From creekside cooking to celebrity cuisine, the Dubai Food Festival has served up an impressive and diverse five-course menu of mystery dining tours. The event is part of its delicious and diverse events for 2015 and made possible via social concierge service Lime & Tonic to offer Dubai’s gastronomic thrill-seekers a series of new and unique Mystery Dining Tours to celebrate the emirate’s world-class cuisine.
The event offered guests the chance to rub shoulders with the emirate’s most-acclaimed chefs as well as sample authentic Emirati and celebrity-favorite dishes, and even fly through the skies to their next secret dining location, the five tours include: Old to New Dubai Food Tour, High Flying Dinner Tour, From One Chef To Another Tour, Celebrity Hotspots Tour and Dubai Skyline Tour.
The Dubai Food Festival’s five tempting tours include:
Old to New Dubai Food Tour (9 February – AED 550 per person):
A culinary tour that takes guests from the emirate’s historic city centre to the newer parts of Dubai, encompassing four unique restaurants. The food on offer will be matched to a period of Dubai’s history over the last four decades, starting with an introduction to Emirati dining and culinary traditions. Tour-goers will then meet each restaurant’s chef, who will deliver a dish based on a period of the city’s history.
High Flying Dinner Tour (14 February – AED 9,120 per person):
A one-off Valentine’s Day experience limited to three couples only. Six lucky loved-up foodies will be treated to a limousine pickup, before travelling to one of the emirate’s most exclusive flagship hotels for an insider tour of some of the suites, with courses served in two of the hotel’s restaurants. The tour will then lead to the skies for a helicopter flight to another flagship hotel, where guests will enjoy their final course under an aquarium, before returning home in the same limousine style.
From One Chef to Another Tour (17 February – AED 1,700 per person):
The ultimate foodie tour, guests will have the one-off chance to meet the chefs from four of the city’s top restaurants, with the tour guided by one of the emirate’s most celebrated chefs, the award-winning Tomas Reger, who has wowed the city for more than seven years. Tour-goers will also have the chance to sit at the exclusive chef’s table for a course of one of their favourite dishes, before ending the night at an exclusive hidden chef’s table with a view.
Celebrity Hotspots Tour (18 February – AED 840 per person):
A high-life experience that will see star-struck foodies dine in the best restaurants in the city, trying out the dishes ordered by A-Listers. With a meet and greet at the end with one of Dubai’s biggest celebrity chefs, previously a judge on ‘Chopped’, guests will be whisked around Dubai by limousine, dining in the private rooms of each restaurant before meeting the chefs.
Dubai Skyline Tour (23 February – AED550 per person):
A culinary tour that takes inspiration from the view of four unique rooftop terraces, with the highlight showcasing a 360-degree vista of Dubai’s unique, distinctive and unmistakable trademark skyline. At each point, guests will be served drinks and dishes inspired by the view – so skyscraper scenes transformed into astonishing dishes are to be expected.
For more information, visit www.dubaifoodfestival.com