Feast of flavours

Our pick of this year’s Dubai Food Fes­ti­val

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Dine out for less

We all know din­ing out in Dubai can be a costly ex­pe­ri­ence, which is why we’re such huge fans of Miele Dubai Restau­rant Week. Dhs199 for three courses at some of the city’s top fine­din­ing restau­rants? Count us in! Fif­teen high-end eater­ies are tak­ing part in this year’s foodie ex­trav­a­ganza, in­clud­ing our top picks be­low…

sea fu, four sea­sons re­sort

One of Dubai’s most pic­turesque eater­ies, Sea Fu’s beach­side lo­ca­tion is a prime spot for a ro­man­tic date night. Choose from a set menu fea­tur­ing tuna carpac­cio, crispy prawns, seafood for­bid­den rice and duck, as well as an ex­tra­or­di­nary sound­ing dark choco­late and candied ginger dessert.

Mayta, DifC

Peru­vian food might have be­come some­what ubiq­ui­tous, but we’ve a real soft spot for Mayta, which re­moves the bells and whis­tles and in­stead treats the coun­try’s cui­sine with se­ri­ous re­spect. The spe­cial menu is a tribute to tra­di­tion, with a salmon ce­viche to start, a choice of wok-fried beef or grilled seafood for mains and a clas­sic tres leches dessert to end.

Pai thai, Mad­i­nat Jumeirah

An­other one that’s ideal for a ro­man­tic evening, Pai Thai might be in the heart of the bustling Souq Mad­i­nat but it feels a world, rather than a mere abra ride, away from the hus­tle and bus­tle. The of­fer menu here also fea­tures some of the restau­rant’s sig­na­ture clas­sics, from chicken sate and crispy prawns to pad Thai and mango sticky rice.

the rib room

A Dubai stal­wart, The Rib Room is a steak­house to which the scene’s young whip­per­snap­pers as­pire – and the DFF menu makes clear why. Choose from starters in­clud­ing scal­lops or the ge­nius-sound­ing short rib tater tots, mains such as An­gus hanger steak, but­ter­nut risotto or flamed jumbo prawns and a range of desserts that in­cludes a white choco­late pot. Win­ning.

Pier Chic, Al Qasr Ho­tel

As sav­ings go, eat­ing at this iconic restau­rant for a mere Dhs199 a head is quite a coup. There are no choices on the menu, but given it con­tains white bean cap­puc­cino with tur­bot and truf­fle, At­lantic sea trout with beet­root, filo and dill sour cream and a mouth wa­ter­ing Man­jari choco­late dessert, who needs op­tions?

Fe­bru­ary 23 to March 4

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, daily seat­ings at 7.30pm or 9.30pm. round­menu.com/dubai/restau­rant-week

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