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EDITOR’S LETTER n no other city does the word ‘brunch’ mean so much to so many. The humble meal between breakfast and lunch, tucked into by late risers at the weekend, has evolved into an excuse for unbelievable culinary excess, from live cooking stations serving up everything from sushi to sharwamas, to dessert tables that have more in common with Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and every beverage you could hope for. And with a glut of new brunches and revitalised offers how do you know who gives you the best value for money? Which hotel will look after bored kids? And where do you go next? All important questions when weighing up your

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weekend options, we feel, so read on. The 25 Brunch Guide offers you an exclusive selection of the 25 best brunches the UAE has to offer. We’ve split them by price, and based this on the cheapest brunch option available (which usually includes only soft drinks). You can also check our symbol key here below to see which brunch is suitable for kids, families, couples, large groups or just about anyone. 6o tuck in to our ¿rst biannual brunch guide (the next one lands in March 2013) and go forth, piling your plate high, getting in a round of drinks and kicking back to revel in one of the things Dubai gets really right. You can ¿nd us at the nearest dessert station!

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AL HAMRA FORT HOTEL

Escape up to Ras Al Khaimah for this beachside brunch

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THE BONNINGTON, DUBAI

Try the Cavendish’s traditional roasts and delicious puds

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CENTRO, DUBAI

You can brunch and not break the bank, try Centro

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DUSIT THANI DUBAI

Thai hospitality will make you feel at home here

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THE H, DUBAI

The new Mediterranean Friday brunch is a winner

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HYATT REGENCY, DUBAI

Take the family and kids down to Deira for a weekend treat, there’s something for everyone here

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RADISSON BLU MEDIA CITY DUBAI

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HILTON JBR, DUBAI

Go a la carte in Media City for a sophisticated option

A long standing fixture in Dubai Marina, take advantage of the gorgeous setting after brunch

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RIVINGTON BAR & GRILL, DUBAI

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THE IVY, DUBAI

Enjoy the winter weather with this BBQ and drinks deal

For an elegant, refined old-style brunch, you can’t beat The Ivy

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MONTE CARLO BEACH CLUB, ABU DHABI

Take advantage of everything the beach club has to offer with this fantastic deal

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MÖVENPICK JBR, DUBAI

Roasts, Yorkshire puddings, fine cheeses and much more at this local favourite

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THE ADDRESS DUBAI MARINA

Take the little ones to a fun brunch at Mazina

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AL BUSTAN ROTANA, DUBAI

Downtown’s oldest hotel knows how to throw a spread of food

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ARMANI HOTEL DUBAI

Go Italian at Armani/Peck for a Friday afternoon treat

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DESERT PALM RETREAT, DUBAI

Dubai’s newest five star brunch is all about the vintage

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RUTH”S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE, DUBAI MARINA

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LE MÉRIDIEN, DUBAI

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DUBAI CREEK GOLF & YACHT CLUB

Warehouse is a popular favourite amongst the city’s trendy folk

Take in the Creek views while loading up on tempting plates

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SHANGRI-LA, DUBAI

EASTERN MANGROVES BY ANANTARA, ABU DHABI

Arabian and South East Asian specialities abound at this Sheikh Zayed Road classic

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MEDIA ROTANA, DUBAI

Italian Prego’s serves up a selection of Italian favourites

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THE PULLMAN MALL OF THE EMIRATES, DUBAI

Drop in after a weekend shop to feast tempting puddings

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More than just a steakhouse, sit out on the terrace and take in the views whilst eating a la carte

Retreat to the capital and enjoy the beautiful views

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PARK HYATT, DUBAI

FAIRMONT BAB AL BAR, ABU DHABI

One of Dubai’s finest brunches, Traiteur offers up classic refinement and stunning dishes

Tuck into fresh pastas, salads and yummy desserts

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Hamra Fort Hotel & Beach Resort Al Jazeerah Street Ras Al Khaimah Tel: (+971) 7 244 6666

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FRIDAY BEACH BRUNCH Al Hamra Fort Hotel & Beach Resort

f you’re looking at getting out of Dubai or Abu Dhabi, for the weekend, visit Al Hamra Fort Hotel & Beach Resort, known for their spectacular weekend brunch that includes beach access. Diners get to sit outdoors on the green lawn and breathe in the revitalising fresh air by the seaside, while sipping drinks and tucking into delicious foods. Walk through the stations and check out the dishes on offer, before heading over to the BBQ for succulent, tempting grills.

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RESTAURANT For a true al-fresco dining experience, Friday Beach Brunch is located on the

gorgeous beachfront, and it offers an à la carte menu and buffet, made up of delicious seasonal ingredients.

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Head out of town for a weekend of fun with the family in Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Hamra Fort Hotel. The brunch, held outdoors on the lush green lawns of the Le Chalet restaurant, offers a picturesque sight of the blue ocean and includes an unbeatable package. Grab a drink from the cool boat bar, while the kids play at the playground, before WHERE NEXT? heading out to the enticing Keep the entertainment beach and listening to going till sundown with tunes from the in-house refreshments and tunes by the in-house DJ at the pool.

Colombian band. Once tired and starving, get your fingers messy with bbq saucedrenched prime beef ribs, steaks and tandoori chicken. Seafood lovers can feast at the fresh sushi and sashimi counters, or try out Arabic specialities such as finger-licking shawarmas and saj at their dedicated stations. A tantalising selection of a la minute desserts await you or you can visit the cooked for order pancakes and waffles station.

FOR KIDS Kids of all ages get to paint their faces, play with hotel mascots, jump around the two large bouncy castles and take part in a range of fun activities.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 11am-4pm

PRICES Dhs150 for unlimited soft drinks and fresh juices Dhs195 for unlimited beers, red, white and sparkling wine. Dhs255 for unlimited hard liquors

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Friday Beach YOUR FAVOURITE BRUNCH IS BACK! EVERY FRIDAY 11:00 - 16:00 Enjoy brunch every Friday outdoors in the lush green garden with family and friends as you feast on a selection of BBQ and buffet options whilst enjoying breathtaking views of the golden beach and turquoise ocean. Sip from the boat bar as the live band keeps you entertained whilst the kids entertainment supervise and amuse your children in the playground with mascots, face painting and bouncy castles and much more. Don’t forget your swimsuit to enjoy free all day beach access. Brunch Buffet: ‡%%4°SULPHEHHIULEVVWHDNVFKLFNHQVKDZDUPDVDQGWDQGRRULFKLFNHQ ‡)UHVKVXVKLDQGVDVKLPLFRXQWHU ‡$VVRUWHGVHOHFWLRQRIjODPLQXWHGHVVHUWV ‡%RDWEDUVHUYLQJEXEEOHVMXLFHVDQGVPRRWKLHV ‡6HSDUDWHVWDWLRQZLWKSRUNLWHPV Free inclusions: ‡%HDFKDFFHVVZLWKWRZHOVSURYLGHG ‡.LGVHQWHUWDLQPHQWZLWKDFWLYLWLHV Brunch choices: BBQ Brunch AED 150 - unlimited soft drinks and fresh juices Sparkling Brunch AED 195 - unlimited cold brewed drinks / grape juices. Full Blast Brunch AED 225 - unlimited selected distilled drinks. Terms & Conditions All prices are subject to 10% service charge Al Hamra residents receive 20% discount To reserve a table, please call: 07 244 6666

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UNAGI SUSHI ROLL Ingredients ‡ 4 cups cooked sushi rice ‡ 1 package of sheet nori ‡ 454g crab sticks, sliced into ½ inch thick strips ‡ 454g unagi (eel), sliced into 1 inch strips ‡ 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced ‡ Wasabi ‡ Soy sauce ‡ Gari (pickled ginger) 1. On a sheet of plastic wrap, set down one sheet of nori. 2. With wet hands, grab a handful of sushi rice and evenly spread across the top 3/5 of the nori sheet, pressing the rice down to ensure it sticks to the seaweed. 3. Flip the nori over so the rice faces down onto the plastic wrap. 4. At the non-rice end of the nori, lay out crab sticks and avocado, leaving a little room on either end. 5. Take care not to over¿ll the roll. Roll the ¿llings up from the non-rice end of the nori (like a carpet) and continue to roll tightly, but not too tightly until the rice encompasses the entire outer part of the roll. Heat the eel in an oven until very warm. Place a single layer of the eel and avocado on top of the roll and then cover with a plastic wrap and bamboo mat to press the eel to the roll.

6. Remove the bamboo mat. Slice through the plastic wrap with a very sharp knife dipped in water, to get 8 even pieces.

7. Serve with wasabi, gari (pickled ginger) and soy sauce. You shoul yield around 4 cut rolls.

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THE CAVENDISH FRIDAY FAMILY LUNCH Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers

he menu at the Cavendish reÀects the city of Dubai ± bustling with life and taste, a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. The Cavendish caters for every preference with a unique blend of delicious international dishes and contemporary European cuisine. A high standard of care, time and dedication goes into preparing all dishes at the Cavendish.

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the culinary team at the Bonnington hotel. The restaurant features a kids’ area and supervised crqche which allows adults to kick back, relax and enjoy the food and live music on offer.

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Start by choosing from a wide variety of salads and soups, or sample from the elaborate shell¿sh and smoked ¿sh ice display. Diners can order from the live egg station or allow your waiter to assist The classically stylish Cavendish restaurant you in choosing from a selection offers a variety of buffet stations of superb cooked-to-order to choose from, with a menu WHERE NEXT? main dishes, featuring British that hampers inÀuences from Pop into the Author’s and ,rish favourites such as award winning English Chef Lounge, sink into an Shepherd’s pie. Round off Paul Bussey and the rest of armchair and read, over a nice cup of tea or coffee.

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your meal with an impressive assortment of cheeses, a treat from the live pancake and wafÀe station, the chocolate fountain or from the tempting array of pastries and desserts. The Cavendish Friday Family Brunch features live entertainment provided by Bobbie 9alchev. This talented musician serenades brunch goers throughout the afternoon with a perfect blend of classical, modern, jazz and pop hits.

FOR KIDS The dedicated kid’s area comes complete with babysitters, movies and other fun activities. Qualified staff, games and toys are provided in addition to a special kids’ buffet boasting all their favourite foods.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12.30pm-3.30pm

PRICES Dhs199 for soft beverages Dhs299 for selected beverages Dhs149 for childen between six and 12 Free for children under six.

