Mystery Box concept to be brought to Dubai’s Masterchef restaurant

As the cornerstone challenge of the TV franchise that has wowed millions of armchair fans around the globe, it has been revealed that the iconic and much-loved Mystery Box will be an integral addition at the soon-to-open MasterChef, the TV Experience at Millennium Place Marina.

Available to groups of guests numbering two or more, the main course Mystery Box menu option will allow adventurous diners to pick their choice of up to five ingredients from 10-plus proteins, vegetables and condiments.

Reversing the Mystery Box element of the hit TV series, the inhouse culinary team at MasterChef, the TV Experience will then be challenged to bring the selections to life within a strict 45-minute timespan.

“As one of the most recognised elements of the TV show, the Mystery Box option is the heartbeat of our deformalised dining experience,” said Margarita Vaamonde-Beggs, Head Chef at MasterChef, the TV Experience.

“We are taking the Mystery Box concept from screen to plate and providing diners with that all-important emotional connection to their food – a theme that has seen the TV show generate such a loyal and passionate following all around the world.”

With Mystery Box ingredients being updated and rotated weekly, based on seasonal availability, diners who select the menu item will also receive a hand-written recipe of the dish to take home.

“Being able to take the Mystery Box recipe home is the final step in the process of enabling that emotional connection for fans of the MasterChef TV show. Guests can bring their passion for the programme to the restaurant, indulge in a meta experience of dining in a venue inspired by the show, live the Mystery Box process for themselves, and then take that recipe home to try in their own kitchens,” added Vaamonde-Beggs.

The menu at MasterChef, the TV Experience will also feature dishes curated from global workshops held with champions and finalists across various productions of the hit global series.