The latest on Dubai's Dining Scene
Radio Show January 10th 2017 Welcome Back!
EATING AL FRESCO INN THE PARK
Loved our healthy breakfasts at Inn the Park!
A new, al fresco cafe in Al Khazzan park under the blue and white water tower opposite city walk.
Open everyday for breakfast and lunch at the moment, try some eggs, salad or acai bowls! Check out the library and the very funky wall dividers made from natural coral!
CHIVAL IN CITY WALK TRIED AND TESTED
We came across this while wandering about in City Walk, we tried it for dinner last week and LOVED it! Chival is a stylish, urban hang out with fresh, modern cuisine. My favourite was this beetroot and puy lentil salad, made for sharing and perfect for lunch, but I also liked the agnolotti too. More foodie news from this venue in the coming weeks. We're at Chival at La Ville hotel, opposite Farzi Cafe. The first of a few licensed places in this area of town? You tell me...
GASTRO MEALS AT UNDER 500 CALORIES
We're at Gauchos again! This time they're showcasing some detox time menus, here's the Feel Good Menu at around 500 calories for the 3 course meal at AED 150. What would you choose?
Homemade camomile honey syrup, fresh lime juice, muddled strawberry and mint
STARTERS: SAFFRON CHICKEN BROTH or FIRE ROASTED PEPPERS AND AVOCADO
MAINS: OVEN BAKED SEA BREAM or FLASH GRILLED RUMP
DESSERTS: GRILLED PINEAPPLE or COCONUT CHIA PUDDING
This is making me feel good, but where are the veggie main options for Zahra (and me!)?
WHAT TO EAT AT THE OUTLET MALL
Well, the outlet mall near Dubai Parks and Resorts is quite small relative to malls as we know them in Dubai with a few eateries open so far. We sampled the fries at a new French burger chain called Big Fernand! 25 branches in France and the now 1 in the Outlet Mall, soon to open in City Walk and Festival City. The fries at least were delicious! Freshly made from real potatoes every morning, hot, not crispy, but finished with a herb dusting or served with a spicy dip. AED 22, the veggie burger is made with mushrooms, and there also 2 types of chicken burgers as well as beef burgers, it was a popular choice last Friday lunchtime!
NEW THAI IN BARSHA HEIGHTS
Wise Kwai, not Wise Guy is the name of this new Thai restaurant in the modern Dusit D2 Kenz hotel in Barsha Heights. I recommend this Tomyumtini for now, the best mocktail I've tried in a while. The theme of this restaurant is based on Thai cinema, so move over Bollywood. The menu for food hasn't been quite finalised as yet. More foodie news from this hotel from Ostro, lots of noise on the blogosphere about this one, and while we haven't eaten there yet, it looks as pretty as a picture and there's a focus on fresh, healthy and organic where possible.