If you’re a big fan of Italian food and have an appetite to match Sicilian Tuesdays at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate’s Sicilia restaurant are the way to go. You can tuck in to as much pizza and pasta as you like plus Chef Stefano serves you up a complimentary plate of antipasti.
To get the tastebuds going expect Parma ham, salami and pecorino cheese straight from Italy. And it gets better, there are eggplant fritters, speck (smoked ham), spicy schiacciata (flatbread), pickled mushrooms and pumpkin. Also on offer is arancini, a fried risotto ball filled with meat or cheese and coated in breadcrumbs. The non-pork antipasti offers beef bresaola, duck ham and lamb salami.
But don’t fill up on the antipasti, there’s a range of traditional pizzas and homemade pastas like tortellini with potato, leeks, Montasio cheese fondue, hazelnut foam and shitake mushrooms as well as lasagna with pumpkin, duck sausage and ricotta. Sounds amazing!
INFO: Every Tuesday night from 7pm to 11pm, costs Dhs139 per person with soft drinks and Dhs199 with grape, bubbles and hops; Sicilia, Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate’s, 04 444 5613, www.moevenpick-hotels.com.