These Chinese New Year celebrations, culinary collaborations and theme nights are not to be missed in the capital this week.
Monday 31 January 2022
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Hakkasan Abu Dhabi
Hakkasan will welcome guests with a special signature set menu specially created for the Chinese New Year celebrations. The set menu begins with a smoked salmon salad and dim sum trio boasting a baked truffle duck puff, tiger prawn dumpling and wild mushroom puff. Main dishes include baked cornfed spatchcock with morel mushroom, wok-fried seabass, Wagyu rib eye with osmanthus sauce, and XO sauce lobster egg fried rice. Finally, a tiger-striped orange and dark chocolate firecracker served with mandarin sorbet will mark the end of the luxurious feast. Available from Monday 31 January to Sunday 13 February, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 488 per person.
Tuesday 1 February 2022
Sample Sushi & Sake Night at Li Jiang
Set against the stunning backdrop of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, diners at Li Jiang can enjoy a mid-week treat with their Sushi & Sake Night. Indulge in unlimited sushi, sashimi and maki rolls, complimented by exotic Asian beverages and a lively soundtrack. Tuesdays, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 140 per person.
Wednesday 2 February 2022
Savour a taste of America with Burger & Brew Night at The Forge
The popular Abu Dhabi steakhouse serves traditional American comfort food with a modern twist. On Wednesday evenings, guests can sample unlimited burgers washed down with unlimited hops. Wednesdays, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 160 per person.
Thursday 3 February 2022
Join the Chef’s Table at Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi
This special edition Chef’s Table is timed to coincide with the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants launch. Fouquet’s decadent five-course Chef’s Table menu created by Michelin-star chef Chef Pierre Gagnaire includes truffle foie gras terrine, Sarladais Croque monsieur, roasted potato gnocchi with squid rings, and chicken breast with sweet onion and Parisian mushrooms. Each dinner culminates with an artistic serving of sweet and decadent vanilla frozen parfait, meringue and orange coulis. Available Wednesday 2 February to Friday 11 February. AED 450 per person for the set menu and AED 200 per person for wine pairing.
Friday 4 February 2022
Enjoy Grills & Smokes at Yas Plaza Hotels
Enjoy the great outdoors with a lively ambience and food straight from the grill at Yas Plaza Hotels. Tuck into your favourite BBQ bites under the stars and challenge your friends to a game of foosball or billiards. There will be a special BBQ menu starting from AED 99 per person, plus a daily happy hour from 5pm to 9pm with buy one get one free beverages. Available daily until Saturday 19 February.
GO: Call 055 596 3195 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 5 February 2022
Pía León: Peruvian Paradise dinner at Zaya Nurai Island
The first of two ultra-exclusive experiential dining events in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover Peruvian cuisine created by the ultra-talented Pía León. This intimate lunch offers a gastronomic exploration of the culinary ecosystems of Peru in a fully immersive tropical island paradise.
GO: Visit www.800tickets.com for tickets and more information.
Sunday 6 February 2022
Enjoy a Valentine’s themed Afternoon Tea at Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi
Indulge in sweet and savoury treats with a limited-time Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea. Relax with loved ones in the Mangroves Lounge while sharing romance-themed delights and your choice of premium coffees and teas – or make the afternoon sparkle with two glasses of bubbly. Available daily from 2pm to 6pm. AED 155 per couple (soft beverages) and AED 250 per couple (adding two glasses of sparkling).