Try the Al Badia picnic brunch or The Talk's Mexican night
Time Out Dubai staff
Barbecue by the pool at Club Olympus Grilled seafood, roasted meats and desserts. Dhs199 (food only), Dhs289 (selected beverages), Dhs99 (kids aged six to 12). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency, Deira (04 317 2222).
Grape tasting classes at Asado Asado is home to the largest collection of Argentinian grape in the Middle East. The restaurant offers grape appreciation, hosted by the sommelier. Minimum six people. Advance reservations essential. Dhs220. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Grill night at The Fountain Tender meat cuts and seafood every Thursday and Friday night. Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs165 (selected house beverages). Thu-Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Latino Live at Zaytoun A barbecue under the stars with live Latino rhythms. Dhs185 (food only). Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs285 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Mexican night at The Talk Take a trip south of the border – sample the finest Mexican cuisine, from sizzling seafood, to spicy grills and wholesome regional dishes, washed down with Mexican hop. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children 12 and under). Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
Mussels night at The Wharf Try black-pot mussels, cooked in a different sauce each week and served with fries and garlic bread. Dhs110. Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Pizza night at Bunkers An exciting choice of pizzas. Prices from Dhs60 (adults), Dhs30 (kids). Thu 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Soirée Souvinir de France at Bistro Madeleine Enjoy this night of music while you tuck into an authentic French buffet, featuring cold cuts of pork and beef tartare, live cooking stations, cheese fondue and crêpe desserts. Dhs185 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Running Skewers at Chef’s House Chefs will be grilling seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggies and bringing it to your table until you say ‘Stop!’ Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Steak night at Ember Grill & Lounge Savour all-you-can-eat chargrilled meat at this friendly steakhouse, with live jazz. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs245 (selected house beverages). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Sushi night at Benihana Sample authentic sushi, sashimi and other Japanese delicacies at this family-friendly and fun restaurant. Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Thai night at Toshi Experience the taste of Thailand at this all-you-can-eat buffet. Dhs169 (soft drinks and one house beverage), Dhs235 (selected beverages). Thu 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM (04 429 9999). Two-for-one dinner deal at Palm Grill This contemporary steakhouse introduces an array of 2-for-1 dinner deals throughout January. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-12.30pm. Until January 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).
Barbecue with Chef Norberto Palacios Join Norberto and learn the secrets of cooking a perfect barbecue. Also on Sat. Advance booking required. Dhs295 (recipes and a sit-down lunch), Dhs445 (recipes, lunch and selected house beverages). Fri-Sat 11am-1.30pm. Asado, The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Culinary Friday lunch at Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire Reflets serves a four-course menu matched with grape picked by the restaurant’s sommelier. Note: unless you’re feeling flush, don’t accept the offer of bubbly when you sit down (at Dhs240 a glass for rosé, it’ll cost nearly as much as your meal). Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (with grape). Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Farmers’ Market at Souk Al Bahar Visitors can expect to find an abundance of locally grown produce, enabling them to rediscover the joy of buying freshly picked produce. Free. 9am-3pm. Until mid-April 2012. The Terrace (next to Baker & Spice, opposite Burj Khalifa), Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 427 9856).
Friday dim sum lunch at Long Yin Feast on a delectable dim sum spread of steamed and fried dumplings, with an excellent two-for-one deal on hop-based beverages. Dhs18 per portion. Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Indian night at Choices Acquaint yourself with the culinary heritage of India at this evening buffet. Dhs179 (selected beverages). Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai (04 282 0000).
Sizzle and barbecue at Clique This affordable and fun barbecue event makes a nice change to the run-of-the-mill brunch. Dhs150 (food and two hop-based beverages). Fri 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 330 0000).
Yum cha at Hukama Partake in the Cantonese custom of yum cha. Enjoy Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum. Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 436 8928).
Picnic brunch at Al Badia Golf Club Enjoy fine dining outdoors. Guests are handed an authentic wicker picnic basket on arrival and enjoy live cooking stations, themed beverage islands, ‘build your own burger’ and Candyland station. Dhs225 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (selected house beverages), Dhs550 (premium bubbly), Dhs895 (premium pink bubbly). Noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Pie and pint night at The Wharf Tuck into a selection of home-made pies, accompanied by a pint, at this traditional English pub. Dhs90. Sat from 7pm. Ongoing. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Ripe Food Market Pick up boxes of fresh fruit and veg; smaller boxes can feed one to two people for a week, while larger boxes can feed a family for a week. Dhs80 (small), Dhs130 (large). Sat 9.30am-1pm. Ongoing. Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ripeme.com (04 340 0006).
Russian Christmas brunch at The Talk Christmas in Moscow, Dubai-style: the brunch features outdoor dining and live cooking stations offering the festive flavours of Russia. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (selected house beverages and bubbly), free for children aged 12 and under. 12.30pm-4pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888).
Saturday night buffet at Minato Enjoy Japanese classics in the tatami room, at the teppanyaki table or at the sushi bar. Dhs198 (includes selected house beverages), Dhs160 (food only). Sat 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).
