United Arab Emirates Lunch
Abu Dhabi, September 14, 2017
Annual event at Trader Vic's
" Chef Jimmy Sek and the Trader Vic's team never fail to delight us "

For our annual summer luncheon we were delighted to return to Trader Vic’s at the Beach Rotana Hotel.

Chef Jimmy Sek and the Trader Vic’s team never fail to delight us with their innovative approach and impeccable service.

We were welcomed with traditional Trader Vic’s cocktails. This year it was a choice of Mai Tai or Bloody Mary. There was also German ‘Früh Kölsch’ beer from Cologne donated by member Willi Diener.

Chef Jimmy introduced his menu and our Échanson Sandeep Sathees described the wines he had chosen.


Bluefin tuna tataki
 ponzu wasabi dressing
Villa Franz Riesling 2013 - Mosel, Germany

Light full flavour duck consommé
foie gras ravioli, Enoki mushroom, truffle oil
Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris ‘Les Princes Abbés’ 2014 - Alsace

Green apple sorbet

Slow-braised beef short ribs
garlic mushroom quinoa, Bordelaise Port wine sauce
Pask Gimblett Road Merlot 2014 - Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Cantaloupe soup, melon terrine
yoghurt ice cream, raspberry coulis, hazelnut sponge
Keith Tulloch Botrytis Semillon 2011 - Hunter Valley, Australia

To celebrate the Beach Rotana Hotel’s 25th anniversary, we ended the lunch with a digéstif of 25-year old Chivas Regal.

Concluding the afternoon, Chargé de Missions Wolfgang Johansson gave the much deserved appreciation to the assembled kitchen and service brigades and we already started looking forward to next year’s event.

James McIsaac
Conseiller Gastronomique