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Vitaly Tikhonov in the top four chefs competition Taste the World with Etihad Airways

The participants of the competition were finalists TastetheWorldwithEtihadAirways Taste festivals that took place around the world throughout the year, and six of them were restaurants that have Michelin stars.

"We are pleased to welcome the incredibly talented masters of their craft in the Taste Festival, which finally will be held at our house, in Abu Dhabi.

Each of them demonstrated the highest level of mastery of culinary secrets, which allowed them to create truly exquisite dishes in their homeland and to be here with us in Abu Dhabi today. Watching how they compete with each other in the final of Taste the World is an unforgettable pleasure for all guests of the festival. Etihad Airways is inspired by the best restaurants and the work of promising chefs from the largest gastronomic capitals of the world. As a result, we offer our guests masterpieces of culinary art both before and during the flight, and we always do it with the same style and refinement, which have long been synonymous with the brand, ”said Patrick Pierce, vice president of Etihad before the competition. Airways sponsorship.

 Currently, Etihad Airways employs 235 on-board chefs and 495 nutrition and beverage managers who maintain the service and quality of services at the highest level, and are also the hallmark of the airline.

His experiences on the eve of the festival is also shared and Justin Clark (Justin Clarke), the head of the Taste Festivals Ltd: «For us, this year marked a stunningly successful cooperation with Etihad Airways within 15-minute Taste festivals held around the world. Etihad Airways striving to be the leading airline in terms of gastronomy, of course, is admirable and is a connecting link between the two concepts. We are happy to share the secrets of service Etihad Airways and hope thereby to inspire culinary world for innovation in the future. "

The three-year collaboration with festivals Taste is an important step in airline strategy under the sponsorship of activities that focus on lifestyle-projects. Taste a partnership began in March 2016 year with events in Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong and also in Moscow. The highlight of the tour was the culinary festival Taste of Abu Dhabi.

Participants in the final of the competition: Vitaly Tikhonov (G. Graf restaurant, Moscow), Pascal Ossignac (ClubGascon restaurant, London), Andre Gerrits (Amsterdammertje restaurant, Amsterdam), Michael Hunter (Antler restaurant, Toronto), Andrea Provenziali (IlLiberty restaurant, Milan) , Siu Hin Chi (Duddell's, Hong Kong), Scott Bridger (Bib & Tuckerand May StreetLarder, Perth), Sylvester Wahid (Sylvestre, Paris), Francesco Apreda (Imàgo, Rome) and Nelly Robertson (nel., Sydney).

Each dish was evaluated by an independent jury, which consisted of the onboard chef Etihad Airways, the representative of the Taste Festival, as well as world-renowned culinary experts. In addition, the Taste of Abu Dhabi visitors Etihad Chefs' Theatre of the stand were able to see the enchanting performances of world stars of the gastronomic industry.

Russian chef Vitaly Tikhonov was in the top four of the competition cooks, along with André Gerrits (restaurant Amsterdammertje, Amsterdam), Michael Hunter (Antler Restaurant, Toronto) and Nellie Robertson (restaurant nel., Sydney).

Grand prix from the company Etihadbyl awarded André Gerrits, who is the owner and the owner of Michelin stars Amsterdammertje restaurant in Amsterdam. The winner received two tickets for a flight to first-class cabin Etihad Airways in any chosen direction they route the airline network. This article also appears in about Gerritsen onboard Etihad Airways magazine.

All finalists received a specially made with engraved nominal traditional Arabic coffee pots Dallah.

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