Raw Food Gourmet Dinner

Raw Food is gaining popularity. Not to mention that this is perfect for the hot summer season to stay fresh, hydrated and fit health food enthusiasts know about the benefits of eating raw. Many do so from time to time to detox or to stock up the extra dose of vitamins and freshness, some eat raw only for a lifestyle and some are curious to find out how it feels and ….tastes! Have you ever tried raw bread? A raw soup? Raw lasagna? If not and you wish to do so, you can either sign up for one of my raw food classes (for those who like to prepare it at home) or just sit back and book a set menu with me in any of our restaurants in Madinat Jumeirah.
For me as a chef with profound health food background and lifestyle it is always a pleasure to create and serve food that is thoroughly beneficial and delicious for my guests. There are not many restaurants in the world to serve raw food culinary experience I am proud we at Madinat Jumeirah do. And so I prepared with my team last Friday for a lovely group – all experienced raw food enthusiasts (wow) – a pure RAW FOOD DINNER in five courses, served at the romantic Khaymat Al Bahar:

I hope you enjoy the impressions!                           

Botanical Garden Harvest
with sprouted Sunflower Seeds

Chilled Green Pea Gazpacho
with Air Dried Back Olive Crackers

Buckwheat Tabouleh (see similar recipe, just with quinoa, here)

Raw Vegetable Lasagna (see recipe here)

….and the sweet finish: Dessert!

If you would like to learn how to prepare raw dishes, drop me a line and sign up to my next Raw Food Class on June 30, 11 am to 2 pm in Magnolia, Al Quasr. The original date was in May but had to be rescheduled  due to the fact I worked for a short time in our beautiful new Jumeirah Hotel in Rome. But now it is happening, promise. And it will be a perfect hot climate treat.
We will prepare interesting things like raw bread, raw nuts cheese, raw cake…..
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Benvenuti a Roma

Travelling again! This time it is for work. But you still can be a little bit jealous because I am in beautiful Italy. Rome in spring is magic in particular, and I feel very lucky to work for a couple of days in our company’s new hotel, the Jumeirah Grand Hotel Via Veneto.
Very exciting! Sometimes the best things come unexpected.

This place is so elegant, intimate, with Art Deco interior, great location near to the Villa Borghese Park and the Spanish Steps – I love it. Enjoy my first impressions…more to come soon.