Check out Caffè Nero, Magnolia Bakery, Emporio Armani Caffe and Almaz by Momo at Taste of Dubai 2014

From baking and cooking demos to savoury eats and sweet treats, the city's best chefs and restaurants are lined up for Taste of Dubai 2014
ByOlivia SpadavecchiaMonday , 17 February 2014
Sweet treats from Magnolia Bakery at Taste of Dubai
Sweet treats from Magnolia Bakery at Taste of Dubai
Grab a coffee from Caffe Nero at Taste of Dubai
Grab a coffee from Caffe Nero at Taste of Dubai

Calling all coffee lovers! This year, Caffè Nero, one of the Taste of Dubai’s official sponsors, will be offering exciting sessions with its pro baristas who'll be explaining the art of hand-crafted coffee-making, as well as a coffee bean’s journey from crop to cup. You can also see which Caffè Nero coffee master can make the most espressos in one minute and be crwoned the ultimate Taste of Dubai barista. 

If you're after something sweet to go with your coffee, head over the the Magnolia Bakery stall for a wide variety of baked goods including cupcakes, cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, macaroons and its world-famous banana pudding. The iconic bakery will also be hosting three days of live baking demonstrations with award-winning executive pastry chef, Kiran Shivaram Shetty.

Once coffee and cake are out of the way, and you're in need of more substantial fare, Milanese restaurant Emporio Armani Caffè is is serving a menu that reflects the personal tastes of the man himself, Giorgio Armani, who isn't a fan of culinary gimmicks and over-complicated recipes. Signature dishes Taste of Dubai guests can look forward to are burrata, pumpkin gnocchi and porcini mushroom croquettes. There will also be much-loved traditional Italian desserts namely tiramisu and chocolate millefoglie on offer. Looking closer to home for inspiration, for a regional taste of Arabia, Almaz by Momo is serving Maghrebin-style cuisine with favourites such as pigeon pastilla and lamb tagine on the menu. 

In addition, all the brands will be hosting a daily raffle giving food lovers the chance to win a range of prizes from coffee and cupcakes to free dinners.

INFO: Standard tickets in advance Dhs70 and at the door Dhs90, VIP tickets Dhs220 in advance and Dhs240 at the door, VIP tickets include fast track entry, access to the VIP enclosure, two free drinks at the VIP bar, three free dishes from any participating restaurant and entry into a prize draw, Thu-Sun 13-15 Mar, Thu 4pm-12am, Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 12pm-11pm, www.tasteofdubaifestival.com 

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