Tuesday 31 March 2020

Emirates bring the flavours of the Dubai Food Festival to its Lounges

In celebration of its strategic partnership of the ongoing Dubai Food Festival, Emirates has collaborated with friend of the Festival and celebrity chef, Silvena Rowe, to create a signature menu for its six airport lounges in Dubai. Emirates’ premium customers can experience a customized menu of Chef Silvena’s distinctive modern Emirati cuisine.

Heavily influenced by traditional Arabic-Emirati cooking and by modern haute cuisine, Chef Silvena’s innovative approach to cooking will resonate with Emirates’ global customer.

In Dubai’s three First Class lounges, customers can choose from an a la carte menu comprising some of Chef Silvena’s most popular dishes including an appetizer of Seared prawns with warm sumac vinaigrette as well as a 12-hour Lamb, slow cooked and pulled with golden Emirati bezar spice blend as main course options, and a dessert of Passion fruit curd and mascarpone. As a buffet selection in both Business Class and First Class Lounges, customers can enjoy roasted free-range chicken with sumac and za’atar, and a pomegranate glaze.

On an average day, Emirates lounges expect to serve upwards of 1,350 portions of Chef Silvena’s dishes to their customers between their Business Class and First Class lounges. Chef Silvena’s dishes will be served through the remainder of the Dubai Food Festival, the 28th of February.

“We are always looking to innovate and offer an enhanced customer experience. This culinary collaboration is a great way to delight our customers while showcasing local talent and our support for the Dubai Food Festival,” said Mohammed Mattar – Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Airport Services.

Award-winning Chef Silvena Rowe appears regularly on the BBC and as a guest judge on popular TV show ‘Chopped’. A globalista in her own right, Chef Silvena’s multi-cultural heritage is a huge influence in defining her culinary style. An author of eight cookbooks, she has entertained a host of world famous personalities during her career at her London restaurant, Quince.

Now, she is taking on Dubai’s vibrant restaurant scene with her distinctive menu that supports organic, locally-sourced ingredients, with her restaurants Omnia Gourmet, Omnia by Silvena and Omnia Blue.

Emirates operates 37 dedicated lounges around its six-continent network including lounges in Auckland, Bangkok, Beijing,  Birmingham, Brisbane, Colombo, Delhi, Dubai (x6) , Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, New York – JFK, Paris – Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Rome, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Zurich.

Visit: http://www.emirates.com/ae/english/flying/lounges/lounges.aspx for more information on services and facilities offered in the Emirates Lounge.

Dubai Food Festival showcases the Emirate’s emergence as a gastronomy destination through a 23-day programme of food-related consumer and trade events, activities, promotions and appearances by food celebrities.

Emirates operates daily scheduled flights between Malta and Dubai via Larnaca, Cyprus.

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