Try The Terrace's oyster promotion or have 'Brekky for lunch'
Benihana’s sushi night Authentic sushi, sashimi and other Japanese delicacies. Dhs189 (selected house beverages). Thu 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Chef’s House Running Skewers Seafood, lamb, beef, chicken and veggie skewers brought to your table. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Dusit Delicatessen’s Chinese New Year Dim sum is the name of the game throughout January. Dhs40 (per dim sum platter or basket). 11am-10pm. Until January 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515). Horizon’s Asian flavours A genuine South-East Asian feast featuring authentic and fragrant ingredients. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected house beverages), Dhs85 (children aged six to 12). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Horizon, Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).
Long’s bratwurst and hops Try sausage specialities from Germany and beyond with special beverages. Prices vary. Noon-11pm. Until January 29 2012. Towers Rotana Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2201).
Palm Grill’s two-for-one deal This contemporary steakhouse introduces an array of two-for-one dinner deals throughout January. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-12.30pm. Until January 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Baniyas Road (04 205 7333).
Mazina’s Mongolian weekend buffet Succulent meat treats from the buffet. Dhs160 (food only), Dhs125 (bucket of selected house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Until January 31. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Noodle House’s Chinese New Year Noodle House venues across Dubai will be running a special menu for the Year of the Dragon. Dishes from Dhs20-55. Opening times vary; see website for details. Until February 11. Various locations across Dubai, www.thenoodlehouse.com.
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire: Win a chance to be Pierre’s apprentice for the day Send a two-minute YouTube video clip to demonstrate why you should be chosen, and you could be spending a day with the world’s best chef. Free. Video links must be sent to Hayley.Sturgess@ichdfc.ae by 5pm on Jan 20. Winners will be notified by January 20 and must be available between January 26-30. InterContinental Festival City Dubai (04 701 1199).
The Talk’s Mexican night Sample Mexican cuisine, from seafood to spicy grills and regional dishes, washed down with Mexican hops. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected house beverages), free for children aged 12 and under. Thu 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).
The Terrace’s oysters promotion This January, The Terrace brings guests a variety of the finest oysters and pairs them with more than 70 of the world’s premium potato-based beverages. Dhs140-170. Noon-2am. Until January 31. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 602 1234).
The Wharf’s mussels night 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).
Zaytoun Latino Live 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).
Zheng He’s Chinese New Year Throughout January, Chef Tan will be whipping up a special Chinese new year lunch and dinner menu. Dhs250 (lunch), Dhs500 (dinner). Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until January 31. Mina A’ Salam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Anise’s Chinese New Year Enjoy favourites such as Peking duck, dim sum and sweet and sour soup, as well as moon cakes. Children will be given hong bao (lucky red envelopes containing surprises), while adults can find out what lies ahead in 2012 courtesy of the resident Chinese fortune-teller. Dhs188 (food only), Dhs298 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Until January 23. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Asado’s barbecue lessons Join Chef Norberto and learn the secrets of cooking a perfect barbecue. Also on Saturdays. Advance booking required. Dhs295 (recipes and a sit-down lunch), Dhs445 (recipes, lunch and selected house beverages). Fri-Sat 11am-1.30pm. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Clique’s Sizzle and Barbecue 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).
Hukama yum cha 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).
Long Yin dim sum A delectable dim sum spread of steamed and fried dumplings, with an excellent two-for-one deal on drinks. Dhs18 per portion. Fri 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Nezesaussi Grill’s ‘Brekky for Lunch’ On weekends enjoy the Nezesaussi breakfast at lunchtime. Also on Saturdays. Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire Culinary Friday Lunch Reflets serves a four-course menu matched with grape. January 2012 heralds a new, exciting menu. Note: unless you’re feeling flush, don’t accept the offer of bubbly when you sit down (they serve the premium pour costing Dhs240 a glass). Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (with grape). Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Souk Al Bahar Farmers’ Market 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. The Terrace (next to Baker & Spice, opposite Burj Khalifa), Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 427 9856).
25/55 Café Bistro Saturday roast 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).
Asado grape tasting classes Sample the largest collection of Argentinian grape in the Middle East, with the help of a sommelier. Minimum six people. Advance reservations essential. Dhs220. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Nineteen’s Saturday roast Choose from an array of traditional roast 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).
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).
The Terrace’s Saturday barbecue 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).
The Wharf’s pie and pint night 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).
Asado’s tango and dinner evening 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).
