New menus, seasonal dishes and brunches are all on the agenda for a fantastic weekend in Abu Dhabi.
Thursday 19 August 2021
Crabs & Curries at Sontaya, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Served à la carte, Sontaya’s Crabs & Curries menu showcases expertly crafted recipes such as fried soft-shell crab with citrus butter, baked mud crab with vermicelli, blue crab yellow curry and wok-fried crab. There is also a choice of aromatic curries, including tiger prawn choo chee, kingfish in dry red curry and Indonesian Wagyu beef short rib curry. Available daily, from 6pm to 11pm.
Tuck into the new menu at Stratos Revolving Bar, Lounge & Grill, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
As the only revolving lounge in the capital, Stratos has a reputation for Josper grilled meats and alluring cocktails. Accordingly, the sky-high venue has launched a new menu featuring Josper charred calamari, seared scallops, Wagyu beef tartare and oysters. At the same time, the selection of main courses includes meats from Canada, Australia and the USA alongside seafood platters and a plethora of sauces and sides. This new menu high above the clouds certainly matches the views.
Friday 20 August 2021
Baikingu Brunch at ZUMA Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island
A sophisticated twist on the Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking. ZUMA’s popular Friday brunch presents a tasting menu serving an extensive selection of dishes that includes beef tataki, vegetable gyoza, chicken tempura, fresh oysters, grilled Wagyu steak and a platter of sashimi, nigiri and maki. Guests are then encouraged to select one main course from the likes of spicy beef tenderloin with sesame, barley miso corn fed baby chicken, jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu pepper, miso-marinated black cod and roasted Boston lobster. Finally, a dessert platter featuring pecan nuts sundae, chocolate fondant, yuzu cheesecake, sorbets, ice creams, exotic fruits and chocolates end this decadent brunch. Fridays, from 12pm to 3:30pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 495 (grape and hops) and AED 595 (Champagne and sake).
GO: Call (0)2 401 5900 for reservations and more information.
Casa De Sunset at Casa de Cuba, Yas Marina
Soak up the mesmerising sunset views of Yas Marina with a sundowner session at the vibrant Casa de Cuba. Every Saturday, Case de Sunset offers guests a chilled afternoon of delicious tapas dishes, chilled tunes and three hours of unlimited house beverages. Saturdays, from 6pm to 9pm. AED 249 (house beverages) and AED 299 (bubbly).
Saturday 21 August 2021
Viaggio in Italia Saturday Brunch at Cafe Milano, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
Wind down your weekend with a menu of authentic Italian specialities handcrafted by Restaurant Chef Delfino Chiarello. Tuck into a spread of traditional antipasti, pizza Toscana and homemade Agnolotti stuffed with ricotta and pumpkin. Main courses range from pan-roasted salmon to Australian lamb rump. To finish, there will be homemade tiramisu and panna cotta. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 245 (food only) and AED 325 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)2 333 2222 for reservations and more information.
Seasonal Lotus Root Set Menu at Dai Pai Dong, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
The ‘Lotus Root’ set menu at Dai Pai Dong is only available throughout August. Start your celebration of the sacred flower with lotus- and shrimp-filled dim sums, sweet and sour sliced lotus, and crispy fried lotus with chilli flakes. Experience two main courses, including steamed sliced lotus with minced pork, egg yolk and mushroom, and pan-fried shrimp and lotus with coriander and sweet chilli sauce. Dessert is equally unique with sweet osmanthus lotus root. Available daily, from 12pm to 10pm. AED 218 per person.