The Al Faisaliah Globe Summit Reaches New Heights With Eight Day Festival Of Fine Dining

February 6, 2013

World renowned Grand Chefs bring culinary skills to the Kingdom for annual gastronomic event at Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA: Now firmly established as the prestigious annual gastronomic event in the Kingdom, this year’s The Al Faisaliah Globe Summit will also be the biggest to date. Extended by popular demand from a five day event to an eight-day extravaganza of world class fine dining, the summit takes place from February 12 - 19 at Riyadh’s leading luxury hotel, the Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel.

Four world renowned Grand Chefs will take up residence in the leading The Globe and The Cristal restaurants to deliver a series of three-course lunches, exclusive culinary Master classes, exquisite five-course dinners, and a show-stopping Prima Gala Dinner finale that will delight food connoisseurs and fine dining enthusiasts.

Erich Steinbock, Regional Vice President, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, and Managing Director of Al Faisaliah Hotel said: “The Al Faisaliah Globe Summit has become one of the most anticipated events for both residents and visitors in Riyadh, selling out as soon as the tickets become available.

“To experience the cuisine of not one, but four of the world’s leading Grand Chefs during one dynamic and highly exclusive event is certainly special. Add to this, the opportunity to meet and engage with the chefs during the master classes, and the Al Faisaliah Globe Summit could be considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Hailing from Spain, France, India and Switzerland, the Grand Chefs will create menus that include the essence of their respective regions in signature dishes that have earned them international culinary frame.

Known in Spain for his innovation and harmony, award winning Chef Paco Morales will inspire discerning diners with his artistic approach to the finest Spanish dishes, using unconventional combinations of both rare and classic ingredients.

Frenchman Chef Jacques Sorci, now based in New York at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, brings his extensive experience and knowledge of the French cuisine to Riyadh. Amongst many accolades, Chef Jacques was honoured by the Academie Culinaire de France as one of France’s most outstanding chefs.

Recognised as the first Indian Chef to be awarded a Michelin Star, of which he holds two in two different countries Chef Vineet Bhatia will be demonstrating his revolutionary Indian cuisine that has astonished and captivated the world.

Swiss Grand Chef André Jaeger will showcase his masterful fusion vision as he combines the most exotic flavours from the East with the West’s most fashionable trends. Chef Jaeger was twice named Gault Millau Chef of the Year and is a member of Relais & Château, Grandes Tables du Monde and Traditions & Qualité, and President of Grandes Tables de Suisse.

“We are proud to be hosting such prodigious talent at our property and have no doubt this year’s edition will be an outstanding success. We look forward to welcoming both our longstanding and loyal patrons to experience the world’s most cutting-edge and creative culinary compositions,” said Erich Steinbock.

Riyadh’s most luxurious property opened at Al Faisaliah Hotel in May 2000. In a city that gracefully melds tradition with sophisticated style, Al Faisaliah Hotel defines the ultimate in modern elegance and prestigious location. The stunning hotel boasts the largest column-free banquet and meeting facilities in the Kingdom. With the introduction of dedicated 24-hour butler service, the 330-room and suites property has elevated the art of personal service to new levels. Perfectly suited to the discerning business traveler, Al Faisaliah offers spacious accommodations, technologically advanced in-room communications systems, five culinary venues, with “La Cucina” being the sixth addition, a state-of-the-art health club and easy access to world-class shopping.

Al Khozama Management Company (AKMC) was originally founded as the direct property investment and management arm of the King Faisal Foundation. AKMC is a property investment company, based in Riyadh, developing and investing in prime, modern properties and providing property asset management to third party property owners across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. AKMC owns Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama, and manages Al Shohada Hotel in the holy city of Makkah, as part of a larger portfolio. For more information on AKMC, please visit www.akmc.com

About Al Faisaliah Hotel, A Rosewood Hotel
Riyadh’s most luxurious property opened in May 2000. In a city that gracefully melds tradition with sophisticated style, Al Faisaliah Hotel defines the ultimate in modern elegance and prestigious location. The stunning hotel boasts the largest column-free banquet and meeting facilities in the Kingdom. With the introduction of dedicated 24-hour butler service, the 224-room property, soon to be a 330-room property, has elevated the art of personal service to new levels. Perfectly suited to the discerning business traveller, Al Faisaliah offers spacious accommodations, technologically advanced in-room communications systems, five culinary venues, with a sixth “La Cucina” opening in 2010, a state-of-the-art health club and easy access to world-class shopping

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