Grill festival, Oktoberfest, mushroom menu and more must eats
Blue Jade’s journey to Thailand A new promotion for October with a four-course menu of authentic Thai cooking. Dhs225 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 31. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 318 6150).
Balance Café’s grill festival A month-long festival of grilled platters, including meat, seafood and vegetables. Dhs45 (vegetarian platter). Dhs55 (non-vegetarian platter). Daily noon-10pm. Until November 15. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4051).
Fire & Ice’s Irish beef promotion The special for October features Kettyle Irish beef from County Fermanagh. Prices à la carte. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until October 31. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Hyatt Dubai’s 2 for 1 The hotel group offers a buy-one-get-one free promotion on main courses, across its properties in Dubai, including 16 restaurants such as Traiteur and Miyako. Diners must present discount vouchers from Hyatt’s website. Prices and times vary. Until October 31. Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2221).
Nineteen’s battle of the chefs The regular event sees chefs compete and diners can judge who has prepared the best three-course menu. Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 888 3828).
Ossiano’s bubbly menu A new set menu deal including a premium bottle of bubbly. Dhs3,500 per couple. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Radisson Blu’s competition Dine in one of seven restaurants, such as The China Club and Fish Market, in Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek to be entered into a prize draw to win a Fiat 500 or one of seven flights and hotel stays to Europe. Prices and times vary. Until November 30. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Armani/Ristorante’s truffle menu The seasonal ingredient is offered in a choice of two different seven-course menus, classic or contemporary cooking. Dhs800 per person (food only). Dhs1,450 per person (grape pairing). Until November 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Caramel’s pink promotion In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the venue is serving a special of pink baked Alaska in aid of a regional breast cancer charity. Dhs45 per dish. Sun-Thurs 11am-2am, Fri and Sat 7pm-2am. Until October 31. DIFC (800 227 2635).
Grand Hyatt’s Oktoberfest The event takes place in an air-conditioned festival tent, serving Bavarian food and drink, with music from Munich band Die Kirchdorfer. Prices à la carte. Tue-Sat 7pm-midnight. Until November 2. Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2271).
Hofbräuhaus’ Oktoberfest German food and drink is teamed with entertainment such as an ‘oompah’ band, a sausage eating contest and the chance to decorate your own lebkuchen heart, plus you can win a trip to Munich. Prices à la carte. Sat-Wed 6pm-2am. Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhss250 (house beverages). Dhs450 (premium beverages). Thu and Fri 6pm-2am. Until October 31. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Deira (04 607 7977).
The Kitchen’s forest special The October menu features ingredients from the forest such as game, nuts and mushrooms. Dhs110 per person (soft drinks). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until October 31. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Traiteur’s mushroom menu The restaurant celebrates the mushroom season with a special à la carte menu. There is also a complimentary selection of French cheeses for guests to enjoy when they order two courses. Prices vary. Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until October 18. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
3in1’s urban picnic Launched today, the new event is a poolside, picnic concept, where guests will be given a basket and blanket, and a DJ spins chill out tunes. Dhs225 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5923).
Da Shi Dai’s dim sum Freshly made fried and steamed classic recipes at this popular Chinese spot. Dhs88 per person. Fri and Sat noon-4pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina (04 426 4636).
Epicure’s ‘tradizioni della trosca’ deal Sample fresh parpadelle pasta, Bolognese, risotto Milanese or crispy gnocchi paired with Italian grape. Dhs75 (main course only). Dhs99 (main course with a glass of grape). Noon-10.30pm. Until April 2014. Desert Palm, International City (04 323 8888).
Grand Hyatt’s Bavarian brunch Takes place in the Oktoberfest tent, with German food such as apple strudel and ‘obatzda’ spicy cheese. Prices à la carte. 12.30pm-4pm. Until November 1. Grand Hyatt (04 317 2271).
Noire at Spectrum on One The ‘dine in the dark’ experience offers a three-course meal, served to guests in a pitch-black room, by waiting staff wearing night-vision goggles. Dhs325 per person (Dhs27 per guest is donated to Sightsavers Middle East). Fri-Mon 7.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).
THE DEK on 8’s Soak event Live cooking stations, help yourself beverage stations, plus music, ‘surprise’ entertainment and use of the pool. Dhs295 per person. 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Armani/Hashi’s izakaya night Sample some casual Japanese sharing plates and bar snacks, matched with beverages. Dhs300 (food only), Dhs420 (beverage pairing). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Wheeler’s surf and turf A two-person platter of whole grilled lobster, 360g fillet of beef, French fries, béarnaise sauce, salad and dessert. A bottle of house grape and four bottles of hops are included in the deal. Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Channels’ theme nights Try Mexican on Tuesday, Mediterranean on Wednesday, Asian on Thursday and Friday, Pacific Islands on Saturday, English on Sunday and sushi on Monday. Sat-Wed Dhs155 (soft drinks), Dhs215 (house beverages), Dhs225 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Thu-Fri Dhs165 (soft drinks), Dhs235 (house beverages), Dhs245 (premium beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. Media Rotana, TECOM (04 435 0201).
Mazina’s Sunday carvery A family-sized feast of roast meats and vegetables, including bubble and squeak. Dhs185 per person. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).
Monty’s tapas The refurbished restaurant (formerly Bunkers) offers a menu of Spanish sharing plates. From Dhs109 per person. Sun-Thu 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 888 3828).
Nezesaussi’s Aussie steak night Unlimited platters of Australian steak and chops, including side dishes and live music to entertain you whilst you dine. Dhs250 (house beverages). 7pm to 11pm. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5927).
Al Basha’s barbecue An al fresco barbecue buffet, with Lebanese specials served by the pool. Dhs159 per person (soft drinks). Dhs199 (house beverages). 7pm-2am. Ongoing. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 408 4257).
Arcadia Lounge’s mezze night A Turkish-inspired mezze menu by celebrity chef Silvena Rowe. Dhs149 per person (house grape). Tues 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).
Rostang’s moules frites night All-you-can-eat mussels and fries. Dhs145 per person (food only). Dhs250 per person (selected beverages). 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).