Italian cooking for two, a blogger's dinner and top dining deals
Benihana’s seafood teppan night Sample a seafood-focused menu, including prawns, salmon and cream dory. Dhs199. Wed sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000). Benjarong’s royal noodles The restaurant introduces a selection of noodle dishes inspired by recipes from the Thai royal palaces, such as stir-fried flat ribbon noodles served with prawns, egg and kale, or flat ribbon noodle soup. From Dhs60. Daily, noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until October 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Bistro Madeleine’s seafood platter Sample seafood including lobster, tiger prawns, oysters, mussels and crab. Dhs160 per person; Dhs300 per couple. Fri-Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Center Cut’s set menu A two-course set-menu of seasonal vegetables and US Angus filet mignon. Dhs190. Daily 6.30pm-midnight. Until October 31. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Fire & Ice’s foie gras and mushroom promotion This menu uses two sought-after ingredients. The selection includes seared foie gras with caramelised onions and pear, or porcini mushroom cannelloni with garlic confit. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until October 30. Raffles Dubai,Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Kiku’s Kobe beef special The venue offers Japan’s speciality beef served teppanyaki style, or grilled with a choice of three sauces, plus discounts on Japanese beverages. From Dhs600 (250g). Daily 12.30pm-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm. Until October 31. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Make Business Hub’s bloggers’ dinner Enjoy a talk by Tala Soubra, founder of ForkItOverDubai.com, alongside a Make Food dinner. Dhs120. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).
Miyako’s 25th anniversary The UAE’s first Japanese restaurant celebrates 25 years in Dubai with 25 dishes priced at Dhs25 each. The menu includes tuna with spicy yukke sauce, and grilled red snapper. Dhs25 per dish. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-midnight. Until October 31. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
PAX’s Latino night Enjoy live Latino music, with Latin American dishes such as tortilla and chilli. Dhs150 (food only), Dhs185 (soft drinks) Dhs225 (house beverages). Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Scafa’s Italian couples’ class This themed cooking class teaches dishes such as zucchini carpaccio, gnocchi and tiramisu. Dhs500 per couple. 6.45pm-9.15pm. Scafa, Unit 16, Cluster I, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 379 4044).
Shanghai Chic’s bottomless dim sum Try barbecued chicken buns, crystal shrimp dumplings and oven-baked honey cod in rose tea vinaigrette. Dhs139 (soft drinks). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, The Gardens (04 444 5613).
The Fountain Restaurant’s food for life menu An evening of healthy dishes, such as salmon en papillote with red cabbage and citrus fruit, and udon noodles with sautéed chicken. Dhs120 (soft drinks). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Yalumba’s theme nights The venue hosts all-you-can-eat-and-drink theme nights, with Asian on Saturday, Indian and Arabic on Sunday, Mediterranean on Monday, chocolate on Wednesday and barbecue on Thursday. Dhs149 (soft drinks). Sat-Thu 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Al Fresco’s chestnut promotion Try one of five different chestnut-inspired dishes. From Dhs69 per dish. Daily noon-8pm. Until October 28. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276963). Arcadia cheese and grape night Features 15 cheeses and free-flowing grape. Dhs149. Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Mazina’s cheese and grape night Cheese connoisseurs can savour unlimited cheese and condiments. The deal also includes two glasses of selected beverages. Dhs130 (includes two glasses of grape). Thu 6.30pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Scafé’s daily specials The bistro at culinary academy Scafa offers daily specials from around the world, including Peruvian anticucho with quinoa and southern Italian vegetarian parmigiana. Dhs55. Sat-Thu noon-2.30pm. Until October 30. Scafa, Unit 16, Cluster I, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 379 4044). Wok In’s sushi night Try sushi, sashimi, katsu and Japanese beverages. Dhs150 (selected beverages). Tue and Thu 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).
