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A Unique Culinary Art Experience with Seven Paintings

By Hermoine Macura-Noble
Special to The Times Kuwait

Dubai, a city synonymous with luxury and innovation, continuously redefines the boundaries of hospitality and dining. Amidst its towering skyscrapers and sprawling malls lies a hidden gem that merges the world of art and gastronomy in a unique, immersive experience—Seven Paintings. This exquisite dining venue offers more than just a meal; it presents a feast for the senses, where culinary artistry meets visual splendor. Guests have the oppritunity to search, curate, paint and unveil each course and dish before consuming it.

The brainchild of visionary restaurateurs and renowned chefs, this dining concept is an ode to the artistic spirit. Each dining experience is meticulously crafted around seven original paintings by world-famous artists, with each painting serving as the inspiration for a corresponding course. This interplay between art and cuisine creates a symbiotic relationship, where each dish not only complements but also amplifies the aesthetic and emotional essence of the artwork.

Upon entering Seven Paintings, guests are enveloped in an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication. The interiors are designed to resemble an art gallery, with the walls adorned by the seven focal paintings. Soft lighting accentuates the colors and textures of the artworks, while also creating an intimate dining environment. The dining tables are strategically placed to offer unobstructed views of the paintings, ensuring that every guest can fully appreciate the visual artistry on display.

The dining experience is a curated journey, where each of the seven courses is unveiled in tandem with its corresponding painting. The appetizer begins with a Monet-inspired Masterpiece and Claude Monet’s vibrant use of color and light. The opening course features a delicate seafood dish, showcasing a medley of flavors and hues that mimic Monet’s water lilies. Next is a salad which is based Vincent van Gogh’s swirling skies and bold color palette reflected in a salad that combines vibrant vegetables, edible flowers, and a tangy citrus dressing, evoking the artist’s expressive brushstrokes. Salvador Dalí’s surrealism is brought to life in a richly flavored, multi-layered soup, with unexpected ingredients and playful presentations that challenge the boundaries of traditional cuisine.

The main course is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and combines classical techniques with innovative flavors. The dish is a modern interpretation of timeless culinary traditions, reflecting Da Vinci’s blend of art and science. Concluding the meal, a selection of petit fours inspired by Damien Hirst offers a contemporary twist, with bold flavors and modernist presentations that leave a lasting impression.

Dining at Seven Paintings is more than just enjoying a meal; it’s an immersive experience that engages all the senses. As each course is served, the waitstaff provides a brief narrative on the painting and its artist, enriching the dining experience with cultural and artistic insights. Live classical music subtly enhances the ambiance, providing a serene and sophisticated backdrop to the evening.

Seven Paintings also offers exclusive events and private dining options, allowing guests to enjoy this unique experience in an intimate setting. Whether it’s a special celebration or a corporate event, the venue provides a bespoke dining experience tailored to the guests’ preferences.

By Hermoine Macura-Noble The first Australian English speaking News Anchor in the Middle East. She is also the Author of Faces of the Middle East and Founder of US-based 501c3 charity – The House of Rest which helps to ease the suffering of victims of war. For more from our Contributing Editor, you can follow her on Instagram, here.By Hermoine Macura-Noble
The first Australian English speaking News Anchor in the Middle East. She is also the Author of Faces of the Middle East and Founder of US-based 501c3 charity – The House of Rest which helps to ease the suffering of victims of war. For more from our Contributing Editor, you can follow her on Instagram, here.


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