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Date(s) - 28/10/2019 - 02/11/2019
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Digital City


Globally-renowned Taste Festivals is launching
‘Taste of the World’ at Riyadh Season,
a new event designed exclusively for the Kingdom.

Taste of the World, Riyadh’ will showcase the world’s finest cuisine in a 6-day food festival.

This ground-breaking festival is set to host some of the world’s best chefs,
bringing Riyadh an international line-up of Michelin starred fine dining and trendy hotspot restaurants from London, Paris, New York and Hong Kong.

Riyadh, 22 October 2019: Taste Festivals announces that the inaugural “Taste of the World, Riyadh” event will take place next week in the Kingdom’s capital. The bespoke edition of the premier gastronomic festival series will take place from Monday 28 October to Saturday 2 November 2019 at Digital City, Riyadh, bringing together cosmopolitan citizens of Riyadh who enjoy the international culinary scene.
With 15 Taste Festivals around the world, this exciting new addition is the first for the Kingdom and has been commissioned by the General Entertainment Authority for Riyadh Season.
The restaurant line-up boasts 13 Michelin stars between the 13 restaurants and the pedigree careers of their head chefs who will appear at the event. These include highly acclaimed names such as Club Gascon and Elystan Street from London, Restaurant Sylvestre Wahid at Hotel Thoumieux and IDA from Paris, Olmsted and Maison Yaki from New York, and Arcane from Hong Kong.
Each restaurant will feature a menu of three dishes, served in taster-size portions, so that festival visitors can create their own tasting menu from their favorite restaurants in the line-up. Menus will comprise of two of each restaurant’s signature dishes, as well as a Saudi-inspired dish that the chef has exclusively designed for Taste of the World.
Guests will also have the chance to see these international chefs cooking live at ‘The Fire-Pit’, alongside local culinary stars who will showcase traditional Saudi dishes, elevated with a modern twist. As a ‘first’ for Saudi, there will be three mocktail lounges across the event where mixologists will be serving up local ingredient-led mocktails for guests to enjoy to a backdrop of live acoustic music by local artists on the Taste the Music stage.

For guests looking for a more exclusive experience – the Taste Residence will offer a unique private dining experience for 24 VIP guests at a time, to enjoy a 4-course tasting menu cooked by one of the international star chefs. The “Star Chef in residence” will finish, plate and serve the small plate menu, whilst a host presenter guides guests through each course. Guests will even have the opportunity to ask the chef questions as part of the extraordinary dining experience, which is available as an upgrade to VIP ticket holders.
A spokesperson from Taste of the World, Riyadh said: “Taste of the World, Riyadh will bring together some of the most exciting restaurants and chefs from London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and more, and we believe the experience will resonate positively with the fine and well-traveled palates of Riyadh food-lovers.”

The festival adds an exhilarating culinary facet to Riyadh Season’s growing calendar of prestigious international events and celebrities making their way to the Kingdom for the very first time.

Tickets to Taste of the World, Riyadh are available online at and more information about the event can be found at and on Facebook and Instagram. Tickets are limited – guests are encouraged to secure their places now.


About Taste Festivals
Taste Festivals hosted 18 restaurant festivals in 2018 in cities across Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Middle East. From intimate dinners hosted by trendsetting restaurants to exclusive collaborations between internationally revered chefs, and citywide festivals celebrating the breadth and innovation of the industry, Taste is the worldwide leader of food-driven experiences.