China Club’s Chinese New Year Master Chef Fu presents a Chinese feast, with deep-fried crumbed prawns, tossed celery with black fungus, assorted steamed dim sum, dried scallop and ash melon soup. Dhs188 (set menu). 7.30pm-11pm. Until February 5. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Hukama’s Chinese New Year Yusheng, Canton delicacies and South-East Asian variants of Chinese food will be served on Hukama’s set menu. Dhs688. 7pm-11pm. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8929).
Jade’s Chinese New Year Chef Zhu ‘Rainy’ Wenbin from Sichuan will be preparing cuisine from his home province, as well as Canton and Huaiying-style dishes such as siew mai (a variant of dim sum). Dhs218 (per couple). 6pm-11pm. Until January 29. Asiana Hotel, Salahuddin Road, Deira (04 238 7777). Long Yin’s Chinese New Year Chef George has prepared a special four-course set menu for lunch and dinner for the Year of the Dragon. Dhs280. 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-11pm. Until January 23. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 217 0000).
Levantine’s Sunday saver Every Sunday, four people can eat for the price of three. Prices vary. 7pm-1am. Until March 31. Levantine, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Nineteen’s vintage night 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).
Saffron’s Chinese New Year A special buffet will be held. There will also be lion dances until January 24. Dhs220 (adults), Dhs110 (children aged four to 11). 7.30pm-7.45pm. Until January 28. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Chef’s House Tempt-Asia 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).
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).
Hoi An’s Vietnamese New Year celebrations Celebrate Vietnamese Tet with a special set menu, featuring an array of Vietnamese classics such as chicken broth with poached mushrooms, white radish and coriander. Dhs288 (food only), Dhs400 (selected house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888).
Lakeview’s movie and sushi night Catch a movie under the stars every Monday and indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and tempura. Tonight’s movies are The Back-up Plan at 7pm and Music & Lyrics at 9pm. Dhs75 (food only). Mon 7pm, 9pm. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Mango Tree’s ‘Pair and Dine’ promotion 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).
Noble House’s Chinese New Year A special set menu will be on offer, including dishes such as braised abalone, roasted oyster and shiitake mushroom and lotus rice with Chinese sausage. There is also optional grape pairing. Dhs388 (additional Dhs288 for grape pairing menu). 7pm-11.30pm. Until January 28. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Peacock’s Chinese New Year Sample favourites such as deep-fried wonton, vegetable spring roll, deep-fried prawn cutlets, crispy duck, and beef black bean soup. Dhs211 (includes two hop-based beverages), Dhs311 (unlimited hops). 7pm-11pm. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 315 3861).
Peppercrab’s Chinese New Year Celebrate in Cantonese style by tossing yusheng salad into the air and tucking into the special à la carte menu available. Prices vary. 7pm-11.30pm. Until January 29. Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).
Sakura’s Chinese New Year Speciality dishes include pan-fried cod with sweet soya, crispy Peking duck and pan-fried glutinous rice cake with chestnut paste. Dhs105. 7pm-11.30pm. Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 331 1111).
Shang Palace’s Chinese New Year A specially created six-course menu from Chef Mok. Lion dancing will take place in the lobby today. Dhs288 (food only), Dhs400 (selected house beverages). Noon-2.30pm, 7pm-11pm. Until February 10. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8888).
Z:ONE bento An array of Asian bento boxes starting from Dhs32. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 11am-6pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Chef’s House presents Curries of the World Choose from meat, fish, and vegetarian curry options from Thailand, Japan, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius and more curry-loving nations. Dhs135 (soft drinks), Dhs180 (selected house beverages). Tue 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Horizon’s Indian Journey Feast on diverse curries, naans and tandoori kebabs as part of this Indian promotion. Dhs169 (soft drinks), Dhs219 (selected beverages), Dhs85 (children aged six to 12). Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3087).
Aquaviva’s Burns celebrations Revisit the traditions of Scotland as you experience festivities, dance and food of the highlands. Dhs345 (selected house beverages; members pay Dhs295 for same deal). 6pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Center Cut’s Australian night A three-course menu including a selection of starters, barbecue on the terrace and desserts, along with the best of Australian beverages. Dhs240 (selected house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
JW’s Steakhouse Wall of Fame Night 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).
Le Classique’s Burns Supper This traditional Burns Supper will feature time-honoured traditions including Scottish bagpipes, the address and toast to the haggis, and a four-course menu featuring tatties and neeps. Dhs345. 7.30pm ’til late. Emirates Golf Club (04 417 9999).
Spectrum on One’s sushi night 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).
The Plantation cheese night This popular night features 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).
Terra Firma Steakhouse’s Tomahawk Challenge Terra Firma is challenging 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).
The Talk’s Taste of Asia 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 Wharf’s Surf & Turf Night 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).