The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the MICHELIN Guide is organising the first-ever ‘MICHELIN Star Table Experience Abu Dhabi’, featuring three dinner series curated by local chefs and international MICHELIN-starred restaurant chefs.

Following the successful launch of the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Abu Dhabi in November, this exclusive gastronomic programme aims to take residents and visitors on a culinary journey around the world in celebration of Abu Dhabi’s rich and diverse dining scene.

Taking place in December and January, MICHELIN Star Table Experience Abu Dhabi features expertly crafted “four-hands dinners”. For the uninitiated, a four-hands dinner involves a restaurant’s executive chef collaborating with a visiting chef to create a one-time special menu.

This limited-edition culinary programme will bring together local chefs and international guest chefs, including the MICHELIN-starred Umberto Bomana of 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana, Ricardo Chaneton of Mono, and Manav Tuli of Chaat.

For the Latin American series, Abu Dhabi’s MICHELIN selected VaKaVa Pan Latin Grill and Lounge is collaborating with Mono, Asia’s first MICHELIN-starred Latin American restaurant, to take guests on a journey across the different terrains of Latin America, offering reimagined classics prepared with ingredients that are native to the region. The six-course dinner menu is available on 9 and 10 December at 8 pm, costing AED 550 per person.

Created by award-winning celebrity chef Richard Sandoval, VaKaVa at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers has earned a strong reputation for indulging guests with vibrant and irresistible flavours of the Latin American region amid an electrifying atmosphere.

For the Asian series, Abu Dhabi’s MICHELIN Selected Dai Pai Dong are coming together with One MICHELIN Star Chaat to highlight favourites from the Cantonese and Indian cuisines, enlivened with creative twists and unexpected flavours. The eight-course menu will be served on 15 and 16 December at 8 pm, costing AED 888 per person, inclusive of beverage pairing,

Inspired by the Asian street food movement, Dai Pai Dong at Rosewood Abu Dhabi is known for offering authentic Cantonese cuisine including specialties such as homemade noodles, dim sum and barbecued meats in a stunningly Chinese-inspired and welcoming atmosphere.

For the European series, Abu Dhabi’s One Michelin Star Talea by Antonia Guida and Three MICHELIN Star 8 1/2 Otto E Mezzo Bombana are coming together to celebrate the truffle season with home-made pasta and Italian favourites. This special dinner will be hosted on 6 and 7 January 2023, at 8 pm, priced at AED 695 per person.

Helmed by MICHELIN Young Chef Award winner Luigi Stinga, Talea at Emirates Palace is known for offering a highly curated selection of seasonal and authentic Italian dishes served in an elegant, yet casual atmosphere.

Source: Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi