One of the best elements of the Dubai Food Festival is the Miele Dubai Restaurant Week where you can dine in style at some of the fanciest joints at a fabulous price. Here’s what you need to know:
WHAT: A culinary celebration where top 15 restaurants in the city are offering a great deal on a limited edition three-course menu.
WHEN: It ends on March 4 and bookings are available from 7pm onwards.
THE OFFER: Some of the best dishes on the menu, set to a three-course meal for Dhs199 only.
WHERE IS IT: Here is the list of the restaurants taking part in the Restaurant Week celebrations...
THE PARTICIPATING RESTUARANTS
Al Nafoorah (Jumeirah Zabeel Saray)
Bread Street Kitchen (Atlantis The Palm)
Marina Social (Intercontinental Dubai Marina)
Mayta by Jamie Pesque (DIFC)
Namu (W Hotel Dubai)
Pai Thai (Madinat Jumeirah)
Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar (JW Marriott Marquis)
Rhodes W1 (Grosvenor House)
Scape Restaurant and Bar (Burj Al Arab Terrace)
Sea Fu (Four Seasons)
Social by Heinz Beck (Waldorf Astoria Dubai) Palm Jumeirah
The Rib Room (Jumeirah Zabeel Saray)
TRIED AND TESTED by MASALA!
Mention the phrase ‘restaurant with a view’ and the first name that pops up is Pierchic. Standing proud at the edge of the pier, facing the stunning Madinat Jumeirah on one end and the awe-inspiring Burj Al Arab on the other, Pierchic is a synonym for romance. So soak in the romance at this high-profile restaurant with a three course menu that celebrates the best in seafood. First up is the white bean cappuccino – a light soup with wild Turbot and truffle that add a special flavour. The main course consists of a perfectly grilled trout placed neatly over heritage beetroot, filo pastry and dill sour cream making for a nice play of different flavours. And rounding it off is a delish and gorgeous looking platter – of macaroon, white chocolate, jelly and mandarin. A couple of drinks at the outdoor bar, enjoying the cool breeze is highly recommended.
One of our old favourites has come up with a rather elaborate menu. We wouldn’t say we enjoyed everything – the Hushihu salad (the hoisin-amazu dressing added flavour to the crispy duck, baby gem, mâche, lettuce, red radish, mixed cabbage, leek, daikon and fresh pomegranate mix) was great but the Miso Nasu Shigiyaki (baked aubergine and sweet miso graze) felt a bit too sweet after a few scoops. The Chilli Miso Chicken Yakuniku (robata grilled chilli-miso chicken) could have been more robust though the spicy tuna on crispy rice was fab as ever, the sweet-sour crispy cake and the tuna making for a unique combination. Special mention for the cocktails though – Akuma with cucumber, egg white, Japanese spices, pineapple was quite the winner. Needless to say, the vibe is always a good reason to visit Okku again and again.