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10956 28 Sep 2021

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai: Battle of the Chefs Returns

The anticipated cook-off will be part of the launch of The Destination of Exceptional Taste’s first Celebrity Chef Series.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 27, 2021. The team at JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai, is excited to announce the return of 'Battle of the Chefs' this October. The highly anticipated cook-off will be part of the launch of The Destination of Exceptional Taste's first Celebrity Chef Series, a regular culinary program which will showcase the talents of both local and internationally renowned chefs along with the hotel's award-winning restaurant teams.

The first in the Celebrity Chef Series will welcome Chef Jord Althuizen; World BBQ Champion from the Netherlands; and Chef Reuben Riffle, celebrity TV chef and restauranteur from South Africa, who will host a series of carefully curated dining experiences taking place over four days from 12th 15th October at Prime68, Bridgewater Tavern and the soon-to-open Rang Mahal.

Kicking off the series will be the Signature Experiences where guests can savor the Chefs individually created three course set-menus available at Rang Mahal and Prime68 on Tuesday 12th October. On Thursday 14th October, this months Beef and Burgundy at Prime68 will offer a five course set-menu by Chef Reuben and the chefs of Prime68 expertly paired with grape beverages from wine connoisseur, Ken Forrester.

The show-stopper of their visit, and the most anticipated experience is the return of The Battle of the Chefs on Wednesday 13th October. Set in Rang Mahal and hosted by local radio presenter, Tom Urquhart, the event will see Chef Jord and Chef Reuben go head-to-head in a culinary cook-off where guests can chose their favorite dish from each of the three courses. The battle, in partnership with Marriott Bonvoy, is available for one night only and will give guests the chance to interact with the chefs while dining on a unique and diverse menu created especially for the event.

To round off the week of culinary highlights, Chef Jord will participate in the re-launch of Bridgewaters Backyard brunch where he will demonstrate his BBQ skills by creating unique dishes to add to the brunch menu, featuring items such as a flame grilled, premium beef and bone marrow slider and much more. Chef Reuben will be putting his own twist on the signature favorites at Prime68 brunch on the same day, allowing guests to sample a true taste of the chefs talents.

Marriott Bonvoy members can earn or redeem their points at all the culinary events happening in this Celebrity Chef Series. Spaces for all these events are limited to book your table, or for more information, visit jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com or call 04 414 3000. The second in Series will be announced in October, it will be another exciting line up of events with an internationally renowned chef, more details to follow.

Why not make it a foodie staycation? Marriott Bonvoy members can bid their points for a unique Marriott Bonvoy Moments package. Enjoy exclusive access to the chefs before the event with a sundowners at Vault, a VIP table at the Battle of the Chefs for two, and unwind in a Corner Suite with breakfast the following day. This exclusive offer is only available for Marriott Bonvoy members, for more details or to bid by 30 September, visit: Marriott Bonvoy Moments | Home

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The details:

Celebrity Chef Series at 'The Destination of Exceptional Taste' with Jord Althuizen and Chef Reuben:

Tuesday 12th October: Signature Experiences

Prime68: Signature set-menu created by Chef Jord

Price: AED 395 per person, four-course meal

Timing: From 7pm

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Rang Mahal: Signature set-menu by Chef Reuben

Price: AED 295 per person, three-course meal

Timing: From 7pm

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Wednesday 13th October: Battle of the Chefs

Rang Mahal: Chef Jord and Chef Reubens culinary Cook-off

Price: AED 425 per person, six-courses (two dishes per course)

Timing: From 7pm

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Thursday 14th October: Beef and Burgundy

Prime68: Chef Reubens signature dishes paired with Ken Forresters grape beverages

Price: AED 650 per person, five-course meal

Timing: From 7pm

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Friday 15th October: Brunch Take-Overs

Prime68 Brunch: Chef Reubens signature dishes available at Prime68 Friday brunch.

Price:

  • AED 295 with soft beverages
  • AED 495 with house beverages

Timing: From 1pm 4pm

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Bridgewaters Backyard Brunch: Chef Jords signature BBQ dishes available with kids entertainment and live music.

Price:

  • AED 195 with soft beverages
  • AED 360 with house beverages
  • AED 97.50 for kids package

Timing: From 1pm 4pm

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For more information, or to book, visit jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com or call 04 414 3000.

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About the Chefs:

Chef Jord Althuizen World Champion BBQ

Pay more attention to the origin of our food, its authentic preparation and the pure enjoyment of sharing memorable moments filled with good food. Thats what Althuizen, a carnivorous adventurer from The Netherlands, swears by in his daily life. Althuizen shares fire inspired experiences with his team and he knows just how to captivate and reach his audience through the use of his books, media appearances, events and special activities. His goal is to ignite enthusiasm, thoughtfulness and appreciation of authentic methods of preparing food with quality tools amongst others.

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Chef Reuben Riffel

Chef Reuben is a South Africancelebrity chef,restaurateur, andmedia personalityknown for his food-focused television shows and advertisements, cookbooks and philanthropic work. Riffel, renowned for his culinary prowess, describes his cuisine as eclectic and unpretentious. There is an honest simplicity to the food he serves throughout his restaurants, underpinned by his focus on the finest seasonal produce sourced from nearby suppliers. His philosophy is to keep things uncomplicated, bringing out the natural flavors of each ingredient, and to strive for perfect balance in the finished dish.

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About JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (Property)

In a city of awe-inspiring ambition and unsurpassed luxury, the 1,608-room JW Marriott Marquis

Dubai is one of the regions most desirable hotel for business and leisure travelers alike. The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is the worlds tallest 5-star hotel, a 72-storey, 355m twin-tower skyscraper complex and is part of Marriott Internationals luxury portfolio of brands. Elevated high above Dubais business district on Sheikh Zayed Road, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is centrally located and features over 12 award-winning Food Beverage outlets and a world-renowned spa.

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About JW Marriott

JW Marriott consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment the brands philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brands commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are over 80 JW Marriott hotels in more than 25 countries and territories. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriotts travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.