Anantara’s Gourmet Food Festival Kicks Off Today And It Is Reason Enough To Visit The Palm


Anantara, yep the beautiful Thai-themed hotel on The Palm is launching its week-long food festival today.

Food isn’t the only reason you should be going there (it is one of the main reasons because you will sample stuff from Thailand to Italy), but they’re also bringing in celebrity chefs, they’ll have cooking demos and masterclasses. The good news: all of that happens in one place!

While you can find out more here, these are some of the events we recommend going to:

1. Pastry master class with Marike van Beurden

One of the best chefs in the world, Marike van Beurden will share her secrets for achieving pastry perfection and preparing amazing cakes and desserts.

24 October; noon to 1.30pm; The Lotus Lounge Terrace; priced at AED 150 including refreshments.

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2. Shucked

Nobody can shuck an oyster at the speed world shucking champion chef Xavier Caille can. Think 30 oysters in just two minutes and 40 seconds. He’ll show you how he’s mastered the art and you can indulge in a selection of oysters from around the world.

24, 25, 28 and 29 october; 12.30pm to 3pm and 7pm to 10pm; The Beach House; à la carte prices.

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3. Beef Tasting

Nibble on an assortment of savoury beef specialities cooked to perfection Aussie style by chef Tom Walton. The evening on the billabong-inspired terrace includes a welcome drink too.

27 October; 7.30pm to 11pm; Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar; priced at AED 275. 

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4. Master cooking class with chef Claudio

Your next dinner party is a guaranteed success when you recreate recipes shared and taught by star chef Claudio Sadler.

27 October; 2pm to 4pm; The Beach House; priced at AED 150.

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