Expo 2020 Dubai food trip: 5 things to try

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Expo 2020 food trip: 5 things to try

 

DUBAI – Foodies can fuel their appetite with a culinary tour at Expo 2020 Dubai, featuring award-winning chefs and never-been-seen-before dining concepts across over 200 eateries.

With food central to Expo 2020 Dubai’s multi-cultural experience, visitors can try everything including local gems, authentic street food and fine dining tasting menus.

Expo’s curated concepts, pavilions and outlets include the best food and drinks the world has to offer. Here is just a taste of what is to come this month:

Rising Flavours

The Rising Flavours Food Hall is a three-storey dining hall highlights the range and creativity of the Gulf region’s vibrant and ever-evolving food scene. Each chef-led pod will represent the nine countries, with rotating guest chefs and live cooking shows led by eminent names. The ground floor is home to a regularly rotating line-up of culinary pods, featuring chefs and restaurants that demonstrate the gastronomic variety of each GCC country, including concepts from the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Opening times:
Saturday-Wednesday, 10am to midnight
Thursday-Friday: 10am to 1am
Location: Jubilee, Food Hall 1

Alkebulan, world’s first African dining hall

Alkebulan – the oldest name for Africa and translating to ‘Mother of Mankind’ or ‘Garden of Eden’ – is a culinary concept curated by award-winning chef Alexander Smalls, a classically trained opera singer-turned-restauranteur. The dining hall is a celebration of African cuisine, designed as a showcase of contemporary African food and music from across the continent. Each counter and concept – 11 in total – has its own unique design that honours the individuality of the region, cuisine and chef.

Opening times:
Saturday-Wednesday, 10am to midnight
Thursday-Friday: 10am to 1am
Location: Jubilee, Food Hall 2
Book here

Epochal Banquet by Bompas & Parr: future of food

Diners will have the opportunity to taste super-light delicacies formed using the same technique that NASA uses to collect comet dust; edible creations that glow in the dark; flavour-changing desserts; ultra-rare ingredients, including new-to-the-plate plants; and much more. The curated experience features a multi-course exploratory menu, designed to entertain and inspire, while exploring themes involving the future of food.

Dates: Bookings open from October 6
Opening times:
Daily 12:30pm to midnight
Experience times are 1pm, 6pm and 9pm daily
Duration is 2-2.5 hours
Location: Opportunity District, OSO1 F
Book here 

Jubilee Gastronomy Restaurant, dining room, lounge and rooftop bar

Hosting an intimate lunch and dinner degustation experience every Tuesday throughout Expo 2020 Dubai, 26 of the world’s greatest chefs will create a signature four and nine-course menu, followed by appearances from celebrated local chefs twice weekly. Jubilee’s signature menu by Chef Guilherme will be available throughout. Visiting names for October include Indian chef Vineet Bhatia, behind restaurant’s Zaika and Rasoi, London and Thomas Buehner, behind three Michelin star restaurant, La Vie in Osnabruck, Germany.

Dates: Bookings open from October 7
Opening Times:
Saturday-Wednesday 10am to midnight
Thursday-Friday: 10am to 1am
Location: Al Wasl, Rooftop, Parcel C
Book here

The National by Geoffrey Zakarian

US-based chef Geoffrey Zakarian brings to life his vision of a contemporary grand café at The National. The menu offers Zakarian’s signature modern American cuisine – a style of cooking that has earned him critical acclaim. It’s fresh and accessible concentrating on fresh ingredients prepared with classic techniques.

Dates: Bookings open from October 7
Opening times:
Saturday-Wednesday 10am to midnight
Thursday-Friday, 10am to 1am
Location: Al Wasl – Ground Floor, Parcel A
Book here 

Bread Ahead

With a cult-following with Londoners and food fanatics across the globe, Bread Ahead will bring its signature doughnuts – try the classic vanilla or salted honeycomb and caramel combination. Sourdough pizzas will also be sold by the slice, created the Bread Ahead way, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Bread Ahead will also run a series of baking workshops with their on-site bakery school, led by masterful tutors. Join Bread Ahead this October for an insight into the art of artisan baking, and perfect your sourdough loaf.

Dates: Bookings open from October 9
Opening times:
Saturday-Wednesday 10am to midnight
Thursday-Friday: 10am to 1am
Bakery School Classes: 1apm and 6pm
Location: Mobility District, Ground Floor, MS 07 Right Side
Book here

Other openings to look forward to include Scarpetta’s first Burrata Bar, Kojaki, Rohit Ghai’s Kutir, Baron, Canvas by Coffee + Culture, Alif Café by farm2table and local favourites Ravi’s, Dampa Seafood Grill, Chicken Tikka Inn, Al Farwania, Grand Beirut, Maraheb, The Majlis Café. Don’t miss international dining from DA by Crab Chic, Irish Village, Fish Beach Taverna and over 100 restaurants representing country pavilions. See the full Eat At Expo list here


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