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Emirates Bring the Flavors of the Dubai Food Festival to its Dubai Airport Lounges

Chef Silvena Rowe in the Emirates First Class lounge in Dubai.

Chef Silvena Rowe in the Emirates First Class lounge in Dubai.

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.

Dubai Food Festival menu for Emirates' airport lounges in Dubai designed by Chef Silvena Rowe - 12-hour Lamb, slow cooked.

Dubai Food Festival menu for Emirates’ airport lounges in Dubai designed by Chef Silvena Rowe – 12-hour Lamb, slow cooked.

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, Hammour shawarma tawook, grilled succulent cubes of locally caught hammour marinated in shawarma spices 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, February 28.

Award-winning Chef Silvena Rowe appears regularly on the BBC and as a guest judge on popular TV show ‘Chopped’. 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.

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

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