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Food & Drink

Dubai's best foodie experiences in August

Mon, July 25, 2022

From limited-time menus to popular pop-ups, here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights.

From limited-time menus to popular pop-ups, here's your insider guide to sampling the city's culinary highlights.


Delicious deals during Summer Restaurant Week

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From 12 to 28 August foodies can enjoy spectacular set menus thanks to the Summer Restaurant Week. Dining deals include breakfast feasts, two-course lunches or three-course dinners at 50 of the best eateries from as little as AED69 per person. Grab your friends and family and satiate every cuisine craving from Japanese favourites at Goldfish and Latin American bites at Hotel Cartegena to sustainable fare at LOWE and leisurely meals at Thai Kitchen.

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Taste The Genesis at Ossiano

Pull up a chair for a once-in-a-lifetime feast as chef Gregoire Berger of Dubai’s Michelin-lauded Ossiano restaurant joins forces with Asia’s Best Female Chef, Natsuko Shoji of Été in Japan for two nights of immersive dining. The unique collaboration will see the chefs prepare an unforgettable 10-course tasting menu at Atlantis, The Palm on 5 and 6 August, paying homage to seasonality using world-class produce. Titled The Genesis, the feast will feature signature dishes from Berger and Shoji.
The Genesis at Ossiano
  • 5 Aug 2022 - 6 Aug 2022
  • Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm

Master recipes with Teible


Brush up your kitchen skills by signing up for a shio koji workshop with Teible's executive chef Carlos Frunze. The innovative farm-to-table restaurant, which has a strong sustainability ethos, will be showing you how to up the umami in your dishes by making this special ingredient used in Japanese cooking for seasoning and marinades. Learn all the secrets behind this ancient way to add flavour to your finished plates, and you'll find yourself impressing even your most discerning friends.


Go mad for mangoes at Bombay Bungalow

Bombay Bungalow Mango Dessert

The 'king of the fruits' is in the spotlight at JBR favourite Bombay Bungalow as chef Neeraj Rana celebrates the mango in a series of limited-edition dishes this summer. Sweet and savoury creations like a decadent lassi, clay-pot cooked chicken, plus creamy kulfi and shrikand desserts join the menu while the season lasts. So if you want to tick off one of your five a day in the most delicious way, head to this petty modern Indian eatery at The Beach now.


Evoke your senses at a Seven Paintings dinner

Culture fans will adore this pairing of art and fine dining at Shangri-La Dubai. Titled Seven Paintings, this immersive 3D session is hosted every Friday and uses high-tech graphics and theatrics to provide the backdrop for an incredible dinner, priced at just AED450 per person. From Picasso to Banksy, Pollock to Van Gogh, you'll be inspired by seven seminal pieces of artworks while savouring acclaimed food artist Omar Sartawi and executive chef Daniel Sheperd's creative plates.

Solve Paramount's Murder Mystery

Become a detective as the Flashback speakeasy lays out clever clues to solve during its weekly murder mystery night. From AED299 per person, watch the storyline unfold as you are treated to delicious dishes, live music and an immersive 1930s Hollywood atmosphere. Will you be able to guess who masterminded the crime? Mark your diaries as the mystery unravels every Thursday at the Paramount Hotel in Business Bay.

Soar towards sky-high dining at Privilege

You'll be on cloud nine as you savour Privilege's new Moroccan-accented summer menu. Lounge by the stunning rooftop infinity pool at Business Bay-based SLS Dubai hotel, which offers spectacular vistas of the city skyline from its 75th floor vantage point. Graze on crisp pastilla, lamb flatbread and charmoula-grilled prawns alongside comforting tagine and a fragrant rose choux dessert. 


Chit chaat at Farzi Cafe

Farzi Cafe
Farzi Cafe, by the late culinary star Jiggs Kalra, continues to push the boundaries when it comes to innovative, modern Indian cuisine. This summer sees outposts of the eatery in Mall of the Emirates and City Walk feature a traditional chaat walla dispensing Indian snacks from a traditional cart on demand from 5-7pm daily. From a yoghurt and pumpkin-filled crisp kachori to a Mexican-style gol gappa with avocado, there are nine options to pick from, at just AED25 per portion.

