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Chef’s Table launches ‘From Dunes to Oceans’ series in the UAE capital

Following a summer series held under the ‘Travel Through Food’ theme, Abu Dhabi Culinary Season’s Chef’s Table series will run the second of its five planned installments under the banner ‘From Dunes to Oceans’, until October 15.

Part of the year-round celebration of the capital’s dining scene organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), From Dunes to Oceans will feature 10 of the capital’s restaurants serving up limited-edition, five-course menus that embrace culture, Khaleeji heritage and regional flavours.

Foodies can expect both vegetarian and non-vegetarian offerings from popular Vietnamese, Indian, Italian and other international cuisines, with prices starting from AED 350.

“Incorporating the foundations of Arabian dining into traditional Indian cuisine has been a fascinating process, and certainly something unique for diners at Namak by Kunal Kapur,” says Head Chef Ankit Pahuja. “Seeing the success of the previous Chef’s Table initiative, and the ongoing elevation of Abu Dhabi’s thriving fine dining scene, we’re looking forward to putting our own stamp on the culinary landscape.”

In addition to Namak by Kunal Kapur and Tori No Su, the latest Chef’s Table will take place at the award-winning Vietnamese hotspot Hoi An, European eateries Rosemary and Bentley Kitchen, Thai-style seafood market Fishmarket, Italian trattoria Mare Mare, Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse, Lebanese favourite Sambusek, and at contemporary Indian fusion restaurant Tamba.

From Dunes to Oceans is the second Chef’s Table series in a five-strong programme championed by DCT Abu Dhabi to promote the emirate’s fine dining outlets over a 12-month period.

During August, the Travel Through Food theme saw diners explore limited-period menus at TEAN, BOA Steakhouse, Cipriani, Fouquet’s, Dai Pai Dong, Aja Asian & Teppenyaki, COYA Abu Dhabi, Sontaya, Punjab Grill, The Forge, and Market Kitchen.

The Chef’s Table series will wrap-up next year when the most popular menus from four 2020 editions will be collected into the ‘The All Stars’ event, where diners will get a second chance to try their favourite menus and dishes from this year.


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