Time Out's guide to the 10 best dishes from Dubai's foodie fest
Armani/Amal Malabar ratan (seared scallops cooked with mushrooms) is made with curry leaves, ginger, cumin seeds, tamarind pulp and coconut milk for a typical taste of India. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Armani/Ristorante Try stracciatella (the inner ‘heart’ of the burrata cheese), served with caponata, a Sicilian dish of eggplant, ‘semi dry’ tomato and basil. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Asado Cabrito asado con papa morada de los Andes (baby goat with purple potato from the Andes) is marinated in chimichurri sauce, and cooked for three to four hours in an asador grill. The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7888).
Frevo Vegetarians and the health-conscious can freshen things up with a salad of palm hearts with coconut shavings and passion fruit vinaigrette. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Gaucho Churrasco de chorizo is a cut of sirloin, marinated in garlic, parsley and olive oil, served with humita, made from steamed cornmeal. DIFC (04 422 7898).
No 5. Lounge and Bar The New York-style baked cheesecake is accompanied by a mixed berry compote, made with strawberry, raspberry, redcurrant and blackberry. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Rivington Grill Rivington’s traditional British fish and chips are made with haddock fillet and hops batter, served with mushy peas and tartare sauce. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6464); Souk Al Bahar (04 423 0903).
Ruth’s Chris Steak House The filet ‘Oscar style’ is quite an indulgence, featuring steak filet, topped with crab cake, asparagus and classic béarnaise sauce. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538); The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8666).
The Gramercy Try styled-up American classics such as macaroni and cheese, hotdogs and burgers. But these aren’t just any burgers: tuck into the wagyu beef sliders, made with bite-sized morsels of premium beef. DIFC (04 437 7511).
Thiptara The tamarind duck is served with a sauce of tamarind juice, chilli paste, palm sugar and fish sauce for a truly Thai flavour. The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7888).
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Sarah Walton Mar 11, 2013 11:50 am
Nice selection - tried the duck from Thiptara the other day, it's very flavoursome, and the rice cake at the bottom has a lovely light and crisp texture. The baby goat from Asado is always a treat. Rivington's fish and chips is a Taste staple, although I admit, I'd like to see them do something new.
I have a posted a list of my picks here - a few more people might want to look out for http://www.thehedonista.com/2013/03/taste-teasers-can-taste-of-dubai.html