It’s all about the food on our radar this weekend. Dubai is a never-ending source of new culinary flavours and adventures from every corner of the globe, each presented in a unique way and equally memorable setting. See what Team EW is planning to sample this weekend…
SAMPLING THE BEST OF FRENCH CUISINE
Although we hardly need any convincing about the deliciousness of French cuisine and produce, we’re overjoyed that the French food festival, Apéritif à la française, is launching its first consumer event in Dubai this Saturday (January 31). Although an already successful annual event held in 10 major world capitals, the Dubai edition has previously only been open to industry professionals. The event will be held at the Westin Mina Seyahi amphitheatre from midday and visitors can expect live cooking demonstrations, new brands and products as well as live music. So whether you are a connoisseur or even if Carrefour is the closest you’ve got to French food products, it’ll be well worth a visit. Entrance is free of charge. For more information, visit here.
TASTING PERU AT THE STORY LOVE BRUNCH
One of our favourite laid-back rooftop restaurant and lounges, Story, is hosting their fun and funky Love Brunch this Friday (January 30). Serving up mouth-watering traditional Peruvian street food will DJs Benni T, Danny Leese and Nader Razdar keep the hot tracks coming, this is a brunch designed for the party people. This late brunch runs from 6pm-9pm so it is a perfect way to start the evening. For more information, visit here.
Story Rooftop will also be hosting a Pop-Up shopping event on Saturday (January 31) that will feature several fashion and beauty brands to peruse while listening some great music and food. There will also be a few extra surprises and giveaways.
EXPERIENCING THE DELIGHTS OF THE RITZ-CARLTON AT HOME
Now this sounds like a hostess’s dream come true – the Ritz-Carlton DIFC has just launched ‘Artful Dining’, a luxury catering service that offers the service and dining experience of the Ritz-Carlton to your house, villa, apartment or yacht. In fact, we’re pretty sure if you can imagine it, they can deliver it – from intimate cocktail receptions to large-scale banquets. A dedicated events organiser helps to bring your culinary vision to life, from bespoke menus to live chef demonstrations – this is the kind of thing entertaining dreams are made of. For more information, call (04) 3722628 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAKING TO THE STREETS WITH TOKO
Toko, one of the most loved contemporary Japanese restaurants in Dubai, has just opened their outdoor Boulevard area and with it a new street food themed menu. Enjoy the views of Downtown Dubai will trying the bite-size dishes. Choose from the hot appetizers menu featuring Toko Crispy Squid, cold appetizers featuring Sesame Spinach, the grill section featuring Grilled Rib Eye, sides featuring Smoked Duck steamed buns and a selection of desserts which include Toko Sundae and Yuzu Cheesecake. The Boulevard menu is available in the Boulevard area from Sunday to Saturday, 12–3pm and 6pm–2am. For reservations, call (04) 4428383 or email email@example.com
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