Here are 7 Dubai desserts you need on your Instagram
It’s all about the ‘gram.
When it comes to eating out, we don’t have to be asked twice. And in Dubai, we’ve got every cuisine imaginable at our fingertips. But if we had to pick our favourite part of a meal? We’d have to say the sweet stuff.
We’ve tracked down seven of Dubai’s prettiest plates, that almost look too good to eat (almost). Exploding chocolate spheres, ‘Hit Me’ cakes, perfect parfaits… here are seven Dubai desserts to up your Instagram game.
1. Raspberry parfait at Cavalli (Dhs65)
You might know it as the party-hard club, but we reckon that’s about to change. There’s a brand new chef at the helm of Cavalli, who’s learned the tricks of the trade in kitchens such as Zuma and Le Petit Maison. He’s bringing an Italian influence to the modern European menu, and we’re already eyeing up this gorgeous raspberry parfait.
Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, daily 8:30pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 332 9260. More info on website
2. Chocolate Bomb at Waka (Dhs90)
The Chocolate Bomb at Latin restaurant Waka is arguably one of the most impressive dessert experiences we’ve ever had. A giant chocolate sphere is smashed open like a pinata to reveal a mess of sorbet, berries, meringue and brownie bits. Be warned though – you’ll need at least three dining companions to polish this one off.
Waka, The Oberoi, Dubai, Saturday to Wednesday 6pm to midnight, Thursday and Friday 6pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 444 1455. More info on website
3. Raspberry 1.1 at Social by Heinz Beck (Dhs62)
The Raspberry 1.1 at Social by Heinz Beck is not just a dessert – it’s a work of art. With a combination of 11 raspberry elements, each a different hue perfectly placed within the plate, there’s no wonder it’s a signature at the renowned Waldorf Astoria restaurant.
Social by Heinz Beck, Waldorf Astoria, The Palm, Mon to Sat, 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 818 2222. More info on website.
4. ‘Hit Me’ chocolate cake at Catch (Dhs 84)
Catch’s signature ‘Hit Me’ chocolate cake is arguably as famous as the clientele that grace its LA restaurant (you’ll see everyone from the Kardashians to Cindy Crawford there). It’s an extravagant four-tier dessert with liquid Klondike bars, roasted white chocolate ice cream, and gooey brownie.
Catch Dubai, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, daily, 7pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 357 1755. More info on website
5. Yuzu and Praline at Ossiano Dubai (Dhs 95)
One of Dubai’s most wow-worthy restaurants (it’s that one in Atlantis with the aquarium views), Ossiano also has some pretty wow-worthy food. Masterminded by chef de cuisine Gregoire Berger, this Yuzu and Praline combines flavours of yuzu, coconut and praline, and looks beautiful too.
Ossiano Dubai, Atlantis The Palm, daily, 6.30pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (04) 426 2626. More info on website
6. Creme Catalan at At.Mosphere (Dhs 150)
Described as the peak of fine dining, At.mosphere quite literally is at the peak, 122 floors up. Its modern European cuisine is served up for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and this summery Creme Catalan sphere delicately decorated with strawberry, rhubarb, sherbet and basil is certainly one for getting in those likes.
At.mosphere, Level 122, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, daily 12.30pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 888 3828. More info on website
7. Chocolate and caramel cream at Al Muntaha (Dhs 90)
Located in one of Dubai’s most enviable addresses is Al Muntaha, the modern French fine dining restaurant that sits on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab. As well as serving up killer views, you’ll find the chocolate and caramel cream, a dessert trio with flaked gold, salted cocoa cookies and a coffee and dulcey sauce.
Al Muntaha, Burj Al Arab, daily 12.30pm to 3pm and 7pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 301 7600. More info on website
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