The return of the Chilli Crab festival and more food offers to try
Benihana’s ‘Japas’ night An event offering all-you-can-eat Japanese-style tapas. Dhs189 (soft drinks), Dhs259 (house beverages), Dhs99 for children aged six to 12. Wed and Sun 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR (04 428 3089).
Benihana’s seafood teppan night Sample a seafood-focused menu, including prawns, salmon and cream dory. Dhs209. Wed 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Certo’s Italian guest chef Michelin-starred chef Antonella Ricci prepares an à la carte menu from her home region of Puglia in Italy. Prices vary. Daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 19. Radisson Blu, Media City (04 366 9111).
Channels’ Spanish guest chef Marta Yannci, founder of Marta’s Kitchen, prepares an Iberian menu. Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (selected beverages), Dhs225 (premium beverages). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Until April 24. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Chor Bazaar’s thali deal Includes naan, prawns, chicken and lamb dishes. Dhs139 (soft drinks). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate,The Gardens (04 444 5613).
Fire and Ice’s 125-year anniversary The promotion continues, rediscovering dishes from cookbooks dating back to the 19th century. April offers croquettes of chicken, a recipe from 1816, stewed beef tongue with morels and spring veg from 1861, and Mrs Beeton’s baked semolina pudding custard. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Fountain Restaurant’s food-for-life menu Guests can enjoy an evening of healthy-eating dishes, such as salmon en papillote with red cabbage and citrus fruit. Dhs120 (soft drinks), Dhs145 (glass of grape or hops), Dhs195 (unlimited grape and hops). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Gaucho’s Argentinian grape dinner Take part in a world day to celebrate Argentina’s biggest grape variety. Guests can sample a four-course dinner with grape pairing. Dhs500 per person. 8pm-midnight. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Hanabi’s tuna carving show Chef Toshiyuki Suzuki displays his carving skills on fresh yellowfin tuna. The event also includes a tuna-focused menu. Dhs179 (house beverages). 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
LakeView’s Bollywood night The monthly theme night takes place on the terrace, offering Indian cooking and Bollywood entertainment. Dhs160 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (house beverages), Dhs315 (premium beverages). 8pm-11pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club (04 295 6000).
Nais Italian Kitchen’s takeaway lunch boxes The deal offers a salad, panini or pasta, plus an Italian cake for dessert and a soft drink. Dhs35. Sat-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
Options by Sanjeev Kapoor’s Baisakhi food festival Celebrate this year and harvest festival with a menu of Punjabi cooking. Dhs250 per person. Daily noon-3pm. 7pm-midnight. Until April 26. Convention Tower, DWTC (04 329 3293). Other location: Mövenpick Hotel Deira (04 444 6444).
Ossiano’s cheese and grape deal Try platters of cheese from Hervé Mons, teamed with the sommelier’s grape suggestions. Dhs75 (three cheeses), Dhs150 (six cheeses). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0760).
Pachanga’s milonga night Dine and dance to Latin sounds from the DJ. Dhs250 per person. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, Dubai Marina (04 318 2530).
Park Hyatt’s Dine around at the Park Try a dinner served across several venues in the hotel, with different courses served at Traiteur, Café Arabesque, Thai Kitchen and The Terrace. Advance booking required. Dhs395 per person; Dhs195 (grape pairing). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Portugal Genuine Piri-Piri Restaurant’s fado performances The restaurant showcases live fado music each evening during dinner, with the usual à la carte menu available. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-midnight. Until April 18. Sea View Hotel, Al Mina Road (04 3597427).
Sea Mood’s Italian dishes The sustainable (and affordable) seafood spot introduces two Italian pasta dishes to the menu: seafood carbonara and marinara pasta. Dhs29 per dish. Daily noon-1am. Ongoing. Mankhool Road, Satwa (04 385 7977).
Tamanya’s sushi night The rooftop terrace bar hosts a sushi and sashimi night, with Japanese hops. Prices vary. 5pm-2am. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
The H Hotel’s Spanish week The hotel hosts a selection of Spanish culinary events, with dishes from this region served across the hotel’s eateries this week. Prices and times vary. Until April 19. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road(04 501 8888).
The Market Cafe’s seafood night A seafood buffet selection that includes lobster, crab, oysters and shrimps. Dhs219 (soft drinks). Dhs249 (selected beverages). Dhs99 for children age six to 12. Wed 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
AOC French Brasserie’s seafood night Enjoy live entertainment and indoor and outdoor seating, plus a seafood buffet that includes crabs, mussels, clams, lobster, oysters and sushi. Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs310 (selected beverages). Thu 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR, The Walk (04 448 4733).
