• Roberto’s Dubai launches entire menu dedicated to chocolate

    Roberto’s Dubai launches entire menu dedicated to chocolate

    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13543 [post_author] => 5524 [post_date] => 2019-02-14 16:54:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-14 12:54:23 [post_content] => It’s the month of love, and what better way to celebrate than with a menu especially created to include chocolate from starter through to dessert? Created by Group Executive Chef, Francesco Guarracino – the menu incorporates the inclusion of chocolate in every dish. For starter, guests can enjoy dishes such as scampi carpaccio complete with Yuzu and White chocolate dressing, cream fraiche and yellow tomato pantellerie capers. For main course, guests can indulge on Wagyu beef tenderloin, 250g, grade 7 with baby leeks, potato, chocolate veal jus and chilly. For dessert, the three-course menu is complete with Dolce Amaro showcasing 5 different intensities and consistencies of chocolate. Guests at Roberto’s will be able to get their hands on the special dishes until the 28th February. Details: Prices start at AED 90. For reservations, please call 04 386 0066/ reservations2@robertos.ae [post_title] => Roberto’s Dubai launches entire menu dedicated to chocolate [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => robertos-dubai-chocolate [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-14 17:18:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-14 13:18:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/?p=13543 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) It’s the month of love, and what better way to celebrate than with a menu especially created to include chocolate from starter through to dessert? Created by Group Executive Chef, Francesco Guarracino – the menu incorporates the inclusion of chocolate…

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  • Three reasons to visit this newly-opened Greek restaurant in Dubai

    Three reasons to visit this newly-opened Greek restaurant in Dubai

    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13535 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2019-02-14 09:36:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-14 05:36:44 [post_content] =>   Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean right here to Dubai, OPA – which recently opened its doors at Fairmont Sheikh Zayed Road, offers a slice of authentic Greek cuisine to UAE diners. If you haven’t had chance to visit yet, here are three reasons why this fun-filled dining experience should be on your radar for 2019: The back-story The OPA story began on a small island in Greece. In a quaint, charming kitchen, a gentleman named Kyriakos spent years perfecting his favorite Greek dishes, sharing the rich and delicious flavors with his friends and family. When his son Christos relocated to Dubai, Kyriakos eagerly came to visit. As he explored the vibrant city, he felt that Greek food was not so easy to find. It was then that Kyriakos decided that he needed to share the rich history and flavorsome cuisine with the UAE community. The food There’s no shortage of delicious treats to try on OPA’s extensive à la carte menu. Serving a selection of Greek classics with a contemporary twist, highlights include a refreshing Orzo Lobster Salad to start, Kleftiko – a tender braised lamb shoulder, and best known as the “star of the menu” for main, and Baklava Sundae with pistachio cream to finish. The entertainment The fun doesn’t stop with the food at OPA. Originating from the common Greek expression that is often heard at weddings and traditional dances, “OPA” often involves the playful custom of smashing plates to celebrate success or a special occasion. Bringing this unique tradition to the city of Dubai, OPA puts on an entertaining live performance every evening, starring dancers flown straight from Greece who joyfully dance around guests and tables, while smashing plates on the floor while shouting “OPA!” Details: To make a reservation, please call +971 4 357-0557. [post_title] => Three reasons to visit this newly-opened Greek restaurant in Dubai [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => opa-dubai [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-14 09:37:31 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-14 05:37:31 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/?p=13535 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )   Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean right here to Dubai, OPA – which recently opened its doors at Fairmont Sheikh Zayed Road, offers a slice of authentic Greek cuisine to UAE diners. If you haven’t had chance to visit…

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  • You can now dine at the world’s highest lounge in Dubai

