Food, glorious food
Dubai Food Festival is back. With international food trucks, Dubai Restaurant Week, the Beach Canteen and the 10th edition of Taste of Dubai, there is much to savour. Stacie Overton Johnson gets the lowdown
he Dubai Food Festival kicks off on Thursday and, as usual, there are plenty of tasty treats to tempt food-lovers during the 17day event.
This year features the return of the popular beach canteen, as well as a wide range of cooking classes, a focus on street food, some budget- friendly dining deals during Dubai Restaurant Week, the 10th anniversary of Taste of Dubai, and much more.
“We are delighted to bring Dubai Food Festival back this year, uniting people all over the city with a 17- day menu of incredible dining experiences, luxury food concepts and a flavour of local dishes,” says Issam Kazim, chief executive of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing. “From desert dining to stunning waterside restaurants, Dubai Food Festival is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Dubai’s rich melting pot of cuisine and put our city firmly on the global gastronomy map for the world to see.”
Here is our guide to getting the most out of the festival.
Pierchic’s new executive chef, Paolo Bellamio, who will show guests what goes into creating the restaurant’s signature dishes, such as white bean cappuccino and manjari chocolate assiette. Catch him from 4pm on Friday, February 24.
The Beach Canteen will also showcase some of the best home-grown offerings, plenty of street food and an array of highend beach-dining experiences.
There will also be a range of family-friendly activities, fitness classes, beach football, farm- In only its second year, Eat the World DXB is now the world’s ultimate street-food festival Philip Lowery director, Food Market Events Middle East ers’ markets, open-mic nights, children’s play areas and a beach cinema throughout the festival. Entry is free.
Eat The World DXB
February 23-March 4 Foodies can dine for the bargain price of just Dh199 a person at 15 restaurants participating in Dubai Restaurant Week. Most of the featured restaurants are offering three-course meals, but some include more.
Eat the World DXB will welcome 25 international food trucks, who will serve their signature fare alongside some of Dubai’s most popular vendors.