary Season to the city from the 14 November to 14 December 2019.

The culinary season will celebrate Abu Dhabi’s global food influences, world-class restaurants and celebrity chefs while also offering delicious offers and foodie-centric events. The one month long food season is set to attract residents and international visitors alike and will feature three main culinary events; Mega Mela, Taste of Abu Dhabi and World of Food Abu Dhabi.

The Tastemaster Series will illuminate the season with Michelin starred chefs who will create signature meals for diners in an intimate, interactive setting, while the Chef’s Table programme will celebrate some of the finest resident chefs across premium and fine dining restaurants across the city.

In addition to events, the season will reflect the diversity of dining options throughout Abu Dhabi from street food to haute cuisine with some of the world’s most renowned chefs, as well as amazing dining deals with amazing offers with Pitstop Promotions and Delicious Deals and a fantastic raffle with some great prizes for residents and visitors alike across the capital.  

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