Dubai, UAE - Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is set to launch a brand-new element to its 2019 edition: Foodie Experiences. A unique look into Dubai’s vibrant food scene, these exclusive experiences are set to offer diners a rare glimpse into the culinary process – while plating up an array of delicious food.
DFF has brought together some of Dubai’s best hotels and restaurants, to curate close to 100 culinary events across different cuisines, venues and tastes throughout the festival. From masterclasses and dinners with a show to immersive dining experiences, intimate chef’s tables or dining across multiple restaurants – there’s a unique DFF experience waiting for everyone to try.
Tickets can be purchased starting 12pm on 7 February via exclusive ticketing partner Platinumlist. Seats are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Individual event details are below - stay tuned as there will be more experiences on offer. For more information on each experience, prices and to book your tickets please visit: https://dubai.platinumlist.net/dff_foodie_experiences.
Experience and description
JW Marriott Marquis – Prime 68 Steakhouse
Exclusive Beef and Pearls Masterclass: Led by Nicholas Narsavidze from Amstur Caviar, where every main course is paired with a unique sample of caviar.
21 Feb till 9 Mar
Zhen Wei Dim Sum & Noodle Masterclass: It’s a foodie dream – make your own dim sum and noodles, and then tuck into a three-course meal.
21 - 24 Feb
Out of The Blue: Expect the unexpected with this specially curated menu, aimed to deliver an experience that is fine dining meets whimsy.
21, 28 Feb, 7 Mar
Italian Masterclasses: Hone your cooking skills at Eataly, and attend special masterclasses to make traditional Italian Pizza (21 Feb), Pasta (28 Feb) and Bread (7 Mar).
Friday Social: Breakfast Meets Lunch at this Brothaus special edition event, with a choice between a pretzel-baking with their master baker and cake decorating masterclass with a cake stylist.
22 - 23 Feb
Culinary Boutique Café, Jumierah
Culinary Boutique X Le Cordon Bleu: Meet, greet and work alongside two of the most esteemed cooking instructors from the internationally acclaimed Le Cordon Bleu cooking school.
Galvin Bistrot & Bar, Toro, Lima
City Walk’s longest dinner table ever: It’s the perfect mix of food and vibes from three restaurants at Citywalk – all on one giant, long table!
23, 26 Feb,
2, 5, 9 Mar
Cocktail Samosa making experience: Enjoy a soulful experience with real street Indian food, followed by a 3-course set menu.
24, 27 Feb, 3, 6 Mar
Cova, Dubai Mall
Gourmand Experience at Cova by Chef Andrea Tarini: Learn how to prepare an unforgettable Italian risotto.
25 , 27 Feb, 4, 6 Mar
The Meat Co
The Ultimate Beef Masterclass: Meat-lovers can sink their teeth into this gourmand experience, tasting steaks from all over the world.
26 - 27 Feb
Bleu Blanc, Renaissance Downtown Dubai
Vegan Experience at The Chef’s Table: Be one of only six guests to sit at the Grill Counter and enjoy a special Vegan meal filled with tantalising flavours and aromatic dishes created just for you at Bleu Blanc by David Myers.
28 Feb - 2 Mar
Studio by Tresind
Tresind Studio Gourmet Table: Prepare your appetite for this 16-course culinary experience, led by Chef Himanshu Saini, which captures Tresind’s culinary journey since inception.
Atlantis, The Palm Dubai (various restaurants)
Cirque du Cuisine: Embark on a culinary adventure through Atlantis, The Palm Dubai with professional entertainers, decorations and an array of sumptuous food and beverage throughout award-winning restaurants.
1 - 2 Mar
Marina Social Restaurant
Beef Wellington Masterclass: Don an apron and learn how to create this classic British dish.
1 - 6 Mar
Miyabi Sushi and Bento
Sushi Master Class: Learn the art of making, rolling, cutting and serving up sushi
Urban Big BBQ: Enjoy cool vibes and sumptuous grills, while watching a live graffiti session featuring the artistic talents at Mawaheb from Beautiful People.
1 - 2, 8 - 9 Mar
Afternoon Team on the QE2 Bow: Lovers of food and history can now enjoy an Afternoon Tea on board a world-famous vessel unlocked and ready to receive passengers exclusively for Dubai Food Festival.
Ceviche master class: Learn why Chef Roberto Segura is one of Dubai’s most awarded chefs as he takes you through an authentic Peruvian Ceviche master class.
3 - 9 Mar
Casa di Tapas
The Ultimate Spanish Fiesta Experience: Join Chef Paco at a special Chef’s table event featuring unlimited tapas and paella – and join in an introductory Flamenca dance lesson with their resident dancer.
Gulf Photo Plus Foodie & Photo Tour
Naif by Night | Dubai Food Festival Edition: Click a picture of your food and eat it too on this special tour, as you take in the colourful Naif neighbourhood in Old Dubai.
6 - 7 Mar
Studio by Tresind
NADODI X TRESIND STUDIO: Chef Himanshu Saini teams up with Chef Sricharan Venkatesh to bring to life this 14-course tasting menu, Four Hands Pop-Up that pushes the envelope on Indian Cuisine
The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel
Raw Vegan Cooking Class: Take clean eating to a whole new level and learn how to cook raw vegan recipes full of high protein.
The Sands of Time: Immerse yourself into a truly Arabian experience with a ten-course tasting menu, with Emirati music, poetry, and art adding to the ambience.
About Dubai Food Festival
Dubai Food Festival is a citywide culinary celebration that showcases the Emirate’s emergence as the gastronomy capital of the region through a packed 17-day programme of food-related events, activities, promotions and appearances by food celebrities all across the city. The Festival promotes the diversity, creativity and multicultural nature of Dubai’s culinary offering – from its five-star gourmet dining to its unique Hidden Gems. Dubai Food Festival is organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). In its 6th edition, Dubai Food Festival 2019, which runs from 21 February till 09 March, continues to position the emirate as a global tourism destination offering unique culinary experiences, giving residents and visitors a flavour of the very best of Dubai’s food scene.