Our picks of the week
1 Try something new at Jumeirah Restaurant Week
See Wed 28.
2 Delve into Andean cooking at Pure Sky Lounge
See Wed 28.
3 Sample seafood delicacies at Arabian Ranches
See Thu 29.
4 Enjoy tasters and demos at Lafayette Gourmet
See Thu 29.
5 Wish the restaurant happy first birthday at Fuego
See Sun June 1.
BiCE Mare's chef's table
Head chef Francesco prepares a menu of seven to ten tasting plates, tailored to you and using seasonal produce.
Dhs450 per person (food only). Daily noon-midnight. Ongoing. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).
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).
Jumeirah Restaurant Week
A week-long food promotion taking place at Jumeirah restaurants across Dubai offers set menus at promotional prices. Advanced booking required.
Dhs90 (Noodle House). Dhs120 (casual dining). Dhs180 (signature dining) Dhs270 (Burj Al Arab). Until May 31. www.jumeirah.com (04 364 7555).
Miyako's kaiseki menu
A Kyoto-style menu of nine courses. Advanced reservation required.
Dhs350 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Hyatt Regency Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).
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).
Pure Sky Lounge's Argentinian Festival
The three-day event features four Argentine chefs (three visiting guest chefs and the venue's resident chef) cooking Andean specialities teamed with grape from Argentina and Chile.
Wed: Dhs375 per person (four courses with grape pairing). 7pm-11pm. Thu: Dhs195 per person (cooking demonstration with grape tasting). 7pm-11pm. Fri: Dhs375 per person (evening brunch with Latin beverages). 5.30pm-9pm. Until May 30. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Residences, JBR (04 374 7888).
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 is 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).
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).
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).
Zafran's seafood special
An Indian seafood special for 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), Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7357).
Arabian Ranches' seafood night
A five course dinner menu, with a selection of grape from around the world.
Dhs295 per person (members). Dhs325 per person (non-members). 7.30pm-11pm. Baker-Finch Room, Arabian Ranches Golf Club (04 360 7935).
Benihana's Donburi special
Try a menu of Japanese rice bowls.
Prices vary. Thu, Fri and Tue 5pm-11.30pm. Until May 29. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
Certo's Italian cheese promotion
Try a one-off menu showcasing as many as 15 varieties of Italian cheese, from different regions of the country.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Until June 5. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).
Lafayette Gourmet's food festival
An interactive series of events with tastings, cooking demonstrations and competitions taking place this week.
Free entry. Thu-Sat 11am-6pm. Until May 31. Lafayette Gourmet, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933 ext. 2394/2100).
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).
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.
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-1am. 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).
Sunday June 1
Fuego's first anniversary
This week, the Mexican restaurant celebrates its first birthday with meal deals and competitions (themed around the number 12, one for every month so far).
Prices vary. Noon-1am. Until June 7. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 449 0977).
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. 10.30pm-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, roast potatoes and vegetables, plus a traditional dessert of steamed treacle sponge with custard. Ideal for British expats missing a good old carvery.
Dhs210 per person (food only). Sat-Sun 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 316 5550).
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 selection featuring taquitos, fajitas and tacos.
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).