Why travel to Europe for the world’s best cassolettes? Delicious slow-cooked casseroles such as haricot de mouton, tartiflette and daue reside here, at Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach’s The Plantation restaurant, which recently won the Best Global Restaurant for European Cuisine award. Its Art and Dine concept sees arresting paintings put down roots amidst the foliage and glass of the conservatorylike setting. Until August the Shadows of Ramadan complements scrummy Med cuisine. Call 04 448 4733.