Our weekly round-up of hot tables and dining deals
Time Out Dubai staff
Our picks of the week
1 White truffle from Alba in Italy at Alta Badia See Wed 22.
2 Diwali at Zafran See Wed 22.
3 Chef Atul visits at Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar See Fri 24.
4 Chocoholics head to Sheraton Dubai, MOE See Sun 26.
5 Money, Murder and Mayhem at The Act See Mon 27.
Alta Badia’s Alba truffle menu The restaurant marks the season for white Alba truffles with a special à la carte menu. Prices à la carte. White truffle: Dhs88 per gram. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, Sun-Fri 6pm-midnight. Until October 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8771).
Armani/Amal’s Diwali menu A special sharing menu to celebrate Diwali features dishes such as chargrilled black pomfret marinated with pickled spices or chicken tikka stir fry with bell peppers and red onion. Dhs325 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 25. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
BA Restaurant’s ‘lucky eights’ Modern Chinese haunt BA, which takes its name from the number eight in Chinese (considered to be a lucky number), is offering early diners a 28 percent discount on their meal before 8pm. Prices vary. Daily 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).
Barasti’s Oktoberfest German food, beverages and music on the beach. Free entry. Mon-Wed 7pm-11pm, Thu and Sat 8pm-midnight, Friday 2pm-4pm, 8pm-midnight. Until October 25. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina (04 318 1313).
Carnevale’s Alba truffle promotion A special à la carte menu using white truffle. Priced à la carte. White truffle: Dhs88 per gram. Daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until October 31. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8999).
Emaar Hospitality Group’s ‘Dine & Dream’ This promotion requires you to register online, then you’ll be entitled to a 20 percent discount at over 37 food and beverage outlets. Plus there is a weekly draw (this month), with the chance to win a weekend stay for two nights, including breakfast and a gift card worth Dhs350. Prices and times vary. Until October 31. www.dineanddream.com.
Grand Hyatt Dubai’s Oktoberfest Now in its eighth year, the hotel's Oktoberfest celebrations take place in an air-conditioned festival tent where you can enjoy German food and beverages and live music. Wed-Fri: Free entry (priced on consumption). Sat brunch: Dhs180 (food only). Dhs240 (house beverages). 7pm-1am. Until October 25 (excluding October 19-20). Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).
Lafayette Gourmet’s ‘seven days, seven ways’ Theme nights featuring dim sum on Mondays, Arabic mezze and grills on Thursdays and more. Dhs95 per person (soft drinks). Daily 6pm-9pm. Lafayette Gourmet, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Náis Italian Kitchen Throughout October, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, this Italian eatery is offering female diners a ten percent discount on their bill. This month, you can also sample pink themed desserts such as strawberry mousse and raspberry tart. Prices vary. Sat-Thu 11am-9pm. Until October 31. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).
Segreto’s white Alba truffle menu Special set menu using white truffles. Dhs305 per person (three courses). Dhs335 per person (four courses). White truffle: Dhs88 per gram. Daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until November 15. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).
The noodle house’s Singaporean crab festival The Asian eatery adds four Singaporean style crab dishes to the menu for a limited period. The menu features black pepper crab or chilli crab, using a choice of either mud shell or soft shell crab to prepare the recipe. From Dhs85. Times vary. Until October 23. Locations citywide, www.thenoodlehouse.com (800 666353).
West 14th’s Route 66 night A regular barbecue event with dishes inspired by destinations along America’s iconic Route 66 highway. The selection includes seafood starters, a salad bar, wagyu rump, Texas smoked brisket and Saint Louis-style deep-pan pizza. Dhs200 per person (food only). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).
Zafran’s Diwali promotion A special set menu that features dal bukhari, paneer butter masala, gobi mutter aloo, as well as traditional celebratory sweets. Dhs89 per person. Wed and Thu noon-midnight. Until October 23. Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7357).Other location: Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0987).
Armani/Ristorante’s truffle promotion Dubai’s best Italian restaurant celebrates the white truffle season with two separate seven-course degustation menus dedicated to white and black varieties. One menu focuses on traditional cooking, the other on more creative and original recipes such as truffle crème brûlée with sweet garlic cappuccino. Dhs900 (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Na3Na3’s Diwali festival A special seafood theme night, in honour of Diwali. Dhs225 (food only). Dhs280 (selected beverages). 7pm-11pm. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Stage2’s seafood pairing This promotion offers diners a selection of seafood, paired with grape. Dhs125 per person (three glasses of grape). Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 6827).
OKKU’s disco sushi brunch Enjoy a 12-course tasting menu. There’s an ’80s/’90s theme to the party with a Miami Vice-inspired dress code. Minimum four guests per booking. Dhs399 per person (soft drinks). Dhs599 per person (beverage package). 12.30pm-5pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8777).
One on One Bar’s ‘perfect pairings’ Russian beverages with vine leaves on Mondays; Scottish beverages and wagyu beef on Tuesdays; French grape and burgers on Wednesdays; drinks and cigars on Thursday; and pints and pies on a Friday night. From Dhs180 per person. Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8233).
Chef Atul Kochhar at Rang Mahal The Michelin-awarded chef visits his Dubai-based restaurant from today and will be hosting cooking classes and demonstrations during the week. From 6pm-9pm daily, diners can try the ‘navratan’ (nine jewels) nine-course tasting menu. Dhs395 per person (food only). Dhs745 per person (grape pairing). Daily 6pm-9pm (restaurant open until 11.30pm). Until October 29. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).
Casa de Tapas’ 2-for-1 A two-for-one deal on paella and Spanish beverages (excluding sparkling). From Dhs55 per person. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night Every Saturday evening enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue, featuring mixed drinks, a dessert station and music. Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower Dubai, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion Street food recipes from South East Asia, Southern Hemisphere and the Middle East. Dhs110 (one soft drink or one glass of grape). Half price for children seven to 12. Free for children six and under. Sat-Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Sanctuary’s chocolate afternoon tea From today, it’s chocolate week at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates. At this chocolate-themed afternoon tea, chocolate treats such as cupcakes, brownies, macarons and truffles will be served. Dhs99 per person. Daily 2pm-6pm. Until November 1. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).
caféM’s unplugged and unlimited night Live acoustic music performances plus food from the café’s à la carte menu and unlimited beverages. Dhs165 per person. 6pm-10pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Omnia Gourmet’s ‘brinner’ Breakfast dishes, served for dinner. The à la carte selection includes Gulf lobster Benedict and shakshuka. Prices vary. 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Jumeirah 2 (04 343 7181).
The Act’s new dinner show The latest dinner cabaret is ‘Money, Murder and Mayhem’, launching tonight. Enjoy a Peruvian menu while you watch this murder mystery. From Dhs320 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
BiCE Mare’s guest chef Two-Michelin-star guest chef Oliver Glowig devises a special set menu for the Italian restaurant. The chef will be in residence from October 14 to 16, but the menu will continue to be available until November 14. Dhs450 (four courses). Dhs550 (eight courses). Daily noon-midnight. Until November 14. Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).
Toko Dubai’s sushi offer On Tuesday nights, guests can enjoy sushi, nigiri and maki, in addition to Japanese beverages and live entertainment in the lounge bar. Dhs225 per person. 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).