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Food & Drink

Feast on these top chef's tasting menus in Dubai

Fri, July 28, 2023

Progressive, multi-course meals showcasing the kitchen's signature dishes; are you a true foodie who always signs up for the chef's choice offering?

Progressive, multi-course meals showcasing the kitchen's signature dishes; are you a true foodie who always signs up for the chef's choice offering?



Ossiano Atlantis

Enjoy a uniquely Dubai fine dining experience at the iconic, Michelin-starred Ossiano at Atlantis, The Palm. A rite of passage for the culinary crowd, chef Gregoire Berger helms a kitchen that serves up an immersive, multi-course degustation offering in a grand gold and blue-hued setting, with floor-to-ceiling aquatic views. Specialising in seafood, the plates are as astounding as the surroundings. Perched under glistening chandeliers, watch more than 65,000 marine creatures swimming past your table. It is perfect for a romantic experience mixing fine European cuisine and an adventure into the sea.



Foodies Experiences

Chocolatier and head pastry chef Carmen Rueda Hernandez has worked in innovative, experimental kitchens and brings that experience to Brix, the only fine dining dessert bar in the region. Backed by the team behind 3 Fils, the intimate venue situated in Jumeirah Fishing Village serves up a multi-course tasting menu with the spotlight on sweet treats complete with non-alcoholic drinks pairings. Cleverly balancing savoury with sweet, with each course being explained in detail, this is a stop that serious foodies should not miss. Her latest showcase is titled The Seasons, and is sure to spark nostalgia and evoke memories.


Orfali Bros Bistro

Foodie Experiences Orfali Bros Bistro Wasl 51

There's a reason why Orfali Bros Bistro has landed on lists like MENA's 50 Best, and that's because this family-owned passion project, helmed by chef Mohammad and his specialist pastry chef brothers Wassim and Omar, ticks all the boxes when it comes to great food. Middle Eastern influences permeate the internationally-inspired dishes, with cleverly configured small plates like the Corn Bomb leading up to spectacular not-to-be-missed desserts. It's not advertised, but 'ask the chef' and you shall receive the eatery's tasting menu, peppered with expert commentary from the servers.


Trésind Studio

Food trends and where to eat them

Chef Himanshu Saini's Trésind Studio is regarded as one of the best restaurants not just in Dubai but in the world – a reputation that has been reiterated by its Michelin star. His curated tasting menus, featuring carefully-choreographed dishes and molecular gastronomy, take diners on a modern Indian-accented culinary journey that can't be forgotten. Saini's personal anecdotes are often weaved into the storytelling that accompanies every dish, with fine dining techniques and Instagram-friendly plating adding to the excitement of every reveal.



 Taiko - New Omakase Menu Dubai

Chef Schilo Van Coevorden's omakase dinner menu, served with prime views of the kitchen on the robatayaki grill station, showcases his specific take on Asian recipes. From snow crab and corn cappuccino to lobster toast with black curry, you'll have a multi-sensorial feast for just AED388 per person. There are continuous nods to the Amsterdam-native's host city, with his Dubai City of Gold caviar pani puri bite a decadent highlight. The restaurant, located at Sofitel The Obelisk, also draws with its atmospheric setting, dim lighting, dramatic bamboo-lined booths and pretty cherry blossom trees.


Il Ristorante Niko Romito

Il Ristorante - Niko Romito

It's garnered two Michelin stars so you know you are going to get the highest calibre when it comes to service, food and atmosphere at this Bvlgari Resort flagship restaurant. This is one spot where you need to trust the team – let them showcase the best the kitchen has to offer. The AED750 per person Italian degustazione menu is a six-course affair, with everything from homemade mussel tagliolini pasta to veal tenderloin with milk sauce and a gold chocolate sweet treat at the end. True aficionados watch out for limited-time truffle affairs during the winter season too.



Moonrise's new menu

Set at the summit of luxurious apartment complex Eden House, eight-seater Moonrise appeals to the serious foodie who is happy to sit along a counter, interacting with the team as they theatrically finish plating. Serving a set multi-course degustation menu, with no exceptions or tweaks to the order of service, French-Syrian chef Soleman – heads up a young, dynamic team whose passion shows on the plate. Expect Japanese techniques, unexpected combinations, and moreish mocktails that complement in the set price of AED650 per person, which is paid in advance on booking.


Reif Japanese Kushiyaki

Reif Japanese Dubai

This home-grown dining spot has won a slew of awards for chef Reif Othman's take on Asian street food, but true fans pre-book the chef's table, known as The Experience. Get a ring-side seat in a dedicated 12-seater area in the Dubai Hills branch as you're served a curated eight- (AED888 per person) or twelve-course (AED1,212 per person) omakase 'chef's choice' tasting menu – only available for a 6pm or 9.30pm seating, Wednesday to Saturday. Embark on this surprise-filled culinary journey which revolves around a special ingredient or theme that will only be revealed on the night.



