Our picks of the week
1 Learn all about grape at Armani/Ristorante
See Wed 11.
2 Celebrity chefs and local menus at Taste of Dubai
See Thu 12.
3 Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Beach House
See Thu 12.
4 Have an underwater afternoon tea at Ossiano
See Sat 14.
5 Enjoy live king crab at Long Yin
See Sun 15.
Alta Badia’s truffle menu
Try a four- or seven-course set menu using Norcia black truffles from Umbria in Italy.
Dhs398 (four courses). Dhs475 (seven courses). Daily noon-midnight. Until March 31. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 366 3866).
Armani/Ristorante’s grape masterclass
Sommelier Gabriel Bélanger offers a two-hour grape masterclass focusing on South African varieties.
Dhs195 per person. 5pm-7pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
At.mosphere’s winter menu
Seasonal specials include Dover sole tournedos served with popcorn tortellini, and roasted rack of Rhug Estate lamb and polenta à l’ancienne and rosemary jus.
Lunch: Dhs450 (two courses). Dhs600 (three courses). Dinner: Dhs900 (five courses). Dhs1,700 (seven courses). Daily 12.30pm-3pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).
Claypot’s kebabs and curries promotion
Feast on the promotional menu.
Priced à la carte. Daily 7pm-midnight. Until March 28. Citymax Hotels Bur Dubai, Kuwait Street (050 100 7065).
Fountain Restaurant’s street food promotion
Taste dishes 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). Wed 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai (04 310 4320).
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s ‘Ottoman Opulence’ culinary tour
This progressive dining event starts in Plaj restaurant with a glass of bubbly and canapés followed by a cold starter at Indian restaurant Amala, Turkish mezze in Lalezar, main course at The Rib Room and a dessert buffet at Imperium. The experience finishes with tea or coffee and a digestif at Sultan’s Lounge terrace.
Advanced booking advised. Dhs1,490 per couple. Daily 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).
Seafire’s Sinatra night
This weekly food and beverage menu is inspired by Frank Sinatra and will be served to live music.
Dhs400 (four courses). Dhs545 (six courses). Wed 8pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Taste Kitchen’s ‘we love mums’ promotion
Buy any breakfast item and receive a free coffee or tea.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 8am-noon, Fri-Sat 10am-noon. Ongoing. Mercato Mall (04 344 4161). Other locations: Cedre Villas, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 388 6121). Bur Dubai Spinneys (04 352 4591).
Teatro Restaurant’s healthy menu
A new à la carte menu selection features healthy dishes with a calorie count.
Priced à la carte. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2202).
Vinoteca’s pizza promotion
Get any pizza of your choice, plus a bottle of Italian hops for Dhs69. There is also a daily happy hour at the venue, offering 50 percent off selected beverages with Italian bites from 6pm-8pm.
Dhs79. Sat-Wed 12.30pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Thu-Fri 12.30pm-3pm, 6pm-midnight. Until May 22. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 1234).
Armani/Mediterraneo’s seafood night
The event features iced seafood stations, with oysters, razor clams, tiger prawns, lobster tails, blue crab and more. There are also main course choices such as surf and turf, creamy cod, stuffed squid and seafood paella, plus a choice of five different daily catch dishes.
Dhs350 per person. Thu 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Clé’s business lunch
Choose two or three courses. Dishes available include parmesan and zaatar crusted frog’s legs, black angus rib-eye with creamed feta spinach and Amalfi lemon tart with saffron.
Dhs95 (two courses). Dhs135 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.45pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 5150).
C.taste’s Italian promotion
Starting today, try an à la carte menu special, which features four cheese ravioli, beef lasagne with polenta chips, saffron risotto with prawn and basil and pesto gnocchi with courgette, asparagus and bell pepper.
Priced à la carte. Daily noon-11pm. Until March 31. Centro Barsha, next to Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 704 0000).
Palermo Terrace’s asadito barbecue
A barbecue of Argentine meats, served in view of the polo fields.
