The best places to dine in Dubai this week: 28 November to 4 December

Theme nights, seasonal menus, celebrity chefs and dinner and a show, are all on the culinary schedule this week in Dubai.

Sunday 28 November 2021

Experience White Truffle Season at Alici

Italy’s white truffle has long been celebrated by epicureans worldwide for its unique aroma and nuanced flavours. Harvested between October and January, its rarity makes it highly sought-after. The renowned seafood restaurant will feature a range of unique seafood and white truffle combinations, including carpaccio di gambero di Mazara e tartufo bianco (Mazara prawns carpaccio) and capesante, patate e tartufo bianco (seared scallops).

GO: Email or call 04 275 2577 for reservations and more information.

Monday 29 November 2021 

Enjoy a cultural afternoon tea at Jumeirah Al Naseem

Fuelled by a menu of pastries and savoury light bites, the latest addition to Jumeirah Group’s culinary offering is inspired by the work of its Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project. The multi-sensory journey draws attention to the conservation of these magnificent creatures. It begins with nine polygonal turtle-shaped sculptures created by Idriss B dotted around the hotel and its grounds. Inspired by these artistic creations, Pastry Chef Julien Jacob will serve up a thoughtfully crafted vegan afternoon tea with an assortment of savoury and sweet treats, using locally sourced ingredients. Perfectly paired with a pot of fine loose-leaf tea or freshly brewed hot or iced coffee, the experience is served atop chrome turtle sculptures and includes a Truffle and Vegan Cream Cheese Tart, Moutabal Toast, Avocado Tacos, Beetroot Ravioli and Muhammara Toast. For those with a sweet tooth, the indulgent selection includes Pistachio and Citrus Delight, Raspberry and Honey Kunafa, Pecan Caramel & Vegan Milk Chocolate Mousse, Exotic Fruit Pavlova and a Coconut and Chocolate Sphere.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Paris to Cairo at The Theatre Dubai

An evening at The Theatre Dubai never ceases to surprise and amaze and the new ‘Paris to Cairo’ night invites guests to experience the voyage of a lifetime. They will begin their journey and takeoff from the opulent city of Paris, passing through the narrow streets of Madrid, followed by a trip to the historical cities of Rome and Athens, finally landing in the mythical and majestic Cairo. The show-stopping performances on the grand stage will be inspired by each city, incorporating elements that are unique to that location. So, expect to be taken on a remarkable voyage of discovery while you savour culinary specialities, including yellowtail carpaccio, crab ravioli, and the creamy mushroom risotto.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Four Hands Dinner at WHITE restaurant 

WHITE Restaurant will host Michelin one-star chef Theodor Falser for a four-hands dinner this week. Led by Chef Ibrahim Ata, Chef de Cuisine of WHITE Restaurant, and Chef Theodor Falser of the Engel Hotel and Spa in the South Tyrolean village of Welschnofen, diners will begin their evening with freshly baked farmer bread with linseeds and Alpine herbs, before sampling a selection of four starters. Guests will be served raw red prawns accompanied by artichoke and fermented apricot dressing; followed by the black tea marinated Wagyu beef carpaccio coupled with mango, avocado and soya dressing. For the hot starters guest will enjoy a risotto dish which is mixed with stinging nettle and bone marrow, and sprinkled with a fine layer of popped grains; followed by homemade langoustine and lobster filled ravioli, which sits on a bed of squid tuile, lobster bisque and chervil velouté. The main event includes carrot butter poached turbot fillet plated with carrots, forest garlicde and puntarella, as well as a honey glazed roasted duck breast, dressed with a vanilla celeriac purée, fondant potato and five spice duck jus. To conclude the evening, diners will enjoy a dessert consisting of persimmon, sparkling yoghurt and brown butter ryebread ice cream. Wednesday 1 December, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 395 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Thursday 2 December 2021

Watch Layla Kardan perform live at Papillon 

Through an epic tale of splendour and romance, Papillon cultivates daring creativity and a fashion-forward escape from reality, with a provocative storyline that encapsulates the flight of the female. Expect a series of skilled performers from New York, Paris, Milan and Argentina at this new dinner and a show concept from Layla Kardan. Tuesday to Fridays, from 8pm to 3am. 

GO: Call 050 252 4098 for reservations and more information.

Friday 3 December 2021

Secret Wonderland Brunch at Tesoro and Treehouse

The newest weekly brunch to be hosted by Secret Parties features craft cocktails, gourmet Mediterr-Asian cuisine, glittering skyline views, alongside entertainment from dancers and drummers. The gastronomic spread includes tarragon truffle wedges, dynamite shrimp, and Hawaiian poke bowl, herb chicken, prawn anticuchos, roast lamb roulade. While desserts are set to include an assortment of rose chocolate pops and vanilla cookies. Guests can expect a range of the best live performances and entertainment from wonderland’s weirdest and wackiest characters. Every corner of the venue will be home to stunning props and photo opportunities for the perfect Insta-worthy snap. Fridays, from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 299 (soft beverages, indoor seating), AED 399 (house beverages, indoor seating) and AED 499 for (sparkling, indoor seating), AED 349 (soft beverages, outdoor seating), AED 449 (house beverages, outdoor seating) and AED 549 (sparkling, outdoor seating).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Saturday 4 December 2021

Festive Aperitivo at BASTA!

With the Basta! aperitivo festive edition, guests can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in style. With delicious seasonal bites such as brie cheese with bresaola, cranberry and fig and honey roasted butternut squash with balsamic – guests can enjoy the much-loved Basta! tradition throughout the month of December. Available daily until 31 December, from 5pm to 7pm. AED 150 for two beverages, one antipasti and one glass of bubbly.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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