THOUSANDS DINE IN FIRST EVER DUBAI RESTAURANT WEEK
-Bookings still available for selected restaurants on www.roundmenu.com/DRW-
The first ever Dubai Restaurant Week, part of the Dubai Food Festival, has seen thousands of diners enjoy some of the city’s finest food at an incredible price.
Further bolstering Dubai’s position as the region’s culinary capital, the inaugural Dubai Restaurant Week offers visitors the chance to enjoy first-class three-course set menus at 30 of the city’s top fine-dining restaurants for the outstanding price of AED 189 per person. This unique opportunity to try Dubai’s best culinary hotspots runs until 5 March, and with limited seats still available across the restaurants, diners are encouraged to book quickly to avoid disappointment.
“Thousands of diners are enjoying a huge variety of dining experiences and cuisines as Dubai Restaurant Week shines a spotlight on the city as a world-class dining and social destination,” said Ali Sinaei, Managing Partner of official booking partner RoundMenu.
“Participating restaurants are offering a first-class set menu at an exceptional price, and we are very pleased the promotion has enticed foodies to book a table and dine at some of Dubai’s best restaurants. It has quickly caught on and has further strengthened Dubai’s position as a gastronomic hub.”
One of the biggest trends to emerge during Dubai Restaurant Week is the popularity of Asian cuisine, with thousands of diners enjoying the likes of Hoi An, Kiku, OKKU, Sea Fu, Thiptara, Yuan and Zheng He's.
Authentic Vietnamese cuisine and comfortable ambiance await at Hoi An in the Shangri-La Hotel. Dubai Restaurant Week menu highlights include: Deep-fried crispy spring rolls with crab, shrimp and shiitake mushrooms, served with rice noodles and fresh herbs; and Pan-fried king prawns with bean sprouts, spring onions and garlic beignets.
Have a seat at the sushi counter or watch the live teppanyaki show at one of Dubai’s top spots for authentic Japanese cuisine. Dubai Restaurant Week menu highlights include: Tuna, Salmon, Sea bream and Hammour Sashimi; and Wagyu steak with salad and a choice of steamed rice or sushi maki.
One of Dubai’s most awarded restaurants OKKU is a must for high-end Japanese cuisine. Dubai Restaurant Week menu highlights include: Tiger shrimp tempura with masago and spring onion in creamy wasabi; and Yuzu-saikyo miso marinated Atlantic black cod.
For a romantic evening and terrific Thai food, take an abra to Pai Thai in Madinat Jumeirah. Dubai Restaurant Week menu highlights include: Crispy Thai Sausage with Mince Prawns, Mince Chicken, Skin Tofu, Water Chestnut Garlic, Coriander and Sweet Chili sauce; and Wok Fried Crispy Chicken, Cashew Nut, Spring Onion, Dried Chili, Oyster Sauce.
This is the place to come when you crave fresh seafood, spectacular views and an ocean breeze. Dubai Restaurant Week menu highlights include: Sea Bass crudo with charred avocado, amori black garlic and corn chips; and Marinated Short Beef Ribs with ginger, red miso and pineapple fried rice.
With a name that translates to ‘magic at the water,’ this Thai restaurant has an impressive seafood offering. Dubai Restaurant Week menu highlights include: Chicken in green curry with eggplant and sweet basil leaves; and Tempura fried banana with honey and coconut ice cream.
Yuan serves an extensive menu of traditional Cantonese and Szechuan dishes complemented by Western cooking methods. Dubai Restaurant Week menu highlights include: Steamed Chicken, Shrimp, Mushroom with Tobiko; and Wagyu Beef Rib’s With Mandarin Orange Sauce.
Zheng He’s is one of Dubai’s most loved restaurants—offering great Chinese dining. Dubai Restaurant Week menu highlights include: Slow Cooked “Wu Xi” Beef Short Ribs with Oriental Barbeque Sauce and "Yong Chow" Style Fried Rice; and Chinese citrus tart with meringue and bergamot.
The full list of participating restaurants at Dubai Restaurant Week are: Alta Badia, Ashiana by Vineet, Atelier M, Boca, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, Café Belge, Fogueira, Fume, Garden, Hoi An, Junoon, JW’s Steakhouse, Kiku, Mint Leaf of London, Okku, Pai Thai, Positano, Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, Rivington Grill, Sea Fu, Seven Sands, Social By Heinz Beck, The Croft, The Hide, The Ivy, The Rib Room, Thiptara, Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, Yuan and Zheng He's.
Bookings are still available via the official booking partner RoundMenu at www.roundmenu.com/DRW
The third edition of Dubai Food Festival, which will run until 12 March under the theme ‘Celebrate Taste’ is organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).