Culinary encounters across all cultures

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With more than 20 celebrity chefs, and 200-plus outlets, Expo 2020 is a food-lover’s paradise.

From internationally acclaimed restaurants to regional specialities, superstar Chefs, Expo-exclusive eateries, street bites and food trucks, the mega-event, which boasts more than 200 food and beverage outlets serving 50-plus global cuisines, promises to be a foodie’s wonderland.

The impressive line-up of award-winning chefs includes David Myers – also known as the Gypsy Chef – famed for his inventive international dishes with a Californian twist; Mory Sacko, whose Mosuke restaurant was awarded a Michelin star after only two months; and lifestyle guru Matthew Kenney, who specialises in plant-based cuisine.

From sizzling burgers to modern bistros, baked goods from the UK’s Bread Ahead and a unique Burrata Bar courtesy of famed Italian restaurant Scarpetta, Expo will take visitors on a mouth-watering gastronomical journey across the globe.

Kutir, by in-demand chef Rohit Ghai, will entice diners with an aromatic menu that pays tribute to India’s rich heritage; Beirut’s neighbourhood joint, Baron, brings passion to the plate with fresh ingredients from the farm and sea in its Mediterranean-inspired menu; while Asian food aficionados will love Korean and Japanese fusion brand Kojaki and Thai street food concept Long Chim.
But that’s just the tip of the gourmet iceberg.

Expo 2020 will introduce millions of visitors from across the world to the best regional concepts, with an array of UAE-based cafés, restaurants and food trucks highlighting the diversity of international flavours from homegrown favourites.

Many of Expo’s 191 participating countries will serve up authentic national dishes at their pavilions, and with exciting restaurants making their debut during the six-month spectacular, visitors can tuck into cutting-edge new dishes, sure-to-be signature favourites, and age-old recipes renewed and perfected by some of the world’s best chefs.

Food is one of the ways that Expo 2020, which runs from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, will bring people together as it invites visitors to join the making of a new world through a celebration of creativity, culture, innovation and human progress.