Dubai foodie news

Another Latin takeover arrives, Gaucho goes cinematic, and Indian Independence reaches its 69th year

Over the last few year’s Dubai has experienced several recurring waves of new Latin restaurant openings. It is not so much even a trend anymore, but more an inevitable cycle that we have begun to expect each year. So, wait for it. We’ve got a batch of brand new Latin openings to announce. Coming soon to Umm Suqeim is Pollo Pollo. This casual dining Peruvian launch offers a classic from the country of rotisserie cooked chicken (‘pollo a la brasa’).

More on trend Peruvian cooking has just launched in Dubai at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. Located on the fifth floor, the hotel has opened new restaurant Garden (currently in a soft launch phase), featuring a menu of items such as ceviches and tiraditos, Inca inspired interiors and a Peruvian beverage bar.
Yet another Latin launch in the pipeline is new pan-American eatery Poco Loco. This huge two-floor venue will be opening in August at The Beach at JBR and will include a cigar lounge and mocktail bar.

Not a new launch, but there is more Latin news coming from Argentine steakhouse Gaucho. New developments at the restaurant include a gourmet delivery service to Downtown and DIFC, launching on August 17. Also on the menu at Gaucho are more classic film nights, with The Notebook screening on Monday August 17, The Great Gatsby on Monday August 24 and Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Monday August 31. Finally, guests on Wednesday nights can now experience live tango performances, taking place throughout August and starting from 9pm each week.

There’s also a feast of new themed deals available right now. Kicking off the quirky list of menu promotions is the new chocolate and grape pairing night at Solo Bistronomia. On Sundays from 7pm, guests can now enjoy four varieties of grape, each paired with handcrafted chocolate, for Dhs140 per person.

Meanwhile, La Porte des Indes is celebrating Indian Independence Day on Saturday August 15 with a special brunch. The event will have a live chaat station at the table, mixing up classics such as pani puri. Also on the menu, you’ll find dishes such as gilafi seekh kebab, Goan shrimp balchao, butter chicken, Bengali aloo dum, mint parathas, three cheese kulcha and a variety of biriyanis.

Last but not least, homegrown pan-Asian concept The Noodle House has just launched a staggering 28 new dishes (plus a few price reductions apparently) to the menu. Among the newly introduced plates now being served, you’ll find Indonesian favourite gado gado (a mixed salad of vegetables, egg and a peanut dressing), prawn satay (with red curry sauce and sticky rice cake) and Singaporean-style curry laksa noodle soup (served with chicken, prawns and tofu fish ball).

Until next week, bon appétit!

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