Foodie promotions and discount food in Dubai this week
Armani/Amal’s Diwali menu A Diwali tasting menu featuring dishes such as paneer asparagus rolls, banana leaf-wrapped coastal spiced pomfret and Keralan chicken curry with fennel and fresh coconut. Dhs325 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 7. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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).
Umai’s guest chef
Chef Jeff Ramsey visits the Japanese venue, creating a degustation menu, using complex molecular techniques, with a staggering 25 different dishes. From Dhs350 per person. Wed- Fri 8pm-11pm. Until November 8. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1444).
International coffee and tea festival Enthusiasts can learn more about coffee culture and developments in the industry. There are also UAE barista and latte art championships taking place. Free entry for visitors who have pre-registered online. Dhs20 for entry on the door. Wed, Thu and Sat 11am-7pm, Fri 3pm-9pm. Until November 9. The Meydan Grand stand, next to Meydan Hotel, Nad al Sheba www.coffeeteafest.com (04 335 5001).
Italian Cuisine World Summit The event sees 15 of Italy’s best chefs in residence in Dubai’s Italian kitchens, offering pop up menus this week, including Giorgio Locatelli at Ronda Locatelli and Massimiliano Alajmo at Alta Badia. Bussola also hosts a festival, including acrobatic pizza-making and a coffee- making championship on Saturday November 9. Prices and Times vary. Until November 10. www.dubaisummit.itchefs-gvci.com.
Nineteen’s battle of the chefs Dine and watch Dubai’s chefs compete against the clock. Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs395 (house beverages). 7pm-10.30pm. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 888 3828).
Nomad’s Spanish nights An evening of Spanish tapas and Flamenco dance classes and live Spanish guitar music. Dhs50 per person (classes only, food priced à la carte). 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571).
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).
Rodeo Grill’s mushroom and truffle menu Dishes on this à la carte seasonal menu include green asparagus and soft scrambled eggs topped with black truffle. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until November 9. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
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).
3in1’s urban picnic This 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).
Fire & Ice’s grape and cheese special
Sample a selection of French artisanal cheeses, made using traditional techniques and matched with French grape. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until November 30. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
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).
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).
Ripe’s farmers’ market
The organic farmers’ market returns, in a brand new location in Safa Park, with events including yoga classes and various cooking workshops. Free entry. Fri 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).
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).
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).
Alta Badia’s Alba white truffle menu An à la carte selection of dishes using this seasonal delicacy. Prices vary. Sun-Fri noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight. Until November 22. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 87710.
Ketchup’s Route 66 menu
Ashton Kutcher’s restaurant offers a six-course tasting menu inspired by the cooking found alone the infamous Route 66. Advanced reservation necessary. Dhs298 per person. Sun and Mon 10am-11pm. Until November 11. Emaar Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 363 8595).
Rosso’s barbecue night
An Italian-style barbecue, with a selection that includes fish, chicken, and meat. Dhs189 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, JBR, The Walk, Dubai Marina (04 428 2000).
Zafran’s new menu
The selection has had a refresh, including a kids’ menu, and dishes such as fish biryani, or saffron and pista kulfi with rabri for dessert. Prices vary. Sun-Wed noon-11pm. Thu-Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marina Mall, Marina (04 399 7357). Other location: Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif (04 284 0987).
Chor Bazaar’s Monday mela An Indian street-food inspired menu. Dhs149 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).
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).
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).
Tempt your taste buds with a Brazilian barbecue. Dhs195. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (04 318 2530).
Rostang’s moules frites night
All-you-can-eat mussels and fries are on the menu here. Dhs145 per person (food only). Dhs250 per person (selected beverages). 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Ruth’s Chris Steak House’s 2-for-1 deal
Order two à la carte mains courses on Tuesdays and get the cheapest free. Prices vary. 6pm-midnight. The Address Dubai Marina (04 454 9538).
Sonamu’s Korean barbecue
Feast on this venue’s all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue. Dhs179. 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Asiana Hotel, Deira (04 238 7777).