RICH FLAVOURS AND PRICES
01. Toro tartare with caviar at 99 Sushi
The high-end Japanese outlet is serving Toro tartare sushi with 30 grams of royal white sturgeon caviar. The dish uses a piece of tuna called Otoro from an 180kg fish. Otoro is the fattiest part of the fish and melts in your mouth.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Wed 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 11.30pm, Thur and Fri 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 12.30am, Dhs750. Tel: (02) 6723333. Taxi: Galleria. 99sushibar.com
02. Coya’s Josper lobster
It’s best known for its tacos, ceviches and seafood, but there’s a Josper whole grilled lobster on the menu at pan-Latino restaurant Coya, for those of you with deep pockets. They’re no ordinary crustaceans, though: these are cooked in Coya’s charcoal oven to give it a smoky flavour. The dish is topped with lobster chimichurri salsa and served on charcoal grills.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 12pm to 11pm, Fri and Sat 12.30pm to 11pm, Dhs410. Tel: (02) 3067000. Taxi: The Galleria. coyarestaurant.com
03. Hakkasan’s Peking duck
The What’s On Awardwinning outlet’s signature duck with 30g of Beluga caviar isn’t cheap – but that’s because it’s the most expensive caviar in the world.
Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, Fri noon to 4pm, Sat to Thur 3.30pm to 6pm, 7pm to 1am, Dhs2,278. Tel: (02) 6907739. Taxi: Emirates Palace. hakkasan.com
04. Chocolate pudding at Bord Eau
A classic Abu Dhabi dessert, this chocolate sphere is made from blended chocolate from Valrhona, one of the leading French premium chocolate manufacturers. Come here if you’re looking for a pudding with a bang – the chef pours a hot chocolate sauce on top to melt the sphere right in front of you.
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Khor Al Maqta, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Mon 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Dhs54. Tel: (02) 5098511. Taxi: Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri. shangri-la.com
05 Candy lamb zucchini at Oceana
Ever wanted to try a lamb and fig combo? Now’s your chance thanks to the chefs at Oceana, who’ve created a dish comprising of green coated lamb rack with zucchini, cannelloni and fig and a dash of popcorn drizzled in Tanay Thyme sauce.
Hilton Capital Grand, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi, daily 6.30am to 11.30pm, Dhs119. Tel: (02) 6170000. Taxi: Hilton Capital Grand, Airport Road. hilton.com