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Cavendish Friday Family Brunch Enjoy live entertainment, kids activities and an array of buffet stations to choose from - there’s something for everyone at the Cavendish Friday Brunch! Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

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THE PERFECT ROAST DINNER Serves 8 Ingredients ‡ 3kg ,rish rib of beef on the bone ‡ 1 tbsp mustard powder ‡ 30g duck fat or olive oil ‡ fresh thyme ‡ 2kg chopped mixed veg (onion, carrot, leeks, garlic) ‡ black pepper For the roast potatoes ‡ 8 medium-sized ,daho potatoes ‡ 5 garlic cloves ‡ 4 tbsp duck fat or olive oil ‡ fresh thyme ‡ Maldon salt, to taste For the carrot and parsnip mash ‡ 300g carrots, peeled and chopped ‡ 300g parsnips, peeled and chopped ‡ 50g butter ‡ 20ml double cream ‡ salt and freshly ground black pepper For the gravy ‡ roasting juices from the pan ‡ 350ml Merlot or beef stock ‡ 4 tsp plain Àour 1 For the beef, preheat the oven to 190C. Mix the mustard powder with a little water

and rub this paste into the beef. Heat the duck fat till smoking hot, then sear the beef on all sides. ,n a large roasting tin, place the chopped vegetables and thyme and set the beef on top. Roast for 65 minutes for rare, 80 for medium rare or 95 for well done. Remove from oven, cover with foil on the carving board and let rest for 30 minutes. 2 For the roast potatoes, peel them, cut into pieces and parboil then drain. Shake a little to rough up the outsides. Add duck fat into a small roasting tin and heat at 220oc for ¿ve minutes, then add the potatoes, garlic, thyme and salt, making sure potatoes are well coated. Roast for

30-35 minutes until golden. 3 For the carrot and parsnip mash, boil the vegetables until tender and drain. Mash till combined but still textured, then add the butter and cream and combine, then season. 4 For the gravy, discard the vegetables from the roasting pan and put pan over a medium heat. Deglaze with Àour and wine or stock, then let it simmer to thicken for ten minutes. Season. 5 To serve, carve the beef into slices and place on plates with the Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and the vegetable sides. Serve the gravy over the top.

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Centro Barsha Road 329, Al Barsha 1 Tel: (+971) 4 704 0000 www.rotana.com/centrobarsha

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C.TASTE BRUNCH Centro Barsha

he hotel’s central location near the Mall of the Emirates shopping mall is apt, especially for those looking for a satisfying meal after a weekend shopping spree. The contemporary chic hotel has a signature all day dining restaurant and bar, perfect for a quick catch up over a meal, with friends. Targeting business executives and travellers, the hotel is a refreshing change from the usual bustling kind and offers a fairly reasonable brunch with great service. Take your time and tuck into the dishes on offer, while refreshing your appetite with selected beverages.

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RESTAURANT The casual all-day dining

restaurant, C Taste, serves international cuisine with a variety of tempting dishes.

and having a chat with friends, over the mellow music in the background.

BRUNCH DETAILS

With dishes laid out in an organised manner, displayed at three buffets consisting of cold food, hot food and desserts, there’s plenty on offer for diners at this casual dining restaurant. Relish foods such as Arabic mezze, chicken and tandoori from the live carving stations, pasta cooked on the spot with creamy and cheese toppings, as well as desserts including umm ali and other sweet delights. Take in the WHERE NEXT? lively atmosphere while treating The C.mondo bar yourself to the indulgent buffet, for a stylish and funky night out.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12.30pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs109 for soft drinks Dhs149 for selected house beverages

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PECAN PIE Ingredients: ‡ 3 cups pecans, ¿nely chopped, toasted and divided ‡ ½ cup butter or margarine, softened ‡ ½ cup shortening ‡ 2 cups sugar ‡ 5 large eggs, separated ‡ 1 tbsp vanilla extract ‡ 2 cups all-purpose Àour ‡ 1 tsp baking soda ‡ 1 cup buttermilk ‡ ¾ cup dark corn syrup ‡ 1 store bought pecan pie ¿lling

1 Sprinkle 2 cups of pecans evenly into 3 generously buttered round cake pans (9-inch) and shake to coat bottoms and sides of pans. 2 Beat ½ cup of butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy and gradually add sugar, while beating well. Add in the egg yolks (one at a time), then beat it until blended after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract. 3 Add flour and baking soda to butter mixture alternatively with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Beat at low speed until blended after each addition. Stir in remaining 1 cup of

finely chopped pecans. 4 Beat the egg whites at medium speed until stiff peaks form and fold one third of egg whites into batter. Fold in the remaining whites. Do not over mix. Pour batter into prepared pans. 5 Bake at 350C for 25 mins or until done. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 mins. Invert layers onto wax paper-lined wire

racks. Brush tops and sides of layers with corn syrup and cool completely. 6 Spread half of pecan pie ¿lling on 1 layer, pecan side up. Place second layer, pecan side up, on ¿lling and spread with remaining ¿lling. Top with remaining layer, pecan side up. 7 Arrange pastry garnish on and around the whole pie, if desired.

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Dusit Thani Dubai, 133 Sheikh =ayed Road, Dubai Tel: (+971) 4 317 4515 www.dusit.com

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BRUNCH AT DUSIT THANI DUBAI Dusit Thani Dubai

ocated on the 24th Àoor of the hotel, Brunch at Dusit Thani Dubai, takes you on a culinary journey through Asia, Italy, parts of Arabia and the Mediterranean. The spectacular brunch combines three dining outlets to offer a variety of dishes. Diners can sit at any of the restaurants that offer exquisite views of Downtown and the Burj Khalifa to treat your taste buds, and be enchanted by the classic Thai dance performances and the resident pianist Rey.

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Serving Royal Thai cuisine in a traditional setting, the restaurant consists of a main dining area and a private space with lowseating and cushion rests, to make the experience as authentic as possible.

PAX

A relaxed and laid back ambience sets the mood at this restaurant that serves all Italian favourites, from margherita and seafood pizzas, to a bowl of comforting, home made spaghetti carbonara.

Brunch at Dusit Thani Dubai includes not one but three dining outlets, all bringing with mouth watering With its light wood furnishings WHERE NEXT? cuisine to the table. and breathtaking views of Unwind at the Asian-

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inspired, MyBar, with refreshing drinks to quench your thirst and smooth jazz to heal your soul.

Downtown, the restaurant is known for its salads and fresh seafood offerings.

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This long-standing Friday brunch offers more than just fabulous food. Take a seat at any one of the restaurants, and tuck into the lavish buffet that includes Thai inspired dishes such as the authentic Thai green curry from Benjarong, Italian classics such as pizza and pasta - made at live cooking stations - from PA; and fresh Mediterranean salads from The Californian. Relish every morsel from the appetisers and main courses before diving right into the blissful desserts and crepe station, to end the meal on a sweet note.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday 12pm-4pm.

PRICE LIST Dhs195 for soft drinks and chilled juices Dhs235 for house beverages Dhs285 for sparkling wine and selected house spirits Dhs495 for Champagne

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FRIDAY BRUNCH ON THE 24TH FLOOR Dusit Thani Dubai’s Friday Brunch has long been a favourite with Dubai residents. Taking over the hotel’s entire 24th Floor and combining three of the hotel’s restaurants, namely Benjarong, PAX, and The Californian, the Friday Brunch features an extravagant feast of delicacies from different parts of the world, as well as authentic Thai favourites. Combined with Dusit’s Thai hospitality, Thai dance, soulful tunes from the hotel’s resident pianist, and undisturbed views of Dubai’s skyline, each guest is assured to have a memorable experience. Dusit Thani Dubai’s Friday Brunch is a tradition that cannot be missed! 170 AED per person food only 195 AED per person inclusive of soft drinks and chilled juices 235 AED per person inclusive of house wine and house beer 285 AED per person inclusive of sparkling wine and house spirits 495 AED per person inclusive of champagne

For enquiries and reservations: Tel: +971 4 317 4515 Email: dine.dtdu@dusit.com


THAI GREEN CHICKEN CURRY

SERVES 4 Ingredients ‡ 150g chicken, sliced ‡ 250ml coconut milk ‡ 100g eggplant ‡ 40g green curry paste

‡ 3 pcs kaf¿er lime leaves ‡ 3 pcs red chilli ‡ 8g sweet basil ‡ 20g sugar ‡ 15ml ¿sh sauce 1 Heat the coconut milk until it boils. Add the

green curry paste and simmer for ¿ve minutes. 2 Add chicken and eggplant and mix well. Then add the kaiffer lime leaves and season with sugar and ¿sh sauce to taste. 3 Add the chilli, sweet basil and remove from heat. Serve with white jasmine rice.

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MEDITERRANEAN FRIDAY BRUNCH The H, Dubai

estled just at the beginning of Sheikh Zayed Road, The H Dubai boasts Arabian décor with lanterns, palm trees and elegant gold coloured interiors, nothing like its sleek exteriors. The ¿ve star hotel is a hotspot, for exploring the surrounding busy area, that are located close to each other, making it great for a group of friends who have varied taste in cuisines, and prefer bar hopping. Set off on a culinary journey and try out the brunch with a Mediterranean Àair.

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RESTAURANT Mizaan, the all-day dining restaurant offers an a la carte menu which serves both Western and Arabian cuisines.

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Get a taste of the Med at the Mediterranean Friday Brunch that serves dishes from Greece, France, Spain, Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon. Take pleasure in tucking into fresh breads, cold appetisers such as spicy melon shooters, gazpacho and smoked salmon, salads, breakfast-style items such as eggs cooked at a live station, crepes and fresh fruit. Don’t ¿ll up too much though as mains include pastas, slow roasted beef strip loin with Yorkshire pudding and green asparagus – cooked at WHERE NEXT? the carving station, along with De-stress and relax traditional Arabic dishes. End , post brunch at the the meal with mango mousse, hotel’s One on One Cocktail lounge.

cake, tarts and vanilla crqme brulee. The 80s soundtrack will get you in the mood for a Friday feast ¿t for a king.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12.30pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs188 for soft drinks Dhs288 for bubbly and house beverages

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www.h-hotel.com

The new Friday the city is talking about! The H Dubai invites you on a sublime journey of Mediterranean cuisine every Friday. )\TPSVIJVIWLERHMRXVMGEXIMR他YIRGIWSJ1SVSGGS7TEMR*VERGI-XEP] Greece, Lebanon and Turkey from an array of vibrant chilled salads, a succulent live carvery and absolutely divine dessert station. A Friday institution like no other, brunch in good company at The H Dubai for a delectable culinary adventure and impeccable service. 7TSMP]SYVWIPJEXFVYRGLJSV%)(TIVTIVWSRMRGPYHMRKJVII他S[MRK beverages every Friday from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. For reservations, please call 04 501 8888.

