30 best food events in Dubai this week

Young Chef of the Year, gourmet brunch and more places to find a feast

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Our picks of the week

1 Listen to jazz at Seafire, Atlantis The Palm
See Sat 13.

2 Enjoy an evening barbecue at Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge
See Sat 13.

3 Dim sum happy hour at Yuan, Atlantis The Palm
See Tue 16.

4 Steak for two at Prime Steakhouse
See Fri 12.

5 American classics at West 14th, Ocean Beach Club
See Wed 10.

Wednesday 10

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).

Traiteur’s classique v modern menu
The restaurant introduces two separate six-course menus, one classic (featuring dishes such as duck a l’orange and truffled beef tartare) and one modern (including leek essence, oyster and mussel soup).
Dhs495 per person. (food only). Dhs695 (with grape). Sun-Fri 7pm-midnight. Until December 31. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira (04 317 2222).

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 11

Nine7One’s Above and Below lazy night brunch
Ice and fire meet in The Oberoi’s Nine7One. Chefs will showcase the best of barbecue and cold cuisine.
Dhs320 per person (including soft drinks). Dhs420 per person (including mixed beverages). Wed-Thu 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Oberoi Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 444 1444).

Seafood night at Al Forsan
Fresh seafood will be cooked at live cooking stations every Thursday night.
Dhs290 per person (soft drinks). Dhs440 per person (selected house beverages). Dhs145 (children aged four to 12). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road (04 809 6194).

Seafire’s Jazz Night
Swing by the restaurant at Atlantis The Palm every Thursday for a three-course set menu and mixed drinks. Seafire’s new jazz band will be playing soul, funk and old-school jazz throughout the evening.
Dhs355 per person. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

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 12

Social by Heinz Beck’s brunch
The restaurant’s brunch features the innovative cuisine of chef Heinz Beck. Fresh antipasti will be followed by live cooking stations and an à la carte main course. There’s an oyster station, carving station and handmade pastas. Desserts include Heinz Beck’s signature dishes in miniature form, as well as nitrogen ice-cream or sorbet.
Dhs395 per person (soft drinks). Dhs495 per person (house beverages). Dhs600 (bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Waldorf Astoria Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).

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).

Cabana’s Nikkei nights
Indulge in all you can eat sushi and yakitori.
Dhs210 (soft drinks). Dhs320 (house beverages). Fri 7.30pm-11pm. Ongoing. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

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 Thursdays; and pints and pies on a Fridays.
From Dhs180 per person. Mon-Fri 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8233).

Sur Mer’s Friday Brunch
Enjoy the Mediterranean-style buffet at the Friday brunch.
Dhs195 per person (soft drinks). Dhs295 per person (mixed Spanish beverage). Dhs695 per person (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Ongoing. Meydan Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 433 3777).

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

Lao’s South East Asian Brunch
Feast on a rotating selection of dim sum on arrival, enjoy a sashimi station with lobster, sea urchin, prawns and scallops. Vietnamese pho is made to order and there is a selection of à la carte dishes as well as a dessert station.
Dhs268 per person (soft drinks). Dhs388 per person (house beverages). Dhs588 per person (bubbly). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Waldorf Astoria Dubai, Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).

Prime Steakhouse’s duo servings deal
Two people can enjoy juicy tenderloin steak topped with the restaurant’s signature sauce and a bottle of grape.
Dhs595 for two people (including bottle of grape). 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. The Meydan Hotel, Nad Al Sheba (04 381 3111).

Saturday 13

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).

Azure Bleu’s BBQ Brunch
Kick back by the seaside at Meydan Beach’s Azure Bleu Saturday BBQ Brunch featuring live barbecue cooking stations.
Dhs195 per person (soft drinks). Dhs295 per person (Spanish mixed beverage). Dhs395 per person (soft drinks and a beach day pass). Dhs695 per person (bubbly). 5pm-6pm. Ongoing. The Walk, JBR (04 4333 777).

Sunday 14

Saffron’s Wildfire
Enjoy the poultry and meat at this buffet.
Dhs235 per person. 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Saffron, Atlantis The Palm (04 426 2626).

Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion
Sample street food from South East Asia, the Southern Hemisphere and the Middle East.
Dhs110 (one soft drink or one glass of grape), half price (children aged seven to 12), free (children aged 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 15

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’. 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).

Centre Cut Steak House’s Festive Menu
A four-course festive menu is available until the end of the month. Dishes include scallops with carrot puree and shimeji mushrooms, slow-cooked duck breast with chestnuts and cherry bigarade and warm mince pie with eggnog cream and caramelised pecans.
Dhs360 per person (soft drinks). 6.30pm-11pm. Until December 30. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

Tuesday 16

Amici Restaurant’s theme nights
Regular themed buffet nights include pasta and pizza on Mondays, Asian on Tuesdays, Mexican on Wednesdays and international on Thursdays.
Dhs85 (soft drinks). Mon-Thu 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Ibis Mall of Emirates Hotel, Al Barsha (04 382 3218).

Ruth’s Chris-tmas menu
The steakhouse is offeirng a festive menu throughout December. Dine on delectable dishes inspitred by the USA, including oysters, beef carpaccio topped with black winter truffles, USDA prime cut steak, Christmas turkey with all of the traditional trimmings and a New Orleans-style bread pudding served with whiskey sauce.
Dhs399 per person. Daily 6pm-2.30am (last food order by midnight). Ongoing. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Dubai Marina, www.ruthschris.ae, (04 454 9538).

Time Out Dubai Young Chef of the Year
Love food and festive feasting? This event is for you. Four talented young chefs from top Dubai restaurants such as Qbara and Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire serve up a four-course meal in front of a live audience in a bid to win the prestigious title. All you need to do is eat, drink and judge.
Dhs395 (including unlimited house beverages and mulled grape). 7.30pm-10.30pm. Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira. www.timeouttickets.com

Yuan’s Dim Sum Happy Hour
Choose from the restaurant’s select dim sum menu for delicious discounted dumplings.
Dhs88 (for two people). Dhs128 (for three people), Dhs168 (for four people), Dhs198 (for five people). Daily 6pm-7pm and 10pm-11pm. Ongoing. Yuan, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

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