Venue : Private Location (near City Walk), Dubai
Date : Monday, 5 February 2024
Time : 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm UTC+4
We invite you to savour the rich flavours of the Balkan cuisine. This dining table has three hosts. Presenting 21grams’ Michelin Bib Gourmand winning cuisine will be restaurant founder Stasha Toncev and Head Chef Milan Jurkovic. Jacob’s Creek Wine pairing will be presented by sommelier and founder of The Tasting Class, Lindsay Trivers. A night of great food, stories and laughs await you at our table.
Stasha Toncev, known as the “Chief Soulkitchen Officer,” is the visionary behind the culinary gem “21grams.” Her journey into the world of gastronomy was driven by a profound desire to bring the soul-comforting dishes of her Balkan heritage to Dubai. Stasha’s culinary philosophy centers on creating delicious food, friendly service, and a welcoming atmosphere. With “21grams,” she passionately celebrates Balkan roots while embracing Dubai as her new home.
Chef Milan Jurkovic, Head Chef of 21grams, is the driving force behind the exceptional flavors that define this multi-awarded, home-grown Dubai restaurant. With a passion for honoring Balkan cuisine, Chef Milan has skillfully crafted a dining experience that celebrates the rich tapestry of flavors from the region. His culinary prowess and commitment to excellence have not only established 21grams as a beacon of Balkan cuisine but also contributed to its well-deserved recognitions and accolades, including the most recent prestigious MICHELIN Bib Gourmand, Gault&Millau, and World’s 50 Best Discovery.
Nestled in the heart of Umm Suqeim 2’s residential community in Meyan Mall, “21grams” offers a warm, open, and inviting space where culinary dreams become reality. The restaurant has been a beacon for those seeking the authentic flavors of Balkan cuisine in Dubai. With a commitment to honoring their heritage, the team at “21grams” has made it their mission to preserve the authenticity of Balkan recipes and share them with a diverse, multicultural audience in Dubai. Their story is one of tenacity and culinary devotion. In the face of skepticism and doubt, they remained steadfast in their commitment to bring the cherished dishes and beloved recipes of their youth to Dubai’s multicultural landscape. Today, their restaurant, “21grams,” is celebrated for its outstanding representation of Balkan cuisine, receiving the coveted Bib Gourmand in the MICHELIN Guide Dubai 2023. It has become a home-grown Dubai brand synonymous with the authentic flavors and traditions they’ve always aimed to honor.