A month old Le Petit Belge restaurant cum bar in Dubai offers Belgian cuisine and some great drinks.
We started our evening with some exotic beers and wine. They have a quite a variety of bottled beers and a great gin menu as well.
Every beer comes with its own glass, some rounded with wooden handles, while others have some cute pink elephants on them.
They have quite a number of gins and it gets confusing what to order. We tried the one with strawberries and it was very refreshing.
The vibe of this new hotspot is quite laid back and homely.
We went all veg for our meal and the appetizers included asparagus salad, cauliflower croquets, waffle chips and Mushroom crostini…all delicious, our favourite though was the mushroom crostini with some truffle oil.
They have their Belgian staples like Mussles and croquettes, with an aim of offering homemade style food.
The mains had quite a variety of veg options as well, from soup, vegetable casserole, beetroot salad and croque-monsieur with cheese and egg. The food was absolutely delicious and our favourite here is the croque monsieur. This dish uses fresh bread made especially for the restaurant.
The service was impeccable , the food absolutely yummy and some unique drinks to try. We highly recommend the Ladies Night, which is every Wednesday, from 4pm until 1:30am.
Looks like its going to be one of our favourite places in Dubai.
We love Mexican food as it caters to all dietary requirements.
There are plenty of Mexican restaurants in Dubai, ranging form Tex-Mex to fine dining and some in between.
Tortuga Mexican Kitchen and Bar at Madinat Jumeirah’s Mina A’Salam is not only fine dining but also has a Tex Mex section in its venue.
The menu is vast with some very interesting chilly margaritas…we tried the number 3 which was medium spicy and absolutely yum.
When it comes to food, hands down the MOLCAJETE is our favourite dish in this sprawling restaurant.
So its pronounced MOKA-HETE and is melted cheese in a hot volcanic stone bowl. Its primarily a mortar and pestle where they mic cheddar cheese, avacado, beetroot, onions, chillies in the molcajete sauce.
Once smashed and mixed, they put it on the soft corn tortillas, which you roll and eat with your hand.
The dish is flavourful and filling and best eaten hot.
Do try and let us know how you found it.
During the holy month of Ramadan, Iftar is a very important meal. In Dubai there are many Iftar spreads to try.
The one at Barbecue Delights has a spread of 40-50 dishes including soups, salads, drinks, mains and deserts.
There were plenty of meat dishes. We loved the grills like the lamb kebab and paneer that was served on our table.
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There’s very little vegetarian food, though, they brought some appetizers and main dishes on the table.
The naans were fresh and hot and the variety of drinks were good.
The buffet is from Iftar time until 8:30pm and is priced at AED99.
Located at the Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Gursha, an Ethiopian restaurant is offering an Iftar buffet for the holy month of Ramadan.
The Iftar menu is a blend middle eastern and Ehiopian dishes for everyone which will be served throughout the month of Ramadan from sunset to 9:00pm.
The buffet comprises of dates and dry fruits to break the fast and feast on healthy and enjoyable bites such as lentil or lamp soup, samosas and spring roll platters served with avocado or labne mitmita dips.
One can also make additions to the platters with half grilled chicken marinated with Ethiopian spices and served with Basmati rice, fossolia and doro sauce.
All the dishes are accompanied by a gluten free sourdough bread called ‘Injera’. The restaurant emphasizes on sharing food with the group in a common platter which has the Injera at the bottom to be eaten with vegetables and meat on top.
In the iftar buffet, we didn’t find any main vegetarian dishes, we mainly found spring rolls and samosas. However, on pointing this out, we got lentils and chickpeas Ethiopian style on our table.
Along with the buffet, a-la-carte will also be served. And if you are not pro meat or vegetarian, we highly recommend you go a-la-carte.
The Iftar menu is priced at AED 175 with a mix of Arabic and Ethiopian staples including a 50% discount for kids.
Know more www.gursha-dubai.com
Iftar spread at Punjabi By Nature, is an authentic Punjabi affair.