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SEAFOOD PAELLA Ingredients ‡ 500g medium grain rice ‡ 1000l chicken broth ‡ 4g Spanish saffron ‡ 100g fresh tomatoes, diced ‡ 100g green peas ‡ 100g bell peppers ‡ 50g tomato paste ‡ 250g shrimps with head on ‡ 250g fresh calamari ‡ 100ml virgin olive oil ‡ 20g garlic, chopped ‡ 100g white onions, diced ‡ 50g fennel, diced ‡ 5g thyme, diced ‡ 30g salt ‡ 20g pepper ‡ 3 pcs lemon wedges ‡ 100g fresh cilantro 1 Wash and rinse the rice and set aside. 2. Saute garlic, onions, bell peppers, green peas, thyme and tomatoes. Add tomato paste, shrimps, calamari and mussels. 3 Slowly add in rice and gently mix all together, Pour the chicken broth over and add the saffron and seasoning, as required to taste. 4 Remove the pot from heat and keep lid on until rice is cooked. 5 Garnish with lemon and cilantro and serve.

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Hyatt Regency Dubai Deira Tel: (+971) 4 317 2222 www.dubai.regency.hyatt.com

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FAMILY AND CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH Hyatt Regency Dubai

et amidst the hustle and bustle of the old business hub in Deira, this ¿ve star hotel is located along the water ways, and only minutes away from major attractions and shopping malls. Its decor and ambience exudes an element of luxury, which is a signi¿cant factor for this chain of hotels. If you’re looking for a buffet brunch that includes a bit of all cuisines, then Hyatt Regency Dubai is the place to be, with views of the stunning beachfront and fresh air to breathe in.

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RESTAURANT Focaccia restaurant is a traditional place serving Italian cuisine, the restaurant is great

for an intimate night out or the family-friendly Friday brunch.

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The lavish Family and Champagne brunch is a great way of spending quality time with the family, around the table. The international cuisine buffet serves over 132 dishes and consists of tempting antipasti, sushi, a choice of Iranian appetisers, Teppanyaki, shawarma, home-made pastas, pizzas and fresh seafood cooked at live cooking stations. Aromatic Indian delicacies are also served at WHERE NEXT? the extensive buffet. Sweet Skate around The lovers can indulge in pistachio Galleria ice rink located cheesecake, Àourless at the hotel, and enjoy the weekend with your family.

chocolate and praline cake, before dipping strawberries and fruits into the chocolate fountain. A children’s buffet is also available.

FOR KIDS The lively and fully supervised entertainment zone for kids includes toys and their own buffet to choose from while watching their favourite cartoons.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12.30pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs199 for soft drinks Dhs249 for free-Àowing sparkling wine, wines, beers and soft drinks Dhs399 for free-Àowing Champagne Free for under 12 (maximum two kids per couple)

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CHICKEN TACOS Serves 4 Ingredients ‡ 400g chicken breast, steamed and shredded ‡ 4pcs romaine lettuces, shredded ‡ 150g tomatoes, julienne ‡ 10g any cheese, grated ‡ 10ml fresh cream ‡ 150g refried beans ‡ 4 pcs tortilla For the tomato salsa ‡ 150g tomato, diced ‡ 50g, onion, diced ‡ 10g green chili, chopped ‡ 10g coriander, chopped ‡ 40ml tomato juice ‡ Salt and black pepper, to taste For the guacamole ‡ 250g fresh avocado, mashed ‡ 150g tomato, diced ‡ 50g onions, diced ‡ 10g green chilli, chopped ‡ 10g coriander, chopped ‡ 10ml lemon juice ‡ Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 To make the salsa, mix the items together in a bowl and set aside. Do the same for the guacamole.

2 Pre-heat the hot pan to 180C. 3 Place tortilla on the pan for about 3 mins or until it becomes warm. Place all the

taco ingredients on it. 4 Add the tomato salsa and guacamole on the top of the ingredients and serve.

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WAREHOUSE Le Méridien Dubai

‘Brunch with a Twist’, and enjoy a fun-¿lled hen a hotel changes word ‘brunch’ Friday afternoon. to ‘drunch’, you should have an awareness of what you are heading into. Le Méridien Dubai’s popular ‘Malt Drunch’ and ‘Brunch with a Twist’, held Made up of two levels, Warehouse under one roof, are well-known with all age serves fusion cuisine and is known for its groups and de¿nitely worth a visit, if you’re transformation to a vibrant club by night. looking to feast on ¿ne foods and refreshing The venue also consists of a Europeandrinks, some in excess. The hotel is home style cafe bar, wine bar, sushi bar and and to 18 dining outlets and offers a wide variety Eurpoean styled outdoor garden. of cuisines, with a few of the most popular restaurants and bars being Warehouse, Yalumba, Sukothai, Seafood Make your choice and choose to Market, M’s Beef Bistro and The dine on the ground Àoor for WHERE NEXT? Dubliner’s. Choose between the the ‘Malt Drunch’, serving This one stop casual laid back Malt Drunch a tantalising buffet of cold destination has tons or the upbeat and delightful meats, fresh salads, Grilled of restaurants and

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bars to visit. Check out Dubliner’s to carry on the fun.

Wagyu burger and desserts including churos with dips. If a casual Friday isn’t your thing, head to the ‘Brunch with a Twist’, located on Level 1 to enjoy bottomless cocktails, paired with mouth-watering Asian delights from the raw bar such as ceviche of tuna, salmon and halwayoo with yuzu and trufÀe oil and soft shell crab tempura with wasabi mayonnaise, or taste hearty mains such as Peking duck with sweet chilli sauce and spicy plum sauce. Tuck in, feast and dance away to tunes by the resident DJ.

FOR KIDS A special healthy cartoon-inspired menu is offered for kids, but they have to leave the premises before 8pm.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 1pm-4pm

PRICES ‘Malt Drunch’ Dhs199 for unlimited selected beers, regular spirits and house wines Dhs299 per person, all the above and and bubbly ‘Brunch with a Twist’ Dhs299 per person

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PAN FRIED HALIBUT FILLET IN BUTTER WITH GRAIN Ingredients ‡ mustard sauce ‡ 200g halibut ‡ 80g mustard grain ‡ 40g garlic ‡ 80g veal jus ‡ 40g carrots ‡ 20g shallots ‡ 5g fresh thyme ‡ 60g zucchini ‡ 1kg potato ‡ 200g fresh cream ‡ 100g milk ‡ 20g butter ‡ 10g chives Sakura for garnish 1 Debone halibut ¿sh and remove the skin. Cut into 180g per portion. 2 Season the ¿llet with salt and pepper and fry in butter with fresh thyme and garlic until it’s done. Do not overcook. 3 Boil the potato in salted water and mesh by using the potato mesher. Then cook with cream and milk into smooth consistency. Season with salt and butter. 4 Make julienne of carrot and zucchini and sauté in butter and set aside. 5 Make sauce by mixing veal juice and grain mustard in a sauce pan. 6 On dinner plate, set the mashed potato

in middle and julienne on top of the fried halibut ¿llet.

7 Spread sauce around the plate and garnish with mixed sakura.

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Media Rotana Dubai TECOM 3 Tel: (+971) 4 435 0000 www.rotana.com

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THE BUBBLY FRIDAY AT PREGO’S Media Rotana Dubai

rego’s contemporary Italian restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine during lunch and dinner and offers a cosy, convivial ambience. Relax in the friendly interior and enjoy the open kitchen featuring an authentic wood ¿re pizza oven and an elegant wine bar. Guests can enjoy a glass of Italian wine from a wide range and then watch the chef and his team preparing simple but delicious homemade pastas, thin-crust pizzas, chicken and veal, as well as many other Italian delicacies such as various smoked hams.

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simple but excellent food served in a stylish, relaxed space.

great range of Italian cheese and a tempting array of desserts to follow.

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FOR KIDS

Start with a selection of cold appetisers such as octopus salad, sautéed mussels, crab-stuffed artichoke, tuna carpaccio, grilled vegetables, marinaded mushrooms, gorgonzola topped polenta or choose from the fresh and imaginative salad selection, all with a selection of signature homemade breads. Visit the oyster bar or move on to the homemade pastas before the of cold pork cuts. Mains WHERE NEXT? spread include classic Italian dishes Head to The Terrace plus a live carving station with lounge bar and baked leg of lamb. There’s a enjoy cocktails by the pool with great promotions.

The Flippers Kids’ Club playroom offers a safe, supervised area for four to ten year olds, with a bouncy castle, video games and complimentary snacks and soft drinks.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12pm-3pm

PRICES Dhs199 for soft beverages Dhs279 for selected beverages Dhs700 for selected beverages including one bottle of premium selected bubbly per couple

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RISOTTO ALL ARMENESE (RISOTTO WITH PORCINI MUSHROOMS AND TRUFFLE OIL)

Serves 1 Ingredients ‡ 210g carnaroli rice ‡ 60g porcini mushrooms ‡ 6g onion ‡ 20ml olive oil ‡ 50g butter ‡ 2g thyme ‡ 200ml chicken stock

‡ 180g grana padano cheese ‡ 20g toma cheese ‡ 2g parsley ‡ 1 tsp trufÀe oil 1 Cook the mushrooms with the chopped onion, thyme, olive oil and butter in a deep saucepan. Then add the uncooked risotto rice and toss it in a pan for

approximately one minute. 2 Add the chicken stock and let it simmer for 15 minutes until the rice is al dente, stirring the rice at all times. 3 Add the two cheeses, parsley and the trufÀe oil. Keep stirring till the consistency of the risotto is smooth and creamy. 4 Spoon the risotto into a pasta bowl and serve immediately.

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Pullman Mall of the Emirates Dubai Al Barsha Tel: (+971) 4 377 2000 www.pullmanhotels.com

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FRIDAY BRUNCH AT SANABEL Pullman Mall of the Emirates Dubai

oing shopping on a Friday? Then combine the wide choice of outlets at the Mall of the Emirates with a relaxed brunch at Sanabel at The Pullman Mall of the Emirates Dubai with its wide selection of international dishes and fun cooking stations. Leave space for the chocoholic’s dream edible chocolate display and the great range of tempting and mouthwatering desserts. Enjoy the inside bustle or be more casual on the terrace – it’s your choice.

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lines combined with a very large area. In suitable weather, you can eat on the smaller and more intimate attached terrace with its BBQ station and great views over the city.

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Start with some healthy choices at the juice bar with freshly pressed fruit, mocktails, fruit slices and young coconuts, then heap your plate with a wide variety of salad greens and selected dressings or choose one of a great range of composed Mediterranean salads with your favourite Arabic dips. WHERE NEXT? 1ext, it’s time for ¿sh with either a selection of sushi and sashimi – Head for the check out the live maki rolling Vantage bar with its station – or the display of unique Enomatic Machine for wine discovery.

shellfish and cured or smoked fish display on the ice table. Moving on to hot dishes, choose from a selection of soups, wok fried noodles, Indian specialties and the live saj or tandoor stations. Meanwhile, on the terrace, the BBQ station serves up chicken or beef satays, lamb koftas, shrimp skewers and garlic bread. Cleanse the palate with a a selection of cheese or a slice of fruit cake, and then make sure you’ve left room to be tempted by either the edible chocolate display or the chilled gourmet treats such as Earl Grey chocolate pot de crème, white chocolate soup, chocolate fondues and many more sweet treats. Best get the shopping in first, we reckon!

