The six-day Eid Al Adha weekend is almost upon us and there are some great places to celebrate the extended weekend in Dubai.
Sunday 18 July 2021
Check out the new menu at Vanitas, Palazzo Versace Dubai
Palazzo Versace Dubai’s Vanitas has introduced an inventive new menu from newly appointed Sicilian Chef de Cuisine Gianfranco Pirrone that provides traditional dishes with a contemporary twist. The new dishes include black truffle pizza and grilled octopus and linguine pasta with sea urchin and mullet bottarga. Pasta lovers should also try the Tagliolini al Parmigiano, Uovo e Tartufo – a creation of homemade spinach taglioni, parmigiano cream, pasteurized egg, and freshly shaved truffle. Available daily from 12:30pm to 3pm and 7pm to 11pm.
Monday 19 July 2021
Tuck into the new summer menu at Asil, Rixos Premium Dubai JBR
The epitome of blending flavours from the finest cuisines lies at the heart of Asil, a restaurant where guests can luxuriate in the lavish décor and Arabesque ambience of the dining room, which provide the backdrop to a regal menu that now includes new dishes. The two new tagines take their name from the clay pots in which they are slowly cooked until aroma and flavour meld into an unforgettable dining experience and are available in fish or lamb kofta variations. The Manti are small parcels of meat baked in a wafer-thin dough and served with tomato concasse. While the Om Ali is a popular Middle Eastern dessert of brioche soaked in milk, baked and served with mixed nuts and Maras ice cream. Available daily, from 1pm to 2am.
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Le Sireunse by Scalini at Restaurant Village, Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah
Scalini Dubai launches a menu of seasonal specials inspired by the myths of a small archipelago of islands on the Amalfi Coast. Curated by Chef Giuseppe Giampietro, guests can indulge in Fresh Burrata, served on a bed of Pink Paradise tomatoes, followed by the Fritto Misto, fried breaded calamari, octopus, shrimp and zucchini chips. With a selection of seafood reminiscent of summers by the Italian shore, Scalini serves Tartare Di Tonno, diced bluefin tuna on a bed of chopped avocado; as well as Oysters of the Day, and a beautiful Carpaccio di Gamberoni, a carpaccio of prawns, avocado and extra virgin olive oil. The coastal theme weaves through the main courses, with a Paccheri Seafood Special, sautéed clams, mussels, calamari, and prawns in a light cherry tomato sauce topped with bottarga. The Scalini Catch of the Day can be prepared specifically for each table, with a choice of grilled, salt-baked or Guazzetto. Ending each meal on a sweet note, Scalini serves an exquisite selection of desserts, including whipped Pistachio Gelato, Bombolini filled with a chocolate, hazelnut crème, as well as a classic Tiramisu and Crème Brulee. Available from 12pm daily, specials from AED 195.
GO: Call (0)4 349 0068 for reservations and more information.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Guy Manoukian & Friends at The Theater, Fairmont Dubai
Every Wednesday, Guy Manoukian, the Lebanese-Armenian musician, composer, pianist and Artistic Director of The Theater, will take the stage alongside international artists passing through Dubai. These global friends will join Guy on stage and take guests on a musical journey. The first edition of Guy Manoukian & Friends will include the legendary Mario Reyes from the Gipsy Kings Family. The Theater also features an international menu with a mix of bold flavours. From a fine selection of Beluga and Oscietra Caviar to the fragrant Lobster Linguini or the signature slow-cooked Wagyu Tomahawk, each dish promises an explosion of flavours that perfectly complements the theatrical experience. Wednesdays, from 7:30pm.
Thursday 22 July 2021
Kids Eat Free at Isola Ristorante at Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse
The newly opened Isola Ristorante pays homage to the culinary traditions of the Italian Riviera while offering a range of exciting offers for the Eid break. With one order of a main course from the breakfast menu, guests receive complimentary pool access between 8am and 11am, in line with the breakfast timings. Meanwhile, at the pool between 12pm and 7pm it will be, buy one get one free on main courses. Better yet, children under the age of seven can enjoy a complimentary lunch or dinner. Available from Monday July 19 to Thursday July 22.
Friday 23 July 2021
Brunch at Bella, Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay
The Bella Friday Brunch promises to tick every box, from delicious Italian food and a beautiful setting to top-notch entertainment and beverages. The brunch will be a three-hour unlimited Italian feast including dishes such as; Bella Bruschetta (crunchy bread with baked tomato, garlic and thyme), Tortelli (homemade Tortelli filled with ricotta, spinach, butter and sage), Branzino in crosta di patata (crusted potato sea bass, cime di rapa) and sorpresa (caramelized chocolate soft cream, crispy chocolate pearls, Greek yoghurt, coffee and chocolate caramel). The first two courses and dessert are a traditional Italian sharing concept, with one main dish per person chosen from the menu. Fridays, from 12pm to 5pm (three-hour window). AED 325 (soft beverages) and AED 550 (house beverages).
GO: Call (0)52 100 6024 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 24 July 2021
BagaETON Night Brunch at Bagatelle Dubai, Fairmont Dubai
Be immersed in a night of vibrant Latino and Reggaeton beats with a hint of the classic joie de vivre Bagatelle is known for. Not your average night brunch, BagaETON is a gourmet affair with a sumptuous menu that brings the French Riviera to your plate. Kick things off with starters like the Burrata au Melon (Burrata, Compressed Melons, Wagyu Coppa, Roasted Hazelnuts, and Cantaloupe Vinaigrette), enjoy spectacular entrees like the Lobster Roll (Lobster, Pickled Jalapeño, Apple, and Brioche) and end things off on a sweet note with a selection of French desserts. Saturdays, from 8pm until late (three-hour package). AED 350 (soft beverages), AED 390 (Bellini package), AED 450 (house beverages) and AED 490 (premium beverages).