Gault&Millau UAE Gala 2023 Awards Ceremony Shortlists Revealed

Source: Gault & Millau UAE

Every shortlist for the Gault&Millau UAE Gala 2023 awards ceremony can now be revealed. The second-annual awards are an essential part of the Gala, which will take place on Thursday April 27 at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. There are 12 categories in the awards segment of the event, split evenly into People and Venue sections. This year, a new category has been added to recognise the restaurant with the best Champagne Offering of the Year.

Their release follows the reveal of all 134 restaurants to be included in the 2023 guide. The Gala ceremony in April will also announce the Gault&Millau UAE ratings for each of those restaurants. During the exclusive event, there will be a specially curated menu for guests, alongside paired fine wines.


Sustainable Kitchen of the Year

  • Atlantis, The Palm
  • Armani/Ristorante
  • Moonrise, Eden House
  • Teible, Jameel Arts Centre

Home-grown Restaurant of the Year

  • Al Muntaha, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
  • Moonrise, Eden House
  • Mimi Kakushi, Four Seasons Hotel Dubai at Jumeirah
  • Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm
  • Trèsind Studio, Nakheel Mall

International Brand of the Year

  • 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Al Maryah Island
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Atlantis The Royal
  • Hakkasan, Emirates Palace
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, DIFC
  • Zuma, DIFC

Wine Offering of the Year

  • Al Muntaha, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Atlantis The Royal
  • Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, Jumeirah Al Naseem
  • Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm

Champagne Offering of the Year

  • City Social, Grosvenor House Dubai, A Luxury Collection Hotel
  • LPM Restaurant & Bar, DIFC
  • Ristorante L’Olivo at Al Mahara, Burj Al Arab
  • Zuma, DIFC

Non-alcoholic Drinks Offering of the Year

  • 11 Woodfire, Jumeirah
  • Avatara, voco Dubai
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Atlantis The Royal
  • Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm
  • ROKA, ME Dubai


Sustainability Champion of the Year

  • Carlos Frunze De Garza, Teible
  • Claudio Cardoso, SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences
  • Omar Shihab, BOCA
  • Russell Impiazzi, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk
  • Solemann Haddad, Moonrise

Pastry Chef of the Year

  • Christian Cali, Ossiano
  • Jermaine Cunningham, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  • Nicolas Lambert, Four Seasons Dubai
  • Romain Castet, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk
  • Tom Coll, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Sommelier of the Year

  • Danijela Tesic, Ossiano
  • Eleonora Caso, Orange Hospitality
  • Gregg Lambert, LPM Restaurant & Bar
  • Jeandre Du Toit, CLAP
  • Samuel Lacroix, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Restaurant Manager of the Year

  • Emmanuel Sabater, Caviar Kaspia
  • Hervé Lorit, Pierre’s TT
  • Jonathan White, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
  • Massimo Fonte, Chic Nonna
  • Will Storrar, Brasserie Boulud

Future Great of the Year

  • Carmine Faravolo, Social
  • Celia Stoecklin, Fi’lia
  • Giovanni Cortese, Ristorante Loren
  • Ilaria Zamperlin, Chic Nonna
  • Rahul Rana, Avatara

Chef of the Year

  • Andrea Migliaccio, Ristorante L’ Olivo at Al Mahara
  • Grégoire Berger, Ossiano
  • Himanshu Saini, Trèsind Studio
  • Jonatan Motos Ferran, Celebrities by Mauro Colagreco
  • Saverio Sbaragli, Al Muntaha

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