Culinary stars confirmed for Gourmet Summit

The Grand Hyatt Dubai has already confirmed a number of stars from the food & beverage field for its inaugural Grand Gourmet Summit, set to take place in November.

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By  Sarah Campbell Published  May 3, 2005

The Grand Hyatt Dubai has already confirmed a number of stars from the food & beverage field for its inaugural Grand Gourmet Summit, set to take place in November. The Summit will provide a meeting place for leading chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, cigar specialists and hospitality experts to share the latest in international trends with guests and food connoisseurs in the region. “The Grand Gourmet Summit will be a fascinating insight into the world of gastronomy,” says Peter Fulton, general manager, Grand Hyatt Dubai. “Visitors will have the opportunity to witness cooking demonstrations, attend seminars and dining events hosted by our team of master chefs and winemakers. Alongside them, we will have other personalities from the culinary world, including cheese producers and chocolatiers, complemented by cigar experts.” In the beverage field, top French wine makers Pascale Jolivet and Jean-Charles Cazes have confirmed participation, as well as the Canadian connoisseur tea brand T Blend. Pascale Jolivet is a regular visitor to Grand Hyatt Dubai, having most recently launched his brand ‘Exception’ in Dubai at the hotel. Chateau Lynch Bages, under the direction of Jean-Charles Cazes, is one of France’s most established vineyards, dating back to the eighteenth century. From wine tasting to tea tasting, Gourmet Summit visitors will be treated to an insight into the hand blending and scenting that makes T Blend. Chef David Thai, of the Ana Mandara Hotel, Vietnam will also be taking part in the Summit. Located on the Nha Trang beach, this traditional Vietnamese village style resort is famous for its open-air restaurant serving the finest in Vietnamese cuisine. Chef David will be preparing Colonial Vietnamese-style dishes, merging traditional ingredients and cooking methods with that introduced to Vietnam by the French colonialists. The full programme of events has yet to be finalised, but it is estimated that 12 internationally renowned chefs, winemakers and speciaists will participate in the six-day event.

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