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Pastry chefs design largest sugar mosque at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Shangri-La Hotel  Jun 09, 2016

ABU DHABI – The culinary team at Shangri-La hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi dreams each year of building a mosque sculpture for Ramadan out of powdered sugar and, each year, it grows in scale and size.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi created a mosque for the Sofra bld Grand Iftar dessert area made entirely out of sugar. The sculpture weighs in at 91.7 kilograms and took six days to build by a team from across the hotel. Engineering and pastry teams worked together to bring a backlit masterpiece to the restaurant.

This year, there are two creations on either end of the famous dessert station, with three chocolate-flavored fountains. The ingredients for this iconic display included 70 kilograms of sugar, 14 kilograms of corn flour and 770 grams of gelatine. To light up the edifice, 10 meters of LED lights were installed with five VLED drivers.

“Ramadan kareem to all and we look forward to seeing you at iftar, where you can see this magnificent work of art,” said General Manager Thomas Guss.

Guests visiting Sofra bld’s Grand Iftar are invited to take photos and share them on the social media platforms of their choice with #shangrilaabudhabi.

For restaurant reservations, please contact Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi on (971 2) 509 8555.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages over 95 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 39,000. Shangri La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.

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Pastry chefs design largest sugar mosque at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

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