Inked in Al Serkal Avenue is a creative platform with a heart for food. This experience invites people to experience a private dinner with strangers. Five chefs, five elements, one seating, one menu, one time. I love unique experiences like this, so I was very, veeeryyyy excited to try out Inked. I had heard a lot about them, but was always a little too sceptical to spend. Now that I’ve tried it. I want in on all the nights!
Quint-Essence is the exciting new collaboration and dinner experience created with the minds of five chefs and that explores the symbolism of the fifth element, or formally, quintessence; the ultimate substance that is intrinsically related to the four elements of air, fire, water and earth.
Inked’s Executive Chef Hadrien Villedieu, Sous Chef Dima Hamati and ANDES Head Chefs Sebastian Jimenez and Salvador Chavez and Pastry Head Chef Alejandra Gutierrez have worked together and merged their culinary styles to bring emotions to the table. These emotions were definitely felt by everyone sitting there.
It was clear the chefs were playing with perception with the 8-course dinner menu. It was presented in different moments that reference the four elements.
Food is concealed beneath unusual edible surfaces – evoking natural elements in their particular like hot, dry, cold and wet and transformed into a palate of textures and flavours.
Some of the dishes were displayed on a log with greenery. Moss was present on the plates too. Menu dishes were called things like ‘Fertile grounds, on the shore and ‘It ends where it begins’.
The experience was unbelievable, in a space that’s so simple, dark yet very beautiful.
The 10 hands dinner will take place until the 31 of July and there will be one seating each evening for 40 guests. The experience is priced at Dh425 per person and includes an 8-course menu and soft beverages. A vegetarian menu will be available upon request. Doors will open at 8pm and dinner will start at 8.30pm sharp.