Hot on the heels of a recent celebrity chef spree in Dubai, we’ve got yet more notable news for you. Chef Jeff Galvin, half of London’s famous Galvin brothers duo, will soon be in Dubai. The Michelin-starred chef will be resident at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel from Thursday October 24-30. Events scheduled include a special tasting menu with paired beverages, served at Villa Beach on October 24. From October 25-30, Villa Beach will also host a special dinner menu featuring dishes from the brothers’ London restaurant Galvin La Chapelle. In addition, there will be cooking classes held by chef Jeff at the SunDeck on October 27.
More celebrity news comes from chef Greg Malouf. The highly respected Australian-born Lebanese chef has written six award-winning books on Middle Eastern food, worked at the famous MoMo in Melbourne as well as the Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries Café in London. And now, chef Greg is in the process of opening a new restaurant here in Dubai. We’ll be sharing more on that news shortly.
From celebrity to charity, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it seems many of the city’s eating options are going pink in support. The Burj Al Arab has declared it will quite literally be going pink, lighting up the exterior of the hotel with a pink ribbon motif each evening during October. The hotel will also be hosting a pink afternoon tea, with pink pastries on the menu such as rose cream macaroons and pink apple mousse cake. Female hotel and dining guests throughout October will also be presented with a pink rose.
Also thinking pink, the Fairmont The Palm will be hosting its own pink themed afternoon tea serving pink pastries infused with perfume, savoury specials using ingredients thought to help stave off breast cancer (for example, smoked salmon on flaxseed bread) and a selection of pink teas and infusions. Guests at the Spectrum on One Friday brunch at Fairmont Dubai, who opt for the rosé bubbly package will also be entered into a prize draw in order to win a three-course dinner for six prepared at home by the hotel’s executive chef Lorraine Sinclair.
October is also a month of markets. The Archive in Safa Park will be holding a one day ‘fall fair’ on Saturday October 12. The event will include a farmers’ market in association with Ripe, featuring a local date farmer and a home-made lemonade stand from 10am-3pm, and a barbecue at noon. Other activities offered will be kite-flying, book swops and live music.
And, as more proof that Dubai loves an artery-clogging-craze, we’ll leave you with the news that the cronut is well and truly in town. This month, the calorific treat has been introduced at Connexions at the Media Rotana. Yum!