DIFC steakhouse Gaucho is transforming into a summer-long pop-up for stylish lounge Iris, starting this Saturday July 25.
Iris DIFC, as the space will become known, is from the award-winning Beirut-born lounge and will host a schedule of three weekly events, plus a daily happy hour.
In 2019, Iris relocated from the top of The Oberoi in DIFC to Meydan’s developing superclub cluster.
On Saturday July 25, it all kicks off with Iris DIFC’s Saturday Sessions from 1pm to 7pm, where you’ll find a relaxed lunch themed around Mediterranean summertime. Featuring a menu inspired by the coastal islands of southern Europe, expect dishes including baked aubergine with prawns, mozzarella and pesto, fish tacos and bruschetta, as well as main courses of grilled octopus and mussels. The lunch is priced at Dhs180, with mixed drinks for Dhs50, or Dhs120 for pitchers.
Next up, Wednesdays see Taste of Iris take over, where you can tuck into free-flowing signature uramaki rolls, as well as a selection of drinks. Unlimited food is priced from Dhs175, with beverage packages starting from an additional Dhs220 for hops and grape, through to Dhs420 for bubbly.
Finally, Fridays see the Iris Brunch return, promising a “vivacious party” – albeit complying with all current social distancing guidelines and rules, with dishes served to the table, including unlimited mixed drinks concocted by expert mixologists.
Throughout the week, Iris DIFC is also running a daily happy hour on weekdays between 5pm and 8pm, with drinks priced from Dhs30.
Missing your Iris fix? This one’s worth keeping an eye on.
Times vary. Iris Pop-Up, Gaucho, Gate Village 5, DIFC (054 319 2929).