3-Michelin-starred Maaemo and Ossiano collaboration coming to Dubai

3-Michelin-starred Maaemo and Ossiano collaboration coming to Dubai

Norway’s only three-Michelin-star restaurant will join forces with Ossiano for one night only

Led by chef Gregoire Berger, fine-dining seafood restaurant Ossiano, located at Atlantis, The Palm, is set to kickstart its 2023 programme of culinary collaborations.

Its first guest chef is from three-Michelin-starred Maaemo in Norway. For one night only, Danish chef Esben Holmboe Bang will unleash his "emotionally led menu" on the city.

Taking place on Thursday 23 February, the 10-course menu, called 'North', will be priced at AED1,500 per person and feature a  fusion of the best French and Norwegian produce available.

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The collaboration is part of the new chef-driven Dubai World Cuisine movement, launched by Gulfood, which aims to provide a platform for UAE-based chefs to  shape the cultural identity of Dubai and establish the city as a global culinary capital.  

Maaemo was awarded its third Michelin star in 2016, making Esben the first chef in Norway to front a three-star restaurant. His contributions on the night will include gently cooked king crab shoulder paired with a chilled broth of smoked reindeer heart. 


At just 36, Chef Berger has already made waves on the global culinary stage with his cutting-edge French cuisine. The youngest and only chef in the country to be featured in the top 100 in the Best Chef Awards for five consecutive years, one-Michelin-starred Ossiano was also ranked 4th in the Middle East & Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023, making it the highest new entry.

The chef Gregoire Berger X chef Esben Holmboe Bang 'North' menu will be served after a day of demonstrations and masterclasses at Top Table, in the 28th edition of Gulfood, the largest annual food and drink sourcing event in the world. 

North, Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm, 7pm to 9pm, Thursday 23 February. For more or to make a reservation, call +971 4 426 0772 or visit

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