By Shaheen Nouman
Two-day event joins Dubai Food Festival line-up and will feature high-profile chefs and cooking demos
ITP Publishing title Masala! will host the first edition of the Masala! Food Fair at Zabeel Park from February 20-21, it has been announced.
The alfresco festival will feature high-profile chefs showcasing their talent live on stage and participating in live competitions to shopping at the Masala! Food Fair marketplace.
Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor has also confirmed his attendance at the Masala! Food Fair. He will be hosting a series of interactive culinary sessions and will also be judging on-site competitions. The event will also include international music acts, food challenges and competitions.
ITP Publishing’s editor Kavita Srinivasan said, “from the moment our visitors walk through the gates of Zabeel Park they will be taken on an unforgettable culinary journey through the Subcontinent. Great food, great weather, great atmosphere, great entertainment…the Masala! Food Fair promises all this and more.”
“We are absolutely delighted to host Sanjeev Kapoor at the first ever Masala! Food Fair. To experience the work of a chef and international television personality of his caliber in a beautiful setting is a true gourmand’s dream and a treat for most so our visitors have a lot to look forward to,” added Srinivasan.
“Being a global ambassador for Indian cuisine is a source of great pride for me and to be given an opportunity to interact with food-lovers from all over at the first ever Masala! Food Fair is very exciting. This event is designed to celebrate the influence of the South Asian diaspora in the UAE and I am looking forward to taking visitors on a beautiful and memorable culinary journey,” said Kapoor.
Dubai Food Festival’s director Debra Greenwood said, “We are delighted that the Masala Food Fair! is a part of Dubai Food Festival’s robust lineup of events. The subcontinent’s rich and diverse culinary traditions are firmly rooted in Dubai’s foodie culture and restaurant scene. We are excited that residents as well as tourists from around the world attending this event will get to experience the diversity, creativity and multi-cultural nature of Dubai’s culinary offering – influenced by the flavours of the 200 nationalities that live in Dubai.”
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