From an award-winning dish to new restaurants and home delivery, here’s all the exciting things you can do this weekend
BiCE Ristorante, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
The Italian restaurant is now serving up the winning dish of Gulfood 2021’s Pasta Cooking Challenge, a lobster ravioli with makhni (butter) bisque. Curated by culinary talent Saumya Tamrakar, the dish combines the rich, flavoursome Indian makhni bisque with home-made, lobster-stuffed pasta.
Tuesday to Thursday from 5-11pm and Friday to Saturday from 12:30-11:00pm. AED99. Call +9714 318 2319.
Farzi Café, City Walk and Mall of Emirates
The modern Indian bistro has launched a weekend lunch menu inspired by the Indian ‘tiffin’ tradition. Start with your choice of five starters to share, followed by two sides, one bun or burger, one dessert and two sodas or karak chai. Relish crispy tempura prawns with kumquat chilli air and spicy mayo; mutton kebabs with tomato chutney; and bao buns stuffed with butter chicken. Make room for dessert and tuck into a saffron makhan malai or a deconstructed molten chocolate cake with ice cream.
Friday to Saturday, 1-5pm. AED129 per person. Call +97152 689 2012 (City Walk) and +97150 407 5590 (Mall of Emirates).
Foxglove Steakhouse & Gastropub
Make your way to Dubai’s Soho garden for a juicy steak dinner that includes a 200g Australian wagyu striploin and a bottle of grape to share.
Thursdays from 8pm-12am. AED 320 for two persons (inclusive of two steaks and a bottle of grape). For more information, visit the website.
Vista del Verde, Zabeel House by Jumeirah
Dubai has a cool, all-new outdoor street food eatery, bar and lounge in The Greens. Taking up the entirety of the hotel’s expansive outdoor terrace, Vista del Verde is decked out with touches of traditional Mexican décor. Enjoy a selection of tacos, quesadillas, potato frites, calamari and more, paired with your favourite hop.
Thursdays from 5pm-12am, Fridays from 12pm-12am, Saturdays from 12pm-10pm and Sunday to Wednesday from 5-10pm. Call +9714 519 1111.
Mami Umami, Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Build your own sushi platter with all your favourites. Alternatively, opt to dine from the restaurant’s discounted menu. And for an additional amount, add a rice-based beverage pitcher to accompany your meal.
Saturdays, 7pm-1am. AED159 (sushi platter), AED59 (rice-based beverage carafe) and AED99 (fruity rice-based beverage pitcher). Call +9714 512 5555.
Jumeirah Golf Estates
The luxurious destination set across 1,119 hectares of green landscape offers an array of dining options, a therapeutic spa, activities such as padel tennis, swimming and fitness classes and a golf academy that welcomes all skill levels. Enjoy a day out with the family at the estates and make your way either to Merchant Meats Tap & Grill, a restaurant perfect for meat lovers; Nassau by Celebrity Chef Silvena Rowe, where you can expect an elegant Mediterranean dining experience; the Sports Bar for a hearty meal; or the fresh food cafe, Al Botanica, for a lighter treat.
Visit the website.
Little Italy Ristorante
Don’t feel like takeout, and too comfy to leave your house to go grocery shopping? Become a chef at home with the newly launched DIY pizza and pasta kits from vegetarian Italian restaurant, Little Italy. The kit includes three 8-inch pizza bases, which you can top with the packed classic or spicy tomato sauce, Mozzarella cheese, green and black olives, chilli flakes and oregano. It also comes with 500g pasta with a pesto sauce, a bechamel-tomato sauce, an arrabbiata sauce, chilli flakes, oregano and parmesan cheese.
Daily from 11am-11pm. AED69 (pizza kit) and AED65 (pasta kit). Call +97156 822 5537 or +9714 385 2445.
Hakkasan Abu Dhabi
Head down to this fine dining restaurant for a night of dim sums. Tuck into gold leaf har gow, seafood taro croquettes, Shanghai-style morel mushroom dumplings, wagyu beef truffle puffs and black pepper squid bites. Pair this with creative concoctions such as strawberry and rose or oolong and vetiver.
Monday to Saturday from 6-11:30pm. AED48 per person (inclusive of a selection of dim sums) and AED68 per beverage. Call +9712 690 7739.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Brunch in The Clouds is an experience where diners can anticipate a grand, intimate affair positioned 220m above sea level. Held in the palatial Abu Dhabi suite, the bedrooms, the study room and the library transform into four private dining areas, allowing guests to brunch in their own privacy. The extensive menu features lobster and oysters, an array of sushi, succulent meat dishes and a collection of desserts and chocolates.
March 5 and March 19 from 12-4pm. AED450 per person (inclusive of soft beverages), AED595 per person (inclusive of grapes, hops and house beverages) and AED750 per person (inclusive of bubbly). Call +9712 694 4553.