Dining deals: It's restaurant week at The Oberoi
What’s On has the latest dinner deals in Dubai as The Oberoi in Business Bay launches Restaurant Week, until Sept 13. Read about Umai, Ananta and Nine7One.
Restaurant Weeks are one of the great gifts of the food industry, offering selected dishes from luxury destinations at heavily discounted prices.
And The Oberoi in Business Bay is no different. Running until September 13, you can feast from special set menus at Umai (modern Pan-Asian), Nine7One (international) and Ananta (Indian) – all without breaking the bank.
One to try – Umai: Umai’s menu this week is particularly delightful. The Pink Cadillac Roll mixes lightly crunchy cucumber with salmon and a dash of welcomed spice. Tempura vegetables bring the crisp charm of anything deep-fried, while the slow roasted Angus steak with fresh salsa offers a nice contrast of sweet tomatoes and dark meat. Skip the corn chowder – it pales in comparison to the fragrant fresh miso soup. With dessert, traditional mochi ice cream infused with green tea is quirky and light, while dark chocolate mousse with raspberries and wasabi coulis atop a biscuit base adds welcomed decadence.
Other options: If Pan-Asian isn’t your thing, check out Nine7One for foie gras with chocolate and apricot, pan seared cod, or Wagyu ribs slowly cooked with mushrooms and asparagus. Craving Indian? Then swing over to Ananta for a menu featuring kebabs, Indian lamb shank braised in chili yoghurt sauce, traditional desserts and more.
Beverages: It’s worth stopping into the Oberoi’s lobby lounge bar for pre- or post-dinner drinks. A range of spirits infused with different fruits and spices served in chilled glasses create a tempting aperitif. Just be prepared for the extra expense.
Extra order: While it’s not on the Restaurant Week menu, Umai’s gently seared cow tongue provides smoky meat with a hint of fat and a great infusion of salty sweet flavours.
Good for: True to Oberoi’s air of class, all three restaurants are a bit glossy and suit the well-heeled but unpretentious crowd.
The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai. Restaurant Week available until September 13, 7pm to 11.30pm. Set menu includes choice of starter, main, dessert, coffee and tea. Dhs160 in Nine7One. Dhs180 in Umai and Ananta.