Gourmet Ed Jasmine Bandali Dishes Up the Latest Food News

The Raffles Garden opens in Wafi, a one-night exclusive French dinner at The Sofitel is on offer and we're going retro for brunch at OKKU
ByJasmine BandaliThursday , 05 March 2015
Gourmet Ed Jasmine Bandali Dishes Up the Latest Food News

Raffles Garden
The latest addition to the Raffles portfolio of restaurants is inspired by Singapore’s garden city landscape and the four elements of life; water, earth, wind and fire. The result is Dubai’s only hanging botanical garden with private cabanas, authentic Arabic nibbles and shisha (try the honey and mint variety), perfect for either a romantic date or an intimate gathering of friends.

INFO: 5pm-1am Sat-Wed, 5pm-2am Thu-Fri, 3rd floor, Raffles Dubai, Wafi, 04 324 8888, dining.dubai@raffles.com

Go Retro on Fridays at OKKU

Get ready to groove out on Fridays to the vibrant ‘Disco Sushi Disco Brunch’. Complete with Miami Vice dress code and a bespoke menu and bottle service, this is where kids of the Eighties can reminisce and dance to retro tracks of the decade, back when music was the real deal. Starting with a cocktail reception at midday, a full-on spread of their signature dishes is followed by a whopping 12 courses at your table, complete with premium drinks including bubbles. Once you’re full, it’s time to get your dancing shoes on and shake your moves as the music gets louder and the party gets into full swing!

INFO: Dhs599 per person with full package, Dhs399 with soft drinks, by reservation only, 12noon-6pm Fri, 04 501 8777, reservations@okkudubai.com

Spectacular Healthy French Delicacies for One Night Only
For one night only the flavours of France will be served up in a spectacular seven-course menu at the Gout de France event, created by Chef Olivier Chaleil. The menu features a healthier way of cooking by using less fat, sugar and salt, yet includes decadent delights such as steamed foie gras custard with a grape jelly, followed by courses of meat, poultry, seafood, cheese and chocolate. What’s not to love?

INFO: Dhs300 for food only, Dhs450 with drinks, Thu 19 Mar, Porterhouse Steakhouse, Sofitel The Palm, 04 455 6677, www.sofitel-dubai-the-palm.com

Celeb Bites
Andy Murray Serves a Curry
Tennis ace Andy Murray turned his hand from smashing balls to filling bowls recently, when he turned up unannounced to serve up a ‘Murray Curry’ to thrilled diners at the Dubai’ Food Festival Beach Canteen at Kite Beach. His surprise appearance at the special pop up by the Emirates Culinary Guild of Young Chefs alongside its president Chef Uwe Micheel and Indian celeb chef Sanjeev Kapoor, saw the trio dish out an Emirati feast. Who knew Andy could cook?

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