Eat outside the box with our editor's pick of hot tables and deals
Al Fresco’s white truffle promotion Try the selection of dishes on offer using white truffle. From Dhs42 per dish. Daily noon-11pm. Until November 30. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276963). 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 (04 888 3444).
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).
BiCE’s grape dinner A four-course set menu paired with grape from Tuscany. Dhs495 per person. 7pm-10pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).
Fire & Ice’s grape and cheese special Sample a selection of French 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).
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).
Ronda Locatelli’s white truffle menu A special à la carte selection using this season special. Prices vary. Daily noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm. Until further notice. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626). Sakura’s sushi deal This lunch deal offers guests all you can eat on sushi. Dhs129 per person. Dhs65 (children aged six to 12). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276963).
Sizzling Wok’s dim sum festival Eat as much dim sum as you like for a bargain Dhs39 per person. Dhs39 per person Sat-Wed 7pm-11pm. Until December 15. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).
Splendido’s truffle menu A five-course truffle menu including dishes such as organic poached egg with bagoss cream and white truffle and candele pasta with robiola cheese, wild rocket, guinea fowl ragu and black truffle. Dhs500 per person. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm. 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. The Ritz-Carlton, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 399 4000).
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).
The Bombay’s Konkan coastal food festival An à la carte selection of dishes offered all originating from the west coast of India using seafood. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-2am. Until December 7. Marcopolo Hotel, Al Mutheena Street (04 272 0000).
The Ivy’s Thanksgiving menu A three-course menu, featuring roast turkey, corn bread, mac and cheese and sweet potato. Dhs395 per person. Daily noon-11pm. Until November 30. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8767).
Benihana’s Thanksgiving night Celebrate with a less traditional menu that includes turkey teriyaki, sushi and more. Dhs209 per person. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
Organic Foods and Cafe’s Thanksgiving deal The traditional three-course menu includes roast pumpkin soup, roast turkey breast and warm apple pie to make you feel patriotic for all things American. Dhs125 per person. 11am-9.30pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 434 0577). Other location: The Greens (04 338 2911).
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).
Double Decker’s Thanksgiving brunch The selection includes a turkey-carving station with all the trimmings and American football on the screens. Dhs199 per person. Noon-4pm. Until November 29. Al Murooj Rotana Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111). 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).
Ripe’s farmers’ market The organic farmers’ market returns, in a new location in Safa Park, with events offered up such as yoga classes and cooking workshops to boot. Free entry. Fri 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).
Imperium’s National Day promotion In honour of UAE National Day, the buffet selection for lunch and dinner includes Emirati dishes such as lamb ouzi and machboos. On National Day itself (Monday December 2) Dubai-born chef Mussabeh will be holding live cooking demonstrations and offering recipe cards. Dhs225 per person. Half price for children under 12. Sat-Mon 12.30pm-4pm, 6.30pm-11pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444). 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. Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Sunday December 1
Balance Café’s bake festival Recipes include baked ricotta tart with ginger glaze and baked cherry crusted cake with piquant orange coulis. From Dhs55 per dish. Daily 11am-10pm. Until January 10 2014. Oasis Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 515 4051).
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, (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. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5927).
Organic Foods and Cafe’s National Day menu An Arabic set menu to celebrate UAE National Day. Prices TBC. 11am-9.30pm. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 434 0577). Other location: The Greens (04 338 2911).
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 Get to feast on 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 for nothing. 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).