Urban farm, Beach Canteen, mystery dining tours and more foodie deals
Time Out Dubai staff
Our picks of the week
1 The winter black truffle season arrives at Eataly See Wed 4.
2 Is it time for lunch yet? at Hattab Kitchen See Wed 4.
3 Beach Canteen pops up again for DFF at Kite Beach See Fri 6.
4 Urban Farm supports local talent at The Farm See Sat 7.
5 A night of mystery dining stops with Lime&Tonic See Mon 9.
At.mosphere Restaurant's winter menu Seasonal specials grace the menu this month, including butternut and chestnut velouté; Dover sole tournedos served with popcorn tortellini and roasted rack of Rhug Estate lamb with lamb shoulder samosa, polenta à l’ancienne and rosemary jus. Lunch: Dhs450 (two courses). Dhs600 (three courses). Dinner: Dhs900 (five courses). Dhs1,700 (seven courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Café Belge’s business lunch A two- or three-course selection from a daily changing menu of Belgian cooking. Dhs100 (two courses). Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).
Eataly's black winter truffle menu This month, sample dishes made with this delicacy. Prices vary. Daily 9am-11.30pm. Until February 28. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).
Hattab Kitchen's business lunch deal This brand spot in JLT launches a midday deal, which offers diners a choice of panini and soup of day, plus side salad and soft drink. Dhs40 per person. Daily noon-4pm. Ongoing. Dubai Gate 1, Cluster Q, JLT (04 431 0990).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s ‘Ottoman Opulence’ culinary tour This progressive dining event starts in Plaj restaurant with a glass of bubbly and canapés followed by a cold starter at Indian restaurant Amala, Turkish mezze in Lalezar, main course in The Rib Room and a dessert buffet at Imperium. The experience finishes with tea or coffee and a digestif at Sultan’s Lounge terrace. Advanced booking advised. Dhs1,490 per a couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Lafayette Gourmet’s ‘seven days, seven ways’ Dim sum on Mondays, Arabic mezze and grills on Thursdays and more. Dhs95 per person (soft drinks). Daily 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Lafayette Gourmet, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
PizzaExpress’ lunch deal Three outlets in Dubai are offering an ‘express’ lunch deal, which includes a starter, main and a soft drink or water. Dhs50 per person (soft drink). Sun-Thu noon-5pm. Ongoing. Bin Sougat, Al Rashidiya (04 285 2393). Other location: Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5134). Dhs60 per person (soft drink). Dhs80 per person (house beverage). Sun-Wed noon-4pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, JLT (04 441 6342).
Taste Kitchen's 'we love mums' promotion Head to any branch of Taste Kitchen (there are now three in Dubai), buy any breakfast item and receive a complimentary coffee or tea, just for being a mum! Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8am-noon, Fri and Sat 10am-noon. Ongoing. Mercato Mall (04 344 4161). Other locations: Cedre Villas, Silicon Oasis (04 388 6121). Bur Dubai Spinneys (04 352 4591).
Clé’s business lunch Choose two or three courses at this modern Arabic venue by chef Greg Malouf. Dishes available include parmesan and zaatar crusted frog's legs, black angus rib-eye with creamed feta spinach and Amalfi lemon tart with saffron and caramel wafer. Dhs95 (two courses). Dhs135 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.45pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
Picante’s grape and dinner deal All-you-can-eat from the à la carte menu at this Portuguese restaurant, plus unlimited house grape. Dhs225 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Sass Café’s aperitivo Enjoy complimentary canapés with every beverage ordered. From Dhs65 per beverage. Sun-Thu 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Asia Asia's Dubai Food Festival menu A three course set menu with a glass of grape or a bottle of hops. Dhs199 per person. Daily 5pm-7pm (for orders). Until February 28. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 276 5900).
