Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers is thrilled to announce that it has been listed in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Abu Dhabi as one of the most impressive culinary hotspots in the city.
Unveiled in a lavish ceremony in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, November 10th, 2022, Latin American restaurant VaKaVa and Arabic restaurant Li Beirut both secured places in the world-renowned dining guide.
VaKaVa and Li Beirut join only 40 other restaurants from across the UAE capital who have been honoured with a spot on the prestigious list. All the winners were selected by the Michelin Guide’s expert team of anonymous food inspectors, and Abu Dhabi now becomes the 41st city in the world to be covered by the iconic guide.
Latin American Series: Vakava x Mono
In celebration of these amazing achievements, VaKaVa is proud to host an immersive ‘four-hands’ dinner as part of the first MICHELIN Star Table Experience Abu Dhabi, set to take place from December 9th and 10th, 2022.
Organised by the MICHELIN Guide and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the initiative is designed to celebrate the UAE capital’s amazing local dining scene.
Hosting two thrilling evenings dedicated to the vibrant flavours and aromas of Latin American cuisine, VaKaVA’s ‘Latin American Series: Vakava x Mono’ will showcase the amazing skills of two world-renowned chefs: Eber Villalobos, Chef De Cuisine of MICHELIN Selected Abu Dhabi 2023 VaKaVa, and Chef Ricardo Chaneton, one MICHELIN-star chef, Hong Kong 2022.
Born and raised in Peru, Chef Eber worked at many five-star hotels across the UAE before bringing his talents and skills to VaKaVa, the Pan-Latin grill and lounge led by Mexican chef Richard Sandoval. Passionate about using fresh ingredients and inspired by his childhood memories of cooking with his mother and grandmother, his modern Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian and Pan-Latin recipes are all made using inventive cooking techniques.
Meanwhile, Venezuelan Chef Ricardo Chaneton’s amazing career saw him take up roles at fine dining and Michelin-starred restaurants in France, Spain and throughout Europe, before founding MONO, Asia’s first Michelin-starred Latin American restaurant in Hong Kong. By infusing traditional Latin American cuisine with his own French culinary knowledge, Chef Ricardo aims to promote a refined take on Latin American gastronomy.
Throughout the event, the two culinary masters will take guests on a multi-sensory voyage across the different terrains of Latin America, treating them to sumptuous, reimagined recipes that are native to each region.
Taking place at VaKaVa on December 9th and 10th from 8:00pm onwards, tickets for the ‘Latin America Series’ are available to purchase for AED 550 per person, with additional beverage pairing available for an extra AED 300.
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