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Culinary Month at Atlantis, The Palm

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The dining destination offers the UAE incredible gastronomic experiences with word-class celebrity chefs

The UAE’s leading dining destination, Atlantis, The Palm is hosting the third edition of its overwhelmingly popular Culinary Monthfrom November 3 to December 5. Having established itself as a must-attend month of events, the resort is inviting guests to meet, learn and eat with some of the most prolific chefs in the region. With an exciting line-up of dinners, masterclasses and tasting menus, it is all set to be the ultimate foodie event.

CULINARY MONTH SET MENU’S

Divine set menus at Atlantis, The Palm

3 November – 16 November

For a limited time, Culinary Month offers guests an exclusive opportunity to indulge in exquisite three-course set menus from a selection of the resort’s award-winning restaurants, providing the perfect opportunity to sample that must try dishes. Menu’s on offer will feature signature dishes from Nobu, Hakassan and Seafire for AED350, and Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, Ronda Locatelli and Ayamna for AED150. Bread Street Kitchen & Bar’s signature beef Wellington, Hakassan’s Peking duck, Seafire’s sumptuous steaks and Ayamna’s traditional Lebanese mezza will all be available to savour, alongside signature dishes from Ronda Locatelli and Nobu. Never has there been a better opportunity to try some of the region’s most loved dishes for unbeatable prices. Reservations can be made at www.reserveout.com/dubai-en/restaurants-in-palm-jumeirah/atlantis-the-palm.

CULINARY MONTH CELEBRITY CHEF VISITS

Celebrity Chefs return to Atlantis, The Palm

World-renowned chefs Giorgio Locatelli and Nobu Matsuhisa arrive back in Dubai to host bespoke culinary events at Atlantis, The Palm.

Savour Sicilian inspired vegan dishes from Giorgio Locatelli’s farm at Ronda Locatelli

3-16 November

6pm to 10:30pm

AED150 per person for a three-course set menu

The sumptuous three-course vegan set menu will feature popular dishes with vegetables and fruits sourced directly from Giorgio Locatelli’s Sicilian farm. The unparalleled menu comprised of starters such as baby spinach salad with pomegranate dressing, baked aubergine cake with vegan parmesan cheese for mains and a vegan chocolate sphere with coconut ice cream for dessert. Reservations can be made by calling 04 42 62626.

Ronda Locatelli Four Hands Dinner by Giorgio Locatelli & winner of MasterChef Italia Valeria Raciti

10 November & 11 November

6pm to 10:30pm

AED290 per person

For two nights only, diners will have the opportunity to feast on a delicious dinner hosted by Michelin- starred chef and MasterChef Italia judge, Giorgio Locatelli and the winner of the MasterChef Italia 2019, Chef Valeria Raciti. The uniquely prepared five-course dinner will offer the finest Italian delicacies including deep fried calzone with anchovies, pot roasted octopus, beef tartare with egg and white truffle and the sinfully rich traditional chocolate and amaretti pudding, bonet piemontese. Guests will also have the opportunity to receive signed autographs from the celebrity chefs themselves. Reservations can be made by calling 04 42 62626.

Experience Nobu’s eight-course White Truffle Omakase Menu for one night only

3 December

6pm to 11:00pm

AED675 per person

On National Day, Nobu Matsuhisa will be in town to present an exclusive eight-course White Truffle Menu, created with Nobu Dubai’s Chef de Cuisine, Damien Duviau. Taking food aficionados on a culinary journey, signature dishes from the Omakase menu will be served with a truffle twist. Guest can look forward to indulging in dishes such as Chilean seabass yuzu with truffle, wood oven roasted scallop with tozasu and truffle tofu crémeux. Reservations can be made by calling 04 42 62626.

Nobu’s nine-course Omakase Menu

4 December

6pm to 11:00pm

 AED575 per person

During the final week of Culinary Month guests are afforded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sample exquisite dishes from the nine-course Omakase menu, featuring Nobu Matsuhisa’s most-loved menu items from his lifetime of cooking. The lavish menu, presented by Nobu on the night, will offer a selection of sashimi four ways, Nobu-styled cup sushi, and for those who would like to end on a sweet note, the exquisite green tea fondant and mochi ice-cream. Reservations can be made by calling 04 42 62626.

