Dubai is truly lovely – so when we were invited in April 2017, to do a photo shoot at the lovely Kempinksi Hotel – Olea Restaurant, we jumped at the opportunity.
Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates is truly unparalled luxury, with 393 rooms and suites including 20 stunning Aspen Chalets, the hotel boasts some of the most unique and modern accommodations equipped with the latest smart technology.
Adjoined to the award-winning Mall of The Emirates, the hotel offers convenient access to the legendary Ski Dubai, as well as more than 500 shops.
The Lavantine Linner at the Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates is truly a culinary delight and a rare chance to experience truly authentic Arabian cuisine in Dubai, in a luxurious, contemporary setting. The luxurious five-star hotel itself is simply stunning! and fit for a queen. Led by Head Chef Maher Khaled Chehada, the team prepares food that is authentic, aromatic and genuinely Arabic.
Photo Shoot: Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai – Blair Global Media
The Lavantine Linner includes live cooking stations and street food trolleys, a saj corner, a shwarma stand and a ‘raw meat’ experience. A range of deserts and sweets were served in another dining room. The Levantine Linner celebrates the cuisine of Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Cyprus. There was food in abundance e.g. lamb kofta, chicken, shawarmas, falafel, and kebbeh.
The Levantine Linner also features Kibbeh Orfalleyah which is a dish of minced meat with bulgur and spices with many variants, eaten raw or cooked. It is regarded as the national dish of Lebanon and the Olea version is the tastiest and best presented we’ve seen thus far, filled with succulent lamb and pine nuts.
Lovely Macarons filled with raspberry and redcurrant jelly and cream cheese buttercrea. The green tea, lemon, and vanilla bean macarons were also delightful.
Thanks to the staff of the Kempinksi Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, as well as the Olea Restaurant for a truly superb experience.