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An Australian flavour at the Abu Dhabi Food Festival

November 24, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

MasterChef Australia star Matt Preston and Adriano Zumbo, star of Zumbo’s Just Desserts will join in the sumptuous celebration of food next month with the return of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival (ADFF).

Matt Preston and Adriano Zumbo will join acclaimed Michelin Star chef, restaurateur and global TV personality, Graham Elliot in delighting food fans with pop-up restaurant appearances, ‘Meet & Greets’ and cookbook signings during the festival.

Running right across the emirate from December 5th to 23rd, the festival will incorporate Gourmet Abu Dhabi, Street Feast and for the first time, the SIAL trade fair, the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the region.

Spread over 19 days and taking in three weekends, ADFF will attract both residents and visitors alike to enjoy not only cuisine from some of the best chefs on the planet, but also some of the most scrumptious street food available anywhere in the world today.

ADFF will also feature unique events such as ‘desert’, ‘sea’ and ‘sky’-themed dining experiences, a Gourmet Golf event, a ‘Fast Cars, Slow Food’ barbeque and live music, as well as a multitude of mall activations that will delight both families and children.

“With this year’s Abu Dhabi Food Festival we are strategically positioning Abu Dhabi as a global culinary capital through a comprehensive and accessible top-level festival celebrating food and food preparation,” said HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General, TCA Abu Dhabi.

“By bringing together all the ingredients for a sensational experience, the annual Abu Dhabi Food Festival is geared to bring food fans from around the world to our emirate. And it is another example of Abu Dhabi’s commitment to becoming a year-round destination,” said Sultan Al Dhaheri, Acting Executive Director Tourism Sector, TCA Abu Dhabi.

Street Feast is also on the menu once again, promising a fantastic culinary experience for all.  More than   60 food trucks will feature across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain with over 150 different food options to choose from, which will make it the biggest food truck festival in UAE.

The event will take place in Al Ain from 8th to the 10th December at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, and on Abu Dhabi Corniche on 15th and 17th December. In addition, there will be a children’s entertainment area, international street performers, graffiti artists, an outdoor cinema and live stage performances.

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