30 meals deals in Dubai

Our weekly round-up of hot tables and dining deals

Our picks of the week

1 White truffle dinner at Don Alfonso 1890
See Wed 5.

2 A taste of Ireland at La Brasserie
See Wed 5.

3 First birthday deal at Salero Tapas & Bodega
See Wed 5.

4 Going Dutch at Pure Sky Lounge & Dining
See Thu 6.

5 Truffle 101 at The Emirates Academy of hospitality
See Sat 8.

Wednesday 5

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).

Chutney’s Restaurant’s Kerala Food Festival
Vegetarian and non-vegetarian Keralan specialities are available.
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).

Don Alfonso
1890’s white truffle dinner Dubai ‘truffle man’ Massimo Vidoni hosts a one-off white truffle dinner at the restaurant this evening. The menu offers five courses with grape pairing. Advanced reservation required.
Dhs750 per person. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 615 1105).

La Brasserie’s Irish night
Award-winning Irish TV chef Neven Maguire prepares a special menu tonight using traditional Irish ingredients.
Prices vary. 6pm-10.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Nais Italian Kitchen’s Movember promotion
This month, not only is the culinary team at this Italian eatery growing moustaches in support of Movember, but the restaurant is also offering all male diners a ten percent discount.
Prices vary. Daily 11am-9pm. Until November 30. HDS Tower, Cluster F, JLT (04 452 9991).

Salero Tapas & Bodega’s anniversary deal
This dinner deal to mark the venue’s first anniversary offers a choice of paella and any four tapas.
Dhs111 per couple. Sun-Thu noon-1am, Fri-Sat noon-3am. Until November 30. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).

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).

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 6

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).

Pure Sky Lounge & Dining’s guest chef dinner
Michelin-awarded Dutch chef Wilco Berends hosts a five-course pop-up dinner this evening.
Dhs375 per person. Dhs475 per person (grape pairing). 7pm-10pm. Pure Sky Lounge & Dining, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 374 7888).

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).

Teatro’s truffle promotion
From today, the restaurant will be offering this delicacy on an à la carte basis for a limited period this month.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Until November 14. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).


Friday 7

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).

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).

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).

Saturday 8

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).

Italian cooking classes
As part of the Italian Cuisine World Summit, Michelin-awarded visiting chefs will be holding a schedule of cooking classes (each focusing on a different culinary topic). Lessons available for amateurs and professionals alike.
Dhs250 per person (including lunch). Daily 9.15am-1.45pm, 2pm-5pm. November 8-21. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Umm Suqeim, patrizia.dxb.summit@gmail.com (055 780 4746).

STAY by Yannick Alléno’s caviar month
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).

White truffle masterclasses
This new addition to the Italian Cuisine World Summit is a three-hour masterclass covering all you need to know about the white truffle, held by ‘truffle man’ Massimo Vidoni. Advanced booking required.
Dhs2,500 per person. November 8, 17 and 19, 3pm-6pm. November 13, 10am-1pm. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Umm Suqeim, info@itchefs-gvci.com (055 296 4827).

Sunday 9

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

Rosso’s pop-up dinner
During the Italian Cuisine World Summit this week, Michelin-awarded chef Graziano Prest is in residence at Rosso. Tonight, there is a special five-course dinner event taking place.
Dhs350 (food only). Dhs450 (grape pairing). From 7.30pm. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, Dubai Marina (04 428 2000).

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 10

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 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 11

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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