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12.30pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs190 for soft beverages Dhs275 for selected beverages Dhs390 for selected beverages and unlimited Champagne Free for children under six; 50% food discount for children between six and 12.

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*Advance reservation is required.

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TUNA FOIE GRAS CARPACCIO Serves 6 Ingredients ‡ 500g saku tuna loin ‡ 50g tuna, diced ‡ 50g avocado, diced For the marinade ‡ 200g white sugar ‡ 100g sea salt ‡ 50g fresh dill leaves, chopped ‡ 50g fennel seeds ‡ 50g black peppercorns, crushed ‡ 1 tsp lemon and orange zest For the foie gras terrine ‡ 1kg duck liver, cartilage removed ‡ 20g salt ‡ 20g white pepper ‡ 10g ¿ve spice powder For the orange dressing ‡ 2 tbsp orange juice ‡ 1 tsp Dijon mustard ‡ 1 tsp honey ‡ 1 tsp olive oil ‡ salt and pepper to taste 1 Combine all the ingredients for the marinade. Add the tuna and set aside for three hours in the chiller. Spread the tuna on a sheet of butter paper to make a

5mm thick layer. 2 Sprinkle salt and spices evenly on the duck liver. Place in a baking dish, covered with parchment paper. Put the baking dish in a deep roasting pan with simmering hot water and bake for 45 minutes at 120°C. Remove from the oven and allow the terrine to cool completely, for about one hour. Place a sheet of butter paper on a Àat surface. Spread the terrine evenly to make a layer of about 5mm thickness. Place in the chiller.

3 Roll the foie gras terrine and tuna layers together, wrap in a cling ¿lm and let rest in the freezer for about one hour. Remove cling ¿lm and make 5mm thick slices. 4 Whisk all the ingredients for the orange dressing until the desired consistency is achieved. Combine diced avocado and tuna, then use a small ring to make a round tartare. 5 Brush the plate with the orange dressing, arrange the carrpaccio and assemble the tuna-avocado tartare on the side. Serve.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City Tel: (+971) 4 366 9111 www.radissonblu.com/hotelmediacitydubai

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FRIDAY BRUNCH Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City

here’s nothing like a brunch that serves really authentic and mouthwatering dishes and isn’t afraid to stick with one cuisine and do it really well. Which is why, Certo’s infamous brunch, is perfect for comforting Italian food that satis¿es all the senses. The sleek wood, stone walls and six-metre-tall wine tower, makes Certo an elegant yet exciting place to enjoy brunch with plenty of families and large groups, enjoying their weekend, and the food!

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Italian mama’s kitchen. But make sure you leave room for dessert!

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At Certo, it’s all about sitting back and tasting a selection of dishes, without having to move from the table. Each dish is served right to you, so you won’t end up wandering around plate in hand, missing out on all the conversation round the table! The brunch includes ¿ve courses, each with a variety of three delicious offerings, giving you a taste of all the Italian favourites and ranges from hot and cold starters such The award-winning restaurant is renowned as eggplant with ricotta cheese and for its Italian cuisine, which upon thyme or seafood salads and tasting, makes you feel like you’ve carpaccio; to mains including been transported straight to an WHERE NEXT?

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Head upstairs to ICON Bar & Lounge for an after brunch tipple or two. it’s always busy on a Friday.

risotto; gnocchi; spinach stuffed chicken and beef tenderloin. The menu changes weekly and if you’re a fan of any dish in particular, simply ask the chef for a second helping. Once you’re done with the mains, dive straight into the plate of scrumptious desserts that include fresh fruit salad, lemon cheesecake and tarts, or simply ¿nish off, in true Italian style, with a cup of hot coffee.

FOR KIDS

While you sit back, let the kids enjoy the special play area ¿lled with toys, entertainment, games and music. There’s plenty to do for little ones of all ages at Certo, so bring the whole family!

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday 12pm-3.30pm

PRICE LIST Dhs140 for unlimited soft drinks Dhs190 for unlimited house beverages Dhs210 for unlimited bubbly Dhs70 for children between six-12 Free for under sixes

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INSALATA DI MARE (SEAFOOD SALAD) SERVES 1 Ingredients ‡ 250g squid tube ‡ 70g large octopus ‡ 16-20 pcs shrimps ‡ 50g fresh mussels ‡ 50g clams ‡ 20g celery, julienne ‡ 20g carrot, julienne ‡ 40g red cherry tomato, quartered ‡ 20g fresh parsley, chopped ‡ 20g lemon ‡ 5g garlic, peeled and chopped ‡ 40ml extra virgin olive oil ‡ 5g salt 1 Blanch the seafood items in water with some salt for about 6 mins or until the squid turns white in colour and the prawns turn red. Make sure that the octopus cooks for at least 30 mins (to see if it’s ready the skin should be easy to remove). Once everything is ready, place items on a tray of ice. 2 Open the mussels and the clams in a pan with extra virgin olive oil and place on low heat for approximately 5-10 mins. Cool at room temperature. 3 Combine all items and mix with garlic and parsley. Then add oil, lemon, salt and pepper and marinate. Set aside at room temperature for 30 mins. Serve.

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Rivington Bar & Grill Souk Madinat Jumeirah Tel: (+971) 4 366 6464 www.rivingtongrill.ae

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RIVINGTON WEEKEND BBQ The Rivington Bar & Grill, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

f you’re looking for authentic British cuisine with classic, comforting favourites, then the sophisticated yet casual Rivington Bar & Grill is the place to be for a sumptuous brunch style barbeque. The second outlet in Dubai, located at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, boasts rustic, wooden interiors with minimalistic decor that blends perfectly with the friendly ambience. Sit in the comfortable loft-style dining room, or the cosy upstairs fun bar or on one of ¿ve outdoor terraces - while looking out at the shimmering waterways of the Madinat Jumeirah.

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restaurant offers ‘back to basics’ British cuisine that is comforting enough to melt your soul and you can rest assured that plenty of classics like ¿sh n’ chips are always on the menu. The restaurant downstairs serves à la carte dishes from seasonal menus, or the dish of the day written up on the blackboard.

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upstairs in the bar and includes one main course from the smoking barbeque and unlimited drinks. Choose from a selection that includes dishes such as lamb and rosemary sausages, succulent black Angus sirloin steak and BBQ Atlantic prawns, with two of the following salads, dips or sauces including apple, celery and walnut salad, baked potato, cauliÀower hummus, smoked aubergine and tomato relish and breads.

Chill out on the terrace, away from the bustling crowds at the Madinat Jumeirah, and unwind while sipping wine WHERE NEXT? mingling with friends and Stick around in the grooving to the Café Del Rivi bar as the DJ Mar style tunes. The brunch steps things up and is offered on the terrace or Champagne is priced at Dhs495 a bottle.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday and Saturday 12.30pm-4.30pm

PRICES Dhs150 for an à la carte BBQ menu and soft drinks Dhs375 for an à la carte BBQ menu and unlimited house beverages

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BARBEQUED ATLANTIC PRAWNS SERVES 4 Ingredients ‡ 1.2kg Atlantic prawns, head on and shell off (3-4 per person) ‡ 250g unsalted butter (softened to room temp. Take out of fridge and leave for 20 mins) ‡ 100g garlic, peeled and very ¿nely chopped ‡ 100g fresh parsley, chopped ‡Zest of 1 lemon ‡ Salt and pepper for tasting ‡ Olive oil for cooking and drizzling 1 Place the Atlantic prawns in a bowl and drizzle olive oil all over, add a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cover and leave in the fridge to marinate for a minimum of 20 mins to 4 hrs. 2 To make the garlic butter, take the softened unsalted butter and gently mix in the ¿nely chopped garlic, parsley, the lemon zest and a pinch of salt and pepper. 3 Lay out a sheet of cling ¿lm on a Àat surface and slowly place the garlic butter using a spoon, onto the cling ¿lm in a long tube shape. Then roll the cling ¿lm up so that you have a contained tube, tied at the ends. Place this in the fridge until hard. This can be kept in the fridge and used for other recipes too.

4 To barbeque the prawns, take the marinated prawns out of the fridge when the barbeque is ready to cook on. Place the prawns on the grid, and cook for 2 mins on each side. 5 To plate, remove from the heat, and place

on a plate. Slice a 1cm slab of garlic butter from the tube in the fridge, place on top of the prawns on each plate, so it melts. Serve with a mixed leaf green salad, dressed with olive oil, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper.

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Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina Tel: (+971) 4 888 3444 www.theaddress.com

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SATURDAY FAMILY BRUNCH AT MAZINA The Address Dubai Marina

ake the kids out for this family-friendly brunch, ¿lled with fun activities. The international cuisine spread offers a wide variety of dishes, prepared at live, interactive cooking stations, so you can watch all the culinary action, while being tempted by the aromas that will make you hungry the moment you enter the restaurant. Parents and kids can learn new tricks and skills every third Saturday of the month at the brunch’s ‘Generation Creation’. Fun things to do, such as gingerbread house making, pumpkin carving, towel-making, cupcake decorating and educational activities, all of which combine two generations – the parent and the child – to make one creation.

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The all-day dining restaurant serves everything from Asian, Arabic, Cantonese and European to rotisserie grills and more, all made for you at live cooking stations.

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End the weekend with a fun-¿lled family brunch, which includes dishes that are sure to make your mouth water. Begin with vegetable and seafood antipasti; such as Scottish smoked salmon, con¿t of tuna, olio-chilli-garlic prawns and Arabic and international salads. For mains, choose a selection of sushi, hot roasts, seafood and dishes from the wok, teppanyaki and rice

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Head to Kambaa to relax over a cuppa, at the afternoon tea cafe.

stations. A children-friendly special menu is available as well. To treat both you and the little ones, head over to the dessert station to feast on a variety of cakes, cookies, ice cream and sweeties. So grab a plate, tuck into delicious foods, and spend quality time with the kids.

FOR KIDS

Mazina’s Generation Creation monthly brunch is a ¿rm favourite amongst parents in Dubai because of its wide range of entertainment and activities for kids. There’s no extra cost but you need to book. Every week however, you will ¿nd a bouncy castle, Wii station, face painting and movie area. Your kids won’t know where to start!

