Dubai is gearing up for its annual International Fine Food Festival from the 30th October to the 2nd November. Visitors will be treated to a mixture of internationally sourced produce and local cuisine, as well as specially prepared dishes by some of the brightest stars in the culinary world.
The festival will feature demonstrations, competitions, tastings and discussions with the aim of educating buyers and consumers into the world of food. The focus this year will be on gourmet fine food and beverages, encouraging interaction between producers, manufacturers, distributors and their customers. ‘Golden Toque Middle East’ competition will pit some of the finest Middle Eastern and International chefs against each other for the honour of being crowned champions.
Holidaymakers can find fresh produce at the Posh Picnic – a bespoke market place showcasing handpicked Dubai foods and ingredients, speak to exhibitors and chefs, or pick up some handmade food baskets to take home. Buyers for top hotels could also use the Picnic to source new suppliers of top quality fresh ingredients. The suppliers will be happy to talk about the provenance of their foods and tell the story behind their passions. Everything from fresh breads to Emirati biscuits, truffle oil and organic teas will be on show.
The newly established School of Culinary and Finishing Arts (SCAFA) is also in attendance, running demos and tasting for adults, cooking classes for children as well as providing a library for books and computer based learning. They are also serving French cuisine with a Mediterranean twist in the ‘scafé’.
It is sure to be a real treat for foodies of all ages.