Choose your own 'moist maker' as Austria’s Le Burger comes to Dubai and other foodie news

Plus: eat at the chef's table or win prizes at Abu Dhabi Culinary Season; or sample German delicacies at Inked in Dubai

Meat and veg patties aside, Le Burger loads its creations with saucy 'moist-makers', a la Ross Geller 
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Close on the heels of Amsterdam import The Butcher comes Austrian chain Le Burger, which will open its first UAE branch next to Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates later this month. This marks the family-run gourmet business's first international outpost. Le Burger is famous for offering more than 2,000 burger combinations, hearty fries and unique creations. Think buttery soft Austrian Wagyu beef; toppings such as guacamole, arugula salad and baby spinach; sauces or "moist makers" such as mango curry, rosemary orange mayo, basil pesto, and chipotle choco; and meat substitutes with zucchini, chickpea and even popcorn patty options.

Enjoy a chef’s table and more at Abu Dhabi Culinary Season

Abu Dhabi Culinary Season comes to a close on Saturday, December 14, but there's still plenty for foodies to enjoy and savour. The Chef's Table programme gives residents a chance to interact and dine with some of the city's finest chefs. Book a meal with the likes of Walter Dee Joseph of Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas (pictured below) and Ando Takashi of Jumeirah Etihad Towers on Thursday, December 12; and chef Zuzumo of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal and Samuel Chillau of Edition Hotel on Friday, December 13. Residents can also take part in the Dine & Win promotion until December 14. Those spending Dh200 or more at select outlets stand a chance to win a cash prize of Dh10,000 or Dh25,000 in mall vouchers. Participating restaurants include Buffalo Wings & Rings, Doner Kebab, Flooka, Galito's, Gazebo, Hanoi, Il Forno, India Palace, Jones the Grocer, Just Kebab, Nando's, Roberto's, Sugar Factory, Sushi Central, Shang Palace, Royal Orchid and Namak by Kunal Kapoor, among others. 

Sample German delicacies at the Black Forest dinner at Inked  

Luxury kitchen appliances brand Gaggenau, which was born 336 years ago in the Black Forest region of Germany, has partnered with Dubai’s immersive dining space Inked. The culinary experience will be held for four nights, from Wednesday to Sunday, December 18 to 21, from 8pm. Guests can expect a delectable five-course menu and mocktails created by Inked’s executive chef Hadrien Villedieu. The food will be a modern take on flavours native to the Germanic landscape – from sauerkraut pie to chestnut and ricotta ravioli in smoked truffle forest broth. Of course, the iconic black forest dessert will also make an appearance. A vegetarian menu is available if requested in advance. The Gaggenau Black Forest Dinner has previously been hosted in Los Angeles and New York, and it is priced at Dh455 per person.