Vote Now for the Gourmet Abu Dhabi Star Awards
Christopher Kostow, executive chef of The Restaurant at Meadowood Napa Valley in St. Helena, Ca, poses at an undisclosed location on July 1, 2010. Kostow re-launched the resort's "Twelve Days of Christmas'' holiday banquets in 2008, which has lured star chefs from the U.S. and around the world to cook and raise money for Share Our Strength, the Washington-based nonprofit that combats childhood hunger. Photographer: Justin Lewis/Meadowood Napa Valley via Bloomberg EDITOR'S NOTE: NO SALES. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
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Vote Now for the Gourmet Abu Dhabi Star Awards


It’s being dubbed the Oscars of the UAE’s hospitality industry and voting has just begun. The 2014 Gourmet Abu Dhabi Stars Awards has 12 hotly contested accolades up for grabs and the finale will take place as part of the capital’s culinary festival of the same name in February 2014. A host of international Michelin-starred chefs will be on the ground, not least Nappy Valley’s king of cuisine, Christopher Kostow (pictured above).

Twenty of the capital’s best restaurants are taking part and the first public voting selection round is open until November 18th. Pick your favourite Exec Chef, top restaurant or standout regional cuisine through the online voting process at

All winners will be revealed at a ceremony on February 19, 2014. Reservations for the gala dinner and all other demonstrations, dinners, promotions and events - are available from mid-December and can be registered at