Will it be brunch or the King’s coronation this weekend?
The first weekend in May is upon us, and we’re recommending brunches, coronation parties and Sunday soirées. Read on for our picks of the best things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this weekend.
Friday 5 May 2023
Dine with Ferrari
Massimo Bottura’s Torno Subito will host a one-of-a-kind sensory experience, where guests can savour Italian cuisine paired with sparkling wine from Ferrari. Crafted in the vineyards of Trento, Ferrari wines boast a complexity that is sure to delight the senses. Enjoy a six-course menu perfectly complemented with a Ferrari wine pairing. Friday 5 May, from 7pm to 10:30pm. AED 300 (food only) and AED 650 (food and wine pairing).
Experience Dîner Modern
F.R.N.D.S Grand Café will collaborate with chef Junior Nadje to present a unique and personalised take on his Dîner Modern concept menu. Here, guests will be treated to a five-course meal exhibiting French cuisine’s elite essence. Friday 5 May, from 8:30pm. AED 450 per person.
Succumb to the charms of Honeycomb Hi-Fi
Honeycomb Hi-Fi will present a remarkable evening of music featuring Ohm Hourani. The innovative producer and DJ explores the relationship between technology and sound to create unique sensory experiences. In addition to the incredible soundtrack, guests can indulge in Honeycomb Hi-Fi’s signature dishes, including Scallop Siu Mai and Mochi Stuffed Wings with yuzu chilli salt. Friday 5 May, from 7:30pm to 3am. AED 450 AED (minimum spend per person indoors) or AED 350 (minimum spend per person on the terrace).
GO: Call 04 412 6666 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 6 May 2023
Brunch like a King
Head to Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Tower’s ‘Pardon my Brunch’ for a royal experience. Watch King Charles III’s Coronation live while indulging in a buffet fit for a king featuring traditional British dishes like beef and salmon wellingtons, as well as international specialities. Sample octopus carpaccio and beef cecina, but save room for dessert with classic English treats such as Bakewell tart and Eton mess. The signature four-minute egg and breakfast-in-bread sandwich will also make an appearance. Saturday 6 May, from 12.30pm to 4pm. Packages from AED 375 per person.
GO: Visit http://sevn.ly/xJO5TU2n for reservations and more information.
Escape to the islands
Drawing inspiration from the hip-hop track by A Tribe Called Quest, Miss Lily’s new Bonita AppleBrunch exudes a lively, colourful vibe that transports diners to the sunny Caribbean islands. With pumping tunes encompassing the best of Afro, Caribbean, Hip Hop, and R&B, DJs Crown Prince and Colione will keep you grooving all afternoon. From signature dishes like Jerk Chicken, Chicken & Waffles, Curry Goat Stew, and Roasted Pumpkin Pesto Pasta to classic brunch staples like Pancakes, Eggs Benedict, and Avo Toast, this bottomless brunch is a cultural and culinary melting pot. Saturdays, from 2pm to 6pm. AED 275 (soft beverages) and AED 350 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.misslilys.com for reservations and more information.
Enjoy a regal afternoon tea
Maison Mathis at voco Dubai The Palm is hosting a special Afternoon Tea in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III. Expect freshly baked scones served with clotted cream, strawberry jam, and a selection of pastries and miniature desserts. Savour dainty finger sandwiches, teas, coffee, and juices while watching a live telecast of the coronation ceremony. Saturday, 6 May, from 1pm to 6pm. AED 199 per person.
GO: Call 04 249 5502 for reservations and more information.
Sunday 7 May 2023
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
Mexican restaurant Señor Pico at Palm West Beach is gearing up for an extravagant Cinco de Mayo celebration. Guests can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free offer on signature margaritas while grooving to the lively beats of the resident DJ. To make the celebration memorable, the restaurant will offer complimentary beach access to guests who spend a minimum of AED 200 per person.
Masticate at Masti
Masti is back with a new location and a brand new brunch. The Elephant Bath Brunch menu showcases re-imagined Indian cuisine through an array of the restaurant’s most sought-after dishes. The brunch begins with a sourdough naanza to share, followed by cold and hot starters, mains, and desserts. Guests can then choose from a selection of main course options, including tuna bhel tartare, messy chicken tikka, burrata butter chicken, beef rendang, and peanut butter kulfi. Adding to the ambience, there will be entertainment from singer Andrea Flórez. Available Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm or 2pm to 5pm. AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 399 (house beverages).
GO: Visit www.mastidubai.com for reservations and more information.
Expereince Soirée Sundays
Sumosan, located in The Dubai EDITION, is winding down the weekend with live entertainment, upbeat singers and a resident DJ playing nostalgic tunes. The menu for the evening goes beyond the traditional a la carte offering and features an array of Sumosan favourites and signature dishes, along with special delicacies such as salmon jalapeno tiradito, salmon tartare cones, and French toast with a Japanese twist. Sunday from 6pm. AED 450 (soft beverages), AED 600 (have beverages) and AED 700 (premium spirits)
GO: Visit www.sumosan.com for reservations and more information.