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Revolutionary milkshaes, Turkish coffee and new restaurants


From revolutionary milkshakes, to Turkish coffee and new brunches, we munch our way through new launches

From hot to ice cold beverages, desserts, and plenty in between, this week is crammed with new eating options and venues with unique concepts. First up, fans of Egyptian food need to get their hungry bodies to Dubai Marina. Previously, we’ve mentioned that modern Egyptian haunt Helio Lounge has opened in the area. Now also open is a second branch of Geddy’s (the original is in Barsha). The fast food-style eatery serves classic Egyptian street eats such as koshari and feteer meshaltet. Setting it apart is the fun and quirky vibe at Geddy’s, such as the cartoon spoofs of famous films adorning the walls.

For another quirky, cartoony fast food concept, try Shakeism Milkshakes. The menu is crammed with an extensive list of milkshakes, yogoshakes and create your own options. We particularly like the name of the Toblerone milkshake called ‘The Insider’. The character-filled artwork is also noteworthy, inspired by a comic book vision of an impending dairy-based revolution. Lactose-fuelled comrades should definitely check this one out.

For something equally sippable but more refined, tea fans ought to explore boutique Teavana in Mirdif City Centre. The shop stocks a varied selection of varieties, with knowledgeable staff (aka teaologists) on hand to guide you through the selection. Options include ayurvedic blends and ‘monkey picked oolong’ (according to legend, monks trained monkeys to pick the highest leaves).

Coffee fans are not left out this week either, with a specialist Turkish coffee boutique now open on Al Wasl Road. Selamlique Istanbul stocks Turkish coffee in six aroma varieties (traditional, dark roast, chocolate, cinnamon, cardamom and mastic), as well as coffee making accessories including Turkish coffee pots, cups, trays and gift sets, and sweets including Turkish delight dusted with gold for a rather Dubai touch.

That’s not all, because there are also three new brunches in the city. At Gaucho’s first ever brunch diners will be welcomed with mixed drinks, Latin American breads with chimichurri and guacamole, plus taster portions of ceviches. The menu includes chorizo sausage, grilled gambas, mini duck and corn husk empanadas, Argentinian beef burger with cheddar cheese and chipotle chutney, spiral cut rib-eye steak grilled with chimichurri dressing and more. Nezesaussi Grill’s new brunch serves more of a meaty indulgence with rib-eye steak, lamb chops, boerewors sausages and a salad buffet, as well as a choice of ten desserts. It’s also a late starter, running from 1pm-5pm each Friday. Fine dining Irish haunt, The D Bar and Grill has also launched the D-licious late brunch from 2pm-6pm, serving items such as Irish black angus beef and a selection of artisanal Irish cheeses.

Until next week, bon appétit!

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