Foodies searching for Abu Dhabi’s most artistically styled dishes are invited to indulge in the third Chef’s Table edition, which runs until 15th December under the theme ‘Art on a Plate’.
Part of Abu Dhabi Culinary Season 2020, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi’s annual six-week food festival, the Chef’s Table sees talented culinary masters create limited-edition five-course menus that uniquely fuse taste and aesthetics to highlight the array of world-class talent in the emirate’s eclectic F&B fine dining scene. Participating Chef’s Table restaurants also features artistic collaborations throughout the venues to elevate the dining experiences by taking guests on a journey through the senses.
World-renowned fine dining venue LPM Restaurant promises a unique and elegant experience for guests with Chef Raphael taking inspiration from the spirit and of the south of France to create dishes like the Undressed Crab with Cucumber Gazpacho and Seafood Paella.
Chef He Jia at Shang Palace, the signature restaurant in Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, presents a unique fusion of authentic Chinese cuisine with mouth-watering modern delicacies. Drawing inspiration from the legendary Manchu-Han Imperial Feast, dishes include Deep Fried Crispy ‘Dragon Ball’ and Homemade Clay Pot Tofu.
Martabaan, the contemporary Indian fine dining restaurant, draws on inspiration from Rangoli, an art form originating in the Indian subcontinent in which different patterns are crafted across the ground using quarts powder materials with dishes including Bhatti Prawns and Chicken Can Can.
Hakkasan, the internationally renowned Chinese cuisine restaurant known for its traditional techniques and contemporary flair, sees Chef Lee take inspiration from the art of ‘Taiji’, the Chinese philosophy of balance and moderation. A perfect balance of sensual Cantonese flavours and artistic tastes, the menu features the Supreme Dim Dum Platter and Charcoal Grilled Chilean Sea Bass in Honey.
Villa Toscana presents the simplicity of the Italian cuisine with Chef Rosario, merging two of Italy’s greatest exports for his uniquely crafted menu inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s paintings, including dishes like Pan Seared Foie Gras and Porcini Mushroom Pie.
Combining the modern Greek cuisine of MAZI with flavourful South East Asian specialties of Sontaya and the renowned Buddha Bar Beach, Signature 3 brings an exciting twist to the Chef’s Table series. The unique menu transports its diners across the globe with dishes including Dolce and Gabbana Burrata with Seared Watermelon and A Dream by Pablo Picasso, consisting of Quinoa Risotto, Veal Ossobuco, Tomato, Kale, Lemon, Carrot, Raspberry Crisp and Gremolata.
Inspired by Antonio Vivaldi and his ‘Four Seasons’, Chef Marco at Verso, the Italian restaurant at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, combines traditional tastes with a modern twist through an exciting menu, which includes Braised Deer Shank Terrine and Honey-Glazed Duck Breast.
Li Jiang, the fine-dining hotspot which combines contemporary Chinese with South East Asian cuisine has Chef Tran draw on inspiration from Japanese watercolour techniques with plates including Wagyu Beef Tartare and Miso Black Cod.
For more information about Abu Dhabi Culinary Season happenings please visit, www.adculinaryseason.ae