This year the restaurant is focusing on starters rather than main course, though we thought both the courses had enough number of items.
The appetizers include Papdi Chaat and Bhatti Da Murg, main courses have Chicken Tikka and Fish curry and deserts like Mango Shrikand and Gulab Jamun are on offer.
The spread is big and delicious and will be served from Iftar time until 8:30pm to minimise waste.
The restaurant has tied up with a charity organisation, which will pick up leftover food at 9:30pm every evening during Ramadan.
The Ramadan menu is priced at AED 59.
The restaurant will be taking orders throughout the day for free home delivery.
Call 04-3966044 or www.punjabibynature.ae
Sehr Al Bahar in JA Ocean View Hotel JBR has a revamped menu.
The restaurant is located at the pool side, offering sheesha and beverages, with its Arabic cuisine.
The menu is limited with some unique preparations.
We had a sampler platter of the hot and cold mezze with hummus, baba ganush and mourma. The hot mezze platter consisted of halloumi cheese, manakish among others.
We really liked the mourma, which is a walnut based paste to be eaten with bread. We haven’t had that anywhere else in Dubai.
The pomegranate syrup with the hot mezze was unique too giving a different flavour.
The main course consisted of stuffed pepper for the vegetarians and a grilled meat platter including the local fish.
The food was fresh and didn’t feel heavy. We though it was quite light and got no heartburn.
The Chef insists on getting local and fresh produce and mixes the spices inhouse.
If you are looking for a fresh and light Arabic meal, then this is a place worth going to.
If trying out iftars are something you look forward to, then here’s a spread which is a must try.
This Ramadan at Seasonal Tastes, The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City has buffet the promises to fill you up and spoil you with choices.
The iftar has six different cuisines with live counters, from Arabic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese to Italian.
There is a vast array of tasty appetisers, traditional hot and cold Arabic mezze platters, as well as fresh salads and seafood.
For main course, dishes will include an Arabic section featuring manakeesh and lamb ouzi, plus made to order noodle dishes from the noodle station, Indian tandoor delicacies as well as succulent roast beef, chicken and lamb.
Those with a sweet tooth, this is a paradise. From date and baklava desserts along with traditional Arabic delights such as Umm Ali and freshly prepared Kunafe, Indian sweets, an icecream station and several other desserts are on offer.
We particularly loved the hot dimsums, customised our own noodles, had some freshly prepared chaat and some great variety of olives and dates.
The Iftar will be available from sunset to 11.00pm daily in the month of Ramadan.
The price of Iftar for adults is AED 185 per person inclusive of soft beverages. For children from 5 to 12 years old the price is AED 95, while children under 5 eat for free.
Ricetta, the Italian restaurant at Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai opened its kitchen doors for the first time for a children’s cooking class this Spring.
Children between the ages 6-12 years were invited to don their chef hats and spatulas to create culinary works of art under the able supervision of Head Chef Alex Sebastianutti and his team.
My 7-year-old boy who loves to cook had a great time making pasta from scratch and decorating cupcakes.
He definitely wanted more in terms of mixing in the sauce and adding herbs to the pasta, which was done by the chef’s team.
Le Petit Chef is a new show in Dubai that combines travel and food.
The culinary journey uses technology to tell a travel tale, while the food uses the ingredients from the destinations in the story.
Here are 5 reasons why you must experience this exciting culinary adventure:
1. Its unlike anything you’ve experienced before
This delightful gastronomic experience is full of fun and surprises. You can engage all your senses as you savour the different flavours, sights, sounds and aromas.
2. Technology incorporated in the concept
This unique dining concept incorporates innovative 3D projection mapping. The experience not only excites the palate with an elaborate five-course set menu, it also puts on a thrilling show with a mini chef who uniquely accompanies you on a culinary adventure.
3. Tale of Marco Polo
The dish’s journey on the plate is accompanied with an exciting performance from Le Petit Chef himself, telling the tale of Marco Polo’s travels to different countries and presenting the native flavours of these lands through an exquisite meal.