Sponsored: MENA’s Best Female Chef 2022 takes the helm of Abu Dhabi’s iconic steakhouse for one night only…

Gourmands, get excited for an epicurean flight as two regional heavyweights get together for an almighty culinary collab. For one night only on Saturday January 28, multi award-winning steakhouse Oak Room welcomes a guest appearance from Tala Bashmi, MENA’s Best Female Chef 2022.

This unmissable dining experience is a prelude to the Middle East & North Africa’s (MENA) 50 Best Restaurants 2023, which will reveal the top restaurants across the region at a huge ceremony in Abu Dhabi on Monday January 30.

Tala Bashmi is a celebrated Bahraini chef and chef patrone of her much-lauded homegrown restaurant Fusions by Tala. When she takes the helm of British rock ‘n’ roll steakhouse, Oak Room, for her Signature Sessions, the menu will fuse the best of both worlds. From Oak Room, expect the finest cuts and freshest ingredients. The influences from Fusions by Tala will ensure a modern take on regional dishes. It will all be perfectly paired with handpicked wines from Oak Room’s own Sommelier’s selection. 

Of course, great conversation is guaranteed as chef Tala shares the inspiration behind her dishes, showcases her culinary skills, and talks all things culinary with the city’s foodies. If you’re looking to learn more about getting creative in the kitchen, this is your cue to book this exclusive dining experience.

Before dinner, the Oak Room bar will welcome a takeover from the master mixologists behind Sidecar, an epic Indian cocktail bar currently ranked No. 26 on the World’s 50 Best Bar list and recently recognised as the number one bar in India. The brainchild of dynamic duo Yangdup Lama and Minakshi Singh, the fine flavours and top tipples will be whipped up by Lopsang Lama, bar manager of Sidecar, before dinner begins.

Oak Room x Tala Bashmi, The Abu Dhabi EDITION, 7pm onwards, Saturday February 28, from Dhs500. Tel: (0)2 208 0000, book here