Capital show seeks feedback for future
The organisers of Gourmet Abu Dhabi are seeking audience feedback to help “fine-tune” the show’s planned return in 2010.
The ten-day epicurean extravaganza, which featured 24 Michelin-star chefs, concluded with an Arabic feast at the capital emirate’s Armed Forces Officers Club.
Head of Gourmet Abu Dhabi’s organising committee Dayne Lime said the majority of the festival’s programme had been “oversubscribed”, but added it had been a “magnificent event” all the same.
“This event has quickly become the talk of the town,” said Lime. “The feedback has told us we’re doing a lot right, but we want to hear more.”
Although the show’s conclusion featured an with an Arabian-themed feast on Saturday night, one visitor to the event, Corsican Mariani Pascale, said she would like to have seen more flavours originating from the Middle East.
“What I’d really like to see next year is more Arabic masterclasses, I’d like to learn more about this region,” she said.
“There’s such a rich heritage of food here and to learn more about it would be just fantastic.”