32 best foodie deals in Dubai this week

Truffles, dine in the dark, dim sum deals and more

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Our picks of the week

1 A special guest this week at Teatro
See Wed 25.

2 Asian street food at Pure Sky Lounge
See Thu 26.

3 A showcase of British food at The Rib Room
See Thu 26.

4 Earth hour dining at Fairmont Dubai
See Sat 28.

5 Grape pairing tonight at Armani/Ristorante
See Tue 31.

Wednesday 25

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).

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).

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).

Café Belge’s business lunch
Get a two- or three-course selection from a daily changing menu of Belgian cooking.
Dhs100 (two courses). Dhs120 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC (04 372 2323).

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).

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).

Jazz@PizzaExpress’ lunch deal
Three outlets in Dubai are offering an ‘express’ lunch deal, which includes a starter, main course and a soft drink or water.
Dhs50 per person (soft drink). Sun-Thu noon-5pm. Ongoing. 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).

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s ‘Ottoman Opulence’ culinary tour

This 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).

Mint Leaf of London, Dubai's afternoon tea deal
Try Danish blue cheese and mint chutney stuffed bread pakora, aloo tikki and chana chaat on crispy filo.
Dhs99 per person (tea only). Dhs144 per person (glass of sparkling grape). Dhs399 per couple (plus bottle of sparkling grape). Sat-Thu 3pm-6pm. Ongoing. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 706 0900).

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's guest chef
The Italian restaurant hosts a guest chef from Japanese concept Benihana this week.
rices vary. Wed-Tue 6pm-2am. Until March 31. Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 312 2201).

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).

Thursday 26

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).

Pure Sky Lounge's Asian street food
Live cooking stations serving up dishes such as pad Thai, yakitori, seafood and more.
Dhs250 per person (Thursday and Saturday). Dhs375 per person (Friday). Thu-Sat 7pm-11pm. Until March 28. Hilton Dubai JBR, The Walk, Dubai Marina(04 374 7888).

The Rib Room's best of the British Isles
A five course menu is served tonight, celebrating the food of the British Isles, and also Ireland. Expect English pea soup, Dover sole, grass fed Irish rib of beef and English classic cheeses.
Dhs650 per person (welcome beverage). 7pm-11pm. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0444).

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).

Friday 27

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 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).

Saturday 28

Fairmont Dubai's earth hour
Dining in the dark experience Noire will be serving an organic menu, in the dark, for earth hour.
Dhs350 per person. 7.30pm-10pm. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8316).

Nomad's earth hour
Organic dining for earth hour, and even organic grape.
Dhs200 (three course set menu). Dhs155 (bottle of organic grape). 6.30pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8571).

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).

Sunday 29

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).

Karat’s Mother’s Day afternoon tea
A special Mother’s Day afternoon tea is available all month.
Dhs125 per person. Daily 3pm-6pm. Until March 31. The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

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).

Monday 30

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

Reform Social & Grill’s steak and grape
Order a steak at this British-themed venue and get half a 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 seafood.
Dhs125 per person. Dhs165 (house beverages). Mon 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).

Tuesday 31

Armani/Ristorante's grape pairing
The award winning Italian restaurant serves a five-course degustation menu, paired with grape from Spain and Portugal.
Dhs550 per person. 7pm-11pm. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

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 our Best Newcomer Italian venue Solo.
Dhs120 per person. Tue 6pm-midnight. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 370 8999).

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