Our picks of the week
1 Enjoy the chef's daily picks of the menu at Ossiano
See Wed 14.
2 White asparagus degustation at Traiteur
See Wed 14.
3 Indulge in a selection of seafood at Medley
See Thu 15.
4 Taste your way through eight courses at Wheeler's
See Fri 16.
5 2kg of meat raises the steaks at Q43
See Mon 19.
Antique Bazaar's Rajasthani food festival
The restaurant introduces an à la carte selection of dishes from this region.
Priced à la carte. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm, 7.30pm-3am. Fri 7.30pm-3am. Until May 16. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Brauhaus' white asparagus season
A selection of dishes that feature white asparagus cream soup and white asparagus with hollandaise sauce or brown butter.
Priced à la carte. Daily 7pm-10.30pm. Until May 25. Jumeirah Rotana, Satwa (04 345 5888).
Brio's 2-for-1 dinner
Pay for one, four-course set dinner and another guest dines for free.
Dhs120 per person. Daily 7pm-8pm. Until May 31. TIME Grand Plaza, Al Qusais (04 233 4020).
Don Alfonso 1890's lunch deal
A midday menu of Italian dishes.
Dhs75 (main course). Dhs105 (starter and main course). Dhs95 (main course and dessert). Dhs125 (three courses). Dhs150 (three courses and glass of sparkling grape). Mon-Sat noon-3pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1591).
Ewaan's asparagus month
This seasonal delicacy is available in recipes such as steamed green and white asparagus with Hollandaise sauce or goat's cheese and white asparagus salad, served at the buffet. Diners also have the chance to win a stay at the hotel, including afternoon tea.
Dhs250 per person. 7pm-10pm. Until May 20. The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7806).
Gaucho's mixed drinks master classes
The restaurant's multi-national team of mixologists have put together three globally inspired mixed drinks. Sign up for a private masterclass to learn how to make these drinks, or join in the group class taking place on Tuesday May 13 at 7.30pm. Duration of classes is one hour 30 minutes.
Dhs250 per person. Times subject to availability. Until May 17. DIFC (04 422 7898).
Ossiano's chef's menu
A five course set-menu, featuring a daily chef's selection.
Dhs750 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Reform Social & Grill's business lunch
A seasonal set menu at the British gastro pub, including dishes such as fish and chips, chicken liver pâté or beetroot-cured salmon with horseradish cream and Irish soda bread. Also, there's steak or lobster (served as a salad, sandwich or with fries).
Dhs120 (two courses). Dhs140 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
The Act Dubai’s 'Toys in the Attic'
A three-course menu and live entertainment.
From Dhs300 per person (food only). Mon-Wed 8.30pm-1am. Until May 21. Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).
TOKO Dubai's joto lunch
Three-course à la carte selection, including miso soup, edamame and green tea.
Dhs125. Daily noon-3.15pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).
Traiteur's asparagus menu
A white asparagus degustation menu, paired with a variety of white grape.
Dhs495 per person (food only). Sun-Thu 7pm-midnight. Fri 7.30pm-midnight. Until May 31. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
Zafran's seafood special
An Indian seafood special for the month of May, featuring dishes such as tandoori king prawn and spicy fried calamari.
From Dhs28 per dish. Daily noon-10pm. Until May 31. Mirdif City Centre (04 284 0987). Other location: Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7357).
Medley's seafood night
The selection at this weekly theme night includes prawns, lobster and oysters.
Dhs165 (soft drinks). Dhs195 (house beverages). Dhs390 (bubbly). 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre Hotel, Deira (04 603 8201).
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate's dine around promotion
Dine across the hotel's bars and restaurants, with one course served in each of the four venues. Minimum of ten guests.
Dhs499 per person (including sparkling grape). Daily 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5421).
Seafire's free kids' menu
Children can now eat for free off the kids' menu.
Prices vary. Daily 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
The Med's 'Meat Me'
A barbecue on the terrace, with seafood, meat and also salads and antipasti dishes, plus dessert platters to share. Bookings before 7.30pm receive one complimentary bottle of grape per couple, and tables of ten or more receive a complimentary bottle at The Dek on 8 after dinner.
Dhs195 (food only). 7pm-11pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
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.
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).
Wheeler’s celebration dinner
A new weekend deal offers an eight-course tasting menu for lunch, with beverage pairing.
Dhs225 (food only). Dhs375 (with beverage pairing). Fri and Sat noon-5pm. Ongoing. DIFC (04 386 0899).
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).
Reform Social & Grill's Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
An Alice in Wonderland inspired afternoon tea, with pocket-watch cupcakes and Queen of Hearts jam tarts in the garden. Advanced booking required.
Dhs95 per person. Dhs145 per person (glass of sparkling grape). Sat-Thu 3pm-5pm. Ongoing. The Lakes Club, Emirates Living (04 454 2638).
Taste of Wafi
The family-friendly food festival runs every Saturday and offers a chance to sample locally produced foods, including organic groceries, plus kids' entertainment and fashion and beauty buys.
Free. 10am-7pm. Until June 21. Wafi Mall, Oud Metha (04 324 4555).
Fish Market's lobster promotion
Pick out a fresh lobster from the selection with this bargain.
Dhs99. 12.30pm-3.15pm, 7.30pm-11.14pm. Until May 31. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek (04 205 7333).
La Porte des Indes's 2-for-1 deal
The French-Indian fusion spot is now offering a two for one deal on food and beverages each Sunday evening.
Prices vary. 22.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8610).
Positano's fiesta Italiana
An Amalfi-inspired selection includes antipasti, pizzas, pasta, seafood and a dessert room.
Dhs180 per person (soft drinks). 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).
Rhodes Twenty10’s roast dinner
The 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-Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
Western Steakhouse's duck promotion
Duck recipes on the promotional menu this month include consommé, confit and more.
From Dhs36 per dish. Daily noon-11.30pm. Until May 31. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 276 963).
Q43's 'the steaks are high'
'The Bull' is a 2kg platter of meat to share and comes with one bottle of grape.
Dhs599 per platter. 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 443 5403).
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).
Arcadia's antipasti night
An assortment of cold cuts, grilled vegetables and Italian cheese, plus a pasta station.
Dhs149 per person. 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8611).
Crescendo's sabor a Mexico
A Tex-Mex inspired style selection that includes taquitos, fajitas, tacos and guacamole.
Dhs220 (soft drinks). Dhs350 (premium beverages). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
Choices's Italian night
Traditional dishes, including antipasti, pizza, risotto, pasta and desserts.
Dhs179 (soft drinks). Dhs219 (selected beverages). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Al Bustan Rotana Dubai, Garhoud (04 282 0000).
SoHo Bar & Grill's ladies' night dinner
Head here for a ladies' night that offers dinner for only one dirham and live entertainment.
From Dhs1. 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Century Village, Garhoud (04 286 8520).