All the things to eat during Abu Dhabi Culinary Season
From lavish chef’s table dinners to hidden gems…
Take a bite out of the capital’s vibrant food scene during the latest installment of the Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, on now until December 15.
Dine on edible works of art
As part of the year-round Chef’s Table series, 10 of the capital’s top restaurants will be offering exclusive five-course menus for Art On A Plate. These creative tasting menus look as good as they taste, drawing inspiration from famous painters, musicians and art forms.
Highlights include the vibrant French-Mediterranean cuisine at LPM, a contemporary Cantonese tasting menu at Hakkasan, and inventive Italian dishes inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci paintings at Villa Toscana.
Various locations around Abu Dhabi. To browse the menus and book your spot at the Chef’s Table, visit: adculinaryseason.ae/chefs-table/
Sip a limited-edition hot chocolate
For Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, homegrown chocolatiers Mirzam have created a limited-edition drink. The richly spiced drinking chocolate, called Abu Dhabi Gahwa, is flavoured with saffron, rose, cardamon and coffee, served in specially decorated cups from Emirati watercolour artists Moaza Matar. You can sip this fragrant brew in the stunning surrounds of Mirzam’s Abu Dhabi boutique, in Qasr Al Hosn.
Mirzam, Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi, daily, 10am to 10pm. instagram.com/mirzamchocolate
Eat your way around Yas Island
Until November 28, some of Yas Island’s most popular restaurants will be serving special three-course menus, for Yas Flavours. More than 45 venues have come on board for Yas Flavours, with menus priced at Dhs99, Dhs129 or Dhs149 per person.
Work your way through the island’s eateries, with burgers from Black Tap, Mexican munchies at Amerigos and La Taqueria, refined Japanese at Matsu, and Italian classics at Sacci.
Yas Flavours, Yas Island, Nov 8 to 28. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit: yasisland.ae/en/promotions/yas-flavors
Seek out Abu Dhabi’s best hidden gems
Let Abu Dhabi Culinary Season lead you on a journey of discovery, as you seek out the best hidden gems in the capital. This cultural melting pot is home to cuisines from all over the world, from Syrian specialities at Al Liwan, to Japanese mochi balls at Yamazaki, and Nepalese momos at Vansha Ghar.
Take a peek at the participating restaurants, including must-try dishes, then unearth some new favourites as you go on a gourmet scavenger hunt across Abu Dhabi.
Various locations throughout Abu Dhabi, visit: adculinaryseason.ae/hidden-gems