Just like the rest of Taste Festivals, Taste of Abu Dhabi intends to bring gourmet cuisine closer to ordinary people and make it more accessible at least for several days while the festival lasts. It has become a real Mecca for foodies, restaurant-lovers and chef-groupies. The festival offers delicious food prepared by Abu Dhabi’s best restaurants and outstanding entertainment at a stunning outdoor venue. Restaurants typically operate mini-kitchens right at the festival.
Every year, the festivals features leading chefs and restaurateurs from the UAE and abroad. Celebrity chefs demonstrate their skills in frond of a wide audience, share some of the secrets of their craft, answer their fan’s questions, and host special tastings where visitors can sample gourmet dishes at an affordable price.
The program of the Taste of Abu Dhabi features enjoyable cookery classes, beverage tastings, music performances and over a hundred exhibitors which showcase an astonishing variety of goods and drinks. Visitors can attend the Chef’s Theater that hosts live demonstrations, culinary challenges, tutorials and Q&A sessions featuring famous chefs. Those who want to try their hand at cooking can sign up for a cooking challenge and cook along with a celebrity chef.
The festival has a VIP lounge, an alcohol-free, family friendly area, and the Kid’s Zone where children are kept entertained with fairground rides, cooking classes and other exciting activities. If you want to spend some quality time with your children, you can participate in the Family Treasure Hunt and try to win one of the lovely prizes.
Among other attractions offered by Taste of Abu Dhabi we can name the entertainment stage and the food market. The entertainment stage features performances by local and international artists. At the food market, visitors can sample and buy high-quality wines and cheeses as well as fresh products some of which are not easy to come across at regular stores.