    You can now dine at the world’s highest lounge in Dubai

    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13532 [post_author] => 5524 [post_date] => 2019-02-13 13:52:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-13 09:52:55 [post_content] => Taking Dubai’s dining scene to new heights, Emaar has opened the doors at levels 152, 153 and 154 of the Burj Khalifa, unveiling The Lounge to the public. Stationed at an imposing height of 575 metres, this new hotspot, spanning three floors and opening onto an outdoor terrace, is undoubtedly one to add to the must-visit attractions in Dubai for both tourists and residents alike. Guests can choose from two dining experiences to enjoy while they take in the magnificent views of the city. From 12:30pm-4pm, a lavish spread of fresh bakes and desserts alongside tea and a glass of house beverage will be served in The Lounge’s High Tea, priced at AED 550 per person. Or, if you’d rather enjoy the views as the sun sets on the city, you can try the Sundowner and Evening experiences, priced at AED 600 per person, which includes unlimited gourmet canapes and one house beverage. Live entertainment from international artists and performers will take place daily, with the opening month welcoming live musicians, pianists and DJs to centerstage. Details: To book, visit www.burjkhalifa.ae. If you're looking for a romantic dining destination to spoil your other half with, check out our pick of Valentine's Day offers in Dubai. [post_title] => You can now dine at the world's highest lounge in Dubai [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => the-lounge-burj-khalifa [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/news/valentines-day-dining-dubai/ [post_modified] => 2019-02-13 13:55:24 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-13 09:55:24 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/?p=13532 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) Taking Dubai’s dining scene to new heights, Emaar has opened the doors at levels 152, 153 and 154 of the Burj Khalifa, unveiling The Lounge to the public. Stationed at an imposing height of 575 metres, this new hotspot, spanning…

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  • Mark your diaries: a two-day cheese fest is coming to Dubai!

    Mark your diaries: a two-day cheese fest is coming to Dubai!

    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13508 [post_author] => 5524 [post_date] => 2019-02-11 14:29:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-11 10:29:12 [post_content] => Sopexa Middle East may just have made all our dreams come true: a festival dedicated entirely to cheese is coming to Dubai this February! Cheese lovers – this is really not one to miss. Taste a selection of the most amazing cheese, take part in cheese workshops, meet award-winning cheese specialists, and discover a bunch of new cheese recipes from around the world. Set to be held on February 22 and 23 at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi’s amphitheatre, this outdoor family-friendly event will run from 7pm until midnight on Friday, and from noon until 10pm on Saturday. There’ll also be plenty of fun activities to keep the little ones entertained, allowing the adults can get stuck into the strong stuff with friends. This free of charge event is not one to be missed – so mark your diaries now! Details: Friday 22nd February, 7pm-midnight. Saturday 23rd February, noon-10pm at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi. For more information, visit the Facebook event. [post_title] => Mark your diaries: a two-day cheese fest is coming to Dubai! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => dubai-cheese-fest [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-11 14:29:12 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-11 10:29:12 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/?p=13508 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) Sopexa Middle East may just have made all our dreams come true: a festival dedicated entirely to cheese is coming to Dubai this February! Cheese lovers – this is really not one to miss. Taste a selection of the most…

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  • Two weekend foodie deals to try next time you’re in Muscat

    Two weekend foodie deals to try next time you’re in Muscat

    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13486 [post_author] => 5524 [post_date] => 2019-02-10 09:26:57 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-10 05:26:57 [post_content] =>   Heading to Oman for a weekend getaway anytime soon? If Muscat is on your bucket list of places to tick off this year, make sure you squeeze in a stop at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel – a stunning five-star resort, secluded amid an emerald green oasis, with fantastic dining offers to try. Kick-start the weekend with Friday brunch at Beach Pavilion Bar & Grill from 1:30pm-5pm, set on the sand in a romantic setting, showcasing unparalleled views of the coast. Enjoy fresh seafood and grilled meats served at live food stations as the onsite DJ entertains you for the afternoon, before the sun sets beautifully on the beachfront – an ideal way to spend a romantic afternoon with your other half. On Saturday, head to Al Khiran Kitchen for the family barbecue from 1pm-4pm, and enjoy a variety of Omani specialities as well as an extensive display of sweets and a live crepe station for the dessert lovers out there. As part of the BBQ offering, kids under 12 dine for free and also get complimentary access to Family Aqua Land, so there’s fun to be had for the whole family throughout the afternoon. Details: The Friday brunch package starts at 25 OMR inclusive of soft beverages, and children under 12 dine for free. The Saturday barbecue package starts at 20 OMR. For more details, please visit the website. [post_title] => Two weekend foodie deals to try next time you’re in Muscat [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => al-bustan-palace-deals [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-10 09:26:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-10 05:26:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/?p=13486 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )   Heading to Oman for a weekend getaway anytime soon? If Muscat is on your bucket list of places to tick off this year, make sure you squeeze in a stop at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel – a stunning…