Arcadia cheese and grape night This weekly cheese event features 15 varieties of cheese, alongside a selection of free-flowing grape. Dhs149. 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Blue Flame’s movie nights Watch movies in the hotel’s screening room with popcorn and candyfloss, over a three-course dinner. This week, see The Graduate and The Chorus O.V. From Dhs190 per person. Thu-Fri 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
Brauhaus’s Bavarian night Guests can sample a buffet of traditional southern German dishes. Dhs179 (food only). 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Jumeira Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Fire and Ice’s wagyu beef promotion This month, the steakhouse introduces an à la carte selection of Australian wagyu, with a marble score of 8+. Cuts include wagyu tenderloin, striploin and rib-eye. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Gaucho’s mini masterclass The venue offers free grape lessons with the sommelier for guests who are dining at the restaurant. Free for diners. Thu-Fri 11.30am-2am. Ongoing. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Hanabi’s Taste of Japan festival Try dishes made with fish imported from Japan, such as ‘unidon’ (sushi rice bowl topped with sea urchin sashimi); or ‘masaba sashimi’ (mackerel sashimi). Dhs45-Dhs180 per dish. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).
Madinat Jumeirah’s chilli crab festival Try this Singaporean special at the open-air event. Prices vary. Thu, 6pm-midnight, Fri and Sat 1pm-midnight. Until April 20. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
Medley’s seafood night Try a buffet selection including lobsters, prawns, oysters and shrimps, prepared in a variety of styles. Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs310 (selected beverages), Dhs480 (bubbly). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre (04 603 8080).
Pachanga’s capoeira night Watch this Brazilian art of combative dance while enjoying churrasco for dinner. Dhs210. 6.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2530).
Rostang’s grape escape The regular Thursday-night grape event features a buffet of French specialities, teamed with a selection of French and World grape. Dhs220 (food only), Dhs320 (house beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).
Soho Bar and Grill’s stone experience Order a steak from the selection cooked on the volcanic stone grill at the table, and get a free glass of grape. Prices vary. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
Spectrum on One’s ‘dupper’ A concept of combined supper and dinner, offering food, mixed drinks and live entertainment. Dhs350 per person. 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
Rivington Grill’s grape and cheese nights Choose from four types of cheese, two white grape varieties and two reds from Rivington’s menu, with unlimited servings for two hours during the evening. Dhs195. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6464).
Terra Firma’s long lunch The restaurant offers a lunchtime deal of three courses, with a focus on steak. Dhs130 (food only); Dhs229 (house beverages). 12.30pm-4pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Asado’s beverage club The restaurant hosts an Argentinian grape class guided by the sommelier. Guests can taste four beverages, with cheese and canapés. Advanced booking required, available for groups of a minimum of six people. Dhs260. Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Palace, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7971).
Baker & Spice’s farmers’ market The local, organic market returns with a location. Prices vary. 9am-1am. Ongoing. Ballroom Gardens, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 427 9856).
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 (04 318 1313).
Blue Planet Green People’s farmers’ market The family-friendly market offers organic produce as well as activities such as book reading for children and a gardening workshop for adults at 11.30am. Free entry. Fri 10.30am-2.30pm. Ongoing. Outside Al Seef 2, Cluster U, JLT (04 369 5209).
Boardwalk’s weekend breakfast Feast on a buffet of hot and cold breakfast dishes, with live cooking stations, fresh bread and views of the creek. Dhs80. Fri-Sat 7am-11.30am. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Chef’s House’s seafood night Choose from the buffet, including catch-of-the-day options, cooked to your liking. Dhs180 (soft drinks), Dhs225 (house beverages). Sun-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu, Media City (04 366 9111).
Deira Organic Produce Market This government initiative is a farmers’ market with organic and locally grown produce. Free entry. Fri and Sat 9am- 4pm. Ongoing. Next to Deira Fish Market (no number).
Ember Grill & Lounge’s churrasco nights Sample churrasco (skewers carved at the table), plus a Brazilian band. Dhs195 (soft drinks), Dhs265 (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8999).
Hukama yum cha Try Chinese teas and dim sum. Dhs145. 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). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Deira (800 33472)
K Grill’s Emirati seafood promotion Choose from the fresh fish and seafood and the chefs will prepare it to your liking. Also includes a live sushi station. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Barsha (04 409 5999).
Make Business Hub’s ReCaf breakfast The venue offers single-origin coffees for the price of the usual cup. Dhs16 per cup. 10am-2pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan House, JBR (04 392 9216).
Ripe farmers’ market The organic veg event runs on Fridays in Jumeirah, selling local produce, as well as arts and crafts. Free entry. Fri 9am-1pm. Ongoing. Le Gourmet Café, Jumeirah Beach Road, near THE One (04 380 7602).
