This week's best dining events

St Patrick's Day menus, Taste of Dubai and more

Wednesday 12

BiCE SkyBar’s vinoteca night
Sample six varieties of grape, paired with Italian nibbles.
Dhs285 per person. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).

Brauhaus' sausage festival
Choose one of the Bavarian specialities available and the restaurant will match it with a litre of hops.
Dhs149. Fri-Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Until March 15. Jumeirah Rotana Dubai, 2nd December Street, Satwa (04 345 5888).

Jazz@PizzaExpress' 2-for-1
Buy-one-get-one-free on main courses this month to celebrate the venue's one year anniversary.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Until March 31. Cluster A, JLT (04 441 6342).

Plantation Lounge's 'pay as you wish' promotion
Choose the price you wish to pay for two beverages of the same kind from a selected list.
Prices vary. Sat-Wed 4pm-7pm, 11pm-1am. Until March 31. Sofitel JBR, The Walk, Dubai Marina (04 448 4848).

Sake No Hana’s zensai promotion
The Japanese venue introduces a special of mixed drinks teamed with small plates.
From Dhs75. Sat-Wed 6am-9pm. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar (04 432 7800).

The Act Dubai’s Dreams By The Act
A new evening with a choice of three different three-course set dinner menus and a weekly changing theatrical performance inspired by dreams.
From Dhs300 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-1am. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (052 811 9900).


Thursday 13

Aspen by Kempinski’s lunch deal
The set menu deal promises to be served in just 45 minutes, otherwise claim it free!
Dhs120 (two courses). Dhs150 (three courses). Sun-Wed noon-3pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).

Da Vinci’s pizza acrobatics
Chef Manolo Mosconi performs until Saturday March 15, plus get deals on pizza or pasta until the end of the month thrown in.
Prices vary. Daily noon-midnight. Until March 31. The Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Garhoud (04 702 8888).

Nosh’s sushi night
The new eatery serves a sushi buffet.
Dhs190 (soft drinks). Dhs299 (house beverages). Dhs520 (bubbly). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A, JLT (04 438 0000).

Friday 14

3in1’s urban picnic
A poolside picnic concept, where guests will be given a basket and blanket and a DJ spins chill out tunes.
Dhs225 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). 1pm-5pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5923).

Double Decker's St Patrick’s Day brunch
Special additions to the buffet include Irish stew, soda bread, champ, cottage pie, drisheen and coddle.
Dhs199 per person. Noon-4pm. Al Murooj Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 321 1111).

Flow Kitchen’s breakslow
Breakfast dishes with a laid-back ambience and al fresco areas.
Dhs155 (soft drinks). Dhs285 (house beverages and mixed drinks). Dhs445 (half a bottle of bubbly and mixed drinks). Fri 10.30am-3pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

Noire at Spectrum on One
The ‘dine in the dark’ experience offers a three-course meal, served to guests in a pitch-black room by waiting staff wearing night-vision goggles.
Dhs325 per person (Dhs27 per guest is donated to Sightsavers Middle East). Fri-Mon 7.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

Ripe’s farmers’ market
Pick up fresh local produce and take part in cooking workshops.
Free entry. Fri 9am-2pm. Ongoing. Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).

THE DEK on 8’s Soak event
Enjoy cooking and beverage stations, music as well as some ‘surprise’ entertainment on the night and use of the pool.
Dhs295 per person. 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).


Saturday 15

Amala’s Bollywood nights
Get dinner teamed with a Bollywood movie screening at 3.30pm and 7.30pm.
Dhs285 per person (food and movie only). 6pm-1pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Pai Thai's street food market
A new weekly event, with a Thai street market-inspired space, serving lunch from live cooking stations.
Dhs250 (soft drinks). Dhs375 (selected beverages). Noon-3.30pm. Ongoing. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).

Rhodes Twenty10’s roast dinner
The new promotion includes beef sirloin, Yorkshire puddings, onion gravy, roast potatoes and fresh vegetables, plus a traditional English dessert of steamed treacle sponge with custard.
Dhs210 per person (food only). Sat and Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).

Wheeler’s surf and turf
A two-person platter of whole grilled lobster, 360g fillet of beef, French fries, béarnaise sauce, salad and dessert, plus a bottle of house grape and four bottles of hops.
Dhs350 per person. Noon-3pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).

Sunday 16

Rosso’s barbecue night
Italian-style barbecue will be offered here at this ever-popular Marina venue with grilled fish and meat.
Dhs189 per person. 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, Jumeirah Beach Residence (04 428 2000).

Saffron’s wildfire night
Head here for an Asian-inspired buffet with recipes such as traditional Peking duck and Thai wok-fried black-pepper beef.
Dhs225 per person (complimentary bottle of grape per four adults). 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

The Thai Kitchen's congee menu
A choice of two set menus with recipes for this Chinese-style rice porridge, such as pandan and taro congee, plus a main course and dessert.
Dhs160 per person (minimum two people). Sat and Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).


Monday 17

Reform Social & Grill's St Patrick’s Day
Celebrate the patron saint of Ireland's feast day with Irish dishes on the specials blackboard and a tasters of three Irish malt beverages.
From Dhs45. noon-midnight. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).

St Tropez Bistro’s oysters and bubbly
Monday nights offer three French oysters and one glass of bubbly thrown into the bargain.
Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 3415).

The Dubliner’s St Patrick’s Day
Head here and you'll get an Irish menu, drinks deals as well as live music from an Irish band.
Prices vary. 2pm-midnight. Le Méridien Dubai, Airport Road (04 702 2455).

Voi’s Vietnamese barbecue class
A masterclass followed by a meal. Minimum of four guests are needed to take up the offer.
Dhs245 per person (glass of grape). 1pm-3pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Tuesday 18

Arcadia Lounge’s mezze night
Get to feast on a Turkish-inspired mezze menu by celebrity chef Silvena Rowe.
Dhs149 per person (house grape). Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).

BiCE Mare’s Mother’s Day
A special four-course set menu and a complimentary gift thrown in especially for mothers.
Dhs450 (food only). Daily noon-midnight. Until March 31. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).

Hunters Room and Grill’s gentlemen’s agreement
The steakhouse is offering a 50 percent discount, valid either on meat or a bottle of grape, on Tuesday nights.
Prices vary. 6pm-10.45pm. Ongoing. Westin Mina Seyahi, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 4141).

Saffron’s seafood night
The selection ranges from lobster bisque to spicy grilled tiger prawns.
Dhs225 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 0000).

Salero Tapas & Bodega’s paella deal
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat promotion on Tuesdays, which is valid on the paella dish of the day.
Dhs80. Noon-5pm. Ongoing. Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5999).

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