Al Dawaar’s Emirati cuisine promotion Savour local dishes such as aishu laham, lamb biryani, ouzi meshawai and harris. Dhs175 (food only). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Barasti’s big breakfast Enjoy a full English breakfast, or one of the healthy options. Prices vary. Fri-Sat 9am-noon. Ongoing. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).
Fire & Ice’s 19th-century menus To celebrate Raffles’ 125th anniversary, Fire & Ice has introduced speciality dishes from 125 years ago. This month, try French salad with roasted Angus striploin and fingerling potatoes from 1861, or a beef steak pie from Mrs Beeton’s iconic cookbook. From Dhs55. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until October 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Hukama yum cha Enjoy Chinese teas, along with deliciously unique dim sum. Dhs145. Fri noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Address Downtown Dubai (04 436 8928). Jigsaw’s steak night Enjoy all-you-can-eat steak, with your choice of trimmings. Dhs125 (soft drinks), Dhs155 (house beverages). Fri 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472).
Make Business Hub’s ReCaf breakfast The venue offers a selection of single-origin coffees (made using different brewing methods) for the price of the usual cup. Dhs16 per cup. Fri 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).
Minato’s shiogama yaki Try this beef cooked in a sea-salt crust as part of a six-course menu of Japanese home cooking. Dhs230 (six courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until October 31. Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Nezesaussi’s brekky for lunch Wake up late at the weekend and enjoy breakfast at lunchtime. Dhs65. Fri-Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888). Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire’s culinary lunch This four-course menu is paired with grape beverages. Note: only accept the pre-dinner drink if you’re feeling flush. Dhs250 (food only), Dhs390 (grape pairing). Fri noon-2pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1199).
The Gramercy’s cheers to the weekend The Friday night promotion offers discounts on premium bubbly, plus a food menu that includes bubbly prawns and fresh oysters, as well as live music. Sharing dishes from Dhs50. Fri 6pm-2am. Ongoing. The Gramercy DIFC (04 437 7511).
THE One Deli’s Halloween menu A festive themed menu including spicy goulash soup, pumpkin and feta filo parcels and pecan cobbler. Dhs57 (two courses), Dhs75 (three courses). Daily 9am-9pm. Until November 3. Near Jumeirah Mosque, opposite Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah (04 345 6687). The Terrace’s caviar and bubbly promotion The Raw Bar offers a selection of organically farmed Imperial caviar. From Dhs650 per 30g. Fri-Sat 6pm-1.30am. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Yalumba’s Halloween brunch Get dressed up for this themed brunch, which features a horror movie soundtrack and a spookily themed menu. Dhs499. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Blue Elephant’s Royal Thai Night Enjoy a buffet of Thai dishes, including satay, pad Thai, tom yam and more. Dhs189. Sat sunset-midnight. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Kiza’s night of laughs Enjoy a four-course African dinner, plus entertainment from African comedian Basketmouth. Dhs500 (four courses, grape and entertainment). From 6pm. The Lodge, Oud Metha (04 334 4159).
Lobby Lounge’s tea ceremonies Enjoy tea ceremonies as performed by a variety of cultures. October is dedicated to Chinese ceremonies and November to Moroccan. Dhs55, including matching sweets. Sat-Thu 3pm-7pm. Until November 30. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Miele Gallery’s Halloween culinary class This week’s culinary experience features festive dishes such as beetroot soup and pumpkin pie. Dhs400. 10am-1pm. Miele Gallery, Sama Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 64353).
Nelson’s breakfast Breakfast is available all day at this English venue. Dhs55. Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Ripe market The weekly farmers’ market is back in a new location, at The Courtyard in Al Quoz. Prices vary. Sat 9am-1pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 380 7602).