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Saturday 12.30pm-3.30pm Dhs220 for soft beverages (alcohol can be ordered separately) Dhs110 for children under 12 Free for under sixes

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Family Brunch

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Enjoy

time with your family and friends at The Address Dubai Marina, every Saturday. While you enjoy the tantalizing tastes of International cuisine, the kids will be entertained with a variety of highlights including Wii stations, face painting and a bouncy castle too. Time: 12.30pm to 3.30pm Special price: AED 220 inclusive of soft beverages Children aged between 7–12 years enjoy meals for half the price and under 6 years dine with our compliments

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ASIAN BRAISED BEEF SHORT RIBS SERVES 4 Ingredients ‡ 5 pounds beef short ribs, cut into 4 ounce portions ‡ 1 cup soy sauce ‡ 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar ‡ 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed ‡ 1 (5-inch) stalk lemongrass, halved and smashed ‡ 1 tbsp ginger, peeled and minced ‡ 1/2 cup light brown sugar ‡ 1 quart water ‡ 1/2 cup sliced spring onions, white part only ‡ 3/4 tsp red pepper, crushed ‡ 1/4 cup fresh orange juice ‡ 1/4 cup hoi sin sauce ‡ 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice ‡ Jasmine rice, for serving ‡ 2 tsp orange rind, ¿nely grated, for serving ‡ Sliced green onion tops, for garnish 1 Preheat the oven to 175C. In a wide stockpot or Dutch oven, combine the short ribs, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, lemongrass, ginger, brown sugar, water, spring onions, crushed red pepper, and 2 tbsp of the orange juice. Make sure that the stockpot is deep enough so that the short ribs are submerged in the liquid.

2 Bake the short ribs, covered, for about 3 hrs, or until the meat is tender and falling off the bones. 3 Remove the short ribs from the braising liquid and cover to keep warm. Increase the oven temperature to 220C. 4 Drain the fat off of the cooking liquid and discard. Place the remaining braising juices in a medium saucepan with the hoi sin sauce and bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat. 5 Reduce the liquid until only about 1 1/4

cups remain. Strain through a ¿ne-meshed strainer, discarding the solids. Stir in the remaining 2 tbsp of orange juice and the lemon juice. 6 Return the short ribs and the reduced sauce to the stockpot or Dutch oven, coating the short ribs well with the sauce. 7 Bake for 10 mins, until the short ribs are heated through and slightly glazed. Serve hot over jasmine rice. Season each portion with the orange zest and garnish with the green onions if desired.

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Al Bustan Rotana Dubai Casablanca Road, Al Garhoud Tel: (+971) 4 282 0000 www.rotana.com/albustanrotana

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THE FRIDAY BRUNCH Al Bustan Rotana Dubai

hile the drive to Al Bustan Rotana, might be longer for some, it is de¿nitely worth it. The ¿ve star hotel, made up of classy, contemporary décor houses seven restaurant and bars, all popular with the residents of the UAE. The brunch is great for those who can’t settle for one cuisine, or if you’ve got lots of people, so grab a plate and make your way through the stations and corners, and get eating. Diners sit indoors, to be closer to the action, it’s easy to nip up and down to grab whatever takes your fancy.

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all-day dining restaurant, Choices, serves an international dinner buffet and a la carte menu as well.

BLUE ELEPHANT Tantalise your taste buds with Far Eastern cuisine, as you soak in the traditional atmosphere that resembles a Thai village, complete with huts and waterfalls and lush green areas.

BENIHANA

Watch the chef cook up a storm in front of you at the Teppanyaki WHERE NEXT? station and taste fresh sushi and Refresh yourself makimono rolls at this Americanwith a cup of freshly Japanese restaurant. brewed coffee or

BRUNCH DETAILS Choose from Oriental, Continental, Japanese, Thai and Italian, and go on a culinary journey throughout the world all at one brunch. Try fresh poached seafood such as crabs, mussels, oyster and Omani shrimps, fresh and marinated salads, soups and Arabic appetisers. For mains, dine on grills, sushi, tempura and European dishes as well as Indian cuisine. For desserts, opt for pastries and everyone’s favourite – the chocolate fountain. A kids’ menu is also available.

FOR KIDS Kids can get their face painted, play with the clown, while tucking into their own buffet.

tea at Gazebo lobby lounge.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday 12pm-3.30pm

PRICES Dhs205 for unlimited soft drinks Dhs235 for unlimited selected beverages Dhs300 for premium spirits and sparkling wine Dhs85 for kids

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SUSHI/ NIGIRI Ingredients ‡ 25g sushi rice ‡ 10g salmon (or any ¿sh) ‡ Wasabi For the sushi rice ‡ 1kg raw rice ‡ 1600ml water ‡ 500ml sushi vinegar For the sushi vinegar ‡ 1.25l Japanese vinegar ‡ 1kl sugar ‡ 280g salt Method 1 Wash the rice changing the water for few minutes until it appears clear. 2 Drain and leave for 1-2 hrs and cook the rice. Once cooked, leave for another 10-15 mins and rest before using. 3 Transfer the cooked rice to a large mixing bowl. Mix all the sushi vinegar ingredients, and add to mixed rice using a spatula. Mix the rice evenly, in a slanted chopping motion, for 3 mins and make sure not to stir it. Set aside. 4 Slice the salmon. Place the slice of ¿sh in your palm and place a little wasabi on it. 5 Place the rice into the ¿sh and close your palm to make a mould and fold it off. Serve.

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Armani Hotel Dubai 1 Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Burj Khalifa, Dubai Tel: (+971) 4 888 3444 www.dubai.armanihotels.com

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FRIDAY VITA BRUNCH Armani Hotel Dubai

he world’s ¿rst designed hotel by the stylish Giorgio Armani himself, is located on the concourse level until the 8th Àoor along with levels, 38 and 39 of the iconic Burj Khalifa. With sophistication and elegance as the key elements, the hotel’s décor consists of sleek zebra-striped panels and luxurious furnishings, while the exteriors are neat and simple, allowing natural light to come through and create a fresh ambience. For an intimate brunch that runs until the late hours, dine at Armani/ Peck and take in the gorgeous views of the Dubai skyline.

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RESTAURANT Armani/Peck is an casual

restaurant made up of a monochromatic black and white interior. It serves Italian pastas and casual lunches, as well as a selection of European cheeses and delectable pastries.

BRUNCH DETAILS

Make like the Italians and feast on classics with a contemporary twist at the all-inclusive buffet. Armani/Peck offers a sumptuous selection of signature dishes that we guarantee you won’t taste at any other brunch. And best of all you can turn up anytime during the WHERE NEXT? afternoon – perfect for those Early brunch diners can head who still want that Friday off to Armani/Lounge while lie in. Listen to the soulful the late brunch diners, can choose to relax at Armani/ Hashi Terrace Lounge or dance the night away at hotel night lounge Armani/Privé.

sounds and begin with a sparkling Bellini, Rossini or Mangolini cocktail, before sinking your teeth into cold cuts, antipasti, Italian cheese and freshly baked bread from the buffet. Order mains such as the popular saffron risotto with osso bucco and pastas, a la carte, which can either be shared, or eaten as an individual portion. No Italian brunch is complete without indulgent dessert, so make your way to the sparkling glass showcase, to choose tempting puddings such as the white chocolate cheesecake.

FOR KIDS Armani/Peck welcomes children of all ages and families.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12pm-11pm (last orders 9pm)

PRICES Dhs260 for soft drinks Dhs360 for house wine and beer 50 per cent off for children under ten

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SERVES 4 Ingredients ‡ 600g Buffalo mozzarella ‡ 100g fresh plum tomato ‡ 100g fresh zucchini ‡ 100g fresh eggplant ‡ 10g fresh basil leave

‡ 2g olive oil ‡ Salt and pepper to taste 1 Grill the fresh zucchini and eggplant. Once grilled, season with salt and pepper. 2 Slice the tomatoes in half and add sugar, salt and oregano. Allow the tomatoes to dry under a hot lamp (if available in your

kitchen) to get more Àavours. 3 Place the cooked zucchini, eggplants and tomatoes on a plate and put the fresh buffalo mozzarella in the middle. 4 Season the mozzarella with salt, pepper and olive oil. Make sure the mozzarella is at room temperature. 5 For ¿nal touch, garnish with some basil.

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Desert Palm Retreat Tel: (+971) 4 323 8888 www.desertpalm.peraquum.com

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VINTAGE FRIDAY BRUNCH Desert Palm by Per AQUUM

esert Palm by Per AQQUM is a destination like no other in Dubai. Located on a private polo estate, surrounded by lush ¿elds, gardens and horses, it’s a complete getaway from the city, only 20 minutes from Downtown. Low slung villas with private gardens sit in the grounds, while the in¿nity pool sparkles in the sun. Anyone can go and watch the polo matches held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays but for now, our attention is on Fridays, with Dubai’s latest brunch edition ‘Vintage’ at Desert Palm Retreat.

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Award winning Rare is where the magic of ‘Vintage’ Desert

Palm’s Friday Brunch will take place. Rare has a beautiful terrace overlooking the polo ¿elds, and can be a romantic spot for a starlit meal or deliver a relaxing background for a group of friends.

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‘Vintage’ The Friday Brunch at Desert Palm brings boutique sophistication back to town with live cooking stations on the terrace and culinary exhibitionism combining the best Àavours from Europe and Asia. For those looking for something different to the usual run of the mill brunch, there will also be six different wine pairings featured every week. You can WHERE NEXT? expect the ¿nest foods paired Desert Palm will be opening a new al-fresco Polo Bar with spectacular views over the green ¿elds.

with stunning wines, such as pan seared foie gras with apple compote or 120 day beef tenderloin. The very reasonable price includes half a bottle of Champagne, unlimited cocktails, wine pairings and house beverages. For children, there is an a la carte menu on offer full of tempting treats.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday 12.30pm-4pm

PRICE LIST Dhs295 per person, wilthout alcohol Dhs395 per person, with all alcohol listed above Dhs195 under 14s, under fours free

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BRAISED VEAL CHEEKS SERVES 8 Ingredients ‡ 2kg veal cheeks trimmed ‡ 50ml olive oil ‡ 50g Àour ‡ 1 carrot, peeled and chopped ‡ 2 stalks celery - chopped ‡ 1 onion - chopped ‡ 2 garlic cloves - chopped ‡ 250ml red wine ‡ 250ml veal stock ‡ 5g whole pepper corns ‡ 3 bay leaves ‡ 2 sprigs of thyme ‡ Salt and pepper ‡ Baby vegetables of your choice 1 Season the meat well with salt and pepper. Preheat the oven to 140°C. 2 Dust in seasoned Àour, then remove any excess Àour. 3 In a frying pan add olive oil and when at a medium heat add the veal cheeks (this will need to be done in 2-3 batches) Slightly brown the meat. 4 Remove meat and place in an ovenware dish. 5 Add vegetables and sauté the vegetables until they reach a golden brown colour Add them to the veal cheeks. 6 Deglaze with the wine, add the veal stock

and bring to the boil. Add to the veal cheeks and include the herbs. 7 Top up with water so the meat is just covered with the liquid. 8 Cover the dish with foil and transfer to the oven and braise for 3 to 4 hours until the meat is tender.

