Now taste the recipes you are going to own this fall, when my cookbook is launched!


How would you like to go out and dine on a menu that I have designed and cooked for you myself?

Well you guys will get to do just that this May!

I am so happy to announce that I have teamed up with Lafayette Gourmet to bring you my pop up kitchen featuring a menu of Modern Palestinian Cuisine that is inspired by my upcoming cookbook, Plated Heirlooms, which will be launched this fall. 

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Inspired by my soon-to-be-launched cookbook, Plated Heirlooms, I thought to give you a taster of the recipes you are going to own once the book is released. Drawing on the traditional and historical authentic Palestinian cuisine recipes, and their stories, which I extensively explore in the book, I thought that with such a perfected base, your cooking can go a long way and wanted to demonstrate that. I want to show you that basic recipes can go far and can be adapted into very modern food and dining experiences. As such, and based on those historical recipes, I will be serving you a very modern Palestinian cuisine menu.

Where better to do so than with the chef whose style and fascinating modern take on classics are too known to introduce? Chef Russell Impiazzi, Lafayette Gourmet’s Culinary Director, whose work I admire, has been tremendously supportive. Besides hosting this pop-up kitchen, his understanding, vision and direction allowed me to bring this vision to life and to translate the future of those age old recipes into beautiful plates to be served for you to savour.

So, the past week, we have been at work giving very old and some forgotten traditional Palestinian recipes a face lift fit for their new and modern life.

“Working with Dima on this project has been a real journey of unique flavors, Palestinian cuisine is new to me, as I am sure it will be to a lot of foodies, so it has been a fantastic opportunity to be able to learn the real secrets behind an amazing culinary culture”.

– Chef Russell Impiazzi, Culinary Director Lafayette Gourmet

In creating this menu I have drawn inspiration from the culinary history and tradition of Palestine. Building on authentic (no fusions), very old recipes; I am bringing these and some forgotten foods back to life in a fashion fit for today’s dining experience, while staying true to the authenticity of each dish.

As ever, Lafayette Gourmet are supplying top quality ingredients. We are choosing local and seasonal produce wherever possible and are even going for my premium Palestinian olive oil, spices and other Palestinian produce in the cooking of these exquisite concoctions. The menu includes an array of starters, mains and desserts including classics, best loved concoctions and all-time favourites such as the popular Musakhan and Knafeh as well as the very traditional Madlooqa and many other varieties. We also have some vegetarian and vegan options too!

We are very excited about sharing this delicious, beautiful and soulful adventure with you, so make sure to be there and let us hear your feedback 🙂

Starts this May, from the 7th to the 17th, at Lafayette gourmet in Dubai Mall from 12:30 pm to 10 pm.

Make sure to say hey when there 😉

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