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Cairo Food Week Culminates With Six Hands Dinner at Khufu’s

This dinner was a collaborative journey through the roots, intersections, and shared influences of Portuguese, Indian, and Egyptian cuisines.

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Cairo Food Week Culminates With Six Hands Dinner at Khufu’s

At the base of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Khufu’s restaurant became a culinary oasis, hosting a dinner that united three acclaimed chefs from around the world to exchange flavors and narratives, offering a distinctive exploration of their culinary heritages. This extraordinary evening showcased the skills of José Avillez from the two-Michelin-starred Belcanto in Portugal, Himanshu Saini from the two-Michelin-starred Trèsind Studio in Dubai, and Mostafa Seif from the host restaurant Khufu’s in Egypt.

José Avillez, the visionary behind Belcanto, which holds the No. 25 spot in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023, is renowned for his contemporary takes on traditional Portuguese dishes. His culinary creations blended innovation with tradition, reflecting Portugal’s rich gastronomic history while embracing modern techniques. Avillez’s culinary philosophy is deeply rooted in respect for his heritage, a sentiment evident in every dish he presented.

Himanshu Saini, of Trèsind Studio in Dubai, is a prominent figure in modern Indian cuisine. His restaurant is ranked No. 2 on MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024 and No. 11 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023. Saini’s dishes paid homage to India’s diverse culinary landscape, reimagined with a modern twist. His innovative methods and bold use of spices have set new standards for Indian fine dining globally.

Mostafa Seif, the culinary talent behind Khufu’s, champions Egyptian cuisine. His restaurant, ranked No. 5 on MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants 2024, is dedicated to both preserving and elevating the flavors of Egypt. Seif’s dishes were anchored in Egypt’s rich culinary traditions, yet presented with a modern flair that showcased his creativity and expertise.

This dinner was a collaborative journey through the roots, intersections, and shared influences of Portuguese, Indian, and Egyptian cuisines. Each course reflected the chefs’ personal journeys and their commitment to honoring their cultural legacies through food. Guests experienced an evening of rich flavors and compelling narratives, where ancient culinary traditions met contemporary excellence.

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