Gold-dusted chicken nuggets on menu in Dubai

The swanky snack is served at Fairmont Dubai’s Trophy Room

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We’ve found some golden nuggets in Dubai, and not the kind you get from a mine. Chicken ones. This swanky bar snack is on the menu at brand-new sports bar Trophy Room.

We’ve checked out the menu at Trophy Room, which opens at Fairmont Dubai next Monday (June 11), and these are the shining star, literally.

A fry cry from any fast food fried nugget, these treats are made of corn-fed chicken and double breaded – before being given a liberal sprinkling of gold dust.

Coming in at Dhs180, they’re a little out of the price bracket of fast food chain regulars, too.

You get four of the shimmering delights on your plate, plus a choice of three dipping sauces – Danish blue cheese, black pepper ranch and ranch.

There’s a whole host of interesting items on the menu, including black truffle poutine (Dhs39) with cheddar, veal bacon and blue cheese, and cornflake chicken strips (Dhs46).

There’s also a “build-your-own” with loaded nachos, chicken wings and cheesy fries as well as a “Burger Nation” list with black bean, Portobello, salmon and classic beef patty options starting at Dhs60.

The Beast Burger 2.0 catches our eye too – including two wagyu and duck fat patties, Camembert, truffle aioli, heirloom tomato, onion rings, mustard and a choice of salad, coleslaw or Parmesan fries for Dhs105.

Fear not, fussy diners, as there’s also classic pub grub including a club sandwich, butter chicken, fish and chips, pizzas and sticky toffee pudding.

The clean-cut, gold-trimmed sports lounge arrives just in time for the World Cup, too, as it has TVs lining the main bar area, large screens dotted around the venue and a master screen made up of nine individual screens at one end.

With a trophy cabinet, low-slung seating and an exposed ceiling that gives the place a classy-yet-industrial edge, Trophy Room looks set to be a top place to catch the game. We can’t wait to check it out.

Open daily noon-2am, from Mon June 11. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 3118316)

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