MICHELIN STAR 2023: French Bloom selected as the exclusive alcohol-free drink partner for the Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi.
For the launch of the first Michelin Guide in Abu Dhabi, the reference in restaurant assessment organized a Michelin Star Revelation and Gala Dinner to award the very best restaurants in the City. Over 500 leaders in the hotel and restaurant industry, press and tastemakers attended the spectacular event at the luxurious Emirates Palace. To help delight their guests, the international gastronomic culinary guide elected French Bloom as its exclusive partner for alcohol-free drinks. Our organic and alcohol-free sparkling wines were selected to toast to the passion and creativity of Abu-Dhabi's award-winning restaurants.
Michelin-starred chefs celebrate their awards with flutes of French Bloom
On Thursday, November 12, 43 restaurants were included in the prestigious Michelin Guide Selection of Abu Dhabi. Of those selected, three restaurants received their precious Michelin stars at the Emirates Palace:
• Talea By Antonio Guida and its incredible interpretation of traditional Italian cuisine whose simple-looking dishes are packed with exhilarating flavors.
• Hakkasan celebrates Chinese cuisine by blending traditional techniques, refined ingredients with a contemporary vision.
• 99 Sushi Bar offers both traditional Japanese cuisine rich in flavor, while providing dining experiences with innovative and cutting-edge dishes.
Michelin-Starred Chefs from around the World gathered to prepare an unforgettable culinary experience for the Michelin Star Relevation Gala Dinner with French Bloom.
Michelin three-starred Chef Simon Rogan, from L’Enclume in the UK started the night off with a Lobster, Caviar and Kohmrabi dish.
Newly One-starred Chef Lee Kok Hua from the famed Hakkasan Emirates Palace followed with a Grilled Spicy Red Snapper.
A truly legendary ChefBjorn Frantzen of the Three-Michelin Star restaurant Frantzen in Sweden prepared an Onion, Liquorice and Almond dish.
Chef Jimmy Ophorstfrom One Michelin-Star restaurant, Prue in Thailand, celebrated for its Michelin Green star in sustainability, prepared a main course consisting of Lamb Neck, Shrimp Paste and Eggplant.
The Dessert course- prepared by Chef Cheryl Koh of Three-Michelin Star restaurant Les Amis in Singapore, included her signature Dark Chocolate Tart with Coffee Ice Cream.
This extraordinary gastronomic journey was accompanied by flutes of organic and alcohol-free sparkling wines Le Blanc and Le Rosé. French Bloom, having been selected by the Michelin Guide as its exclusive partner, due to its high quality French wines which pair perfectly with high-end gastronomy. A French Bloom bar with a growing garden was planted to ensure that guests could fully celebrate the event, with a flute to toast to the winners!
Alcohol-free and organic sparkling wines French Bloom is now available at DrinkDry
This year, the chefs weren't the only ones celebrating their achievements... This incredible event was also an opportunity for French Bloom to announce some big news. French Bloom is now available in the Middle East with our new retailer and distribution partner Drink Dry. This brand is the first marketplace and distributor of premium alcohol-free drinks in the GCC. Founder Erika Doyle and French Bloom have teamed up to offer a sophisticated celebration experience by bringing Le Blanc and Le Rosé to the Middle East sparkling wine market.
“The MICHELIN Guide inspectors have been working in Abu Dhabi for some time now, discovering and enjoying the rich and varied cuisines that the city has to offer, from creative and cosmopolite dishes to more traditional cuisines of the region, like Middle Eastern, Lebanese, and of course Emirati. The inspectors have relished the diversity and quality of all that the gastronomy of Abu Dhabi has revealed, and they can’t wait to share their discoveries with our community of international gourmets.”
Gwendal Poullennec, International Director of the MICHELIN Guides