The Dubai Food Festival announces its lineup for 2015
Yousef Khumayes, Sanjeev Kapoor, Jason Atherton and more...
Kiss goodbye to your earnest New Year's resolution to eat lean and clean, and take a new resolution, to eat delicious, because the line up for The Dubai Food Festival 2015 (DFF) has been announced and its juicy. Following on from its launch last year, DFF is serving up an even more delectable selection of cuisine, special events and celebrity chef appearances.
With an over arching theme of 'find your flavour' this year see's Dubai and UAE cuisine take centre stage as the programming centres its focus on homegrown culinary talent and an extensive range of events from the 'Emirati Cuisine' theme.
Her Excellency Laila Mohammed Suhail Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, said: "This year's edition of the Dubai Food Festival will incorporate a varied and extensive events calendar, showcasing our Emirate at its culinary best. Along with welcoming a number of internationally-renowned chefs, including those who have established restaurants in Dubai, the Festival will celebrate another key element of Dubai's gastronomic offering, its most-loved home-grown concepts."
There will be a wealth of international food to explore and a host of new events to enjoy which include; Dubai's first foodie film night – Dubai Food & Film – and nine back-to-back celebrity chef cooking sensations as part of the new-for-2015 and Middle East's first – Fatafeat Kitchen – the festival will also welcome a fleet of the city's favourite food trucks in the Food Truck Convoy.
Chef Jason Atherton
Celebrity chefs on the bill to attend include the Michelin-starred Jason Atherton, award-winning Greg Malouf, TV favourite Sanjeev Kapoor, queen of the Arabic kitchen, Manal Al Alem, critically-acclaimed chef and best-selling author, Silvena Rowe, and the renowned Saudi Arabian super chef Yousef Khumayes, many of whom have restaurants in Dubai and the festival presents the perfect opportunity to watch the masters at work.
This year's DFF will structure its events across four key themes:
Featuring the new Made In Dubai event, which pays homage to Emirati hospitality through showcases and and master-classes.
Chef Manal Al Alem
The bigger and better 2015 Beach Canteen, which this year takes residence at Kite Beach for the entirety of the Festival, plays host to nine of Dubai's very best homegrown restaurants and concepts.
Multi-cultural Dining and Street Food
DFF will welcome homegrown food trucks including local favourites Moti Roti, Raw Coffee and Burger Fuel, to take part in the Food Truck Convoy (Various dates). The trucks will arrive at key locations including Tecom, JLT and Emaar Square throughout the Festival, serving up the very best street food cuisine.
International Chefs and Restaurants
Regional and international celebrity chefs will appear at Fatafeat Kitchen, which will welcome nine in total including Egyptian cuisine expert Chef Salma Soliman to take part in live cooking demonstrations.
With 23 days of food based action, DFF 2015 looks set to be a veritable feast for the senses.
The Dubai Food Festival takes place February 6 - 23 across a range of locations in Dubai. A full list of festival events, dates and locations can be found on the The Dubai Food Festival website