9 Cool it down after taking out the meat from the liquid. 10 Strain the liquid and reduce to a sauce consistency and check for seasoning. 11 Warm up veal cheeks and add the sauce. Serve with baby vegetables of your choice.

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Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Tel: (+971) 4 295 6000 creekdining@dubaigolf.com www.dubaigolf.com

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A LEGENDARY WEEKEND BRUNCH Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

views over the golf course and natural light. he iconic Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club offers a spectacular brunch experience at its Legends restaurant, with stunning views of the Creek, marina Known for its selection of meats, gorgeous and the lush green golf course, as well steaks and premium cuts, Legends as, delicious food to suit the al fresco restaurant offers a hearty brunch with ambience. Legends offers a stylish and live entertainment, to put you in a relaxed comforting atmosphere that is prevalent weekend mood. throughout the unique venue, and it is the ideal place to hang out over the weekend, while enjoying a good meal and the great The brunch menu changes weekly but outdoors. Diners can choose to sit on includes a wide variety of dishes that the terrace at the rather amazing are sure to make your mouth floating VIP table - that is set on water the minute you lay your WHERE NEXT? a reflecting pool - or near the eyes on them. Small tasting Head to QD’s for fantastic floor to ceiling glass plates are offered, in order Àavoured shisha windows that have great for diners to enjoy a selection and watch the

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sun go down over Dubai’s iconic skyline.

of specialities including roast guinea fowl with savoy cabbage and juniper berry sauce, Wagyu beef and prawn kebab with coral cream sauce and beef cheek stew with grilled vegetables. Seafood lovers should definitely try the pan fried sea bass with beurre blanc or the Mussel marnier with French fries. Vegetarians have some delicious pasta options such as Wild mushroom linguini. Before settling for the a la carte main course, feast on unlimited starters from the buffet and simply end the meal by tucking into sweet treats from the dessert buffet. A special mini buffet is on offer for kids, with activities such as face painting, a bouncy castle and various other games to keep them entertained.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday and Saturday 12pm-3.30pm

PRICES Dhs235 for food and soft drinks Dhs370 for selected house beverages Dhs495 for bubbly

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OUR LOCATION IS LEGENDARY.

OUR BUILDING IS LEGENDARY.

OUR BRUNCHES ARE LEGENDARY.

IS THERE ANYWHERE BETTER TO ENJOY A LEGENDARY WEEKEND?

Indulge in a legendary culinary adventure every Friday and Saturday from 12 noon until 3.30pm at Legends restaurant, with live entertainment and fun filled activities for children. Savour our endless starter and dessert buffet along with your selection from the a la carte menu, all for AED 235 with soft beverages, AED 370 including a selection of house beverages or AED 495 with premium bubbly. Children under 12 years dine for free.

For reservations call +971 4 295 6000, email creekdining@dubaigolf.com or visit www.dubaigolf.com


TEMPURA SHRIMPS SERVES 4 Ingredients ‡ 210g shrimps ‡ 200g tempura Àour ‡ 10g carrot, juliennes ‡ 10g beetroot, juliennes ‡ 10g leek, juliennes ‡ Oil for frying ‡ Salt & pepper to taste FOR THE CHILLI SAUCE ‡ 30ml sweet chilli ‡ 20g tomato ketchup ‡ 20g lemon juice ‡ 10g white vinegar ‡ 10ml honey ‡ 20ml water ‡ 1tsp shallots, minced ‡ 1tsp red chillies, minced ‡ 5g tomatoes, blanched and chopped ‡ 5g coriander leaves, chopped ‡ Salt to taste 1 De-vein the shrimps and leave behind the tail end, set aside to marinate with salt and pepper. 2 In a bowl, mix the tempura Àour with ice cold water to make the batter. 3 Dredge the shrimps with Àour and mix with the batter and fry till golden in colour. 4 To make the chilli sauce, mix all

ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate. 5 Place the shrimp into a bowl that has been

garnished with julienne of raw vegetables and serve with the chilli sauce on the side.

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Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa, Abu Dhabi Tel: (+971) 2 656 1000 www.anantara.com

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THE BIG BRUNCH Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara

et on an enchanting waterfront, the hotel exudes glamour and is the perfect venue for a fancy brunch with close friends. The Thai chain of hotels has recently opened in Abu Dhabi, has a variety of restaurants, with Ingredients being the signature outlet serving a large scale brunch buffet of interesting dishes that complement the hotel’s concept and eclectic vibe. Diners can sit at the two spacious terraces to enjoy an al-fresco experience and soak up the luxurious surroundings of lush mangrove forest while relishing every bite.

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Ingredients, serves various cuisines with ¿ve show kitchens, to watch all the live action cooking, so you’ll never be bored!

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Ingredients is the talk of Abu Dhabi, offering a decadent Friday Brunch with exquisite views of the beautiful, lush, Mangroves forest. The buffet comprises five show kitchens where the chefs from Japan, Lebanon, India, China and Europe, prepare favourites before your very eyes. Choose from gourmet salads, exquisite seafood, sushi and sashimi, antipasti, foie WHERE NEXT? gras, duck and salmon rilette Sit back and try out signature cocktails with stations, carvery roasts, a million dollar view of Impressions.

satay, tempura and so much more. No meal is complete without dessert and the treats which are best described as sinful, are breathtaking. Expect all the usual suspects such as cheesecake, crème brulee and opera cake. Take the time to meet the pastry chefs who delight in preparing one or two items a la minute including the Big Brunch Mille Feuille. Guests seeking a healthier option with refreshing flavours, will delight in a wide selection of fresh fruits. The impressive cheese wall is a highlight featuring an international selection of sharp cheddars, creamy camemberts and rich blues. Anantara’s Big Brunch is definitely one not to miss.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12.30pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs295 for food, soft drinks and coffee Dhs395 for house wine, beer and soft drinks Dhs495 for Champagne, wines, beers and soft beverages.

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PEKING DUCK SERVES 4 Ingredients ‡ 1 duck whole ‡ 8 cups water ‡ 1 slice ginger ‡ 50g leeks ‡ 200ml hoisin sauce ‡ 3 tbsp white sugar ‡ 1 tbsp white vinegar ‡ 1 tbsp ¿ve spices Chinese powder ‡ 100g cucumber ‡ 24 duck pancake sheet 1 Clean duck, wipe dry and tie string around neck. Hang in a cool, windy place for 4 hours. Meanwhile, ¿ll large wok with water and bring to boil. 2 Add ginger, leek, sugar, vinegar, and Chinese powder spices, bring to boil, stirring constantly. 3 Place duck in a large strainer above larger bowl. Scoop boiling mixture all over duck for about 10 mins. Once done, hang duck again in a cool, windy place for 6 hrs until thoroughly dry. 4 Set a pan filled with 2 inches of water in bottom of oven (This is for drippings), Place duck, breast side up on a greased rack in the oven preheated to 350 C for 30 mins. 5 Turn duck and roast 30 minutes more.

Then turn breast side up again. Roast for 10 mins more. 6 Use sharp knife to cut off crispy skin and serve meat and skin immediately on a

prewarmed dish. Eat the duck hot with hoisin sauce and rolled in duck pancake sheet. Garnish with leeks and cucumbers and serve.

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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Between The Bridges, Abu Dhabi Tel: (+971) 2 654 3238 www.fairmont.com/abu-dhabi

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FRIDAY BRUNCH Fairmont Bab al Bahr, Abu Dhabi

ith its prime location at the main gateway to the capital - Abu Dhabi, the swanky hotel boasts striking decor and architecture, making the large scale brunch worthwhile on every level. Treat your family to the indulgent brunch, made up of dishes from two award winning dining outlets and sit at either one of the restaurants or outside, before feasting on dishes from the enticing food stations.

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While Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar takes you on a culinary journey through Italy as you taste creamy pastas and cheesy pizzas at the famed restaurant launched by horse jockey Frankie Dettori with his sidekick, famed Michelin star Chef Marco Pierre White.

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Large spreads of food, that will leave you feeling full and satis¿ed for hours are served up at the Friday Brunch made up of offerings from two dining outlets. With 18 food stations on offer, make sure to try WHERE NEXT? out over 25 varieties of freshly Groups of ¿ve or more, rolled sushi and sashimi, each get a free day as well as, dishes kept on access pass to the beach club which has a pool side Jacuzzi, temperature controlled pools and two private beaches.

rotation such as crêpes Suzette and steak, at the flambé station. When you’ve had enough, relax, before tucking into dim sums from a trolley served tableside. Don’t fill up though, there’s more to try from Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar, such as anti-pasti, pizza, pasta and mojitos from the dedicated station. Once done, relax to music by the resident piano man and don’t forget to enter the raffle draw to win exciting prizes.

FOR KIDS Leave little ones at the kid’s corner, and let them enjoy fresh smoothies, popcorn and candy Àoss while colouring and playing games on the Xbox and Wii.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs249++ for non-alcohol brunch Dhs299++ for hops and wines Dhs469++ for unlimited Champagne (All prices are subject to 10 per cent service charge and 6 per cent tourism fee)

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STICKY DATE PUDDING Ingredients ‡ 450ml water ‡ 250g dates (dry) ‡ 17g baking soda ‡ 80g butter ‡ 250g sugar ‡ 250g Àour ‡ 11g baking powder ‡ 3g ground ginger ‡ 3 eggs, at room temperature For the toffee sauce ‡ 336g butter ‡ 588g brown sugar ‡ 450ml heavy cream ‡ 10ml vanilla 1 Bring dates and water to the boil and simmer for 5 mins, remove from heat and add baking soda. The mix will foam. Allow it to stand and ferment for 30 mins. 2 Cream the butter and sugar together, and add eggs one by one. 3 Sift remaining dry ingredients together and fold into the egg mixture. 4 Fold in the date mixture and mix until well blended (the mix will be quite runny). 5 Line a 9”x 9” cake pan with parchment paper, spray the paper slightly with a cooking spray and ¿ll with the mixture. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and bake

in a water bath for about 1 hr or until the middle of the pudding is set, at 175C. 6 To make the toffee sauce, place the butter and brown sugar in a saucepan. Heat over a low heat until the butter melts and

the sugar dissolves. Add the cream and vanilla and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat and simmer for 5 mins. 7 Pour the sauce over the date pudding and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort Jumeirah Beach Residence Tel: (+971) 4 318 2520 www.hilton.com

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QUINTESSENTIAL BRUNCH AT BICE RISTORANTE Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort

et across the picturesque Jumeirah Beach Residence walk, the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort is the perfect escape for a mouth-watering brunch. The hotels interiors are fresh and airy, while the exteriors are sleek and offer stunning views of the sandy beach and Palm Jumeirah. If you’re looking for a brunch with classic Italian comfort food, then head to the restaurant to listen to classic hits played by the pianist. Sit back and relish every bite as you are served all four courses, at the table, by friendly hospitable staff.

