The Chefs Palette at Fairmond the Palm

Looking for something different to do on a Friday night? Perhaps something that’s interactive, fun and most importunely of all tasty!  Fairmont The Palm has launched Friday night  ‘drop in sessions’, allowing individuals, couples, or smaller groups to book on for an alternative dinner event!

I’m off to try it very soon and will report back.



In the meantime there are plenty of other Chefs Palette options, all under the helm of Chef De Cuisine Romain Van Durmen, who has over 10 years of experience in the industry. On offer are a range of different experiences starting from just 195 AED per person.

Here is what The Chefs Palette has to offer:

Friday Drop in sessions:

An alternative dinner event, with up to 8 guests every Friday (2 people per station), offering a three course experience, where you cook and then enjoy your food in its private studio.

Fridays, 7pm – 9pm, AED 295 per person menu changes weekly

Afternoon Classes:
One on one with our chef, guests will have the experience to learn quick and simple recipes from Chef Romain. Complimentary lunch buffet in Flow Kitchen restaurant.

Example classes include; Belgian Waffles & Nitro Ice cream, Sushi Maki Rolls and Fresh Pasta Carbonara. Pricing from just 195 AED per person. Available from 12pm daily.

Master Classes:
Fully interactive hands on culinary experience. Spend the evening cooking alongside Chef Romain to prepare your very own restaurant level dining experience using exciting ingredients and techniques. Choose one of the set chefs menu classes or a signature themed class. Expect to work alongside Chef Romain to make appetizers and main courses, then let the resorts Executive pastry chef serve one of his decadent desserts. Full wine pairings can also go along with the dining experience.

Example classes include; Canapés & Cocktails, Be Healthy, Shellfish and Best of Britain. Pricing from 345 AED per person based on a minimum of 6 people booking. Available every evening from 7:30 pm

Chefs Table Dinners:

Private dinner in the live kitchen studio alongside Chef Romain in action. Eat, drink  and pick the minds of the chef whilst he prepares a truly memorable dinner.

Example dinner experiences include; Wine Pairing, Chef Romains Favorites and Whiskey Pairing. Pricing from just 445 AED per person with a minimum of 6 people booking. Available every evening from 7:30 pm

The Grand Connoisseur:

The ultimate dining experience with conspicuous consumption at its finest. Indulge into the best ingredients and wines from all over the world, with Kumato oysters, foie gras, langoustine, Amstur empress caviar, lobster & wagyu beef, all paired with the finest wines, Champagnes, aperitifs and digestifs.

8 Courses for 3500 AED per person including alcohol, perfect for groups and a minimum of two people.

The Chefs Palette VIP Brunch Experience:

Start with the resorts Flow Kitchen 10 out of 10 brunch and then turn it up to 11. Join in with The Chefs Palette private dining room and enjoy a fully enhanced interactive brunch experience. A dedicated bartender and personal chef will provide guests with specialty cocktails and signature additional dishes like pan seared foie gras, fresh oysters with caviar and smoked wagyu shortribs.

Available every Friday from 12noon to 4.00pm.  Bookings available for a table of 8-12 people. AED 595 per person including alcohol

The Chefs Palette @ Home:

For a Chefs Palette experience closer to home, let Chef de Cuisine Romain Van Durmen come to the home and prepare a restaurant level experience in your very own dining room.

Available in Fairmont Residences Only. Bookings available for a minimum of 6 people. Menu and price customized with the Chef

Booking: please call +971 4 457 3457 or email [email protected]