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Gourmet Abu Dhabi Festival Will Begin February 5th

Gourmet Abu Dhabi, one of the capital’s youngest festivals, runs from February 5th to February 19th.  The food festival is now in its second year. Abu Dhabi Deputy Director General of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) said “The cast this year reads like a Who’s Who of the international gastronomic arena, being garnered from 13 countries across Australasia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the sub-continent, and the Americas.”

Gourmet Abu Dhabi will feature 12 master chefs, three special guest chefs, six master patisseries, six award winning wineries, 11 UAE hosting chefs, and five food experts and managers.  All of the chefs will spend most of the time cooking but will also demonstrate and talk about their skills and knowledge’s at 16 different hotel restaurants, including Emirates Palace’s Etiloiles, Mezzaluna and Sayud, Hilton’s Bice, and Armed Forces Officers Club Hotel’s Zeppelin.
 

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