Location: Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel: 04 444 7111
Times: Sat-Fri 12pm noon-2am
Price: House grape from Dhs60 per glass
If you’re a fan of the vineyards of the world, Cave brings a touch of all things grape to the UAE. It may be styled like a mock-wine cellar, with a cosy cave-like feel (hence the name), but it’s far from a tacky themed bar. Cool and chic, it has the widest selection of vinos in the UAE (totting up 500) and offers special tastings straight from the barrel in a private room so you go some way towards trying to sample them all. Take a seat in a booth or escape from UAE AC and sit next to the roaring fire.
An impressive 35 vinos are on offer by the glass, so there’s no need to splash out on a whole bottle to indulge in something special. Plus there’s always a variety on promotion.
Food- wise, experimental French fare on the menu includes foie gras macaroons (Dhs89), escargots a la Bourguignonne (Dhs80) and lobster a la mode (Dhs148), and as you’d expect there are some excellent cheese pairings on offer too.