Saturday roast at 25/55 Café Bistro This traditional dinner offers a variety of meat carved at the table, served with all the accompaniments. Dhs170 (soft drinks); Dhs220 (selected house beverages). Sat 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Yacht Club, Dubai Marina (04 362 7955).
Saturday roast at Nineteen Choose from an array of meats, accompanied by roast potatoes and veg, as well as a starter and dessert buffet. Dhs235 (soft drinks), Dhs325 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. Sat noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Unwind at The Terrace Enjoy a barbecue with free-flowing frosty hops and pink grape beverage. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs280 (selected house beverages), Dhs95 (children aged six to 12), free for children under six. Sat 5pm. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
Feed Me An all-inclusive food and drink package for two hours. Chefs will be presenting various platters, and bartenders are on hand to mix drinks. Dhs120 per person for two hours. Daily 2pm-4pm, 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Italian barbecue at Rosso Savour tasty fish and meat grilled on the Rosso terrace, with views of the Arabian Gulf. Dhs65 (food only). Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
Sunday roast at The Talk Tuck into the UK’s top Sunday meal – perfectly roasted, freshly carved joints, live grill stations for seafood and meats, and classic European desserts. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children under 12. 6.30pm-11pm. Until March 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888). Tango and dinner at Asado Capture the passion of Argentina every Sunday with an evening of Argentinian food and optional tango lessons and performances. The evening begins with a three-course summer menu. Dhs222. 7pm-11.30pm (tango starts at 9.30pm). The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
The Wharf Sunday roast Enjoy traditional roast dinner with a choice of Aberdeen Angus roast beef, spit-roast chicken or rosemary lamb leg, all served with root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Dhs110. Sun 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Vintage night at Nineteen Guests can try a four-course menu paired with selected beverages. Dhs375. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Monday 9Bento at Z:ONE An array of Asian bento boxes starting from Dhs32. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 11am-6pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Café Chic greenhouse detox menu Chef Etienne and his culinary team create a unique five-course ‘greenhouse detox menu’, featuring low-calorie foods, with selected herbs and vegetables from the Café Chic greenhouse. Dhs395 (food only), Dhs430 (with a trio of health drinks: wheatgrass smoothie, carrot and ginger, and beetroot with passion fruit). Sat-Thu 12.30pm-2.45pm, 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2615, 04 702 2455).
Curry night at The Wharf Try the curries of the day served with steaming rice and fresh naan bread. Dhs110. Mon 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Glasshouse dinner and drinks promotion Enjoy selected drinks for Dhs1 when you buy a two-course meal. Prices vary. Mon and Wed 8pm-late. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
Movie and sushi night at Lakeview Catch a movie under the stars every Monday and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura. Screenings take place at 7pm and 9pm featuring comedy, action and romantic classics. Dhs75 (food only). Mon 7pm, 9pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Pair and dine at Mango Tree Indulge in a five-course pairing menu, which offers a wide spectrum of Thai flavours perfectly matched with the recommended grapes. Dhs250 (vegetarian menu), Dhs295 (non-vegetarian menu). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 426 7313).
Tempt-Asia at Chef’s House Every Monday, choose from a selection of full-flavoured ingredients and traditional spices from across the Asian continent. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
An Indian journey at Horizon Feast on diverse curries, naans and tandoori kebabs as part of this Indian promotion. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected beverages), Dhs289 (premium beverages). Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).
Curries of the world at Chef’s House Choose from a range of meat, fish, and vegetarian curry options from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius and many more curry-loving nations. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Cheese and grape evening at Plantation Featuring more than 20 cheeses from France, plus a sommelier to guide you through the grapes. Dhs170 (cheese and grape). Wed 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (04 448 4873).
Mediterranean night Enjoy all-you-can-eat tasty Mediterranean fare. Dhs179 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Channels, Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0000). Surf and turf at The Wharf Try treats heralding from both land and sea at this weekly night, with half a North Atlantic Canadian hum lobster and a 200g striploin steak served with both fries and salad. Dhs450. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6152).
Sushi at Spectrum on One All-you-can-eat sushi, maki, tempura and teppanyaki, with bottomless servings of Japanese rice-based beverage. Well worth the money. Dhs150. Wed 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
A taste of Asia at The Talk Favourites from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are prepared at live cooking stations. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children 12 and under. 6.30pm-11pm. Until March 31. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 449 8888). The Tomahawk Challenge at Terra Firma Steakhouse Terra Firma is challenging ambitious (read: greedy) guests to devour 2kg of tomahawk rib-eye steak and 300g of thick-cut chips within 60 minutes. Those who succeed will receive their steak for free, enter the hall of fame and will receive a commemorative apron. Not for the faint of heart, or faint of stomach. Dhs690 (or free if you complete the challenge). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Wall of fame night at JW’s Steakhouse Finish the 20oz filet mignon and a bottle of grape, and your name will be honoured on the restaurant’s Wall of Fame. You still have to pay, but it’s all about status. Dhs650. Wed 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. JW Marriott Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).