Dubai and its exuberant food scene

dubai, the capital of one of the seven United Arab Emirates, prides itself on being a cultural melting pot that blurs the lines between East and West. From a small fishing village, Dubai has become one of the most innovative cities in the world and is characterized by the fact that it is home to the Burj Khalifa, the highest architectural marvel in the world, as well as exuberant luxury hotels and the legendary Al Fahidi fort. current. As if that were not enough, this impressive city is home to more than 200 nationalities, so it has an extensive collection of cuisines in one place, making Dubai the fourth most visited city in the world, a gastronomic cradle and a culinary destination without comparison.


The best of Dubai. A culinary experience by Flavel Monteiro – Photo: Courtesy of Flavel Monteiro

The meal It has played a vital role in the history of the Emirati city. The spice trade in the region dates back thousands of years, and more recently families and individuals have chosen to settle and seek opportunities in Dubai, bringing and sharing unique cuisines and dishes. Over the past decade and a half, the culinary scene in Dubai, this has changed; the late British chef and restaurateur Gary Rhodes and fellow Indian chef and restaurateur Vineet Bhatia, ambassadors of the food scene in Dubai, they have succeeded in everything and have chosen to make this city their home.

In 2005, Vineet Bhatia paved the way for progressive Indian cuisine by introducing the first tasting menu vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. Local chefs like Himanshu Saini, Francesco Guarracino, Colin Clague, Reif Othman, Nick Alvis, Scott Price, Praba Manickam and Benjamin Wan added glamor to the scene with culinary skills with which they have shone over the years, raising their cuisine to a new level and earning a place in the gastronomic world.

“There are culinary experiences available for all price ranges, from large casual restaurants in malls and independent cafes, to exclusive dining destinations and upscale venues in luxury hotels. Middle Eastern cuisine is unmissable and its offer is within reach of all budgets. It does not discriminate against regional variations, as it offers a wide variety of Lebanese concepts in addition to multiple Turkish, Moroccan and Persian restaurants. It also hosts several Restaurants serving African, American and Asian cuisine; British, French, Italian and German cuisine; delicacies Spanish, Mexican and Peruvian; the flavours Indian, Korean and Filipino; Yes food Chinese, Japanese and Thai, not to mention those restaurants that serve everything from steak and seafood to burgers and bao,” says Naim Maadad, CEO and founder of the leading hotel and restaurant business. Hospitality doors.

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Chef Francesco Guarracino’s Starfish – Photo: Courtesy of Flavel Monteiro

Dubai will not disappoint you! East gastronomic destination offers a truly unforgettable experience – it’s a city that shows off its beauty with great modern elegance. Designed to be a unique destination for all its tourist attractions and architectural singularities, you perceive at every moment the relentless search for beauty and grandeur, overcoming the impossible. Travelers admire the historic charm of the city, there is a strong relationship between the desert and the sea that keeps diners attentive to an ever-changing culinary scene. There’s a must-try dish every day, week after week. It’s a gastronomic journey through one of the world’s most influential and modern cities where “chefs experiment with artfully crafted menus from local ingredients, in vogue today, and captivating plates of countless ways. Emirati fish, for example, can be prepared in the historic Gulf spicy rice dish, Machboos, or marinated in tiger leche in ceviche. And while Wagyu beef will always be a favorite ingredient in a destination known for its luxury, Dubai has gone vegetarian,” says Sarah Hedley Hymers, British travel guide author and TV presenter.

In Dubai, a sense of possibility and innovation is lived and breathed, where experiences are just waiting to become reality, which is why an initiative has emerged that unites local chefs and shows the best of what gastronomic destination. “The best of Dubai. A culinary experience of Flavel Monteiro, perhaps the most tenacious promoter of the food scene Dubai, offers a real insight into what restaurants are like today. Although the world of gastronomy is facing one of the most difficult times in its history, spreading works like this and, of course, continuing to make reservations are the strongest ways for us all to preserve its future. Although its pace of expansion may slow, the next ten years will undoubtedly continue to define the sparkling perfection that has become synonymous with the city of Dubai,” said Mark Sansom, Content Editor of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars.

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The best of Dubai. A culinary experience by Flavel Monteiro – Photo: Courtesy of Flavel Monteiro

Come and discover Dubai, one of the gastronomic capitals of the world. Epicenter of tasting in the last aromas and flavors! The best of Dubai. A Dining Experience presents the best restaurants and the best local cooks from Dubai.

You can download a free copy of the book from the WG Magazine site.

About the Author

Flavel Monteiro has worked in the hospitality and food and beverage industry since 1991. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirateshis foray into the world of publishing came when he acquired a franchise to publish the magazine millionaire in Scandinavia, as well as a Filipino magazine in the Middle East. In 2014, she launched WG magazine, aimed at promoting the best culinary experiences around the world and four years later he teamed up with starred Italian chef Alfredo Russo to launch the magazine EXIT. Extraordinary Italian.

2020 has been a cookbook year for Flavel Monteiro. In February, he published two printed books and on Easter Sunday he released the e-book Come together. The best chefs in the worldreceived the award Spring Harvest 2020 from the Gourmand World Cookbook, to make people smile while supporting chefs around the world. In July, Flavel Monteiro published and co-wrote the Ebook Home Comforts of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars to later become the author of the Cuisinero e-book. Winner of the Taste the Philippines award Gourmand World Cookbook Summer Harvest 2020, which elevates Filipino cuisine with proceeds donated to Philippine International Aid (PIA), a non-profit organization that supports children’s education. In October, he publishes the book Best of Dubai: A Culinary Experiencein digital and printed version and received the award Gourmand World Cookbook Winter Harvest 2020. Currently, five of published books by Flavel Monteiro are finalists in six categories for the awards World’s Best Gourmet Awards 2021.

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Flavel Monteiro – Photo: Courtesy of Flavel Monteiro

Also, in 2019, his book Coffee. Absolute gastronomy received the awards Independent Publishers Awards Yes World Gourmet Cookbook Award as the best book in the world in the coffee category.

On the other hand, five years ago, Flavel Monteiro created a foundation which, year after year, helps underprivileged children in the Philippines to attend a culinary school through a scholarship program.

Translation by Sofia Danis

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