Dubai’s JBR is getting its own hops fest

JB’s Gastropub, Rosso and Benihana will feature dishes made with hops

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Hops connoisseur? You’ll definitely want to head over to Amwaj Rotana’s summer festival, as its done its homework on all things hops.
Throughout August, the hotel on JBR will host a summer hops festival at three of its signature restaurants, serving up exclusive dishes made with dark, golden and pale hops, along with special deals and competitions.

Kick off at Rosso for some distinct Italian pint infused dishes, which includes the Anatra Caramellata with caramalised duck as a starter (Dhs65), the filetto di angus as a main (Dhs115), along with a unique tiramisu to finish off (Dhs45).

How about something a little more Japanese? Benihana is serving up some exclusive Japanese hops dishes throughout the month, including beef robatayaki (Dhs55), shokado bento featuring all kinds of sushi and sashimi (Dhs115), along with a hops-infused milk chocolate parfait (Dhs45).

Finally, JB’s Gastropub will also be getting in on the action, dishing out a classic steak pie mixed with one of Ireland’s signature beverages (Dhs95), barbecue drum sticks with blue cheese dip (Dhs55), along with a chocolate fondue served with bread, shortcake, strawberries and brownies (Dhs45).

What’s a summer hops festival without a selection of pints from around the world? Guests will get 20 percent off the range of craft hops on offer when ordering from the fest menu.

Better yet, hops enthusiasts can win 12 complimentary pints of their choice. All they have to do is tell @AmwajRotanaHotel on Instagram what their favourite pint is with a snap of it with the hashtag #AmwajHopsFestival.

Also, be sure to look out for the hotel’s special menu, where you can win a Dhs500 dining voucher by simply drawing a creative pint of hops.
Dubai's The Scene will also be launching back-to-back summer festivals, with different selected beverage themes each month until October.

If you’re looking to get schooled in all things hops, this is the festival to get yourself down to.
Prices vary. Until end of Aug.
Benihana: Open Sun 6pm-midnight; Mon-Wed 6pm-12.30am; Thu-Fri 6pm-1am; Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm and 6pm- 12.30pm (04 428 3089).
Rosso: Sat-Tue 12.30pm-2.30am; Wed-Fri 12.30pm-3am (04 428 3088).
JB’s Gastropub: Sun-Wed noon-2am; Thu noon-3am; Fri-Sat 9am-3am (04 428 3084).
Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR, www.rotanatimes.com (04 428 2000).

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