Thai Kitchen’s hot pot ‘Juhm jihm’ is a speciality from Esarn (Chef Suppatra’s home province). Dhs150 per person, minimum two people. Sat-Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222). The China Club’s dim sum deal A selection of traditional dim sum, noodles, rice dishes and Chinese specialities, as well as unlimited flavoured iced teas and other soft drinks. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Dusit Deli’s green month Special dishes include pistachio-flavoured desserts such as yoghurt cake and mousse cake. From Dhs18. Open 24 hours. Until October 31. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Kiza’s Swagger Sunday Enjoy an African-themed set menu at this Oud Metha venue. Dhs165 (three courses), Dhs265 (three courses with grape pairing). Sun sunset-3am. Ongoing. Al Nasr Leisureland (04 334 4159).
Links’ Sunday roast Guests can feast on a traditional English roast with all the trimmings while watching live sport, including football matches from the English Premier League. From Dhs75. Sun 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Prego’s business lunch The Italian restaurant is offering a special deal on set menus and 25 percent off à la carte dining. Dhs99 (two courses). Sun-Thu noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Rosso’s Italian barbecue Try all-you-can-eat grilled fish and meat prepared at open-air live cooking stations, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Dhs189 (soft drinks). Sun 8pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3088).
Benihana all you can eat and drink Feast on Japanese dishes including nigiri, sushi, sashimi and makimono, or Benihana’s signature teppanyaki. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs99 (children aged six to 12). Mon, Wed, Sat 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).
Café M’s Ole Tapas night Guests can sample hot and cold tapas with grape and mixed Spanish beverage. Dhs149 (selected beverages). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Frankie’s pizza nights Enjoy a starter of antipasti, then choose your own combination of toppings for the pizza. Check out its other deals too. Dhs105 (two courses). Mon 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Oasis Beach Tower, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 399 4311).
Glasshouse’s Dhs1 beverage deal Order a combination of any two main courses and enjoy drinks for Dhs1 each. From Dhs150 (two main courses). Mon 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7550).
Links’ bavette night Enjoy the French classic of bavette beef, with fries and a drink. From Dhs130, including a house beverage. Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).
Oeno’s wind-down Mondays Guests can sample a selection of 50 types of grape in between visits to the cheese room. Dhs165. Mon 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 511 7136).
Al Dana’s seafood night Tuck into fresh seafood from the buffet. Dhs195. Tue 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Amala’s vegetarian menu Try a range of Indian vegetarian specialities. Dhs180. Tue 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Amika’s meal deal A three-course special deal. Dhs125 (women), Dhs195 (men). Sun-Thu 8pm-3am. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4005). AOC French Brasserie’s Tennessee barbecue Try Southern classics such as baby back ribs, fried chicken and rye-based mixed drinks, as well as eating from the buffet for an extra cost. Dhs170 (barbecue and mixed drinks), Dhs210 (barbecue, buffet, soft drinks), Dhs310 (barbecue, buffet, mixed drinks and selected beverages). Tue 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina (04 448 4870).
Horizon’s Indian journey Offers curries, naan and tandoori kebabs. Dhs169 (soft drinks); Dhs219 (selected house beverages); Dhs85 for children aged six to 12. Tue 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3087).
Oeno’s grape deal Buy two glasses of grape and get the rest of the bottle free. Prices vary. Tue 6pm-1am. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi (04 511 7136).
Pachanga’s unlimited churrasco The South American venue offers this Brazilian barbecue speciality, including seafood and steak. Other South American and Mexican specialities are also on offer during the evening. Dhs195. Tue 6.30pm-11.30pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530).
Somerset’s pizza nights Indulge in pizzas from a selection that includes Margarita, fruit de mare, pollo picante and more. From Dhs70. Tuesday 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments, Bur Dubai (04 310 4330).
The Fountain Restaurant’s ‘Italian Job’ Feast on a range of fresh pasta and pizzas every Tuesday evening. Dhs85 (food only), Dhs105 (a glass of grape or hop), Dhs145 (unlimited grape and hops). Tue 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
The Talk Restaurant & Lounge’s Riviera nights A southern European evening featuring the food of Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (selected beverages); free for children under 12. Tue 6.30pm-11pm. Until November 30. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach (04 449 8888).