CHEF'S TABLE 5-STAR DINING EXPERIENCES
Abu Dhabi Culinary Season 2022 has kicked off with a bang - check out the list of some of Abu Dhabi's best restaurants who are participating in the Chef's Table series, which runs until the beginning of December.
VAKAVA | CONRAD ETIHAD TOWERS
This Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, be sure to put the VaKaVa Chef's Table menu (AED250) at the top of your list! This incredible Pan-Latin outlet will astound you with dishes like the sea bass taradito and the vegetarian tacu tacu. Choose a starter and a main and while you do have a choice of dessert, we advise you to finish with the superb dulce de leche fondant and drop the mic!
Contact: 02 811 5666
BUSHRA BY BUDDHA BAR | YAS BAY
Described as modern Middle-Eastern cuisine, Busha's AED350 Chef's Table menu gives you a great range of excellent food to try. You'll enjoy the cold mezze (the vine leaves are stand-outs) and the meshawee but the lemon tart to finish is the top of our must-try list.
Contact: 050 601 1195
NIRI | MAMSHA AL SAADIYAT
Niri at Mamsha Al Saadiyat is one of the jewels in the Abu Dhabi restaurant scene's crown, serving incredible Japanese food. The Chef's Table menu is a great way to sample their food and is available from 6PM every night for just AED300 per person. choose a starter, a main and a dessert as well as a sushi set. Our menu must-trys are the corn tempura and the kinako pistachio cheesecake!
Contact: 02 236 7831
PARADISO | YAS BAY
At Paradiso, you can experience excellent food, paired with excellent wine! This Chef's Table menu is 4 courses, where you choose a canape with Aperol Spritz, a starter, a main and a dessert for just AED500 per person including a glass of wine with each course. What not to miss? The gnocchi and the outstanding mousses for dessert - sublime!
Contact: 050 437 2869
OTORO | AL QANA
Otoro is new to the Abu Dhabi dining scene and now's your chance to try a set menu at this excellent Japanese restaurant for just AED185. The menu is awash with culinary luxe, but we recommend you try the nutty and beautiful seaweed salad and the black Angus yakitori. You can thank us later.
Contact: 02 886 9995
THE LIGHT HOUSE | YAS BAY
Choose from not one but 2 Chef's Table menus at Light House!
Menu 1, coming in hot at AED 320, allows you to try delicacies like grilled lamb cutlets and mushroom felafel with frozen yoghurt to finish, while menu 2 (AED500) gets you a Greek salad, mushroom felafel and a whole sea bass with harissa and a sticky toffee pudding to finish.
These are exciting dishes in a chic ambiance, a culinary haven inside the hustle and bustle of Yas Bay.
Contact: 02 236 7831
LPM | THE GALLERIA
A giant of the Abu Dhabi culinary scene, LPM once again brings its fantastic Mediterranean food to you at an excellent price this Culinary Season. The menu is broad and includes a starter and a main as well as a dessert from some LPM favourites like foie gras terrine and the best escargots in Abu Dhabi. Our advice? Make room for dessert - the cheesecake is arguably the best Abu Dhabi has to offer. Choose to pay AED395 for food only or add an extra AED100 for French wine and an aperitif. (minimum 2 per table)
Contact: 02 692 9600
HAKKASAN | EMIRATES PALACE
One of Abu Dhabi's most talked-about restaurants, Hakkasan was one of the few Abu Dhabi restaurants to make the World's 50 Best Restaurants list (the MENA edition!) The Chef's Table menu offers you the chance to try this excellent Asian cuisine for just AED398 (minimum 2 per table). The menu offers such luxurious dishes as the crispy duck salad, outstanding dim sum and a luscious lemon cremeux to finish.
Contact: 02 690 7739
MOKSH | ETIHAD TOWERS
Possibly the greatest deal this Chef's Table series, is the menu at the high-end Indian, Moksh. Chef Abs Patil is offering a 7-course menu for just AED299 and you can get a wine pairing package for a further AED149. This is the perfect way to get to know the menu at Moksh and discover its brilliance. Everything served at Moksh is a feast for the eyes and the palate and if there's one restaurant you must visit this season, Moksh is it.
BB+ members can avail a specially curated unlimited drinks menu for just AED149, including cocktails, mocktails, wines and more. Not a member? You can sign up here.
Contact: 050 447 4805
TALEA | EMIRATES PALACE
This Italian restaurant serves haute cuisine at its finest. For AED400, you can enjoy 4 courses of Italian fine dining brilliance including sea bream, ravioli, turbot and tiramisu.
Contact: 02 690 9000
OAK ROOM | THE ABU DHABI EDITION
Oak Room by Tom Aikens prides itself on serving excellent quality food - its reputation as being a senior player in the culinary scene in Abu Dhabi grows year on year.
Head to Oak Room this Culinary Season to enjoy the Chef's Table set menu. For AED395 per person, you'll have the opportunity to sample the very famous Marmite butter, a fabulous surf n turf starter as well as the delectable truffled mac n cheese. For main, the beef short rib is undeniably good and the Valrhona creme brulee is the best way to finish this outstanding meal.