It was a night under the celestial stars celebrating the three new culinary stars of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab’s restaurant scene, who between them have earned seven Michelin stars. Chefs Francky Semblat, Kim Joinie-Maurin and Kasper Kurdahl join Dubai’s most iconic hotel and will be heading up Al Muntaha, the hotel’s French cuisine restaurant on the 27th floor, Sky View restaurant and seafood concept Al Mahara respectively.
The gorgeous event design included a table setting straight out of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, along with ingenious food sculptures including a woman formed from popcorn and a giant chef created from lemons. Waiters gamely served Bollinger from lavish jeroboams while on the food front, the langoustine tempura and chef Kasper’s wagyu beef were in high demand.
I wore my favourite gown-slash-wrap dress and ever-reliable evening shoes, which are far comfier than they look, although I do hope the Burj’s landscapers don’t mind a bit of extra aeration on their immaculate lawn. Absolutely a seven-star night.