CULINARY MONTH COLLABORATIONS

Culinary Collaborations at Atlantis, The Palm

The talented chefs at Atlantis, The Palm’s distinguished restaurants, have created tailored gourmet experiences throughout the month-long event for Dubai residents and visitors to take advantage of.

Ossiano’s award winning Chef de Cuisine, Gregoire Berger, joins forces with Michelin starred chef, Jean-Francois Piege

7 November & 8 November

6:30pm to 10:30pm

AED995 per person for the nine-course set menu/AED 1495 including wine pairing

Seating is limited

Ossiano’s Grégoire Berger will be joining forces with the world-renowned Chef Piege for a very special four-hands dinner set over two evenings. As a pioneer in French cuisine, this will be Chef Piege’s first visit to the region, giving a few lucky foodies a very special chance to indulge in a distinct nine-course dinner led by two of the best chefs in the world. Coined as one of the most important creative chefs of recent years and a gifted culinary artist, Chef Piege is the protegé of Alain Ducasse, and a judge on popular French cooking show ‘Top Chef’. He is currently Chef de Cuisine of Le Grand Restaurant in Paris, which boasts two Michelin stars.

The nine-course culinary delight will feature dishes including a selection of canapes from ‘Le Grand Restaurant’, Chef Berger’s signature floating island, Scottish scallops in a seaweed crust, blue lobster cooked in fig leaves and signature desserts from both award-winning chefs. The night is made complete with world-class entertainment from Clarita DeQuiroz on the piano. Reservations can be made by calling 04 42 62626.

Seafire’s Chef de Cuisine, Raymond Wong, joins forces with Australian celebrity chef and BBQ expert, Ben O’Donoghue

21st November & 22nd November

6:30pm to 10:30pm

AED360per person

Seafire’s Raymond Wong will be joining forces with one of Australia’s top celebrity chefs Ben O’Donoghue for two very special evenings: both in celebration of meat. On the 21 November both chefs will present a selection of flaming dishes from O’Donoghue’s best-selling compendium of the same name. Guests can expect a selection of classic barbecue recipes with a special twist from Chef Raymond. On the 22 November guests are invited to enjoy ‘From the Valley to the Palm,’ an evening celebrating the very best Australian produce paired with a selection of grapes from down under. Reservations can be made by calling 04 42 62626.

CULINARY MONTH CHEF FOR THE DAY

Be a ‘Chef for a Day’ at Atlantis, The Palm

Guests are invited to master the art of cooking this culinary month as signature restaurants, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli and Ayamna host cooking masterclasses with the culinary masterminds of the kitchen. Presented as the chance of a lifetime, food enthusiasts can learn how to cook signature dishes from each restaurant, with the chance to book a table to dine afterwards with friends at 25% off. Reservations can be made by calling 04 42 62626.

Ronda Locatelli

  • Daily from 17-23 November
  • 4pm-6pm
  • AED350 per person (including 25% off dinner at Ronda Locatelli post masterclass)
  • Up to 10 guests per class
  • The masterclass will cover the art of pizza and pasta making in an authentic and Italian way
  • Guests will be guided through the art of making a true Italian dough, classic tomato sauce and pasta. They will also learn the tricks and skill of cooking in a wood fired oven and making the perfect pizza.

Ayamna (excluding 18 November)

  • Daily from 17-23 November
  • 4pm-6pm
  • AED350 per person (including 25% off dinner at Ayamna post masterclass)
  • Up to 10 guests per class
  • The masterclass will cover a selection of signature Lebanese dishes including mezze, a main course of kibbeh bil laban, followed by a dessert of umm ali
  • Guests will be guided through the history of mezze and Chef Ali will share his tricks to source the best produce from Dubai as well as well as how to prepare signature Lebanese dishes traditionally.

Nobu (excluding 22 November)

  • Daily from 17-23 November
  • 4pm-6pm
  • AED600 per person (including 25% off dinner at Nobu post masterclass)
  • Up to 10 guests per class
  • The masterclass will cover a selection of signature sushi rolls and a main course of black cod miso
  • Guests will be guided through the art of sushi rolling, covering how to cook and season the rice as well as tricks and tips on produce and where to source it. The session will also cover fish quality as well as its preparation, using classic, centuries old techniques that the Nobu team have perfected under the watchful gaze of the grand master, Nobu Matsuhisa.

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