These private chefs are cooking up a new spin on dining out in Riyadh

Grab your diary – something special is coming to Elemental Restaurant this weekend…

There is a new kind of culinary adventure in Riyadh’s food scene. If intimate and small-scale dining events from some talented chefs are more your thing, then you need to have this experience on your radar.

Maria Bizri

Meet internationally acclaimed chefs Maria Bizri and Briony Lewis, who will be taking over the kitchen at Elemental Restaurant this weekend for a curated event – ‘A Taste of Luxury: Fine Dining Unveiled’. Taking place on Thursday October 12 and Friday October 13, the event is the first of a series of supper clubs that the duo is launching.

It promises to redefine the culinary landscape of Riyadh, bringing together global flavours and culinary artistry for a select group of discerning food enthusiasts. The idea is for them to hopscotch between venues and restaurants, host supper clubs, kitchen takeovers, take charge of the menu and more.

For the upcoming dinners, the two will be presenting a seven-course menu complete with a mocktail pairing by the incredible mixologists at Elemental and enlivened by great music.

Using the finest produce available, dishes will combine local and international flavours, showcasing their interpretation of modern Saudi cuisine. Plus, every dish has a narrative. The chefs will discuss the inspiration of each dish when presenting each course.

Drawing inspiration from supper clubs, this event is as much about food as it is about bringing people together around a dining table. With a beautiful, cosy setting, guests can expect a unique dining experience, eaten over long tables that encourage conversation with other guests, and world-class service.

About the chefs

Maria Bizri is a renowned culinary expert, known for her exceptional achievements and vast experience in the food and beverage industry. As a Lebanese chef and restaurateur with a deep passion for Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, Maria has established herself as the proud owner of Pomegranate, a highly acclaimed restaurant in Hong Kong. Her innovative approach to traditional recipes has captivated diners, creating an unforgettable culinary experience.

Briony Lewis has worked in some leading restaurants in Australia and London, super yachts around the world, as well as private houses. Her passion for combining local ingredients and giving them an international twist has been praised by those she works for, including celebrities and royal families.

“This event is a celebration of our shared love for food and the joy of creating lasting memories,” says Maria, the visionary behind this supper club series.

Jihad El Rassy, owner of Elemental Bar & Lounge, adds, “We are thrilled to bring these two culinary masters to Riyadh, and we promise an evening that will leave a lasting impression on all who attend.”

Don’t miss this exclusive culinary experience and secure your ticket for this unforgettable evening.

A Taste of Luxury: Fine Dining Unveiled by Chefs Maria Bizri and Briony Lewis, Oct 12 & 13, Elemental Bar & Lounge, Al Olaya, Riyadh 12241. For reservations, please contact Maria Bizri at 055 296 3942 or WhatsApp +852 9300 7557. Limited tickets available at SAR850 per ticket.

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