Enjoy a Latin American summer

If you're a fan of chef Fernando Trocca's South American flavours, then you're in for a treat at DIFC favourite Sucre. The popular eatery is showcasing a new summer menu, featuring signature dishes, via a set menu at just AED250 per person every weekend. Feast on three courses of favourites like smoked cheddar empanadas, octopus tostadas, wagyu striploin and more from 12-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Savour asparagus season at Il Borro

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro
Spring is the season for white asparagus and no one serves it up with more aplomb than Italian restaurant Il Borro Tuscan Bistro. This delicacy is firmly placed in the spotlight by chefs Opalio and Giovannetti in a new menu that sees it plated in the form of asparagus carpaccio, as well as white asparagus and black truffle risotto teamed with grilled veal chops.

Roll maki at SushiSamba

Sushi Samba
Want to learn how to make sushi? SushiSamba's chef Kyung Soo Moon will personally lead diners through a masterclass that will not only have you perfecting signature maki rolls but will teach you about the rich Edo tradition it hails from. The session, hosted in the exclusive private dining room, will give you a taste of this high-flying venue that's gotten the royal seal of approval. It includes a three-course sharing style lunch for AED689 per person, and takes place from 1-3:30pm every month. 
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  • Level 51 - The Palm Tower - The Palm Jumeirah - Dubai

CLAP for a summery vegetarian menu

Foodie Expereinces: CLAP Dubai | New Vegetarian

With over 30 new dishes to pick from, Japanese favourite CLAP is pushing the envelope when it comes to vegetarian offerings this summer. The popular DIFC-based eatery is showcasing creative plates like crispy rice topped with yuzu avocado, miso eggplant, quinoa risotto and sweet potato with a ponzu dip among other items that are sure to appeal to both confirmed carnivores as well as those opting for a plant-based lifestyle.


Celebrate tea time with Vineet Bhatia

Michelin Star Chef Vineet Bhatia Curates A Brand NEW Afternoon Tea at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
For the first time, Vineet Bhatia has cooked up an afternoon tea at Kempinski Mall of the Emirates' Aspen lounge. The quintessential British experience has been given the trademark Bhatia flourish with favourites like sticky toffee pudding and scones served alongside kedgeree and chicken tikka masala. Feast on sweet and savoury delicacies for AED350 per person. Book now as this offering is only on for the summer.

Learn about brew-tiful blends with Haiyatea

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Tea sommelier Haiya Tarik is on hand to enlighten you on the finer points of picking the perfect blend. Specialising in the gong fu cha style of brewing, she'll take you on an hour-long tea tasting journey concentrating on smaller farms from China, Taiwan and Japan. Follow the session with a bowl of steaming ramen at MENA's 50 Best newcomer Kinoya next door. 

Flutter away with Papillon's Madame Butterfly

Papillon Dubai
Liven up your Wednesday nights by checking out the new Madame Butterfly themed dinner and show at Papillon. Immerse yourself in this new musical and multi-sensory production, devised by local creative Layla Kardan, while enjoying chef Mani's sharing and à la carte menu. Book your table today with prices starting from just AED395 per person.

Rustle up Italian favourites

Roll up your sleeves for a cooking masterclass at Eataly at The Beach and perfect the art of making some of Italy's most famous dishes. The weekly Tuesday classes, coined La Scuola, will run all year long and are part of an ongoing series offering authentic culinary education to Dubai's foodies. The sessions will be led by Eataly's head chef Lacovelli and restaurant manager Dinescu, with each two-hour slot costing AED299. The eatery will also be hosting hour-long lessons for budding young chefs, where little ones will be taught how to make the perfect pizza and pasta for just AED75. Book your spots now for the opportunity to learn a new skill set and live la dolce vita.

La Scuola masterclass: Eataly at The Beach
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  • 7 Aug 2022 - 21 Aug 2022
  • Eataly At The Beach

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