The two restaurants were part of a 40 long list of eateries approved by the debut Michelin guide in the capital.
PARTNER CONTENT: When Abu Dhabi became the 41st city to be covered by the world-famous Michelin guide, it was an exciting time for all. Part of the 40 other restaurants that made it to the shortlist were Li Beirut and VaKaVa from Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers.
The restaurants have cemented their position as royalty on the capital’s culinary map, earning a coveted listing in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Abu Dhabi. In addition to those wins, the Forbes Five Star hotel was also honoured with the coveted Service Award recognizing Restaurant Manager Rawad Hamdan and his team at Li Beirut.
And now, both restaurants have taken things to the next level and put their best offerings forward for all gourmands to explore!
Latin American Series: Vakava x Mono
In honour of these culinary feats, VaKaVa is proud to host an immersive ‘four-hands’ dinner as part of the first MICHELIN Star Table Experience Abu Dhabi. Set to take place from 9-10 December, the initiative will celebrate the capital’s amazing dining scene.
Organised by the MICHELIN Guide and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the thrilling evenings are dedicated to the vibrant flavours and aromas of Latin American cuisine.
The food will showcase the amazing skills of two world-renowned chefs: Eber Villalobos, Chef De Cuisine of MICHELIN Selected Abu Dhabi 2023 VaKaVa, and Chef Ricardo Chaneton, one MICHELIN-star chef, Hong Kong 2022.
Throughout the event, the two culinary masters will take guests on a multi-sensory voyage across the different terrains of Latin America, treating them to sumptuous, reimagined recipes that are native to each region.
Price: AED 550 per person, with additional beverage pairing available for an extra AED 300.
VaKaVa Sunday Lunch
You now have the opportunity to sample MICHELIN Star-worthy cuisine throughout the week. And the new VaKaVa Sunday Lunch menu is a great place to start.
Available from 1pm to 3pm, it’s an unmissable experience. The spread includes a spectacular selection of the Michelin Star-selected restaurant’s most enticing and vibrant dishes. Guests are encouraged to dine al fresco, with ocean views from the terrace, and treat their palettes to an explosion of different flavours, spices and textures.
Spanning starters like creamy, freshly made guacamole and light tuna tiradito, specialties such as salmon escabeche and beef tenderloin lomo saltado empanadas, it’s a menu to die for. For a sweet conclusion, there’s an option of the authentic tres leches or the silky avocado panna cotta. Of course, the upbeat affair can be further enhanced with a choice of premium Latin American mixed drinks, hops, and grapes.
Price: Three courses per person start from AED 180
Four courses per person from AED 210
Three selected beverages can be added on for AED 99 per person.
National Day at VaKaVa
Adding further excitement for food connoisseurs, Richard Sandoval, the global pioneer in Latin American cuisine and founder of VaKaVa, will be making an exclusive appearance at the picturesque restaurant over the National Day weekend.
Cooking side-by-side with Chef Eber, the world-renowned chef and restauranteur will be treating diners to exclusive National Day menus filled with his most famous and much-loved dishes.
Li Beirut Layali Night Brunch
Another magical culinary experience is the Saturday Layali Night Brunch at the MICHELIN Guide-selected Li Beirut. From 7pm to 11pm, guests can traverse the finest flavours of Lebanon.
The awe-inspiring spread of authentic dishes is designed to stimulate the taste buds and spark intimate conversations. The enrapturing dining voyage spans sharing-style appetisers of cold and hot mezze, juicy mixed grills, decadent Lebanese desserts, and more authentic signature specialties.
Set to an enchanting soundtrack provided by a live singer, every course is further enhanced with free-flowing refreshing house beverages and soft drinks, served by the restaurant’s award-winning team.
Price: AED 300 for soft beverages
AED 480 for house beverages.
For bookings, please call 02 811 5666 or visit Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers
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