The best meals deals and food promotions in Dubai this week
Dubai Food Festival
Alta Badia’s @Home A degustation menu, covering north to south Italy, served in your house. Until March 15. Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
The Noodle House’s @Home
Pan-Asian cooking prepared in your home. Until March 15. Various locations, including Madinat Jumeirah and Internet City.Tortuga’s @Home Family-style Mexican cuisine prepared in your home by chef Carlos and the team. Until March 15. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah.
Alta Badia’s masterclasses Signature dishes on Wednesday February 26, pasta on March 5 and cooking with black truffles on March 12. Every Wednesday until March 12. Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
The Big Grill 2014 Barbecuing competitions and musical entertainment. Friday February 28. Emirates Golf Club.
Café Barbera’s art of coffee making Learn to make the perfect cup. Friday February 28 and Monday March 3. Burjuman.
Latest Recipe’s cooking demonstration Watch an authentic French meal being prepared. Every Tuesday and Friday until March 14. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina.
Levantine’s masterclass A mezze cooking class using local organic vegetables from Ripe. Saturday March 1. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah.
Tortuga’s masterclass Learn the secrets of Mexican cooking. Monday March 3 and Tuesday March 11. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah.
Dubai International Boat Show 2014 This year’s event features a selection of pop restaurants on-site. Tuesday March 4-8. Dubai International Marine Club.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2014 The festival welcomes food writers and chefs such as Greg Mahlouf, Prue Leith and Silvena Rowe for panel discussion sessions and literary lunches. Tuesday March 4-8. InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, www.emirateslitfest.com.
Petals’ live cooking event See Arabic delicacies made. March 5. Oak Hotel and Suites, TECOM.
Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Workshops and events focussed on food styling, photography and blogging. Friday March 7. Various locations, www.gulfphotoplus.com.
Cucina Restaurant’s pasta cooking class Samples dishes and discuss Italy’s cooking traditions. Saturday March 8. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina.
Taste of Dubai 2014 A three day festival of food and live entertainment. Thursday March 13-Saturday March 15. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.
Antique Bazaar’s thali bargain Buy one thali and get one free. Dhs85 per person. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-3am. Until February 28. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
At.mosphere’s winter special
Seasonal flavours in a five-or seven-course tasting menu. Dhs650 (five courses). Dhs900 (seven courses). Daily 6.30pm-11pm. Until February 28. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Fire & Ice’s wagyu special
This month’s promotion features Blackmore wagyu beef, which has a 9+ marbling grade. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 28. Raffles Dubai, Wafi (04 324 8888).
PAX’s shellfish promotion
Visit the vertiginous Italian eatery this month for a menu special using seafood from Italy. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-midnight. February 28. Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 317 4515).
Taste of Peru
The festival celebrates Peruvian gastronomy. Free entry. Wed and Thu 6pm-11pm, Fri and Sat 3pm-midnight. Until March 1. Madinat Amphitheatre, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
The Act Dubai’s Dreams By
The Act A new evening with a choice of three different three-course set dinner menus and a weekly changing theatrical performance inspired by dreams. From Dhs300 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).
Cravin’ Cajun’s Louisiana festival A New Orleans-inspired street fair with Cajun and Creole cooking and a live jazz band. Prices vary. Mon-Sat 7pm-11.30pm. Until February 28. Novotel Dubai, Al Barsha (04 304 9000).
Fish Market’s second year of sustainability
The restaurant celebrates its second anniversary as part of the Choose Wisely Campaign by treating diners that order sustainable fish from the menu this month with a complimentary dessert of date cake, filled with camel laban mousse. Prices vary. Daily 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11.30pm. Until February 28. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
Sapori di BiCE’s afternoon tea 2 for 1 During February, if two guests have the afternoon tea menu, you will also be able to try a free breakfast for two on your next visit. Dhs220 per couple (afternoon tea). Daily 2pm-6pm. Until February 28. Jumeirah Citywalk, Al Wasl Road (04 344 2550).
3in1’s urban picnic 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).
Flow Kitchen’s breakslow
Breakfast dishes with a laid-back ambience and al fresco areas. Dhs155 (soft drinks). Dhs285 (house beverages and mixed drinks). Dhs445 (half a bottle of bubbly and mixed drinks). Fri 10.30am-3pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).
Fogueira’s Brazilian carnival
Celebrate with all-you-can-eat churrasco, live music and prize draws every day. Dhs295 (soft drinks). Dhs425 (selected beverages). Daily 6.30pm-midnight. Fri and Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm. Until March 5. Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina (04 439 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).
Ripe’s farmers’ market
Head to the organic farmers’ market to pick up fresh local produce and take part in 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
Enjoy cooking and beverage stations, music as well as some ‘surprise’ entertainment on the night and use of the pool. Dhs295 per person. 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Saturday March 1
Amala’s Bollywood nights Get dinner teamed with a Bollywood movie screening at 3.30pm and 7.30pm. Dhs285 per person (food and movie only). 6pm-1pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
BiCE Mare’s Mother’s Day
A special four-course set menu and a complimentary gift for mothers. Dhs450 (food only). Daily noon-midnight. Until March 31. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).
Gusto’s ten day deal
Order a medium or large pizza, and claim a free starter or dessert. From Dhs38 (medium pizza). Daily 9am-midnight. Until March 10. Marina View Towers, Dubai Marina (800 48786).
Rhodes Twenty10’s roast dinner
The new promotion includes beef sirloin, Yorkshire puddings, onion gravy, roast potatoes and fresh vegetables, plus a traditional English dessert of steamed treacle sponge with custard. Dhs210 per person (food only). Sat and Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
Wheeler’s surf and turf
A two-person platter of whole grilled lobster, 360g fillet of beef, French fries, béarnaise sauce, salad and dessert, plus a bottle of house grape and four bottles of hops. Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
Rosso’s barbecue night Italian style barbecue with grilled fish and meat. Dhs189 per person. 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).
Saffron’s wildfire night
An Asian-inspired buffet with recipes such as traditional Peking duck and Thai wok-fried black-pepper beef. Dhs225 per person (complimentary bottle of grape per four adults). 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
St Tropez Bistro’s oysters and bubbly Monday nights offer three French oysters and one glass of bubbly. Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 3415).
Voi’s Vietnamese barbecue class
A masterclass followed by a meal. Minimum of four guests. Dhs245 per person (glass of grape). 1pm-3pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Hunters Room and Grill’s gentlemen’s agreement The steakhouse is offering a 50 percent discount, valid either on meat or a bottle of grape, on Tuesday nights. Prices vary. 6pm-10.45pm. Ongoing. Westin Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 4141).
Saffron’s seafood night
The selection at this seafood buffet ranges from lobster bisque to spicy grilled tiger prawns. Dhs225 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).
Salero Tapas & Bodega’s paella deal
Visit this new Spanish venue for an all-you-can-eat promotion on Tuesdays, valid on the paella dish of the day. Dhs80. Noon-5pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).