Restaurants in Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer gourmet themed menus, brunch, entertainment and more. If you want to make the most of the good weather and dine out, Gulf News has all the latest releases and attractions for you this week.
Café Beirut by the Sea at Fairmont The Palm Dubai has announced the launch of two brunch menus. The first set menu includes various dishes. The second set menu includes a variety of dishes plus a drink of your choice. Guests can enjoy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine while enjoying beach views.
Latin American Evening Brunch
Chanca by COYA, serving Peruvian cuisine, announces its “Clásico Evening Brunch” on February 25th.
Held every Friday from 8pm to 11pm, the evening brunch features dishes inspired by Latin American flavours. The menu includes dishes such as charred padron peppers with yukari powder, yellowfin tuna and oscietra caviar Taco Atun (tuna tacos), Gyoza de Langostinos – king prawns, Chilean sea bass, edamame and orange dumplings. The menu also has vegetarian options.
For dessert, brunch options include Churros de Naranja with milk chocolate and dulce de leche, and Taco Dulce with camouflage, yogurt and blueberries.
In addition to food, the brunch will feature live entertainment from singer La Negra Mayté, guitarist Emiliano Barés and a resident DJ.
Try Three Kinds of Ramen
These are three bowls of ramen from Yui, a Japanese ramen joint in Dubai’s Design District, and if you’re new to noodle dishes, you need to try them. ‘Shio Paitan’ combines a rich charcoal broth with chicken char siu, kikurage, nori, scallions and black garlic sauce ajitama egg, and ‘maze soba’ with minced miso chicken, cabbage, onsen egg, menma (bamboo shoots) and chili itogaki.
Asian themed tasting menu
Southeast Asian restaurant Blue Jade at The Ritz-Carlton has launched a “Taste with Ta Van” tasting menu featuring Chef Ta Van’s signature dishes from Thailand, Singapore, Japan and China. It includes dishes such as spicy tuna with crispy rice, soft-shell crab rolls, lotus sea bass, Peking duck, lemongrass creme brulee and sesame crisps. Guests can choose to try all nine courses, or choose seven, five or three courses from the menu.
The destination’s à la carte menu is also rolling out more items for 2023. Guests can enjoy fried chilli lobster, pan-fried crab, dim sum, dumplings, buns and more.
New Italian restaurants in Dubai
Mediterranean restaurant Marini by Chef Monserrato Marini has opened in Dubai Media City. The restaurant serves a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, including freshly baked pizzas, Italian-inspired seafood dishes and more.
Abu Dhabi’s new restaurant serves buns
Baofriend, which specializes in Asian delicacies and steamed buns, is about to open a branch on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche.
Diners can sample signature buns such as shakshuka with roasted tomatoes, peppers, quail eggs, paprika and feta cheese, and seafood sticky chicken with pickled cucumbers, lemon and sumac dressing, cilantro and sriracha mayonnaise.
For the sweet tooth, the restaurant offers matcha pancakes with miso salted caramel butter, maple syrup, berries and more.
New chef at Michelin-approved restaurant
Michelin-starred restaurant Fi’lia at SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences has announced the appointment of new head chef Celia Stoecklin.
She has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and intends to improve Fi’lia’s menu. Some of the new offerings include mozzarella with roasted beetroot, pickled grapes, arugula and pine nuts, truffle carpaccio with porcini mushrooms, parmesan cream, buckwheat tea (buckwheat tea), pasta with duck confit, Nectarines, rosemary, sunflower seeds.
new thali to try
Kulcha King has added a new item to its menu called “King’s Thali”. Thali is a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes such as crunchy pakoras, kebabs, curries, dal sabji and khichadi, served with tandoori bread, desserts, salads and more.
MyGovinda’s, which specializes in vegetarian food, is hosting a Thali Festival. Served daily from 12pm to 11pm, each thali has more than 10 dishes including appetizers, main courses and desserts. Food includes a fine selection of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Sindh, Punjabi and Rajasthani cuisines. The thali is available until March 5th.
A new menu for soup lovers
Café Society in Dubai Marina has launched a ‘Soup Fest’ with a new menu featuring all-you-can-eat soup. It includes cream of pumpkin coconut shrimp soup, minestrone soup, roasted onion soup, chocolate and almond flake soup, and more.
Guests can pair their soup with a selection of international cheeses, buttery sauces and freshly baked bread. Dinner ends with desserts such as chocolate soufflé, milk panna cotta mousse and tiramisu. Menu available daily until April 15th from 5pm to 11pm.
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