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Dubai Food Festival 2023 - Experiential Dining

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by OpenTable
Updated 19 March 2024

Get ready to experience dining like never before. The Experimental Foodie Experiences will shed new light on culinary arts from a new perspective.

 

Indulge in exclusive caviar tastings, a delicious tour of authentic Chinese flavours, or even get access to a high tea in a VIP lounge with stunning views of Dubai.

 

Experiential events are only one of the various Foodie Experiences that take place during Dubai Food Festival 2023: Culinary Collaboration | Experiential Dining | Masterclass | Chefs Table | Kids Events

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4.2
4.2 (8)
AED 185 and over
Meat
Jumeirah 1
About the restaurant

SPECIALLY CURATED DINING EXPERIENCE AND KITCHEN WALK-THROUGH

AED375pp | 27 April - 7 May | Lunch or Dinner

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Sign up for this curated four-course dining experience that includes a walk through the kitchens where you'll learn about how chefs cook over an open flame. Dishes served on the day will include a sunchoke artichoke soup, 40-day aged Black Angus steak, and a chocolate dessert with a special ingredient!


Top review
SuneeshM
Dined on 22 Aug 2023
Lovely place and good food. However a bad experience given that I had booked for the Summer Restaurant Week only to find out that the set menu would mean ‘smaller’ servings and ordering from the A la Carte menu (which we did) cost the same for much more by way of servings and choice. Tbh it’s the server who gave us this heads up, when asked as we suspected it on seeing the menu. I don’t see the point in restaurants offering these ‘set menus’ which is supposed to offer value but in reality is just masquerading with smaller servings and limited choices. Not a good look for a highly rated ‘Michelin Star’ restaurant!!!
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4.4
4.4 (9)
AED 185 and over
Steakhouse
Al Karama
About the restaurant

THE ABSOLUTE DOORS EXPERIENCE

AED150pp | 21-23 April & 1-7 May | 6:30-7:30pm or 8:00-9:00pm

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Get a ringside seat as the theatrical team from Doors Freestyle Grill demonstrates how their Instagrammable Beef Butterfall Steak is cooked up. Then diners can feast on this signature steakhouse dish alongside five other items from the restaurant's menu.


Top review
MrsB
Dined on 11 Feb 2024
The best experience I had in Dubia! Our server was amazing
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4.0
4 (5)
AED 110 to AED 185
Asian
Oud Metha
About the restaurant

AFTERNOON ASIAN HIGH TEA BY TAIKO

AED688 for 2 | 30 April | 4:00pm

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Want to roll like an expert? Learn the skills and secrets to making authentic sushi as celebrity chef Schilo Van Coevorden and sushi master Allan Villanueva show you how to create their delicate Japanese specialities in this interactive, hands-on session at Taiko Dubai.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 18 Aug 2023
Have tried the summer restaurant week menu. The black cod Raman is a good choice. Damon sashimi tastes ok, the serving is enjoyable.
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0 (0)
AED 185 and over
French
Jumeirah 1
About the restaurant

PETROSSIAN CAVIAR EXPERIENCE BY ODEON

AED999pp | 24-28 April or 1-5 May | 6:00pm

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To fully appreciate the subtleties of caviar, what better occasion is there than an intimate gathering - with a maximum of six guests - hosted by Chef Thomas Duhamel of ODEON. Chef Duhamel will take his guests on a caviar journey, tasting some of the world's finest varieties, as well as the chef's own inspired dish created using caviar.


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0 (0)
AED 110 and under
Café
Al Quoz
About the restaurant

Experimental Dining Premium Coffee Experience

AED99pp | 27 April | 3:00pm

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Don't miss this opportunity to explore the many varieties of speciality coffee, and educate your palette. RCC's expert baristas will guide you through a tasting session of single-origin coffees, while providing background information on growing methods, terroir, and brewing techniques.


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4.9
4.9 (63)
AED 185 and over
Vegetarian
Trade Centre
About the restaurant

16 COURSE VEGETARIAN FINE DINING EXPERIENCE

AED450pp | 21 April - 7 May | 6:00pm or 9:00pm

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Chef Rahul Rana's soulful cooking is on the menu during this 16-course degustation affair that shines the spotlight firmly on humble, seasonal vegetables. Expect intricate presentation, romantic storytelling and a strong focus on flavour during this progressive feast that will make you rethink your dining choices.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Very superb gastronomical experience - the menu, plating, food and decoration are thoughtful and inspiring. The commingling of food and the seven chakras is one of a kind. Especially appreciate that each dish was well-explained. A highly recommended and well-deserved Michelin restaurant!
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0 (0)
AED 110 and under
Chinese
Al Khabaisi
About the restaurant

INTERNATIONAL CITY NOODLE TOUR

AED367.50 | 29 April or 6 May | 6:00pm

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Take a rare opportunity to explore some of China's lesser-known regional cuisines, as the famed foodie guides of Frying Pan Adventures help you slurp your way around International City. You'll be able to try dishes from Sichuan, Yunan, Xinjiang and Guangzhou, all based around different varieties of noodles - and guided by a Chinese gastronome and noodle aficionado.


