30 best food events in Dubai this week

Truffles, Oktoberfest, the world of Nobu and more must eat treats

Our picks of the week

1 Truffle season tasting at Armani/Ristorante
See Wed 15.

2 Join in the Deutsch-arama at Grand Hyatt Dubai
See Wed 15.

3 Nobu and his chefs descend on Dubai at Nobu
See Thu 16.

4 One-off pairing night at Plantation Lounge
See Thu 16.

5 Celebrate the festival of lights at Armani/Amal
See Sun 19.

Wednesday 15

A.O.C. French Brasserie’s grape special
A special menu of grape for a limited time.
From Dhs50 per glass. From Dhs250 per bottle. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 18. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Marina (04 448 4733).

Armani/Ristorante’s truffle promotion
Dubai’s best Italian restaurant celebrates the white truffle season with two separate seven-course degustation menus dedicated to white and black varieties. One menu focuses on traditional cooking, the other on more creative and original recipes such as truffle crème brûlée with sweet garlic cappuccino. Dhs900 (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

BA Restaurant’s ‘lucky eights’

Modern Chinese haunt BA, which takes its name from the number eight in Chinese (considered to be a lucky number), is offering early diners a 28 percent discount on their meal before 8pm.
Prices vary. Daily 7pm-8pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).

Emaar Hospitality Group’s ‘Dine & Dream’
This promotion requires you to register online, then you’ll be entitled to a 20 percent discount at over 37 food and beverage outlets. Plus there is a weekly draw (this month), with the chance to win a weekend stay for two nights, including breakfast and a gift card worth Dhs350.
Prices and times vary. Until October 31. www.dineanddream.com.

Grand Hyatt Dubai’s Oktoberfest
Now in its eighth year, the hotel's Oktoberfest celebrations take place in an air-conditioned festival tent where you can enjoy German food and beverages and live music. Wed-Fri: Free entry (priced on consumption). Sat brunch: Dhs180 (food only). Dhs240 (house beverages).
7pm-1am. Until October 25 (excluding October 19-20). Grand Hyatt Dubai (04 317 2222).

Jumeirah’s Summer MasterCard dining deal
MasterCard holders get a 20 percent discount in Jumeirah restaurants when paying with their card. Valid for tables of two to six diners.
Prices and times vary. Until October 15. www.jumeirah.com/mastercard.

Lafayette Gourmet’s ‘seven days, seven ways’
Theme nights featuring dim sum on Mondays, Arabic mezze and grills on Thursdays and more.
Dhs95 per person (soft drinks). Daily 6pm-9pm. Lafayette Gourmet, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).

Náis Italian Kitchen
Throughout October, to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, this Italian eatery is offering female diners a ten percent discount on their bill. This month, you can also sample pink themed desserts such as strawberry mousse and raspberry tart.
Prices vary. Sat-Thu 11am-9pm. Until October 31. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort’s Oktoberfest
The resort celebrates this Bavarian tradition with a buffet of German food, plus German beverages and traditional live music.
Dhs195 (food only). Dhs395 (hops and grape). 7pm-midnight. Until October 18. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 399 5533).

The noodle house’s Singaporean crab festival
The Asian eatery adds four Singaporean style crab dishes to the menu for a limited period. The menu features black pepper crab or chilli crab, using a choice of either mud shell or soft shell crab to prepare the recipe.
From Dhs85. Times vary. Until October 23. Locations citywide, www.thenoodlehouse.com (800 666353).

West 14th’s Route 66 night
A regular barbecue event with dishes inspired by destinations along America’s iconic Route 66 highway. The selection includes seafood starters, a salad bar, wagyu rump, Texas smoked brisket and Saint Louis-style deep-pan pizza.
Dhs200 per person (food only). Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah (04 447 7601).


Thursday 16

Barasti’s Oktoberfest
German food, beverages and music on the beach.
Free entry. Mon-Wed 7pm-11pm, Thu and Sat 8pm-midnight, Friday 2pm-4pm, 8pm-midnight. Until October 25. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina (04 318 1313).

