Chef Essam Nabhan – UAE

United Arab Emirates

Name: Chef Essam Nabhan Age: 40 Nationality: Jordanian Country of Residence: UAE
1. Your Restaurant/Business:
Metro, an all day dining restaurant serving international buffet. We also have Al Mashrabia, the only local restaurant in a 5star hotel in UAE serving indigenous cuisine.
2. About Your Kitchen:
It’s been designed as a modern and spacious kitchen, fully equipped with high-tech facilities with 56 Chefs specialising in different authentic cuisines.
3. Your Favorite Chef Works Item:
The Enzyme Utility Pants. They are trendy and comfortable to wear.

4. First Job:
An apprenticeship in a kitchen.
5. Your Favorite Cookbook:
The Happy Herbivore cookbook by Lyndsay Nixon

6. Your Awards:
None to speak of.
7. Your Cooking Inspiration:
My mom. I admire her hard work in preparing our home-cooked meals.
8. Your Speciality Dish:
Salted crust Sea Bass with purple potatoes and broccoli gratin
9. Favorite Dish To Eat:
Fried chicken
10. Weirdest Thing You Ever Ate:
A Balut – an aged duck egg

11. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Rum & Raisin

12. Favorite Drink:
Green Ice cocktail

13. Favorite Wine:
NV Paul Masson Burgundy, California, USA
14. Who Would You Most Like To Cook For:
I mostly like to cook for my wife who is from the Philippines.

15. Who Would You Least Like To Cook For:
As my cooking is my passion, I always feel happy to serve everyone with my God-given talent.

16. Favorite Things To Do When Not Cooking:
Bringing my adrenaline down by watching movies and camping.
17. Your Latest Project:
Future renovation of Al Mashrabia restaurant to modify the interiors to a more typical local design.
18. Favorite City and Why:
Manila, Philippines. I always feel at home as the people are very accommodating and hospitable. The historic scenery is very interesting.
19. Your Greatest Indulgence:
My greatest indulgence is traveling to different countries. I am adventurous and like to explore new things, cultures & places.

20. Your All Time Best Culinary Tip:
Cooking is a unique art. Do not be afraid to create & innovate new recipes. Remember the sky is the limit.

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