The world’s first MasterChef, the TV Experience restaurant has quickly established itself as one of the hottest dining destinations in Dubai.
Now, the experiential dining restaurant, which is located in The First Group’s exciting new Millennium Place Marina hotel in Dubai Marina, is providing an even greater incentive for foodies and fans of the world’s most popular cooking-themed reality TV series to book a table this Eid.
Nikita Gandhi – the youngest ever winner of MasterChef India – is taking up a 48-hour chef residency at the restaurant, where she will dazzle diners with her famous dishes that provide an innovative twist on some Indian favourites, including Paneer Tikka Empanadas, Wild Mushroom Kofta and Stuffed Kulfi Bar.
The five-course, limited-edition vegetarian menu, which will be available from 6-7 June, will also feature Gandhi’s signature dish – Indian-inspired Eggplant Parmesan.
Gandhi will join head chef Margarita Vaamonde-Beggs and her team in the MasterChef, the TV Experience kitchen.
After winning MasterChef India in 2015 at just 21, Gandhi has emerged as one of the country’s hottest chefs. She credits her eclectic and innovative approach to cooking to her experience living in countries including the UAE and the United States.
“In a city that welcomes cuisines from the world over and where diners have an appetite for creative cuisine, I’m hoping the spin I’ve added to traditional Indian dishes [demonstrate] the possibilities of reinterpreting classics,” Gandhi told The National in a recent interview. “Having grown up in the UAE, I feel proud that Dubai is home to the first MasterChef, the TV Experience restaurant.”
Gandhi’s residency is the first of many planned for MasterChef, the TV Experience involving former MasterChef champions from countries and regions where the television programme is produced.