World of Nobu
The first ever Nobu food festival takes place this week, featuring chef Nobu Matsuhisa himself, as well as visiting chefs from Nobu restaurants around the world. The two-day event opens with a reception on Thursday evening, followed by a special edition of Friday brunch and closing with a six-course gala dinner on Friday evening.
Dhs450 per person. Thu 9pm-3am. Dhs595. Fri noon-4pm. Dhs995. Friday 8pm-midnight. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Plantation Lounge’s pairing dinner

A one-off five-course dinner paired with grape (as part of the hotel group’s global grape week).
Dhs350 per person. 7pm-11pm. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 448 4733).

Shanghai Chic’s unlimited tasting night Feast on Asian plates at this Chinese restaurant.
Dhs188 (food only). Dhs288 (house beverages). Open daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate (04 444 5613).

Spices Restaurant’s Iranian night
Sample unlimited Iranian kebab specialities on Thursdays.
Dhs89 per person (soft drinks). 7pm-11pm. Until December 18. Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square, Al Mamzar (04 607 2777).

Stage2’s seafood pairing
This promotion offers diners a selection of seafood, paired with grape.
Dhs125 per person (three glasses of grape). Thu 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 6827).

Friday 17

Flow Kitchen’s breakslow
A leisurely breakfast event.
Dhs185 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). Dhs465 (half a bottle of bubbly). Fri 11.30am-4pm. Ongoing. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3457).

One on One Bar’s ‘perfect pairings’
Russian beverages with vine leaves on Mondays; Scottish beverages and wagyu beef on Tuesdays; French grape and burgers on Wednesdays; drinks and cigars on Thursday; and pints and pies on a Friday night.
From Dhs180 per person. Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8233).

Sobahn’s Friday dinner deal
Korean and Japanese buffet.
Dhs99 (food only). 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Matloob Building, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 7888).

Saturday 18

Casa de Tapas’ 2-for-1
A two-for-one deal on paella and Spanish beverages (excluding sparkling).
From Dhs55 per person. Noon-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 416 1800).

Taste of Wafi
A family-friendly food and shopping event.
Free. 10am-7pm. Until December 27. Colonnade Area, Wafi Mall, Oud Metha (04 324 4555).

Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night
Every Saturday evening enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue, featuring mixed drinks, a dessert station and music.
Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower Dubai, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Sunday 19

Armani/Amal’s Diwali menu
A special sharing menu to celebrate Diwali features dishes such as chargrilled black pomfret marinated with pickled spices or chicken tikka stir fry with bell peppers and red onion.
Dhs325 per person. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until October 25. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion
Street food recipes from South East Asia, Southern Hemisphere and the Middle East.
Dhs110 (one soft drink or oneglass of grape). Half price for children seven to 12. Free for children six and under. Sat-Mon 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).

Monday 20

caféM’s unplugged and unlimited night
Live acoustic music performances plus food from the café’s à la carte menu and unlimited beverages.
Dhs165 per person. 6pm-10pm. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Omnia Gourmet’s ‘brinner’
Breakfast dishes, served for dinner. The à la carte selection includes Gulf lobster Benedict and shakshuka.
Prices vary. 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Fishing Harbour, Jumeirah 2 (04 343 7181).

Tuesday 21

BiCE Mare’s guest chef
Two-Michelin-star guest chef Oliver Glowig devises a special set menu for the Italian restaurant. The chef will be in residence from October 14 to 16, but the menu will continue to be available until November 14.
Dhs450 (four courses). Dhs550 (eight courses). Daily noon-midnight. Until November 14. Souk al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).

Imperium’s pan-Asian buffet
Includes dim sum and sushi.
Dhs225 per person. Dhs350 (house beverages). 6.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

Toko Dubai’s sushi offer
On Tuesday nights, guests can enjoy sushi, nigiri and maki, in addition to Japanese beverages and live entertainment in the lounge bar.
Dhs225 per person. 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Hotel, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).

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