As we write this week’s Eating Out Insider Ramadan has yet to begin but the sense of anticipation across Dubai is palpable. Both fasting Muslims and their supportive friends and colleagues are already looking forward to enjoying iftar or suhoor at one of hundreds of locations across Dubai and you can get more details of more than 70 promotions from page 48 onwards. We’ll be updating the details for the next few weeks so keep checking the magazine to see the enormous range available.
Although Ramadan is sure to dominate the city’s dining scene for the next month we’ve still got plenty more news to report for the city’s foodies to get excited about.
Fresh from the honour of being named one of the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ in a prestigious survey conducted by San pellegrino trendy Japanese eatery Zuma is introducing new dishes to the a la carte menu. We love almost everything on the menu so will be racing down to DIFC to try summer-inspired dishes such as a tuna and langoustine tartar with ginger and garlic dressing and a mouth-watering grilled broccoli with shiso butter panko.
Staying with a Japanese theme we’re more than a little intrigued to find out more about what the Ocean View Hotel is calling Sushi and Shooters night. The chic Whistlers bar is making a name for itself in JBR and this innovative promotion is likely to see the reputation enhanced. A dedicated sushi room (just typing that is enough to put a smile on our face) will have more than 100 ways to enjoy the iconic Japanese snack and an in-house sommelier will advise diners which flavour drink to try with each option. We think it is an excellent way for serious food enthusiasts to learn more about an interesting cuisine.
If there’s one thing we know serious foodies do love to know more about it is the topic of sustainability and Movenpick hotels in Dubai are tackling the issue head on with a new series of ‘Go Healthy’ menu options. Not only have endangered species such as king fish and hammour been ditched from menus, but chefs are also cutting back on the use of butter and cream in all dishes at the Bur Dubai hotel. Great news for you AND the planet.
Finally, we’re excited to bring you news about a new ‘urban lifestyle hub’ coming to the Downtown Dubai neighbourhood. The first property in Emaar’s new Vida Hotels and Resorts portfolio has opened doors. Facing the Burj Khalifa and located opposite Souk Al Bahar the hotel will feature dining outlets targeted at business executives and entrepreneurs in the city. We’re looking forward to checking out 3inOne (an Oriental restaurant) and Stage 2 (an intimate lounge with pool views and DJ) in the coming weeks. It is the zen-inspired Toko, a Japanese lounge with contemporary dishes that has us most excited, however