30 best food events in Dubai this week

Our weekly round-up of hot tables and dining deals

Our picks of the week

1 Cooking class at Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar
See Wed 29.

2 Keralan food festival at Chutney’s Restaurant
See Wed 29.

3 French grape pairing tonight at Celebrities
See Thu 30.

4 Halloween brunch for chocoholics Sanabel
See Fri 31.

5 Caviar month at STAY by Yannick Alléno
See Sat Nov 1.

Wednesday 29

Alta Badia’s Alba truffle menu
The restaurant marks the season for white Alba truffles with a special à la carte menu.
Prices à la carte. White truffle: Dhs88 per gram. Sat-Thu noon-3pm, Sun-Fri 6pm-midnight. Until October 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 319 8771).

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).

Carnevale’s Alba truffle promotion
A special à la carte menu using white truffles.
Priced à la carte. White truffle: Dhs88 per gram. Daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until October 31. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8999).

Chef Atul Kochhar at Rang Mahal
The Michelin-awarded chef is currently visiting his Dubai restaurant. Today, he hosts a special cooking class, limited to 12 places and including a three course meal.
Dhs395 per person. 2pm-5pm. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 414 3000).

Chutney’s Restaurant’s Kerala Food Festival
Vegetarian and non-vegetarian Keralan specialties are available from today.
From Dhs120 (one soft drink). Dhs60 (children aged seven to 12). Free (children aged six and below). Daily 12.30pm-midnight. Until November 8. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 336 6000).

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.

PizzaExpress’ lunch deal
Three outlets in Dubai are offering an ‘express’ lunch deal, which includes a starter, main and a soft drink or water.
Dhs50 per person (soft drink). Sun-Thu noon-5pm. Bin Sougat, Al Rashidiya (04 285 2393). Other location: Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5134). Dhs60 per person (soft drink). Dhs80 per person (house beverage). Sun-Wed noon-4pm. Jazz@PizzaExpress, JLT (04 441 6342).

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).

Segreto’s white Alba truffle menu
Special set menu using white truffles.
Dhs305 per person (three courses). Dhs335 per person (four courses). White truffle: Dhs88 per gram. Daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until November 15. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6730).

Sanctuary’s chocolate afternoon tea
It’s chocolate week at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates. At this chocolate-themed afternoon tea, chocolate treats such as cupcakes, brownies, macarons and truffles will be served.
Dhs99 per person. Daily 2pm-6pm. Until November 1. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).

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 30

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).

Celebrities’ grape night
A degustation menu, teamed with French grape.
Dhs500 per person. 7.30pm-11pm. The Palace, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 9999).

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 31

Café Habana's Day of the Dead brunch
This venue celebrates the Latin answer to Halloween with a menu of Mexican and Cuban dishes.
There is also a happy hour after brunch from 4pm-7pm. Dhs195 (soft drinks). Dhs295 (house beverages). 1pm-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 422 2620).

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).

Sanabel’s chocoholic Halloween brunch
Dishes served today include pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie and even pumpkin sushi and pumpkin chocolates. There is also a competition for the best Halloween costume.
Dhs175 (soft drinks). Dhs275 (house beverages). Dhs375 (bubbly). 12.30pm-4 pm. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates (04 377 2353).

Saturday November 1

Benihana’s 50th anniversary
The restaurant celebrates the brand’s anniversary with five different promotional dishes, including golden sushi.
Dhs50. Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm. Until November 30. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR, Dubai Marina (04 428 2000).

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).

STAY by Yannick Alléno’s caviar month
Starting today, sample a five-course set menu, featuring a fine selection of caviar from around the world. Even dessert creations will be paired with caviar.
Dhs850 per person (food only). Daily 7pm-11pm. Until November 30. One&Only The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 440 1010).

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 2

Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion
Street food recipes from South East Asia, Southern Hemisphere and the Middle East. Dhs110 (one soft drink or one glass 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).

Sizzling Wok’s 3 for 33 lunch
A bento box lunch, which features one starter, one main course and one dessert.
Dhs33 per person. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).

Monday 3

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. Ongoing. 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).

The Act’s new dinner show
The latest dinner cabaret is ‘Money, Murder and Mayhem’, launching tonight. Enjoy a Peruvian menu while you watch this murder mystery. From Dhs320 per person (food only).
Mon-Wed 8.30pm-midnight. Until December 31. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 1116).

Tuesday 4

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).

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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