Dubai Food Carnival: It's Gastro-tainment Time!
The first-ever Dubai Food Carnival opened on 21 February at Dubai Festival City and foodies who visited got a taste of ‘gastro-tainment’.
Crowds poured into the Dubai Food Carnival – part of the 23-day Dubai Food Festival - as a host of celebrity chefs put their skills into practice.The Chef’s Dome hosted international TV chefs, including UK Masterchef judge John Torode, Chef Silvena Rowe, star of BBC food show, Country Show Cook-Off, Lebanon’s MarounChedid, India’s Sanjeev Kapoor, and Manal Al Alem, the ‘Queen of the Arabic kitchen’, as well as UAE-based stars such as Tarek Ibrahim, Hakkasan Dubai chef de cuisine Andy TohCyheSiong and Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek Hotel’s UweMicheel.
“The Dubai Food Carnival is an amazing event to start Dubai’s month-long Food Festival – there is so much to see and do here, everything you could possibly want for a family weekend,” said Chef Chedid, voted Chef of the Year 2013 by the Toques Blanches du Monde. “Everyone is having so much fun and the response in The Chefs Dome has been fantastic – it’s clear that everyone here is connected by their shared love of cooking, cuisine and fun.”
With the inaugural event closing on 22 February, the Carnival’s central stage also hosted world-class performances by a troupe of Brazilian Capoeira dancers, Japanese Basho Championship sumo wrestlers, including three-time world champion, Nara, comedian Ali Al Sayed, and Mina Licione, star of Broadway hit, STOMP, in the live Matbakh – Kitchen Rhythm show.
INFO: Admission is Dhs30 per adult while kids under 12 go free, www.dubaifoodcarnial.com