January Pop-Up Culinary Event: Zuri Zanzibar X August Antwerp

Zuri Zanzibar kicks off 2020 with a truly unique culinary event exclusive for its guests by launching the first Design Hotels Head Chef Exchange by hosting Head Chef, Pieter Starmans, of the well-established August hotel project in Antwerp, Belgium.

The first Design Hotels culinary partnership will take place from 14th to 16th January 2020 at Zuri Zanzibar whereby Head Chef Pieter Starmans and accompanied by August’s Sous Chef Tom Loockx, will present a selection of “local and fresh” signature dishes that best represent the finest of Belgian dining. Local ingredients from Zuri’s Spice Garden and fresh seafood from the Indian Ocean will be paired with Chef Pieter’s curated menus. Pre-dinner, enjoy hand crafted cocktails based on the unique recipes direct from the August bar.

Jussi Husa, the Executive Chef of Zuri Zanzibar, commented “We will be presenting a series of unique culinary exchange events, whereby chefs from sister Design Hotels properties from around the world come to Zuri to cook with us and experience the best of what this amazing island has to offer. Then it is our turn to bring the spice and fusion flavours of Zanzibar to the world during these reciprocal culinary events.“

Even though the two hotels differ in terms of location and its type of clientele, there is a lot that they have in common. “We are excited to be cooperating with Zuri Zanzibar since not only we share the design element, both being Design Hotels members”, states Duco Heijbroek, the General Manager of August, “but we are also looking forward to having Zuri’s Swedish-born Executive Chef, Jussi Husa cooking here at August next year, so stay tuned for dates and further information.”

Zuri Zanzibar previously hosted a similar event in January 2019 featuring Chef Jens Rittmeyer from the German Michelin Star restaurant ‘N˚4’. The resort will continue to invite top DJ’s, mixologists and culinary specialists so as to continually enhance Zuri’s guest experience here at the finest resort on the best beach in all of Zanzibar.