Peruvian Independence day in Dubai

04 414 0000 Sheikh Zayed Road

One of the first things guests will noticed when arriving at Garden, is the fresh interior design and casual dining atmosphere. Wooden rustic tables, colourful textiles and the funky Peruvian music playing adds to the fun and relaxed ambiance. The staff are friendly and know the menu very well, which if you are not used to the Peruvian style of cooking, comes in handy. The menu is refined with a decent selection of Peruvian favourites including ceviches and tiraditos, as well as hot and cold plates that are all fairly priced at under Dhs100 and ideal for sharing. The corn empanadas with cheese are light and fluffy and accompanied with a coriander aioli, which is creamy, fresh and not overpowering. The star dish is the lomo saltado, tender stir-fried beef with fresh cherry tomatoes, red onion and criolla potatos, topped with a fried quail egg. All the dishes look good here and it's an excellent place to come with a group of friends.

Peruvian +971 4 316 9600 Jumeirah Road

There’s only one way a place gets to Time Out Dubai’s most coveted Restaurant of the Year award – by serving up a flawless dining experience. And although it didn’t land the top gong in 2017, it is still an amazing place to eat. From the moment you walk up to the ornate doors, past the friendly, attentive hosts, and into the large, contemporary venue that’s always buzzing, you know this place is special. It’s difficult to settle on one or two of the delicious-sounding plates, so you might want to ask the staff. They’re all really good and will make super suggestions. Check out the ceviches, tender Josper-grilled octopus with olive tapenade and a Chilean sea bass that flakes apart fantastically. But the star of the show is the langosta iron pot – a dish of perfectly cooked chunks of lobster with tender rice and pea shoots that’s well balanced and subtly flavoured. As for desserts, the standout is a salted caramel ganache, the richness offset by a raspberry sorbet and candied orange. You’ll dream of it for weeks.

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