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The MICHELIN Guide And DCT Abu Dhabi Announce First Regional Food Festival

Michelin is pleased to announce the MICHELIN Guide’s Food Festival in Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), taking place from December 8th to 10th 2023 at the Louvre Abu Dhabi Park.

Part of Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, this is MICHELIN Guide’s first such event in the region and will bring together chefs from 16 MICHELIN Guide-recognized restaurants under the theme of “Discover the Art of Flavour”, offering specially curated menus, exclusive dishes, a Chef’s Table event, a selection of culinary masterclasses, and a marketplace with MICHELIN products and local farm produce.

Flavours are what make a dish unique, marking the identity of a plate, and the mastery of their harmony is an impressive skill. This is why the MICHELIN Guide has chosen “Discover the Art of Flavour” as its inaugural Food Festival theme. The 16 chosen restaurants will showcase the wonders of tastes, and this ode to high-quality cooking and art will highlight a gastronomic experience like no other, where guests can travel around the world through diverse and exclusive flavours. Each chef’s specially curated menu will celebrate their regional cuisine to take gourmets on a unique culinary journey in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

Participating Chefs

The distinguished local and international chefs, as well as industry professionals, such as Lee Kok Hua (Hakkasan, Chinese cuisine, One MICHELIN Star, Abu Dhabi), Luigi Stinga (Talea by Antonio Guida, Italian cuisine, One MICHELIN Star, Abu Dhabi), Thinus van der Westhuizen (99 Sushi Bar, contemporary Japanese cuisine, One MICHELIN Star, Abu Dhabi), Alvin Leung (Bo Innovation, innovative cuisine, Two MICHELIN Stars, Hong Kong), Heidi Bjerkan (Credo, Scandinavian cuisine, One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Green Star, Trondheim), Jimmy Lim (JL Studio, Singaporean cuisine, Three MICHELIN Stars, Taichung), Pierre Chirac (La Scène, modern cuisine, Two MICHELIN Stars, Passion Dessert Award, Paris), Supaksorn ‘Ice’ Jongsiri (Sorn, Southern Thai cuisine, Two MICHELIN Stars, Bangkok) and others will be gathered in one place, allowing foodies from all over to indulge in a unique and delectable experience.

Exciting Host Of Activities

Curious foodies will also have the opportunity to join six exclusive masterclasses, each one focused on a different type of flavour – sweet, savory, bitter, sour, umami and spicy – and led by a passionate and skillful chef.

Besides the restaurant showcases and the masterclasses, visitors will be able to join a starred Chef’s Table, a unique four or six-hands collaboration between local chefs and international chefs. Additionally, the festival will include a tailor-made bar and pastry offerings, and a premium hospitality lounge, all located in Louvre Abu Dhabi Park.

From December 8th, 9th & 10th 2023. 

General Admission AED 100. Free admission for children 12 years old and below.

Louvre Bundle Package AED 130.00. 1x Food Festival General Admission Ticket. 1x Louvre Museum Entrance (same day). Free admission for children 12 years old and below.

Friday 8th December 2023.

MICHELIN starred dining experience AED 750.00.

Featuring Chef Jimmy Lim, JL Studio (Three MICHELIN Stars, 2023 MICHELIN Guide Taichung) Chef Supaksorn “Ice” Jongsiri, Sorn (Two MICHELIN Stars, 2023 MICHELIN Guide Bangkok), and Chef Lee Kok Hua, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi (One MICHELIN Star, 2023 MICHELIN Guide ABU DHABI)

Sunday 10th December 2023.

MICHELIN starred dining experience AED 750.00.

Featuring Chef Richard Lee, Saison (Two MICHELIN Stars, 2023 MICHELIN Guide San Francisco) and Chef Thinus van der Westhuizen, 99 Sushi Bar (One MICHELIN Star, 2023 MICHELIN Guide Abu Dhabi)

Find all the information on the program and the ticketing at MICHELIN Guide Food Festival Abu Dhabi 2023 –