It's the time of year when Abu Dhabi showcases its finest culinary gems as they celebrate the Abu-Dhabi Gourmet festival.

A feast of 'gastronomic odyssey' will be experienced by attendees as booths and tables of the best chefs around the world display original and traditional dishes, and a palette of fusion-inspired cuisines. Different kinds of food from the capital and the world will be available for display, tasting, and of course, judging for the coveted awards night.

The festival runs from Feb 8 to 23, and will feature many chefs, food critics, and seminars on how to establish a fine dining business endeavor.

Those who will attend will enjoy talks and invites from some of the best restaurateurs and culinary specialists all over the capital and the globe. Even Top Chef Masters finalist and Asian cuisine artist Susur Lee was in attendance at the festival's Gala Night opening.

Attendees will also get to meet and greet famed chefs who have mastered the art of cooking from different parts of the world. Festival-goers will also get to enjoy delectable cocktails from Alfred Rhubarb Co., Ltd, a group of professional mixologists willing to share their secrets of the trade to those who want to start a bar business.

Suzanne Husseini, celebrity and food writer, will also grace the event, as well as Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, a qualified speaker for Other famous faces expected to attend are Ennio Marchetto, George Calombaris, and Arabic & Emirati Cuisine Specialist, Khulood Atiq.

Watch the videos below to find more about this tasteful festival: