This August, for two nights only, Dubai will see a unique collaboration between two of the world’s leading culinary talents.
Gregoire Berger of Dubai-based Michelin-starred restaurant Ossiano and Asia’s Best Female Chef, Natsuko Shoji, of Japan’s été are joining forces to create an unforgettable 10-course menu.
Titled “The Genesis”, the duo’s collaborative efforts will highlight their respective culinary approaches, paying homage to seasonality and world-class produce to create a series of exceptional dishes representative of works of art.
Across each evening diners are invited to embark upon an immersive journey, focusing on a story specially crafted by the creative duo. Every chapter of the story is interpreted through the culinary lens of each chef, with surprises at every turn.
Diners can expect dishes from Berger, including a colourful eel, nori and orange tartlet, and the chef’s much-loved black truffle Croque monsieur. Shoji’s interpretations include a uni tart, ayu (sweetfish) taco with fruit salsa and a decadent caviar Mille Feuille which expertly combines pastry techniques into a savoury dish.
Gregoire Berger comments, “For the next in our series of culinary collaborations, I wanted to pay homage to women in the industry and a country that I hold dear to my heart, Japan. After meeting Natsuko earlier this year and being blown away by her talent and global accolades, I wanted to introduce diners in Dubai to someone I personally feel is one of the most talented female Chefs anywhere on the planet.”
Natsuko Shoji adds, “It is such an outstanding opportunity and honour to work with Chef Gregoire. As a Japanese chef, I’ve learnt a lot about the finest seafood, but his deep understanding of the sea environment and seafood inspires me a lot. My last visit to Dubai was in January, and I was amazed by the diverse food culture and how passionate and sophisticated the diners are”.
August’s culinary partnership with Chef Natsuko Shoji is the second in a series of exciting and debut collaborations between Chef Gregoire Berger and some of the world’s leading chefs. From May through December, Dubai diners can expect the biggest names in culinary to take to the Ossiano stage.
Gregoire Berger X Natsuko Shoji will take place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. The menu is priced at AED 1,250 per person. Seating is extremely limited, and early reservations are highly recommended. To find out more about or to make a reservation, log onto www.atlantis.com/dubai/restaurants/ossiano or call + 971 4 426 2626.