Gourmet Ed Jasmine Bandali Dishes Up the Latest Food News
3 Of The Best
Places to Feast this Easter
1. SPANISH SPREAD ON DUBAI CREEK
Celebrate Easter the Spanish way at Casa de Tapas with a family brunch of sharing dishes, including traditional delights of egg puffs with seared foie gras and sautéed porcini mushrooms and eggs cocotte stuffed with shrimps. In addition, there will be plenty of festive entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, including egg painting for your little ones.
INFO: 1pm-4pm, Fri 3 Apr, Dhs149 with soft drinks, Dhs199 with house drinks, hops and grape, Dhs249, including bubbly, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, 04 4161 800, firstname.lastname@example.org
2 SUNDAY BRUNCH IN ABU DHABI
For those who have the luxury of taking the first day of the week off to celebrate in the traditional way, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr will be offering a brunch spanning three of its restaurants, CuiScene, Frankie’s and Marco Pierre White, for a buffet offering with barbecued delights, British staples of ribeye, rotisserie chicken and Yorkshire puds and fresh homemade ravioli and risotto.
INFO: 12noon-4pm, Sun 5 Apr, Dhs269 with soft drinks, Dhs319 with grape and hops, Dhs489 with bubbly, Dhs135 for kids aged six-12, Khor al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, 02 654 3238, email@example.com
3 HOP TO IT AT THE FOUR SEASONS
Suq, the all-day dining restaurant at the newly opened Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach, will be marking the occasion with a traditional spring lamb for lunch, a live outdoor barbecue station and a whole host of chocolate treats. This relaxed offering is great for families with little ones, for whom a visit from the Easter Bunny and an organised Easter egg hunt are sure to delight.
INFO: 1pm-4pm, Sun 5 Apr, Dhs275 per person, half-price for kids, Jumeirah Beach Rd, Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 270 7777, www.fourseasons.com/dubaijb
Kim’s Big on Burger chain
US build-your-own burger chain Five Guys is set to open its doors in The Dubai Mall in the next few weeks. The chain’s celeb following includes Kim Kardashian, Niall Horan and even President Obama, who loves his cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and jalapeños. More than 250,000 combinations are available and it doesn’t use freezers, so everything is fresh and made to order, served with hand-cut fries cooked in 100 per cent peanut oil. Is it really the best burger in the world, as these global food critics claim? Only time will tell!
Sanjeev Kapoor’s New Molecular Gastronomy
Check out this new menu by the popular Indian TV chef, known for putting his own unique spin on traditional dishes, and who’s now decided to explore the world of molecular gastronomy with a playful menu at his award-winning restaurant. Dishes include cranberry caviar, marble soup, magic cotton candy and a chocolate soil with an edible plate.
INFO: 12noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm daily, Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Meliá Dubai, Mankhool, Bur Dubai, 04 386 8111, www.melia.com