Tuck into culinary adventures across the Emirates.
As we venture into the first week of May, culinary experiences are on the agenda for the upcoming week. Read on for our picks over the next seven days.
Monday 1 May
Enjoy sunset sips
Kalian Rooftop Lounge at Piatti by the Beach welcomes guests to enjoy specially priced cocktails on the terrace while taking in views of the swimming pool, gardens, and glittering Marina skyline. With an enticing menu of sharing plates and artisanal cocktails, expect a mix of fresh ingredients, unique blends, and artisanal liquors crafted by an expert team of mixologists. Choose from innovative cocktails like the elegant Narciso (prosecco topped with passion fruit and agave syrup) or the invigorating Ciao Bella (vodka perfectly blended with fresh lime, ginger, brown sugar, cucumber, and cranberry juice). Available daily, from 4:30pm to 7pm.
GO: Visit www.rafflesthepalmdubai.com for reservations and more information.
Tuesday 2 May
Dine like a Sheikh
Following a royal visit from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Mott 32 has launched SUNSET@73. Here, guests can enjoy views of Ain Dubai, Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah while listening to jazz fusion and neo-funk tunes. The menu includes Wild Mushroom Dumplings, King Prawn Har Gow, and Peking Duck Lettuce Cups. For dessert, diners can indulge in Mix Fruits Skewer, Sesame Tart with Sea Salt, and Almond and Chocolate Oolong Tea “Xiao Long Bao”. Available daily, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. AED 350 per person.
GO: Visit https://mott32dubai.com for reservations and more information.
Wednesday 3 May
Feel the fire
The FACT Award-winning Pitfire Pizza has launched a weekday lunch offer with the Pitfire Lunch Combo. Diners can choose from various options, including any of the 10″ pizzas, pasta dishes, or Pitfire’s famous fiery wings, served with a green salad and beverage. Available on weekdays, from 12pm to 3pm, for both dine-in (starting at AED 39) and delivery (starting from AED 50).
GO: Visit www.pitfiredubai.ae for more information.
Thursday 4 May
Solve a murder
Murder Mystery Nights are back at Home by McGettigan’s in City Walk this month. The immersive experience encourages guests to solve clues, interrogate characters and figure out the criminal’s identity, with a chance to win a brunch for their team. “Murder at McGettigan’s Playhouse” features a thrilling storyline with intrigue, scheming plots, revenge, and rivalries culminating in a sudden death. You can interact with the characters and take part in solving the mystery before Detective Chief Inspector Barbara Rodgers arrives to solve the case. Thursday, 4 May, from 7:30pm. AED 50 per person (inclusive of one welcome drink).
GO: Visit www.mcgettigans.com for reservations and more information.
Friday 5 May
Experience Ergo’s Kitchen Series
The latest edition of Ergo Cocktail Bar & Restaurant’s new Kitchen Series will see Chef Hadrien Villedieu showcase 15 à la carte dishes for one night only. Having worked with culinary giants like Joël Robuchon and Alain Passard, Chef Hadrien’s passion for reinvention is evident in his playful cuisine. Guests can look forward to special snacks like Liquid Pizza, Foie Gras Bao, Seabass Crudo, Caccio Peppe and Duck Breast. For dessert, guests will be treated to delectable options like Choco Loco and the Lemon Cup. Friday 5 May, from 7pm.
Saturday 6 May
Commemorate the coronation
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal will showcase a royal menu honouring King Charles III’s coronation. The five-course experience draws inspiration from dishes served at Britain’s historic coronations, including Henry V (1413), King James II (1685), George IV (1821) and Elizabeth II (1953). Curated by Chef Director, Deiniol Pritchard and renowned food historian Marc Meltonville, must-try dishes include the Coronation Chicken Tart (apricot, raisins, and smoked almond), Fillet of Beef Royale (wagyu beef coupled with smoked anchovy, and a sauce enriched with ox tongue) and Fflampayne (a tart traditionally garnished with triangles peeking out of the top to create an illusion of fire). Available daily, from 5 to 14 May, from 6pm to 11pm. AED 1,250.
GO: Visit www.dinnerbyhbdubai.com for reservations and more information.
Sunday 7 May
Head to the Butcher & Still BBQ
FACT’s ‘Restaurant Of The Year 2022‘ is now home to a Sunday barbecue. The leisurely afternoon event at Butcher & Still will see Chef Marshall Roth grilling in the kitchen while a live DJ spins upbeat tunes inside the restaurant. Expect a buffet with live stations, sharing platters, and starters like freshly shucked oysters, green lip mussels, beef tartare, Cajun fried chicken, and chicken wings. There will also be a pie bar with a selection of oven-baked pies. Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 320 (soft beverages) and AED 410 (grape package).