Saturday 27, February 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Mercato and Town Centre Jumeirah of the Al Zarooni Group, have rolled out an exciting line-up of events and activities to celebrate the 3rd edition of Dubai Food Festival, which commenced on 25 February and will run until 12 March under the theme ‘Celebrate Taste’. Al Zarooni Group is a Strategic Partner of the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), and the organisers of DFF 2016.

During DFF 2016, visitors to Mercato will be spoilt for choice at a number of activities including the chance to brush up on their culinary skills in the Italian and Arabic cooking classes while kids can have fun decorating cupcakes and making cinnamon rolls. Mercato will also host exciting stage shows and live entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.

Let your taste buds take advantage of 25% off across all participating food and beverage outlets. What’s more, spend AED 100 in any food and beverage outlet at Mercato and Town Centre Jumeirah and get the chance to win fabulous prizes.

Nisreen Boustani, PR and Corporate Communication Manager at Mercato & Town Centre Jumeirah said: “We are proud to be a part of the Dubai Food Festival, a great initiative of DFRE . This year we find DFF bigger and better than ever, and offers a new experience and the opportunity for our visitors and tourists to try a wide range of cuisines. We invite DFF visitors to enjoy a range of family-oriented events and activities at Mercato and avail themselves of the chance to win great prizes.”

Mercato’s Calendar of Events during Dubai Food Festival 2016:

Italian Cooking Demonstrations
Passionate Italian chef Cinzia will be demonstrating how to cook your favourite Italian recipes such as pizza and pasta. What’s more, be inspired with tasty lunch box ideas and making creative sandwiches. Mums and kids can have fun together making Italian desserts such as crepes, tiramisu & cakes. Also, learn how to set a stylish table the way Italians do.

4th March, 10th March & 12th March
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Arabic Cooking Demonstrations Courtesy of Azkadenya

Discover the spices and ingredients that go together to create traditional Arabic cuisine. Enjoy flavours from around the region in our live cooking demonstrations, hosted by Azkadenya restaurant.

3rd, 5th and 11th March
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cupcake Decorating Workshops

Sugarbox will host fun cupcake decorating workshops for children to celebrate the Dubai Food Festival. Don’t miss out on this great activity!

29th February, 1st & 2nd March
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

4th March
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cinnabon Making Activities
Enjoy the aroma of Cinnabon, the taste of Cinnabon and the art of making a Cinnabon at Mercato!
Your children can be part of the Cinnabon making workshop. Also don’t miss our exciting face painting and coloring workshops.

7th, 8th, 9th
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

11th March
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mouth Watering Entertainment
There’s plenty of food themed entertainment for the whole family this DFF! Enjoy an interactive magical comedy show from the hilarious Italian Chef, listen to a wide array of music – from the swinging classics of the Andrews Sisters to the modern beats of Girls Aloud – accompanied by entertaining dance moves, all performed in glamorous costumes by the trio of Singing Waitresses, and don’t miss the amazing Chefs’ juggling show!

Weekends: Show Times: 4:30pm, 6:40pm and 8:45pm