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winning restaurant, it recently bagged a prize for the Best Italian restaurant at the BBC Good Food ME Awards 2011, and is known for its authenticity and simply delicious cuisine.

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The casual yet sophisticated brunch offers authentic Italian cuisine that is so tasty, you’d think it comes straight from an Italian mama’s kitchen. The brunch is not only comforting to tuck into, but it is a delight for all your senses and served in four sensible courses, WHERE NEXT? no loading up with random bites Head up to BiCE of this and that here. Diners can Skybar to take in views of the sunset over the sea.

begin with shared platters of Italian classics such as the mouthwatering carpaccio alla veneziana and crispy calamari fritti. For mains, be prepared to try the ravioli ricotta and spinach with creamy trufÀe sauce – we guarantee you will savour every bite. After the pastas have been sampled, dive into a mixed meat and seafood platter, but leave room for the desserts that include a heart-warming chocolate soufÀé, fruity panna cotta and the good old-fashioned classic tiramisu. Savour each course while trying out the refreshing and delicious cocktails, wines and Italian beers, to refresh your palate. And of course, the hotel offers plenty of afters options, or take a walk on the beach you are only steps from the sea!

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday 1pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs285 for the non-alcoholic package Dhs375 for alcoholic beverages

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TRADITIONAL ROASTED LAMB Serves 4 Ingredients ‡ 250g lamb rack ‡ 1 whole artichoke ‡ 80g mashed potato ‡ 10g demiglace powder ‡ 40g breadcrumbs ‡ 5g of mint, rosemary, thyme, each ‡ Salt and pepper ‡ Olive oil Method 1 Take a cleaned rack of lamb and cut in half. Heat some olive oil in a pan (on a relatively high heat) and sear the lamb on all sides until it has a nice and roasted colour. Leave it few minutes cool down in a baking tray. 2 Take a food processor or mixer and add mint , thyme and rosemary leafs with the breadcrumbs, until everything is nicely integrated. Roll the cooled lamb in this mixture until fully covered and put in the oven at 200C until cooked (time will vary depending on how you like your meat). Cook at 65C for a medium lamb – with a touch of pink. 3 While the lamb is cooking, boil the recommended amount of water in a small pot and add 10g of demiglace

powder, leave it to boil until it has a thick consistency and set aside. 4 Clean 1 artichoke, cut in half and boil for 15 mins in salted water. Drain and sauté in a pan with olive oil, set aside.

5 To plate, warm the mashed potato and place them in the centre of a large plate, add the cooked lamb, place the sautéed artichokes around the potatoes and lamb rack.

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The Ivy The Boulevard at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Tel: (+971) 4 319 8767 www.theivy.ae

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THE IVY The Boulevard at Jumeirah Emirates Towers

n days when you want a simple yet appetising three course brunch, The Ivy is de¿nitely one to check out. Located in the iconic Boulevard at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the restaurant serves a brasseriestyle menu and the relaxed but elegant decor includes elegant wood panelling interiors, leather chairs and art adorned walls. Tuck into a choice of more than 40 dishes that include breakfast and lunch-style international staples, kick back and take in the chilled atmosphere as you feast and laze around on a Friday afternoon.

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outside of the original London, the Dubai version retains the British cool factor that has made the brand eternally popular. Split between a bar and lounge (which is smoking), a glass stained panel terrace and the more fromal dining room, whatever your mood, The Ivy can match it. The eaterie has a big reputation as a place ‘to see and be seen’ in Dubai, with dishes updated every season to suit diners’ palates.

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Just move to The Ivy Lounge and indulge in their rather superb cocktail list.

Sometimes a three course brunch is all you need. The restaurant offers three a la carte price packages to suit every pocket,

and includes mouth-watering breakfaststyle starters such as brioche style French toast with crispy pancetta or mixed berries, poached ¿gs with Parma ham and burrata and the classic steak tartare. For mains, choose wild mushroom risotto, good old British favourite ¿sh n’ chips with pea puree and Potato gnocchi. To sweeten your palate, try the popular Scandinavian iced berries with hot chocolate white sauce or banana sticky toffee pudding. Some of the region’s hottest jazz musicians are on hand to help the brunch go with an old school swing, before going a little bit more nu-jazz in the evening. Trained childcare professionals supervise kids at the Sinbad’s crèche, located close to The Ivy entrance.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Fridays 12pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs250 for the food only Dhs475 for house beverages Dhs550 for the free-Àowing Champagne package

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THE IVY SHRIMP COCKTAIL SERVES 4 Ingredients ‡16 fresh prawns peeled ‡ 175g iceberg lettuce, shredded ‡ 150g cucumber, peeled and julienne ‡ 25g spring onion, thinly sliced ‡ ½ tsp of dill, chopped For the Marie Rose dressing ‡ 200g mayonnaise ‡ 125g tomato ketchup ‡ 2ml hot sauce ‡ 3ml worcestershire sauce ‡ 1/2 lemon, juice only ‡ Cayenne pepper 1 Refrigerate the prawns. 2 Prepare the sauce by whisking all the ingredients together and adjusting the seasoning to your taste, and add the chopped dill. 3 To serve, place a spoon full of the sauce at the bottom of a chilled wine glass, add some of the shredded salad then add 2 prawns per serving. Spoon over more sauce and then repeat the process, adding more shredded lettuce, followed by the remaining 2 prawns. 4 Top with sauce and sprinkle on the cayenne pepper. Serve immediately.

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Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat Tel: (+971) 2 656 3500 www.montecarlobeachclub.ae

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LE DECK Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat

he ¿rst beach club on the island of Saadiyat, Monte-Carlo in Abu Dhabi, is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the ¿ner things in life – nature and good food. The brunch at Le Deck offers light foods in a tapas sharing-style, to taste a bit of everything and later enjoy the beach and other state of the art facilities at the beach club (packages available with brunch offered). With breathtaking views of the tranquil sea, diners can choose to sit at the terrace while taking in the gorgeous landscaped gardens and views of the pool.

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Le Deck, offers fresh and seasonal Mediterranean cuisine, with dishes from the French and Italian Riviera and Levant.

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Indulge in a tapas-style brunch with over four courses offered, that include Mediterranean foods with an Asian inÀuence. The menu changes weekly and includes unique dishes such as sweet corn ice cream, cucumber and coriander sorbet and peking duck and cucumber cold rolls. If you have room, head out to the live station for desserts WHERE NEXT? and try the open mini éclair Sea Lounge, to with mascarpone frosting, unwind at the open strawberry with balsamic black deck and dance to tunes played by the resident DJ.

pepper and yoghurt foam or wafÀe with rum ice cream. Sit back, sip bubbly and indulge in a plate of delicious desserts, that believe it or not, will ¿ll you up in no time.

FOR KIDS Facilities such as face painting and games are available for children who have a day pass to the beach club.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday 12pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs235 for food and soft drinks Dhs365 for food and bubbly Dhs415 for food and French bubbly

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SALMON TARTARE Ingredients ‡ 200g Tasmanian salmon ‡ 50g avocado ‡ 5g black wild rice ‡ 10ml lemon juice ‡ 10ml olive oil ‡ Pinch of pink salt ‡ 40g crème fraiche ‡ Coriander, to taste ‡ 200ml vegetable oil 1 To make the avocado puree, remove skin from avocado and place into a food processor and blend with half the olive oil until smooth. Season with salt and set aside. 2 To make the puffed rice, heat vegetable oil in pan to 190 C. As oil begins to smoke, gently pour dried rice into oil. Once puffed strain and place onto paper towel and set aside. 3 Dice salmon into 5mm and place into a stainless steel bowl. 4 Toss salmon with remaining olive oil and lemon juice, chopped coriander and salt and stir until evenly mixed. 5 Place the above ingredients into a small bowl. Garnish with the avocado puree, crème fraiche and finish with a sprig of coriander and sprinkle on the puffed rice for texture.

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Mรถvenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Jumeirah Beach Residence Tel: (+971) 4 449 8888 www.movenpick-hotels.com

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JAZZ & BUBBLES FRIDAY BRUNCH AT THE TALK RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

ot the blues? The Jazz & Bubbles Friday Brunch is ideal for a relaxed meal with family and friends, with over 112 main courses and side dishes to feast on. Held at The Talk Restaurant & Lounge, indoor seating is offered with views of the hotel’s pool terrace, making it a great escape for those looking for a peaceful and indulgent brunch, away from the bustling Jumeirah Beach Residence walk. Skim through the buffet and take in the aromas before feasting on mouth-watering dishes at the live cooking stations.

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The Talk Restaurant & Lounge is the hotel’s poolside

restaurant, which boasts simple and elegant décor. Lounge in the cabanas by the pool and listen to chilled tunes after you’ve had your fill.

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Watch the chefs cook up a storm at live cooking stations at the Jazz & Bubbles Friday Brunch, while humming along to classic jazz played by the musician, Harry Austin and his friends. The buffet includes everything from sushi to pizza, pasta, tandoori and roasts including rosemary leg of lamb, beef WHERE NEXT? Wellington and Yorkshire Catch all the sports puddings. If you’re looking to entertainment at try a range of fancy and unique West Beach Bistro & Sports Lounge.

dishes, tuck into the pan fried foie gras with spicy fig relish; home cured salmon; vegetarian caviar and homemade organic beetroot pasta. Once done, sample a selection of cheese and pair with a glass of wine, or satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent desserts from the sabayon and soufflé station.