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4.3
4.3 (1)
AED 110 and under
British
Emirate Hills
About the restaurant

A GARDEN TO TABLE EXPERIENCE

AED150pp | 21 April - 7 May | Lunch or Dinner

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Sustainability is the theme for Reform Social & Grill's special Dubai Food Festival menu, which features fresh vegetables and herbs grown in Reform's own garden. Fed with compost made from carefully selected food waste, the garden is producing lettuces, broccoli, tomatoes, aubergines, herbs and more. Head Chef Yugal Kishor, who also created the garden, has designed two dishes which, other than the protein, only use produce from Reform's garden.


Top review
Sundaylunch
Dined on 4 Jun 2023
Really good roast and great service. Many thanks to Kate and the team.
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1.5
1.5 (1)
AED 185 and over
European
Soufouh
About the restaurant

ALPINE DELICACIES INFUSED WITH LOCAL FLAVOURS - DUBAI FOOD FESTIVAL LIMITED TIME MENU

AED225pp | 21 April - 7 May | Lunch or Dinner

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Few can resist the molten cheese of the traditional Swiss fondue - especially when it has a twist. Alpine chalet restaurant Publique has blended Swiss specialities with local flavours to create a unique fusion: try Fondue Rakakat bi Jebneh with Zaatar emulsion, or Swiss kunafa with rosewater and saffron syrup.


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4.0
4 (1)
AED 185 and over
Japanese
Palm Jumeirah
About the restaurant

Experience Emirati cuisine for Kids

AED100pp | 24-26 April | 7:00pm onwards

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A great chance for kids to learn all about Emirati food and culinary culture, as chefs from Arabian Teahouse help young ones through preparing traditional Emirati dishes. All ingredients and an instruction book will be provided, and participants will get a certificate, colouring books - and a tasty brunch at the end of the event.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 6 May 2024
Was Great and definitely worth visit and authentic Japanese food
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4.5
4.5 (2)
AED 110 and under
Asian
Soufouh
About the restaurant

SUNSET DINING EXPERIENCE.

AED275pp | 21 April - 7 May | 5:00-7:00pm

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Executive Chef Lin Naing Soe has assembled a pan-Asian sharing menu designed for sharing, while enjoying the sunset over Dubai Harbour and Palm Jumeirah. Indulge in asian caesar salad, yellowtail carpaccio, shrimp tempura maki, wagyu beef sliders with foie gras, and three kinds of mochi ice cream, among other delicious dishes.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 7 May 2023
My husband and I went for the Dubai restaurant week sunset set menu and everything from start to end was meticulous. The Lady taking care of our table, Mariane was amazing. Since our arrival, she accommodated our table change, until we found the perfect spot for the view and away from the sun. Later, she ensured we got a substitute to prawns, even though it was a set menu, as my husband cannot consume prawns. She was friendly and professional at all times. On the other hand, the food was yummm and I mean super yummy. Everything we tasted was full of flavors, even the simply charred edamame. We will definitely be coming back to try other things on the menu. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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4.7
4.7 (1)
AED 185 and over
Italian
Bluewaters Island
About the restaurant

Flavours of South of Italy and the Amalfi Coast

AED750pp | 1-5 May | 8:00pm onwards

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A unique dining experience to taste Italian delicacies with a Southern twist. Alici Head Chef Domenico Santagada amazes selective Dubai foodies with various flavors and textures, by featuring some of the Italian rarest, and most exclusive ingredients. A unique opportunity to sample dishes that Alici never have offered before. Special Alici merchandising gift for the diners.


Top review
AGGT
Dined on 18 Aug 2023
Great service and ambiance. We like the lemony dessert.
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0 (0)
AED 110 and under
Modern European
Dubai Marina
About the restaurant

EXPERIENCE CITY SOCIAL'S KITCHEN

AED780pp | 21 April - 7 May | 7:30pm

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Join one of Dubai's most renowned culinary teams, led by award-winning chef Jason Atherton, in the kitchen of one of the city's best restaurants. Not only will you dine at the chef's table for this four-course menu, but you'll also be able to prepare your own dish under the guidance of City Social's expert chefs.