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  • Taste of Dubai to return in its 12th outing next month

    Taste of Dubai to return in its 12th outing next month

    WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13481 [post_author] => 5524 [post_date] => 2019-02-07 15:59:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-02-07 11:59:07 [post_content] =>   Taste of Dubai, the city’s favourite food, drink and music festival, is back for its 12th year at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from the 7th to 9th March 2019, as part of Dubai Food Festival. The three-day food extravaganza, held in partnership with Visit Britain and wego, offers a chance to taste 20 of the city’s best restaurant dishes, be inspired by tips and tricks from celebrity chefs, participate in live cooking demonstrations and enjoy non-stop live music throughout the weekend. This year’s lineup of international culinary talent includes MasterChef Australia’s judge Matt Preston; Michelin Star Chef David Myers; Legendary Iron Chef and Michelin Star Chef Masaharu Morimoto; Dubai’s much-loved culinary duo Nick Alvis and Scott Price; English cook and restauranteur Simon Rimmer; Meat & grilling expert Tarek Ibrahim; South African Chef Lorna Maseko; Arabic & Aleppian cuisine expert Mohammad Orfali; and the Giggling Gourmet Chef Jenny Morris. Join them as they present live cooking demonstrations at the Crate & Barrel Chefs’ Theatre, host inspiring conversations and introduce their latest culinary cooking techniques. New for 2019, Master French Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard will be running a series of baking masterclasses at the new ‘Jif Big Baking Tent’ by ICCA, where you can learn the art of cake decorating from the master himself. The much loved, foodie favourite the Al Ain Farm and Kibsons cooking challenge will be back with a jam-packed schedule of cooking classes with Taste of Dubai’s celebrity chefs for aspiring culinary cooks to participate in. For the first time in Dubai, MasterChef Australia’s Matt Preston will be jetting in to Taste of Dubai on Saturday 9th March to host a very special MasterChef, the TV Experience ‘Mystery Box Challenge’ where amateur cooks will get a chance to get their dishes judged by Matt himself. Matt will also join the judging panel at the Chefs’ Theatre as Chef Margarita from the world’s first MasterChef, the TV Experience, restaurant opening in Dubai later this year, takes to the stage. Visitors will also get the chance to taste a special menu at Taste of Dubai with a pop-up MasterChef, the TV Experience restaurant. This year’s edition will feature tastings from over 20 different restaurants including:  legendary Japanese restaurant NOBU, Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen, gourmet Turkish food at Kaftan, contemporary South American at Andes, French bistro Couqley, authentic Southern American style food at The Blacksmith Smokehouse, traditional Spanish tapas at Seville, American classics at Dean & Deluca and classic dishes from UBK. Children under 12 years have FREE entry to Taste of Dubai and the OMO Kids’ Zone will provide a huge variety of games and attractions including face painting, food-based games and competitions for kids, and a cupcake decorating station to keep them entertained. To experience Dubai’s largest food festival in style, ensure you grab VIP tickets in advance, which provides you with fast-track entry into the festival and unlimited access to the VIP lounge and bar. Details: Tickets are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteofdubaifestival.com [post_title] => Taste of Dubai to return in its 12th outing next month [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => taste-of-dubai-returns-2019 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-02-07 15:59:22 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-02-07 11:59:22 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.bbcgoodfoodme.com/?p=13481 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )   Taste of Dubai, the city’s favourite food, drink and music festival, is back for its 12th year at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from the 7th to 9th March 2019, as part of Dubai Food Festival. The three-day food extravaganza,…

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