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AALIA concludes their esteemed Chef Series for 2023 with a grand finale featuring renowned French-Lebanese Michelin-starred chef, Alan Geaam as their final guest. Joining forces with AALIA's Executive Chef, Paul Farag, AALIA invites guests to experience Middle Eastern food in a completely unique and exciting way.

The only Lebanese chef to earn a Michelin star in Paris, Alan Geeam is renowned for his Lebanese heritage dishes in a sophisticated French style. With an unwavering commitment to innovation and a passion for pushing culinary boundaries, Alan brings his unique blend to the heart of Sydney for an incredible dining experience.

The collaboration between the talented duo marks the bittersweet farewell of AALIA's 2023 Chef Series. This exclusive event will take place over two nights, Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of October.

Promising a blend of flavourful techniques, the menu features  an array of dishes such as hummus cornet with trout roe and nuts and lobster with freekeh and arak. For dessert, guests are invited to indulge in a sweet brik pastry baklava with cashew ice cream and preserved quince, and a Mouhalabia lollipop.

"This will be the first time we embark on emulating the 'Alan Geaam dining experience' anywhere else in the world. I am so excited to delve into Sydney's fresh and local ingredients to bring a creative, beautiful, and delicious menu to life with chef paul and his team. I am beyond excited to give Australian diners the best possible experience" - says Michelin-star Chef, Alan Geaam.

“At AALIA we're dedicated to pushing boundaries, that's why our chef series has been some of our most successful and much-loved evenings for our guests. I'm so excited to be collaborating with Alan, and create an exceptional menu that introduces a new perspective on Middle Eastern cuisine” – says AALIA Executive Chef, Paul Farag.

To complement the menu, Head Sommelier Eleonore Wulf has curated two wine pairings and one non-alcoholic pairing for the evenings. This selection will showcase a range of Lebanese varietals, adding an extra layer of sophistication to the dining experience.

With limited seats available, don't miss the opportunity to join AALIA for an unforgettable evening with Alan Geaam, tickets priced at $220 per person. Visit to read more and make a reservation today, bookings are now available. 

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