x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Chefs dish up culinary tips at Taste of Dubai

Food lovers had their appetites satisfied yesterday as a host of the world's top chefs joined 22 local restaurants to take part in this weekend's Taste of Dubai 2011 festival.

Visitors take part in a cookery school at Taste of Dubai in Dubai Media City Amphitheater in Dubai.
Visitors take part in a cookery school at Taste of Dubai in Dubai Media City Amphitheater in Dubai.

DUBAI // Food lovers had their appetites satisfied yesterday as a host of the world's top chefs joined 22 local restaurants to take part in this weekend's Taste of Dubai 2011 festival.

Chefs including Jun Tanaka and Richard Phillips imparted culinary tips during live demonstrations and cooking lessons, while estbalishments including the Arabic restaurant Al Nafoorah, the Thai eaterie Mango Tree, and Al Hambra, which serves Spanish dishes, catered to a wealth of appetities.

The three-day event got under way on Thursday and will end today, when more chefs are expected to share their gastronomic secrets.

Among them is Tim Hughes, the executive chef of The Ivy. The London restaurant, famed as a favourite among celebrities and renowned for difficulties securing a table, is to open a branch in Emirates Towers this year.

Amina al Khaja, an Emirati visitor to the festival, said: "The classes were interesting - it was like being part of a proper cookery show. I will attempt the dish that chef Suzanne Husseini just showed."

Taste of Dubai takes place from 11am to midnight at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Tickets are available from the box office.

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