This week's hottest tables. pairing menus and foodie events
Time Out Dubai staff
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).
Casa Mia’s anniversary dinner The Italian restaurant celebrates its 20th anniversary with a six-course degustation menu, with grape pairing devised in partnership with visiting chef Graziano Priest. Dhs450 per person. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Chef’s House’s sushi night Sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes are on offer at the buffet and live cooking stations. Dhs135 per person (soft drinks). Dhs195 per person (house beverages). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
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).
Sake No Hana’s zensai promotion The Japanese venue introduces a special of mixed drinks teamed with small plates. From Dhs75. Sat-Wed 6am-9pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 7800).
Table 9 by Nick and Scott’s ‘best dishes of all time’ Ahead of the restaurant’s planned closure, chefs Nick and Scott have put together a special four course menu of their favourite dishes. Dhs275 per person. Daily 6.30pm-midnight. Until November 30. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 212 7551).
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).
Blue Elephant’s full moon festival The buffet showcases regional cooking from across Thailand. Dhs259 per person (selected beverages). Dhs299 per person (bubbly). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Al Bustan Rotana, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Lafayette Gourmet’s tasting event The venue shows off a new menu, as well as some new kitchens, today with interactive tasting sessions and cooking demonstrations. Free entry. 3pm-6pm. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Certo’s white truffle menu A special à la carte menu, using white truffle, and devised by Michelin-star chef Chef Felice Lo Basso. Prices vary. Daily 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until November 20. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 911).
Picante’s Spanish beverage nights Spend Dhs200 per person on the menu and enjoy unlimited Spanish beverages. Dhs200 minimum spend per person. Thu-Sat 7pm-midnight. Until November 30. Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
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 new location in Safa Park, with events such as yoga classes and 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).
Sukhothai’s loy krathong event The restaurant celebrates this Thai festival, giving guests the chance to set off their own floating flower boat after dinner, as per tradition. Dhs239 per person. Sun-Tue 7.30pm-11.45pm. Until November 19. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).
Benjarong’s loy krathong menu The set menu for lunch and dinner at the Dusit Thani’s Thai eatery includes soft egg bean curd stuffed with minced chicken in clear soup, green curry prawns with Thai eggplant and sweet basil and steamed curry fish paste. Dhs249 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
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. 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).
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, (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).
Toshi’s Asian barbecue night The weekly event features live barbecue stations and outdoor seating. Dhs175 per person (soft drinks). Dhs195 (one glass of bubbly). Dhs295 (unlimited selected beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM (04 429 9999).
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).
Jazz@PizzaExpress’s open mic night At this weekly event, diners can head up on stage or watch others. Normal à la carte menu is available. Prices vary. 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).
Pachanga’s churrasco Tempt your taste buds with a Brazilian barbecue. Dhs195. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (04 318 2530).
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. Ongoing. 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).
Ketchup’s express lunch The express lunch deal includes two courses and one beverage. Dhs64. Sun-Thu 10am-5pm. Ongoing. Emaar Boulevard Plaza, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 363 8595).