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A special menu is available for kids, there are also babysitters for small ones, and entertainment (outdoors when the weather permits), such as face painting, a bouncy castle, Nintendo Wii, slides, games, toys and an outdoor trampoline. Each child will also be given a bag of gifts and sweets.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday 12.30pm-4pm

PRICE LIST Dhs222 for soft beverages Dhs333 for selected beverages Dhs444 for selected beverages and unlimited champagne Free for children under 12

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ROAST BEEF WITH YORKSHIRE PUDDING SERVES 6

Ingredients ‡ 1.6 kg Australian beef ‡ (Quantity of mustard) ‡ 750ml red wine ‡ 250ml port wine ‡ 150g shallots, ¿nely chopped ‡ 600ml veal stock ‡ 150g butter, cold in Àakes ‡ Salt and pepper for seasoning For the Yorkshire pudding ‡400g strong Àour ‡6 whole organic eggs ‡330ml milk ‡25ml vegetable oil for the batter ‡50ml vegetable oil for the mould ‡Salt & pepper for seasoning ‡Pinch of nutmeg 1 Rub the beef with mustard and place in the oven at 180C for approximately 25 to 35 minutes. Cover and set aside to rest for 8 minutes. before serving. 2 Combine the wines and reduce in a sauce pan to 250ml. This will take approximately 25 mins. 3 In a pan, sauté the shallots in clari¿ed butter and add the wine reduction and veal stock. Reduce further, remove from the stove and with a whisk add the butter

Àakes. Mix thoroughly. 4 Season with salt & pepper. 5 To serve, slice the beef and serve two thin slices per portion with the Yorkshire pudding and sauce on the side. To make the Yorkshire pudding: 1 Mix the Àour, eggs, seasoning and nutmeg to form a batter and mix thoroughly. Add

the milk and vegetable oil and mix well. 2 Place a metal muf¿n mould in an oven preheated to 230C. Add a little oil, in each compartment and let it become hot. Add the dough formed into a round shape and bake until it has risen. 3 Serve on parchment paper to drain excessive oil.

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House The Address Dubai Marina Tel: (+971) 4 454 9538 www.ruthschris.ae

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Friday brunch Ruth’s Chris Steak House & Lounge, The Address Dubai Marina

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nown for its tender and succulent steaks that can be devoured in seconds, the renowned steak house from New Orleans is just the place for an intimate, fine dining experience with family and friends. At the recently opened second venue from the brand, at The Address Dubai Marina, diners can expect hospitable service, and choose to sit indoors - for a cosy and refined ambience - or outdoors on the terrace, where views of the stunning Dubai Marina will make for a great backdrop while tucking into all-American classics.

restaurant The steakhouse that exemplifies class and sophistication,

serves up one of the most enticing weekend brunches, resembling an American feast, with some of the finest dishes.

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There’s nothing like a brunch that serves all your American favourites. Ruth’s Chris Steak House ticks every box, be it, food, décor, presentation or aromas to tantalise your senses. To begin your brunch on a light note, choose the famous voodoo shrimp tossed in sriracha sauce; and the stuffed mushrooms filled with jumbo lump crab. Meat lovers are in for a treat and can opt for the New York strip, braised beef short ribs and fillet oscar style Where next? – a tender cut from corn-fed Stick around and head to the comfortable bar area and order up a yummy cocktail or two!

Midwestern beef. The menu doesn’t only cater to meat lovers though, other options include pastas, Norwegian salmon, pan seared Mediterranean sea bass and more. Once done, treat yourself to guilty pleasures such as homemade cheesecake, classic crème brulee and the much-raved about chocolate sin cake.

need to know Times Friday 12.30pm-3.30pm

Price list Dhs295 without alcohol Dhs395 with bubbly

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S T A R T I N G F R O M A E D 2 9 5 P E R P E R S O N*. Make Fridays a grand affair with The Ruth’s Chris Friday Brunch at our restaurant in The Address Dubai Marina. Come with friends and family and indulge in an endless choice of sizzling delights and signature Ruth’s Chris specials, accompanied with a fine selection of free-flowing beverages.

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CLASSIC AMERICAN CHEESECAKE SERVES 5 Ingredients For the crust ‡ 50g butter, salted and melted ‡ 300g digestive crackers, ¿nely crushed For the cheesecake crust process ‡ 300g digestive crackers ‡ Melted butter, as needed For the cheesecake batter ‡ 850g cream cheese, at room temperature ‡ 200g sugar, granulated ‡ ½ tbsp vanilla extract ‡ 8 whole eggs, remove from the shell For the topping ‡ 100g sour cream ‡ 1/3 tsp vanilla extract ‡ 20g sugar 1 To make the crust, melt butter in microwave and set aside. Add digestive crackers to the mixing bowl and mix well to incorporate butter. Crumbs should then clump together. 2 Place mini spring form pans on a lined sheet tray and smear each pan with melted butter. Measure out 75g crumb mix and place into each pan. 3 Press the crumbs into the bottom of the

pan and all the way up the sides. The crust should be about 1/2 cm thick all over the pan. Refrigerate for 30 mins. 4 Using a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese, until smooth, for 5 mins. Stop mixer at 2.5 mins and scrape down sides. 5 Change to wire whip attachment. Add sugar and mix well with cheese on second speed for 4 mins. Scrape down sides, add vanilla and mix on second speed until blended for 2 mins. 6 With the mixer running on second speed, slowly add eggs until all eggs are

incorporated, mix for two minutes. (Note: batter must sit for 12 hrs before use) 7 Place chilled crust on a lined sheet tray. Fill each with a heaping scoop of cheesecake batter and level with the back of the spoon. Place in a preheated oven 135C and bake for 20 mins.(The cake should jiggle a bit in the centre when done). Remove and set aside for 1 hour. 8 For the topping, whip all ingredients together, until fully incorporated. Take one baked cheese cake and cover the full top with the topping.

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Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road Tel: (+971) 4 343 8888 www.shangri-la.com/dubai

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ASIAN BRUNCHINI Shangri-La Hotel Dubai

ts prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road makes Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, one of the most popular hotels to reside in and dine at. The hotel’s sleek appearance ¿ts in perfectly with the Dubai skyline and offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. If you prefer a brunch that is less noisy and casual, Dunes Café is one to check out. Diners can watch the action at live cooking stations, as they see their dishes prepared, while taking in the mouth-watering aromas.

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RESTAURANT Dunes Café serves everything from international to Asian cuisine, it offers much more than just a pick-me-up coffee.

Watch foods prepared à la minute at this light and airy all-day dining restaurant.

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Breathe in the delightful aromas of authentic Asian cuisine from Indonesian, Thai and Chinese to Vietnamese. Fill up your plate at the appetiser station where all sorts of seafood dishes, soups including laksa soup and salads such as gado-gado Indonesian salad, are served. For mains, feast at the live cooking satay station, roast carving stations and Mongolian station to eat stir-fried veg and chicken, the signature dish Beef Rendang WHERE NEXT? served with white rice, vegetable Smoke shisha green curry and tempura or try interesting cocktails at ikandy ultralounge.

prawns. A wide variety of exotic desserts such as the white peach melba, black sticky rice with coconut sauce and the famous Indonesian rice pudding are also available.

FOR KIDS Colouring pens and books are provided to kids, for a bit of fun and to give parents a break while eating.

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday 12pm-4pm

PRICES Dhs240 for soft drinks Dhs330 for select wines and Asian house beverages

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BEEF RENDANG ‡ 2kg beef shank in big cubes ‡ 700ml coconut milk ‡ 7g kaf¿r lime leaves ‡ 5g fresh turmeric leaves ‡ 80g dry coconuts, grated and toasted till golden colour ‡ 20g tamarind pulp ‡ 1 pc bruised lemon grass stalk ‡ 135g brown sugar ‡ 100ml corn oil For the paste ‡ 350g fresh red chilli, diced ‡ 60g galangal, chopped ‡ 40g garlic ‡ 75g shallot ‡ 20g ginger, chopped ‡ Salt 1 Mix the ingredients for the paste and blend mixture in food processor. 2 Heat up the corn oil in the pan and add the paste, sauté for 3 mins until the oil splits from the paste. 3 Add the beef followed by coconut milk, kaf¿r lime leaves, tamarind pulp, lemongrass and turmeric leaves. 4 Add brown sugar and cook at low heat for 45 mins until the beef goes soft. 5 Add the coconut, season and stir continuously for 7 mins. Serve immediately.

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Park Hyatt Dubai, Deira, Dubai Tel: (+971) 4 602 1234 www.dubai.park.hyatt.com

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TRAITEUR FRIDAY BRUNCH Park Hyatt Dubai

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raiteur has a special place amongst many a brunch lover in Dubai, Traiteur has become a byword in Dubai for especially those who adore food and chic French dining with an emphasis on the love the sophisticated terrace atmosphere, best products available. The restaurant’s with the Creek Marina boats bobbing in ‘Bistronomic’ menu conjures up plenty the background. It really is rather unique. of hot and cold casual, sharing dishes Whether you’re booking a table for two or for those foodies who want top quality ten, you can choose from a private dining ingredients every time. room, the Cave Privée, or the al-fresco decked area, where you can indulge your senses. This award-winning restaurant Make sure you head to Traiteur with an consistently appears in the ‘best of’ lists empty stomach, it is every food lover’s across town, partly down to its chic vibe, paradise. Fill up on Fine de Claire oysters, effortless style and fantastic service. choice cuts from a pork charcuterie or spit And on Fridays cool live jazz will roasted duck, lamb and beef from provide the soulful soundtrack to the traditional rotisserie. Out WHERE NEXT? an afternoon to remember. on the terrace watch as the The Terrace at Park Hyatt Dubai is a perfect venue to unwind and enjoy the sunset over the water.

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chefs tend to a roasted suckling pig, while plenty of live cooking stations conjure up a maelstrom of delicious dishes. Just make sure to leave room for dessert with crepe stations, homemade ice cream, macaroons, a chocolate fountain and more.

BRUNCH DETAILS

NEED TO KNOW TIMES Friday 12.30pm-4pm

PRICE LIST Dhs425 for food and soft drinks Dhs495 for food, beer and wine Dhs550 for food, beer and sparkling wine Dhs670 for food, beer and Champagne Dhs2, 998 for food, beer, premium Champagne, spirits, pick up and drop off in a limo and a gift from Pistache, the hotel’s chic boutique patisserie

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FOIE GRAS POT AU FEU EN PAPILLOTTE

SERVES 4 Ingredients ‡ 8dl clear duck stock ‡ 4 pieces duck foie gras slice (50g) each ‡ 1cl sherry ‡ 30g spring onion, ¿nely sliced ‡ 40g fresh baby radish (navet) sliced ‡ 50g carrot cut in small diamonds

‡ 40g celery cut in small diamonds ‡ To taste Àeur de sel, pepper ‡ 1 Cartafa visible paper 1 Peel the vegetables and cut into small dice. Blanch and keep on the side. 2 Season the duck stock with salt and sherry to taste. Slice and season the foie gras and pan fry shortly to colour the

outside, it has to remain rare inside. 3 Cut a square out of the visible paper and place in a bowl. Place the cooked vegetables inside, add the foie gras on top and ¿nish with the fresh sliced radish. 4 Season with Àeur de sel. Fill up with duck stock and close the paper with a string to form a small papillote. 5 Reheat everything for 5 min on slow heat.

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