HILTON LAUNCHES SPECIAL LOCAL MENUS FOR U.A.E. 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Hilton has partnered with Fresh on Table, an agritech platform, to introduce its “Growth of the UAE” menu. Launching in anticipation of the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the UAE and as Dubai welcomes the world for Expo, the menu is available from 20 September until 5 December. It uses locally produced ingredients to create deliciously wholesome cuisine and is available at 17 hotels from Hilton’s portfolio across the UAE – from Abu Dhabi to Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah.
Commenting on the launch, Emma Banks, vice president, F&B strategy and development, EMEA, Hilton, said: “As the UAE sets the stage for Expo and celebrates ‘The Year of the 50th’, I can think of no better tribute to the Emirates than to honour its superb array of locally grown food. The growth of the UAE is truly a celebration of the country’s food, produce and chefs. We cannot wait for our guests to experience this menu – the food is bursting with freshness and the flavour combinations provide a fantastic culinary experience.”
Despite its desert environment, the UAE is home to hundreds of farms and has developed a thriving agriculture industry that provides a range of farm-fresh produce – including fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meat. Cooking with these fresh, locally grown ingredients not only offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience, but also supports local farmers and the local economy, provides food security and traceability, and contributes to a lower carbon footprint.
The Growth of the UAE menu has been curated by the talented chefs at Hilton, who have drawn inspiration from Emirati cuisine.
- Starters include Locally Made Burrata with candy tomatoes, crispy lavash, saffron and dried lemon dressing; Hamachi Bil Falafel with pickled red onions, sorrel cress, and sesame hummus dressing, and more.
- Mains comprise of a mouthwatering Roasted Cauliflower Steak; Majbous Spiced Dajaj; and Seared Seabass Fillets, along with an array of delectable sides.
- For dessert, the Golden Jubilee Churros with luqaimat flavour, date ice cream and 24-carat gold flakes are a glorious end to the meal and a nod to the UAE’s 50th anniversary.