A Thrill For The Senses by Winterbottom in Abu Dhabi!

Trishna the film by Micheal Winterbottom, based on the novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles is a story of a tragic relationship between a property developer and the daughter of an auto rickshaw owner. Only Micheal Winterbottom could take a novel set in lush meadows and green hills and transfer it to Rajasthan which is hot and brown in modern day northern India. Trishna is played by heartthrob, the sexy Freida Pinto, a rustic heroine who’s seduced by a wealthy hotelier’s son. The film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and here at Abu Dhabi Film Festival Micheal Winter Bottom was awarded the Black Pearl Award for Career Excellence. The film is a journey for the senses it is perhaps a great compliment to the cuisine of Chef Marco Pierre White at the Fairmont. The best part is that the Toronto headquartered Fairmont is opeing a luxury hotel while modern is traditional in architectural design. The new Fairmont is in the heart of Rajasthan in the historic city of Jaipur, where I once made a film Deceivers directed by Nicholas Meyers, starring Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey and Shashi Kapoor. Trishna is a film that brings all the elements together, Micheal Winterbottom, the alluring Freida Pinto, Rajasthan, and the Fairmont hotel group from Toronto to Abu Dhabi and soon Jaipur.  The film will want to make you venture out to Rajasthan and see this historic area of India knowing full well that luxury awaits you at the bard new Fairmont hotel opening soon. The adventure never stops on My Name is Khan.

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Pizza at Frankie’s and a Movie! Abu Dhabi Style!

Chef Marco Pierre White, is some one you can count on when you are thinking of food. The Fairmont does as well. At the impressive Italian restaurant Frankie’s run by Chef Marco Pierre White, you will find the best Italian food in Abu Dhabi, full stop. For all those attending the Abu Dhabi Film Festival who screened film outdoors on an unbelievable large screen with a stellar view the one thing that could fuse this experience into a memorable one would be to eat at Frankie’s after a screening. The tomato sauce on the pasta and the pizza it’s like the tomatoes from Sicily, with a special flavor that is very much home cooked. In Abu Dhabi there are plenty of Italian restaurants, all I can say to them watch your backs because Frankie’s is in town, and in true Marco Pierre White style he’s doing it his way. It’s no contest, the Fairmont has Italian food on lock-down with Chef Marco Pierre White in Abu Dhabi. Here is a taste of the kitchen on My Name is Khan.

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You Talk’n to Me! Chef Marco Pierre White in Abu Dhabi

I love Chef’s who think like this,

“Eating is one of the most important aspects of living. I like indulging. I like to eat one food at a time, to savor each individual thing.”-Marco Pierre White

Chef Marco Pierre White is considered to be the hottest finest master chefs that the United Kingdom has ever produced, and in Abu Dhabi you will find his restaurants in the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, if attending the film festivals or the Formula One race’s then stop in take the time and savor the food from the kitchens of this master chef.  All Chef’s are artisit’s and so expect them to behave as such and this old school rocker molded in the manner of Mick Jagger is just that, a rock star chef, who likes food, wine, women.  Two things are certain about Chef Marco Pierre White, he is talented, very talented, and he has personality.  If you meet a Chef without personality, please, please walk-out the food will be just like the Chef. In Super Chef at My Name is Khan you will only meet those who have the creative style to break the mold and innovate food sending your sense’s hurling into orbit of some distant planet.  Chef Marco Pierre White is also like Marlon Brando.  While Mick Jagger went googo, gaga over his knighthood, Kieth Richards or Ronnie Wood would just balk at it.  Chef Marco Pierre did the same, awarded the three stars of Michelin something no one had achieved in the United Kingdom Chef Marco Pierre renounced the award and retired from cooking. In 2002 he was named the AA Chef of the Decade.  This is my kind of guy.  Good films are not about Oscars it’s all about the passion for the art, from making films, driving F1 cars, music, being a creative director of a fashion house it’s the passion that propels one to keep on going.  The kitchen of Chef Marco Pierre White is constantly in flux, and always innovating.  Perhaps one day I can take you inside the kitchen of this master  Chef Marco Pierre White in Abu Dhabi on My Name is Khan.

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