Three fresh food spots to check out this weekend
Tuck into some top new dishes at these Dubai hotspots…
We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dining out in Dubai – from celebrity chef-led restaurants to indie gems, there are new openings every week. So, if you’re looking for somewhere fresh to book a table this weekend, these are our top picks.
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The new look: Laduree, The Dubai Mall
To celebrate its 9th birthday, Ladurée, the French tearoom and patisserie at The Dubai Mall has a brand new look – and new menu. Promising to ‘transform the branch to offer customers a unique culinary experience that is like stepping into a modern Parisian tearoom’, the interiors have been filled with rainbow pastel hues and cushy velvet seating. On the menu, there’s a specially created new breakfast and salmon menu which includes salmon benedictine eggs and a new range of poke bowls.
Ladurée Dubai Mall Tea Rooms, Fashion Avenue, First Floor, Dubai Mall, Sun to Weds 10am to 11pm, Thurs to Sat 10am to 12am. Tel: (0)4) 339 8520. thedubaimall.com
The new menu: Gia
Chef Fabio Tramontano, is bringing a ‘Taste of Amalfi’ to Dubai with the launch of his new menu at Fountain-facing Dubai restaurant, Gia. He’ll introduce two new dishes each month, so this weekend expect to tuck into the tagliolini all’astice – a fresh lobster and black squid ink tagliolini with a creamy tomato sauce (Dhs189) or Caprese Torta, an almond and chocolate brownie with hazlenut gelato and hazlenut sauce (Dhs59).
Gia, Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, daily 10am to 1am. Tel: (04) 234 9986. Facebook.com/Gia.Dubai
The dish you need to try: Carine
French Mediterranean restaurant carine, comes courtesy of charismatic Chef Izu Ani, and serves up a selection of healthy, hearty dishes from its location in Emirates Golf Club. It’s worth heading to carine for the bread alone, but if you do make it to the menu, try their new signature – spicy lamb saddle with parsnip puree and tomato compote.
carine, Emirates Golf Club Dubai, daily 12pm to late, weekend breakfast 8.30am to 1pm. Tel: (04) 417 9999. carine.ae