Cabana’s Nikkei nights Indulge in all-you-can-eat sushi and yakitori. Dhs210 (soft drinks). Dhs320 (house beverages). Fri 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Dubai Food Festival's Beach Canteen Kite Beach in Jumeirah hosts a series of pop-up dining venues, throughout the food festival (which starts today). Participants include top international chefs such as Jason Atherton (February 26-28), Sanjeev Kapoor (February 21) and Yousef Khamayes (February 6-7). Free entry. Prices and times vary. Until February 28. Kite Beach, Jumeirah. www.dubaifoodfestival.com.
Fraîche Café & Bistro’s breakfast special The breakfast deal is back, with a little difference. This deal offers unlimited breakfast dishes from the menu, but no juices or coffees. Dhs75 per person (food only). Fri and Sat 8am-4pm. Ongoing. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
Karma Kafé's Dubai Food Festival menu A three-course set menu with a glass of grape or a bottle of hops. Dhs199 per person. Daily 5pm-7pm (for orders). Until February 28. Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).
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 Thursdays, pints and pies on a Friday. From Dhs180 per person. Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8233).
Prime Steakhouse’s duo servings deal Two people can enjoy juicy tenderloin steak topped with the restaurant’s signature sauce, as well as a bottle of grape. Dhs595 for two people (including bottle of grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).
Wheeler’s of St. James’s Great British roast This weekend special offers a variety of roast meats. Desserts include English classics sticky toffee pudding or rhubarb and custard. Dhs225 per person. Dhs375 per person (beverage pairing). Fri and Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
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).
Dubai Food Festival's Urban Farm Head to The Archive in Safa Park for a street food market and fair, showcasing local talent and companies. There will be a second edition of the fair at Creekside in Bur Dubai on February 28. Free entry. Prices vary. 10am-10pm. The Archive, Safa Park www.dubaifoodfestival.com.
Long Yin’s sea bream special This seasonal menu offers sea bream prepared in a number of ways, including steamed with premium soy sauce or wok-fried with Singapore chilli sauce. Dhs210 per kilo. Daily 12.30pm-5pm, 7pm-11pm. Until February 10. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Sizzling Wok’s dim sum festival A very affordable offer for unlimited dim sum. Dhs39 per person. Sat-Wed 7pm-10pm. Until February 11. Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).
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, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion Food from South East Asia, the Southern Hemisphere and the Middle East. Dhs110 (one soft drink or one glass of grape), half price (children aged seven to 12), free (children aged six and under). Sat-Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Shang Thai’s ladies’ day deal On Sundays, ladies get 50 percent off the total lunch bill. Prices vary. Sun noon-3pm. Ongoing. Matloob Buildings, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 5408).
Lime&Tonic's mystery dining tours This month, Lime&Tonic hosts a series of secret food tours. Tonight's theme is 'Old to Dubai'. Advanced booking online is required. Dhs550 per person. From 5.50pm (duration of tour is approximately four and a half hours). www.limeandtonic.ae.
Java Jolt’s coffee giveaway Head to this café in Dubai Silicon Oasis and just say ‘Java me’ when placing a food order and receive a free organic coffee, too. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 7am-7pm. Ongoing. Le Solarium Tower, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 320 9292).
Reform Social & Grill’s steak and grape Order a steak and get a complimentary half bottle of selected red or white grape. Dhs140. Mon 6pm-11pm, Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Rosa Mexicano's lunch special Two courses for Dhs69 per person. Dhs69 per person. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 388 2505). Other location: Mirdif City Center (04 285 8988).
Tolosa Bodega’s mixed drink masterclass Learn the art of mixology. The class also includes five mixed drinks and welcome canapés. Advanced reservation required. Dhs200 per person. Tue 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 453 9220).
Yuan’s Dim Sum Happy Hour Choose from a select dim sum menu for discounted dumplings. Dhs88 (for two people). Dhs128 (for three people), Dhs168 (for four people), Dhs198 (for five people). Daily 6pm-7pm and 10pm-11pm. Ongoing. Yuan, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).