Festival and Events

Dubai Food Festival – Dine with a difference

Fans of inspiring food adventures are set to be immersed in an unforgettable culinary journey as Dubai Food Festival, which will be held from 25 March till 17 April, confirms the line-up for its popular Foodie Experiences series.

Dubai Food Festival 2021, the 24-day citywide culinary celebration – is hosting its third edition of Foodie Experiences, featuring Masterclasses, Chef’s Tables and Experiential Dining adventures that redefine what it means to eat out.

The Foodie Experiences calendar has more than 18 unique opportunities within three main categories: Masterclass, Chef’s Table and Experiential Dining. Some of the events are one night only, and for a limited number of participants. A selection of the experiences on offer includes:


Dibba Bay Oyster Box Jumeirah: Dibba Bay Oyster Experience

Dates: 25  March | 1, 8 April

Get to know the UAE’s local oyster farm whilst learning to shuck your own oysters at the Dibba Bay Oyster Experience against the backdrop of a stunning sunset at the fishing harbour.

1004 Gourmet: Everyone can learn to cook Asian

Dates: 27, 31 March

If your food cravings centre around colourful, zesty Far Eastern flavoured mains, steaming ramen or immaculately rolled sushi, then take advantage of 1004 Gourmet’s online Asian Food Masterclass Series. You will learn to serve three popular Thai dishes, slurp your noodles or serve up sushi like a pro – Japanese style – from the comfort of your home, using everyday kitchen equipment and utensils.

Folia: Live Cooking Demo with Chef Matthew Kenney

Dates: 28 March

Log on from the comfort of your own home and join American celebrity Chef, Matthew Kenney, for a Live Coming Demo which centres around plant-based cuisine. Chef Kenney’s menu is served in Folia restaurant at the upscale Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.

BOCA: Workshop & Dinner with Spanish Paella Master Chef

Dates: 4, 5, 7 April

Say hola to visiting paella master and renowned Valencian chef, Vicente Rioja, as he collaborates with BOCA’s Chef Matthijs Stinnissen to create paella recipes that pay tribute to local ingredients and flavors from the UAE.

BOCA will host a series of paella masterclasses and a special dinner with Vicente who is head chef and owner of Restaurant Rioja de Benisanó, a historic restaurant established in 1924, which is famous for making one of the best traditional paellas in Valencia.

Brasserie Boulud: Virtual Cooking Class with Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud

Dates: 8 April

Considered as one of America’s leading culinary extraordinaire and renowned for his modern twists to authentic French classics, Chef Daniel Boulud, owner of the first Brasserie Boulud restaurant in the Middle East, will be hosting an exclusive 60-minute virtual cooking class, resulting in an intimate French meal that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home. Partnering with Classic Fine Foods, all participants will receive a box of ingredients to be used during the class.

Source: Dubai Tourism

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