x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

What the bloggers are saying about the supper-club concept

The bloggers weigh in on the supper club trend.

A Russian artist performing at Music Hall in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National
A Russian artist performing at Music Hall in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National

“We’re beginning to see the UAE’s restaurant scene develop more innovative concepts, like the new string of what I call glammed-up supper clubs, such as Music Hall, The Act Dubai and the soon-to-open Supperclub. At the same time, the London trend of dinner parties at unusual and often underground locations is catching on here thanks to social experience company Lime & Tonic’s monthly secret supper clubs, as well as similar concepts by Restronaut and Dinner Club 57 – and these are home-grown concepts, a far cry from the international imports the UAE, and specifically Dubai, loves. I am sure we will see more open up here, and that can only be good for Dubai as it develops its own restaurant culture, allowing it to compete on a global level with other cosmopolitan cities. What would be even better is to see paid dinners at a chef or foodie’s home become mainstream.”

Samantha Wood, founder of restaurant review blog foodiva.net

“The recent opening of supper clubs around Dubai is quite exciting. Although a global trend, we believe this type of dining experience is here to stay. A concept that brings together food, entertainment and socialising will always be successful in Dubai. We personally hope to see less exclusive and more affordable and home-grown versions soon.”

Saira Malik, www.dubaiconfidential.ae

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