Le Petit Chef brings an exciting new show Dinner Time Story to Dubai this spring. As the food is prepared in the kitchen, guests witness the dish’s journey on the plate with an exciting performance from “Le Petit Chef” himself, telling the tale of Marco Polo’s travels to different countries and presenting the native flavors of these lands through an exquisite meal.

The restaurateurs use the technology of 3D mapping and optical illusion to tell a story. What this means is: You have a tiny projected chef running around your plate, telling you a story and ‘cooking your dinner’ before the real version is brought out. While there have been many tales told around these tables, in the UAE, Le Petit Chef partners with Dinner Time Story to narrate the journey of Marco Polo across the world, from Marseille to Arabia to India to Himalaya and China.


About Le Petit Chef

The 3D mapping concept that has been live since 2015 uses animated optical illusion techniques to project a little chef cooking on a plate. Two Belgian artists, Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck, teamed up with entrepreneur and concept creator Nadine Beshir to bring this unique new dining experience to the market. Since its inception, the engaging creativity of “Le Petit Chef” video has rendered it a viral internet sensation with hundreds of millions of views around the world on Youtube and social media.

The six course meal  of which, the chef says, five are meant to be surprises; you get to choose your main course at the beginning of the night  is fine dining with a difference: You walk away richer by a tale.

There have been many tales told around these tables, in the UAE, Le Petit Chef partners with Dinner Time Story to narrate the journey of Marco Polo across the world, from Marseille to Arabia to India to Himalaya and China.

Here comes the Amouse Bouche, Chickpea Pancake with Hazelnuts & Herbs. It was a Tart Nicoise, Crispy Shell fillet with anchovy, tuna and black olives, green beans and tomato, herbs and fried potatoes.

Amouche Bouche
The Chef drove through the sea to the desserts and landed in the Arabian desert and served us EggPlant and Labneh with Herbs and Pomegranates and Quail Kibbeh filled with fragnant Quail stew.

Arabic Cuisine

Walnut Shell Muhammara, it was done with red pepper and walnut oil set in cocoa butter edible walnut shell.

It was kept inside the treasure hunt and we have to open the box and TANANANA…. Comes the delicious Muhammara Shells.

Muhammara Walnut Shell

The Little Chef is now flying to my country India. full of colors, flavors and twinkling in his eyes.

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Flying to India
Its India

From the Indian course we were served Spicy Prawns and Tamarillo in Chickpea Domes (Pani Puri), Plaintain Fritter with Indian Spices and Jackfruit Cutlet with Spicy Mango Dip.

Indian Cuisine

Here comes the Palette Cleanser, its a Sorbet done with Lychee, Pineapple and Ginger with Lemongrass Scent.


My tiny Chef traveled on his bird to my favorite cuisine, China.

Its China Time

I chose the Short Rib which was slow cooked with king oyster mushrooms. It was so very delicious,the meat all tender and juicy.

Main Couse
After a beautiful journey my little Chef prepared a Dessert which included the best from India, Arab and China.

Le Petit Chef’s Dessert
Indian Touch
Arab Touch
China Touch

Saffron Poached Pear on a Knefeh Nest with Mascorpone Espuma.


Le Petit Chef runs until May 27.

The experience is available at The World Trade Club and Vii Lounge in Dubai and The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.

At the World Trade Club, located in Dubai World Trade Centre, the show is on Thursday and Saturday at 7 and 9pm; and on Friday at 2.30, 7 and 9pm.

At Vii Lounge the timings vary and the experience is on through the week. Cost Dh450 per person.

For reservations or more information, go to Dinnerstorytime

About Vi Lounge

Highlights : Breakfast,Home Delivery,Wheelchair Accessible,Kid Friendly,Outdoor Seating,Shisha,Wifi

Phone number : 04 4519404

Cuisines : Lebanese, Italian, European

Cost : AED 200 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted

Opening hours : 10 AM to 12 Midnight

Address : Below Claren Tower, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

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