‘World of Food Abu Dhabi’ kicks off at Umm Al Emarat Park

ABU DHABI, World of Food Abu Dhabi, part of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival, kicks off at Umm Al Emarat Park from 13th to 17th December from 18.00 to midnight on weekdays and from 14.00 to midnight on weekends.

The popular foodie event will run for five days with a host of family entertainment and food from around the world. It offers 15 main dining stations, where several master chefs will showcase their culinary skills, during live cooking demonstrations, including President of World Chefs, Thomas Gugler, who will be participating on Thursday and Friday. Popular Jordanian TV chef Manal Alalem will also present a daily live cooking demonstration of her famous recipes, so visitors can learn her latest recipes, cooking tips and tricks.

Some of the world’s most famous master chefs will be exhibiting their culinary skills during the festival, including Michelin starred chefs Claude Taffarello from France, Julia Komp from Germany and Vineet Bhatia from India. Live cooking presentations will be facilitated by the UAE Culinary National Team, Indian restaurateur Sanjeev Kapoor, Chef Sultan Al Otaiba from the UAE, Chef Tarek Ibrahim, Chef Domenico Maggi from Italy, as well as chefs from Switzerland, Iceland, India, Malaysia, Britain, South Africa, Mauritius, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Russia, Slovenia and Mexico.

It is a great opportunity for park visitors to take their palates on an international culinary journey and taste delicious international dishes prepared by some of the world’s best chefs. Visitors can also enjoy the coffee station corner, cake decorating, ice, fruit and vegetables carving, sushi rolling competition and gingerbread house decorating for children.

Joanne Cook, CEO and organiser of World of Food Abu Dhabi, said, “We are excited to celebrate this exquisite selection of world cuisines, at Umm Al Emarat Park. We have prepared an exciting line-up of master chefs from around the globe, who will showcase their skillsets, in addition to an array of food-inspired, interactive activities for the entire family. Umm Al Emarat Park is the perfect venue for this extraordinary event, with its modern and diverse facilities, and we are delighted to start our event here today.”

Umm Al Emarat Park has hosted a number of food festivals in previous years that attracted thousands of visitors like ‘Love Food Festival’, ‘Big Piknik’ and ‘Abu Dhabi Flavours Festival’.

Source: Emirates News Agency