High-end French department store Galeries Lafayette throws its three-day gourmet food festival next week.

The French know a thing or two about good food, so it seems only natural to host a three-day gourmet food festival at high-end French department store Galeries Lafayette inside Dubai Mall.

Now in its fourth year, Lafayette Gourmet Food Fest 2015 promises to celebrate good food and organic produce while learning from expert chefs working in the region. From the Chocolate Academy here in Dubai, French chef Philippe Marand is running ‘The Chocolate Factory’ demo, while beef expert Robert Serapiglia will be demonstrating the art of a perfect steak.

Curious culinary enthusiasts can also take part in workshops from learning how to embrace a raw food diet, to how to make dishes instagram-ready with award-winning blogger Karen McLean from Secret Squirrel Food.


Lafayette Gourmet has ten international kitchens crammed into the one space and each will be serving an international array of dishes throughout the festivities – everything from pizza, curry, foie gras to falafel.

Bon Appetit indeed.

September 17 to 19

Galeries Lafayette, second floor, Thur 1pm to 8pm, Fri and Sat midday to 6pm, free. Tel: (04)3399933. Metro: Dubai Mall. galerieslafayette-dubai.com