Gourmet Ed Jasmine Bandali Dishes Up the Latest Food News
Chocolate Festival at Eataly
The renowned Italian institution celebrates the joys of cocoa
Famed Italian chocolate brands such as Domomori and Venchi will be the highlight of Eataly’s chocolate festival, which showcases a menu from starters to mains, celebrating the globally renowned confection. The menu includes dishes such as creamy burrata filled with dark chocolate, salmon cannoli filled with goat’s cheese, capers and herbs, and gorgonzola pizza, with a chocolate base and toppings of mascarpone and pears. It’s a must try for foodies, so book a table pronto!
INFO: 31 May-17 June, Sun-Wed 9am-11.30pm, Thu-Sat 9am-12midnight, Lower Ground Level, The Dubai Mall, 800 328259, www.eataly.ae
Vii Opens its Doors at the Conrad Hotel
The latest ‘It’ destination to hit the scene is this terrace and bar concept boasting an unspoilt lush garden tucked away on the seventh floor. This hidden gem boasts a menu based on the freshest seasonal ingredients and a refreshing drinks selection to beat the heat, while the resident DJ spins deep, tech and soulful house music.
INFO: 7pm-3am daily, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 327 6000, www.conradhotels3.hilton.com
Pantry Café opens in Business Bay
Following the success of its first outlet in Al Wasl Square, the homegrown delicatessen and gourmet concept have opened their doors at a second location in Business Bay. Serving up delicious signatures such as the pantry breakfast burger, with fried egg, tomato, turkey, cheddar and avocado and Middle Eastern house speciality, Shakshouka, this is a welcome addition to fill the hungry tummies of the city with meals made with fresh seasonal ingredients.
INFO: 8am-5pm daily, Bay Square, 04 558 7157, www.facebook.com/PantryCafe
Chow down on a seafood feast at Nosh
Every Thursday, in celebration of the weekend, lovers of marine delights can indulge to their hearts content, with this massive buffet spread of sushi and sashimi and mains cooked to order. The selection, including prawns, squid, salmon, mussels, crab and clams will leave you spoilt for choice, while the vast array of desserts provide the sweetest end to a spectacular meal.
INFO: Dhs205 including soft drinks, Dhs315 including selected house drinks, kids under 6 dine free, Mövenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 04 438 0000, www.moevenpick-hotels.com