Rococo’s bespoke tasting menus Create a bespoke tasting menu. From Dhs170 (three courses), from Dhs250 (with grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Sofitel JBR (04 448 4860).
Table 9’s grape masterclass Learn about grape as the in-house sommelier explains the colour, clarity, acidity and aroma of a variety of grape for guests to sample. Dhs400. Wed, Fri 2pm-4pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
The Gramercy’s ’70s night A party with snack platters containing chicken wings, hot dogs, calamari, onion rings and fries, plus ’70s music, deals on drinks, and prizes for the best dressed. Dhs99 (snack platter). 7pm-2am. DIFC (04 437 7511).
Armani/Hashi’s izakaya night Sample some casual Japanese bar food matched with exotic beverages. Dhs300 (food only), Dhs420 (beverage pairing). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai (04 888 3444).
At.mosphere’s seafood Saturdays Sample a lunch of hand-dived scallops, giant prawns, oysters, lobster from Maine, and Australian yellowtail kingfish tuna. Minimum of two diners required. Dhs450 (food only), Dhs690 (two glasses of bubbly). 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3706).
Blue Marlin Ibiza’s brunch The Ibiza-style beach club’s brunch offers dishes from the chef’s selection menu, plus live cooking stations and free Spanish grape for ladies between 1pm and 4pm. Dhs240 (selected beverages). 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).
Mazina’s Generation Creation brunch At this family event, learn to fold towels and linen into unique shapes and animals. Dhs220 (soft drinks), Dhs110 for children aged seven to 12, free for children under six. 12.30pm-3.30pm. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Náis Italian Kitchen’s breakfast promotion The breakfast menu offers coffee, orange juice and your choice of eggs. Dhs35. Sat-Thu 9am-noon. Ongoing. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
Nobu’s Sunset Saturdays Enjoy sundowners and canapés in Nobu’s garden. Dhs450 (food and mixed drinks). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Ripe farmers’ market The weekly market offers locally sourced produce. Prices vary. 9am-1pm. Ongoing. The Courtyard, Al Quoz (04 380 7602).
Rosso’s food ‘happy hour’ Diners can claim 25 percent off pasta and pizza between 6pm and 7pm on weekday evenings. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 3088).
Soho Bar and Grill’s all-you-can-eat nights The steakhouse offers an unlimited choice from the set menu, plus unlimited beverages. Dhs189 (food and selected beverages). Tue and Sat 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).
The China Club’s dim sum deal Try a selection of dim sum, noodles, and rice dishes. Dhs99. Daily 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Armani/Amal’s Malabar special The menu showcases the flavours of northern Kerala, including dishes such as plantain and coconut cakes with tomato chutney, and king crab stir-fried with chillies, ginger and curry leaf. Dhs400 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until May 30. Armani Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Mazina’s Sunday carvery A family-sized feast of roast meats and a selection of vegetables, including roast potatoes and bubble and squeak. Dhs185 per person. 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).
Plantation Lounge’s St George’s Day A traditional English afternoon tea, with the option of sitting in the ‘winter garden’. Dhs130 per person. Daily 3pm-5pm. Until April 27. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk at JBR (04 448 4733).
Rosso’s Italian barbecue The deal includes grilled fish and meat barbecued on the terrace, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Dhs189 (soft drinks). 8pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk at JBR (04 428 3088).
The Hub’s St George’s Day The Irish pub celebrates the English patron saint’s day with a British-themed week, offering ‘British’ combo deals on food, paired with selected malt-based beverages. From Dhs100 for food combos. Daily, 4pm-midnight. Until April 27. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk at JBR (04 448 4733).
Alfie’s pie and pint deal Try British pies with fillings such as leek and wild mushroom or beef and Irish beverage. Dhs99. Sun-Thu 3pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm. Ongoing. The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers (04 319 8088).
Café M’s Ole Tapas night Guests can feast on hot and cold tapas accompanied by grape and Spanish beverage. Dhs149 (selected beverages). Sat-Mon 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Media One, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Amala’s vegetarian menu A chance to try a wide selection of traditional Indian vegetarian food. Dhs180. 6pm-1am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Nelson’s St George’s day Celebrate in this English pub, with deals on drinks and traditional pub grub. Prices vary. Noon-8pm. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Pachanga’s unlimited churrasco Sample a Brazilian barbecue speciality, including seafood and steak on skewers. Dhs195. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah (04 318 2530).
Sushi Sushi’s evening special Tuck into unlimited sushi and sashimi, as well as Japanese dishes such as salads, noodles and rice. Dhs189 (house beverages). Sat and Tue 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 282 9908).