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0 (0)
AED 185 and over
Japanese
Dubai Marina
About the restaurant

SPECIAL DINNER MENU AND LIVE MUSIC

AED199pp | 26 April & 3 May

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Enjoy a stunning fusion menu combining dishes, ingredients and techniques from Bla Bla's Italian, Japanese and smokehouse ranges, in the company of a live three piece band - and with views over the majestic Ain Dubai and Bluewaters Island.


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0 (0)
AED 185 and over
International
Palm Jumeirah
About the restaurant

Dine Around Experience at Sofitel Dubai The Palm

AED350pp | 24 April - 7 May | 6:30pm

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Take a foodie tour around the world with Sofitel Dubai The Palm, as you move between four of its gourmet venues. Start with dim sum at Hoong Loong, before moving to Porterhouse Steaks & Grills to enjoy their signature steak tartare. Then head to Moana for seabream Tala-style, and finish your evening at Laguna Beach Lounge & Taverna with Bougatsa - a traditional Greek dessert of phyllo pastry with custard filling.


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0 (0)
AED 185 and over
Italian
Dubai Marina
About the restaurant

OPPOSTI, ITALIAN SEAFOOD DELICACIES

AED195pp | 29 April - 4 May | 8:30pm onwards

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Enjoy this set menu carefully constructed around the "opposites" of fresh and preserved Italian seafood. While the attractions of fresh seafood are obvious, much of the best seafood is only available tinned - with the conservation process bringing its own rich flavours and subtleties to the fish. After your meal, you can keep the tins from your meal as exclusive collectors items.


A photo of Ossiano at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai restaurant
0 (0)
AED 185 and over
Seafood
Palm Jumeirah
About the restaurant

Journey of Caviar at Ossiano

AED1,250pp | 26 April | 6pm

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Embark on a voyage around the world of caviar at Michelin-starred Ossiano, with this nine-course menu. Each dish has been carefully paired with a different caviar to bring out the subtlety and delicacy of this most prized of dishes – all in the mesmerising atmosphere of Ossiano's aquarium views.


A photo of Vivaldi Restaurant & Lounge, Sheraton Dubai Creek restaurant
0 (0)
AED 110 and under
Italian
Port Saeed
About the restaurant

Savor the Flavours of Naples at Vivaldi

AED99-149pp | 25-26 April, 2-3 May | 11am

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Chef Oscar Cimmino will show you how to make authentic Neapolitan pizza and pasta, guiding each participant in person. Following the masterclass, you will enjoy a three-course lunch specially curated by chef Cimmino.


A photo of Smoke & Mirrors restaurant
4.0
4 (0)
AED 185 and over
Cuban
Business Bay
About the restaurant

Caviar Night at Smoke & Mirrors

AED550pp | 26-28 April | 7pm

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Celebrating sustainable caviar and locally-produced ingredients, Smoke & Mirrors will take you on a culinary journey across 15 courses. Their talented chefs will use simple techniques to bring out the quality and freshness of the carefully-sourced ingredients.


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0 (0)
AED 110 and under
International
Downtown
About the restaurant

Get to know Time Out Market with 10 Dirham Dishes

AED10 per dish | 24 April - 7 May | All-day

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To celebrate Dubai Food Festival, Time Out Market is delivering a foodie experience from all 17 of its restaurants – each of which will offer an exclusive dish for just AED10. Take this opportunity to try out a new dish – or a whole new kitchen, such as Lana Lusa, Pickle, Vietnamese Foodies or Pitfire Pizza.


A photo of Pincode by Kunal Kapur restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1)
AED 185 and over
Indian
Al Quoz
About the restaurant

Exclusive Chef's Tasting Menu curated by Kunal Kapoor

AED199pp | 26-27 April & 3-4 May | 12:00-4:00pm & 7:00-11:00pm

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Enjoy an 8 course exclusive tasting menu curated by Chef Kunal Kapur himself


Top review
VimalR
Dined on 4 May 2023
Some dishes were very good like the Tacos and Prawns and the Soup. Other dishes were average and nothing special about it and desert was not good at all . I think seven course meal is too much and don't think there was any special price because of the ongoing Food Festival. I would rather like to go again and try Ala-Carte menu instead of a Set Manu.
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