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– Restaurants Bistro Des Arts and The Croft are awarded The Food Writers Award by esteemed panel of judges –


Dubai, UAE: The critically acclaimed Food Writers Award has been given to restaurants Bistro des Arts and The Croft who will both be part of Taste of Dubai taking place from March 10 – 12.

The coveted awards are presented to celebrate and spotlight new, home-grown, independent, entrepreneurial restaurant brands. The restaurants were chosen by an esteemed panel of judges who were enlisted by Taste of Dubai to choose the city’s top restaurants. The panel included Penelope Walsh (editor of, Samantha Wood (publisher of FooDiva) and Stacie Overton Johnson (food writer for The National).

Both award winning restaurants provide unique offerings to their diners. Bistro des Arts is a quintessential 1970 Parisian bistro, serving a repertoire of classic “Terroir” French home-style food. The Croft Restaurant & Terrace serves classic dishes cooked with modern techniques and look to source their produce locally and organically to showcase the flavours and support local producers.

“It is great that visitors of Taste of Dubai can experience amazing food by the two winners of the food awards. These two amazing restaurants are at the peak of their culinary powers and are examples of the vibrant restaurants here in Dubai” said Chris Fountain, Managing Director of event organisers Turret Media. “We are also delighted to announce that Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo has been chosen as one of the Taste of Dubai Visitor Survey Winners. This year will also see world class celebrity chefs and an incredible line-up of international music. Whether you’re looking for a family meal or a romantic night out, there is a restaurant for each occasion.”

Celebrity chefs Luke Thomas and Alfredo Russo have now been confirmed to the line-up and brand new for 2016, there will also be a number of new and fresh features for food lovers to enjoy. A new Speciality Cheese and Grape tasting feature will allow visitors to soak up the sounds and sunshine whilst sitting back and relaxing with a glass of their favourite grape and plate of their favourite cheese. Visitors will also get the chance to cook along with one of Taste’s star studded line up of celebrity chefs where at the end of each session, the chef will judge each dish and prizes will be awarded.

Taste of Dubai, in association with and taking place as part of the Dubai Food Festival 2016 (25 February – 12 March), returns to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 March. Taste of Dubai will run from 4pm – 12am on Thursday, 12pm – 12am on Friday and 12pm – 11pm on Saturday.

Tickets will be available on, starting with an amazing early bird offer, Standard tickets 2 for AED99, VIP tickets 2 for AED399. The earlybird offer finishes late tonight (15th Feb) where the advance prices will kick in. Kids under 12 can enter for free. Our Early bird offer ends on 13th February!


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About Taste of Dubai  

Now in its 9th year, Taste of Dubai is a food lovers’ fantasy, packed with exclusive new restaurants, world class chefs, cooking classes, world class entertainment and tantalising fresh features. No restaurant lover should miss this tasty festival which has already become a firm fixture in the Dubai social calendar.