Farewell Dubai Food Festival, welcome many more gourmet deals
Time Out Dubai staff
Our picks of the week
1 Pop-ups including Jason Atherton at Beach Canteen See Wed 25.
2 Kids cooking class today at Lafayette Gourmet See Wed 25.
3 A showcase of Emirati food at Made In Dubai See Fri 27.
4 Creekside street food festival at Urban Farm See Sat 28. 5 Mother’s Day afternoon tea special at Karat See Sunday March 1.
Alta Badia’s truffle menu Try a four- or seven-course set menu using Norcia black truffles from Umbria in Italy. Dhs398 (four courses). Dhs475 (seven courses). Daily noon-midnight. Until March 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 3866).
Asia Asia’s Dubai Food Festival menu Enjoy 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).
At.mosphere’s winter menu Enjoy seasonal specials this month including butternut and chestnut velouté, Dover sole tournedos served with popcorn tortellini and roasted rack of Rhug Estate lamb, and 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 Get 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).
Clinton Street Baking Company’s pancake promotion Clinton Street Baking Company is celebrating Pancake Day all month with special recipes available for a few days at a time until the end of February. Prices vary. Daily 8am-4pm, 6pm-11pm. Until February 28. Burj Views, Downtown Dubai (04 428 1331).
Dubai Food Festival’s Beach Canteen Kite Beach in Jumeirah hosts a series of pop-up dining venues throughout the food festival. Participants include top international chefs including Jason Atherton (Thursday February 26 to Saturday 28) and Sanjeev Kapoor (Saturday February 21). Free entry. Prices and times vary. Until February 28. Kite Beach, Jumeirah, www.dubaifoodfestival.com.
Eataly’s black winter truffle menu Sample dishes made with this delicacy. Prices vary. Daily 9am-11.30pm. Until February 28. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 330 8899).
Food and Film This month, as part of Dubai Food Festival, screenings of food-inspired films are taking place across the city. Free entry. Times vary. Until February 28. www.dubaifoodfestival.com.
Hattab Kitchen’s business lunch deal This new spot in JLT launches a midday deal, which offers diners a choice of panini and soup of the 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 at 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 couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Karma Kafé’s Dubai Food Festival menu A three-course set menu with a glass of grape or a bottle of hops is on offer. Dhs199 per person. Daily 5pm-7pm (for orders). Until February 28. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0909).
Lafayette Gourmet’s young chef club Take the little ones to this gourmet kids cooking class, with blogger Prachi Grover. The event is open to children aged six to 11. Dhs95 per child. From 11am. Lafayette Gourmet, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
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-Sat 10am-noon. Ongoing. Mercato Mall (04 344 4161). Other locations: Cedre Villas, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 388 6121). Bur Dubai Spinneys (04 352 4591).
Teatro Restaurant’s healthy menu The restaurant has launched a new à la carte menu selection, featuring healthy dishes with a calorie count. Priced à la carte. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Armani/Mediterraneo’s seafood night The event features iced seafood stations, with oysters, razor clams, tiger prawns, lobster tails, blue crab and more. There are also main course choices such as surf and turf, creamy cod, stuffed squid and seafood paella, plus a choice of five different daily catch dishes. Dhs350 per person. Thu 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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 It’s 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).
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).
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-Sat 8am-4pm. Ongoing. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
Made In Dubai A spotlight will shine on local, Emirati food, with as many as 96 of the nation’s favourite dishes on show. There will also be tasting and masterclass sessions hosted by local chefs. Free entry (Dhs5 charge applies to enter Zabeel Park). Fri-Sat 10am-9pm. Until February 28. Zabeel Park, www.dubaifoodfestival.com.
The Royal Budha’s dim sum deal Head to this weekly event, with all you can eat dim sum served from the trolley. There is also a happy hour on selected beverages on Fridays from noon-6pm. Dhs78 per person (unlimited dim sum and speciality tea). Fri noon-midnight. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).
Anise’s DFF farmers’ market This event recreates a farmers’ market experience with a selection of seasonal and local ingredients prepared in the restaurant. Dhs175 per person (soft drinks). 1pm-4pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).
Casa de Tapas’ 2-for-1 Get two-for-one paella and Spanish beverages (excluding sparkling grape). From Dhs55 per person. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).
Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night Enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue every Saturday evening featuring mixed drinks, a dessert station and music. Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Sunday March 1
Mother’s Day afternoon tea Starting today, a special Mother's Day afternoon tea is available all month. On Friday March 20-21, Karat will also provide diners with a special cake to celebrate. Dhs125 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. Until March 31. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
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).
Java Jolt’s coffee giveaway Head to this café in Dubai Silicon Oasis and just say ‘Java me’ when placing a food order to receive a free organic coffee, too. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 7am-7pm. Ongoing. Le Solarium Tower, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 320 9292).
Jazz@PizzaExpress’ lunch deal Three outlets in Dubai are offering an ‘express’ lunch deal, which includes a starter, main course 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).
Reform Social & Grill’s steak and grape Order a steak at this British-themed venue and get half bottle of selected red or white grape free. Dhs140. Mon 6pm-11pm, Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Rosa Mexicano’s lunch special Get two courses for Dhs69. Dhs69 per person. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 388 2505). Other location: Mirdif City Centre (04 285 8988).
Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar’s cheese and grape night Enjoy five varieties of cheese and five varieties of grape at this new Italian venue. Dhs120 per person. Tue 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Wafi, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).