Food News February
Well Furnished Foodies
Not content with providing the city’s style setters with elegant home furnishings, jewellery, art and accessories, the newest chic shop on the block, Comptoirs 102, also houses a stylish organic coffee lounge and café. Concentrating on organic and locally sourced produce, some grown in the European-inspired concept store’s own vegetable garden, it’s now THE place to rest after shopping up a storm on the Beach Road. Tasty and tasteful!
It’s the latest oriental arrival on Dubai’s gastronomic scene – and it’s been keeping VIVA on the straight and narrow since we embarked on our new year’s regimes last month. Sushi Counter, which is now open in Dubai Media City and on Sheikh Zayed Road, serves only the freshest of fish, while innovative dishes such as tabbouleh rolls and tuna tartare with avruga make healthy eating a whole new adventure...
Nothing says romance like oysters, and there’s no better time to dish up the prized seafood than Valentine’s. Plentiful and cheap in the 19th century, this succulent salty bivalve was used to bulk out stews and pies. Nowadays, oysters are a highly prized delicacy and, being high in protein and amino acids, offer a number of healthy selling points to boot. Serve simply on the half shell with some cayenne pepper and lemon on the side. Perfect.
Looking to impress your other half with your culinary prowess? Armani/Ristorante’s Cook with the Masters could be the key. Participants at this month’s Valentine’s themed class, taking place on February 8, will learn to cook a romantic seafood menu perfect for dinner a deux!