The latest on Dubai's Dining Scene
Dubai Eye The Ticket Radio Show March 28th 2017
MORE THAN JUST FOOD AFRICAN STYLE AT KIZA
What do you think of when we say African food? So much more than just food at Kiza though, they're incorporating the culture, the fashion, the music and vibes from all over Africa in this very cool destination. We LOVED our katchumbari, piri piri prawns and spciy rice! Here's Jo telling you what Kiza means to him...Kiza, has launched a new business lunch for AED 40! Happy Hours every day from 4 till 8pm, anyone for a Kilimanjaro Cooler?
MEET ME AT MENAGERIE IN MIRDIFF
We LOVED our early morning breakfast at Menagerie in Mirdiff, a brand new, healthy eating cafe in a location for those in the know! Fig, chia and acai pots for AED 28, coco milk cappuccinos at AED 24 and some a very innovative but pretty combinations of our favourite smashed avocado on some hidden toast, but this time with beetroot, vegan cheese, and an optional poached egg. This place was PACKED at 10.30 on a week day morning, so get there early!
We're eating at Mirdiff 35, a new development that's got lot's of coffee shops! Make mine The Menagerie!
ELEGANT EATING AT THE NEWEST ADDRESS IN TOWN
We're having lunch at the newest Address hotel in town! That's the Address Boulevard hotel in Downtown Dubai and we're eating at the most enchanting dining space I've been in! Welcome to The Restaurant. Choose to eat from 2 menus, a larger all day dining menu or a smaller bar bites menu, so far so expected. But then choose to sit and dine in The Walk in Wardrobe, The Study, The Library, The Games Room, The Dining Room, The Collection, The Kitchen or shh even in the Secret Room. Full my experience of The Address Boulevard hotel. Who needs food when you can eat with your eyes here?
FROM MANILA TO MANKHOOL, WE'RE AT MAX'S
Max's Philipino restaurant is an institution in Manila! With branches all over world, 10 of them in the UAE and now there's a NEW MENU at Max's in Mankhool. Wasn't sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised! World class Pinoy is their mantra and the cuisine is an amalgam of Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese and American food. I recommend the spicy, deep fried tofu and prawn and vegetable chop suey! But for the best value try the new sizzling prawns, 8 giant prawns on skewers with 4 bowls of rice for AED 52! I'd ask them to go easy on the banana ketchup though! An interesting bakery too with desserts that use purple yam! I asked for a slice, but the whole cake was just AED ??
LOVED LIMA DUBAI
There's a new Peruvian in town, yes another one, this time it's LIMA from London, now based in City Walk and it's licensed as it's attached to La Ville hotel, but kind of remotely! I LOVED my lunch here last Saturday and I'd go again. It's modern, with cool design features, not as plush as Coya, but still very smart. Try the ceviches, we had sea bass, that was Catch of the Day, try the causas, we know that's the Peruvian potatotes, and purple's my favourite kind. I'm not big on chicken but I really liked my dish here, ask for Chicken breast Pachamanca AED 110, served on a sizzling plate! The chocolate avocado mousse is a bit an acquired taste but the Peruvian Suspiro is really good, esp at AED 50! Or try 3 scoops of Andean or Amazonian sorbets for AED 35. I want to go again, soon. Nb We didn't get time to talk about Lima on this show as planned but it's first up next time, fellow foodies!