Dhs240 per person (including a glass of grape or hops). Thu 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Al Qudra Road, opposite Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).
Picante’s grape and dinner deal
All-you-can-eat from the à la carte menu at this Portuguese restaurant, plus unlimited house grape. Dhs225 per person. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
Pure Sky Lounge & Dining’s ‘rijsttafel’
Indonesian ‘rijsttafel’ (meaning rice table in Dutch) has become an ethnic dining institution in the Netherlands. Try it this week with dinner on Thursday, evening brunch on Friday and sharing platters on Saturday.
Prices and times vary. Until March 14. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 374 7888).
Sass Café’s aperitivo
Enjoy complimentary canapés with every beverage ordered.
From Dhs65 per beverage. Sun-Thu 5pm-8pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 352 7722).
Taste of Dubai
This three-day food festival will showcase local restaurants and retail food brands and international celebrity chefs who will perform demonstrations and host cooking classes.
Dhs75 (general admission), Dhs240 (VIP admission). March 12, 4pm-12am, March 13, 12pm-12am, March 14, 12pm-11pm. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.tasteofdubaifestival.com.
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).
Fraîche Café & Bistro’s breakfast special
The breakfast deal is back, with a little difference. This deal offers unlimited breakfast dishes from the menu, but no juices or coffees.
Dhs75 per person (food only). Fri-Sat 8am-4pm. Ongoing. Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT (04 369 7821).
The Beach House’s St. Patrick’s Day festival
Enjoy oysters and the black stuff this week, with a menu that features smoked Irish salmon with caper berries, seafood chowder, Galway oysters and more. On Tuesday March 17, which is St. Patrick's Day, there will also be a special green-themed ladies’ night.
Prices vary. Fri-Tue 7pm-midnight. Until March 13. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8304).
The Royal Budha’s dim sum deal
Head to this weekly event, with all-you-can-eat dim sum served from the trolley. There is also a happy hour on selected beverages on Fridays from noon-6pm.
Dhs78 per person (unlimited dim sum and speciality tea). Fri noon-midnight. Ongoing. Holiday Inn Dubai, Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 4333).
Ossiano’s afternoon tea
Try this ‘underwater’ afternoon tea with live entertainment.
Dhs295 per person. Dhs450 per person (bubbly). Sat 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Tirquaz Bistro & Garden Lounge’s barbecue night
Enjoy an al fresco poolside barbecue every Saturday evening featuring mixed drinks, a dessert station and music.
Dhs99 per person. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).
Karat’s Mother’s Day afternoon tea
A special Mother’s Day afternoon tea is available all month. On Friday March 20 to Saturday 21, Karat will also provide diners with a special cake to celebrate.
Dhs125 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. Until March 31. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
Long Yin’s live king crab promotion
Get your crab steamed with soya garlic sauce and coriander, ‘Bi Fong style’ sautéed with fried garlic and shallot, and more.
Dhs700 per kilo. Daily 12.20pm-5pm, 6pm-11pm. Until April 15. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, Garhoud (04 702 2455).
Shang Thai’s ladies’ day deal
On Sundays, ladies get 50 percent off the total lunch bill.
Prices vary. Sun noon-3pm. Ongoing. Matloob Buildings, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 380 5408).
Reform Social & Grill’s steak and grape
Order a steak at this British-themed venue and get half bottle of selected red or white grape free.
Dhs140. Mon 6pm-11pm, Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Hills (04 454 2638).
Sho Cho’s Monday feast night
The open buffet selection includes plenty of seafood, and music from DJ Stephan Karl from 9pm until 1am.
Dhs125 per person. Dhs165 (house beverages). Mon 7pm-midnight. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Rosa Mexicano’s lunch special
Get two courses for Dhs69.
Dhs69 per person. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 388 2505). Other location: Mirdif City Centre (04 285 8988).
Solo Bistronomia & Vinobar’s cheese and grape night
Enjoy five varieties of Italian cheese, paired with five varieties of Italian grape at this weekly event in new Italian venue Solo.
Dhs120 per person. Tue 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).