Lunch at Pierchic Restaurant Dubai
Seafood shines at chef Beatrice Segoni's picturesque Pierchic, a space both residents and visitors gravitate towards when celebrating special occasions. Saunter down the wooden walkway that takes you out to sea, and you'll soon be ensconced in a beautifully appointed restaurant, surrounded by the Arabian Sea. Put your trust in Segoni's hands as her curated menu is served daily at night and on Friday and Saturday over lunchtime too, priced at AED490 per person. The Italian chef plays to her strengths; from homemade pasta to meticulously balanced fish crudos – just make sure you save space for dessert.


il ristorante niko romito

Sweeping views of the Dubai Fountains offer a backdrop worthy of the dishes at Michelin-starred Armani/Ristorante, located in the iconic Burj Khalifa. Pace yourself during the six-course tasting menu, served from 6:30-11:30pm, that evolves according to seasons. For example, autumn sees a celebration of fungi, with porcini, trumpet, morels and more in the spotlight. An indication of the imaginative cooking at this modern Italian stalwart? An intriguing chocolate and mushroom-infused crème brûlée to finish. Try and book over the weekend when live music further enhances the evening.


Tàn Chá

Tan Cha

Book Table 8 – that's the private chef's table – and leave yourself in the culinary clutches of modern Chinese master chef David Pang. Watch as he conjures up 18 of his signature dishes over an 11-course menu. Priced at AED888 per person for between 8-12 guests, seasonal ingredients like Japanese A5 wagyu, Hokkaido scallops, lobster and French foie gras, will elevate this experience that highlights the different Chinese provinces, and their varied preparations and cooking skills. Regulars at this lively Chinois spot will also be thrilled to hear that Beijing's Peking duck features during proceedings too.


French Riviera

Enjoy an expérience gastronomique at Jumeirah Al Qasr's picturesque French Riviera, with oceanfront views that echo the Côte d'Azur. For AED550 per person, you'll be treated to seven courses by chef Kim Joinié-Maurin, who'll spoil you with an amuse bouche truffle pizza before dazzling with dishes like a blue crab trilogy, signature caramelised onion with Parmesan ice cream, and his take on the traditional La Bouillabaisse. You won't have to fight over dessert as a selection will cap off your evening. Plus, there's a vegetarian option at AED460 too.


Punjab Grill

Elevated Indian dishes, like phulka tacos and paneer cheese roulade with butter spinach are just some of the highlights on chef Sandeep Ail's tasting menu at Punjab Grill. Fusing traditional recipes with global know-how infuses each of the six or seven dishes with new twists, and the feast can be adapt to suit both vegetarians and those looking for meat options. Starting from AED250 per person, you won't regret embarking on this culinary journey.



 juns Downtown

Chef Kelvin Cheung presents an innovative tasting menu at Jun's, offering a diverse, third-culture culinary experience. With rich and delicate flavours from around the world, guests can enjoy the chef's personal stories behind each dish, showcasing influences from his upbringing in a traditional Chinese household in Toronto to his time in India. Jun's non-vegetarian tasting menu features lobster pani puri, tempura za’atar chaat, miso toothfish congee khichidi and more. The vegetarian menu boasts dishes like mushroom pani puri and spinach saag dip. The three-course set menu is AED375 per person for vegetarian options or AED450 per person for non-vegetarians.


99 Sushi

99 Sushi Bar in Dubai

Enjoy an exceptional dining experience with the Haru Tasting Menu at 99 Sushi. This 12-course exploration features unique Japanese dishes such as toro pizza, whole king crab leg au gratin, 99 katsusando wagyu with a marbling score of nine and additional specialities. Concluding the meal is a dessert of white chocolate and coconut mousse, ensuring a sweet finale. Available for both lunch and dinner, the Haru Tasting Menu is presented at AED1,149 per couple.


STAY by Yannick Alleno

STAY by Yannick Alleno Dubai

One&Only The Palm’s two Michelin star restaurant STAY showcases chef Yannick Alleno’s culinary techniques, interpreted by chef de cuisine Renaud Dutel. Fine dining using playful, traditional cooking methods is married with modern culinary advancements to create a seasonally evolving menu of signature dishes and tasting menus at STAY. The style of cooking offers guests a French base that takes a ‘less is more’ approach to some outstanding ingredients. A unique epicurean experience is completed by a seamlessly curated service.


Ristorante L'Olivo at Al Mahara

Ristorante L'Olivo at Al Mahara

This summer, couples have the chance to impress their loved ones with a once-in-a-lifetime private dining experience at the acclaimed Ristorante L'Olivo at Al Mahara. With personalised packages, the talented team is on hand to create lasting memories with a romantic rose petal set-up, a world-class five-course tasting menu and bespoke gifts. There will even be an opportunity to send a loved one a special underwater message in the restaurant’s stunning aquarium.



Atmosphere Restaurant Dubai

Delve into culinary mastery each evening at Burj Khalifa's sky-high At.mosphere restaurant. It features an array of dishes that will cater to even the most particular tastes, boasting options like wagyu 9+ tomahawk steaks, At.mosphere kobe experiences, caviar and oysters. To honour summer, a nine-course seasonal tasting menu, abundant with flavours and showcasing the city's finest delicacies, is available. The seasonal tasting menu is AED1,150 per person, or there’s a seven-course vegetarian set menu for AED775 per person.



Babylon has a signature tasting menu available only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Crafted by chef Carlos De Los Mozos, the five-course journey combines classicism, heritage and modernity. Guests will be treated to delicacies like sea bass usuzukuri and miso butter wagyu striploin. The dining experience unfolds amid Babylon's captivating ambience, promising a night of extraordinary entertainment in a dinner and a show format. The menu is priced at AED450 per person, including a welcome drink.

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