15 fabulous UAE dishes destined for social media stardom

We take a look at 15 snap-worthy dishes that will be popping up on your social media soon

1. Cotton Candy Shake, Dh65

(See main picture) This strawberry milkshake has a vanilla-frosted rim with blue, pink and pearl chocolates, a pink lollipop, rock candy, whipped cream and candy floss. Black Tap, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, blacktapme.com/

2. Smoked Guacamole, Dh48

Smashed avocado is mixed with tomato, onion, lime juice, coriander and chipotle. It is served in a glass dome filled with smoke, and gluten-free tortilla chips. Toro Toro, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, www.torotoroad.com

3. The Roast Burger, Dh65 for the single stack, Dh125 for the double stack

This taste of a classic burger with a Sunday roast. Rare roast beef, veal bacon, a cauliflower cheese fritter and kale smashed between focaccia bread. Served with horseradish sauce, bone marrow gravy and roasted carrots and parsnips. Available on Saturdays and Sundays only. The Black Lion, The H Hotel, Dubai, www.blacklion.ae/

4. Stella, the six-star pizza, Dh75

Claimed as the only six-star pizza in Dubai, this is a calzone stuffed with tomatoes, tuna, onion, capers and olives and topped with arugula, cherry tomatoes, parmesan and mozzarella. Boardwalk, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 

5. Brownie Decadence, Dh62

This brownie dessert is layers of warm chocolate brownies covered in ice cream, fudge, marshmallows and sprinkles. Publique, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, publique.ae/

6. Ice Gold, Dh50

For a luxurious dessert, grab some ice cream dipped in gold at Emirates Palace. It’s a cone filled with chocolate or vanilla soft serve with a crown of edible 24K gold. For extra bling, pair it with the 24K Palace Cappuccino. Le Café, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.emiratespalace.ae

7. Red Berries Extravaganza, Dh68

This red berry pudding is wrapped within a vanilla-orange syrup-infused bread-based globe. A berry soup with lemon, orange zest and honey is poured into the dessert. with a chia seed crumble and pink grapefruit sorbet. Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Abu Dhabi, www.shangri-la.com

8. Vada Pav service, Dh25

The innovative take on this Indian street food is prepared at your table by a chef in a hard hat who pulls ingredients out of a real toolbox. Carnival by Tresind, DIFC, Dubai, www.carnivalbytresind.com

9. Tuna Sashimi in Oak Smoke, Dh199

Served with black garlic sauce, tomato and orange gelee, this tuna sashimi comes in a bowl filled with smoke. Dip the tuna into the billowing smoke to add flavour, and eat. 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, www.99sushi.ae

10. Erizos Con Caviar Sevruga, Dh92

This indulgent dish of sea urchin, Sevruga caviar and quail egg is served with dry ice for a smoky effect. It is also served with a 24K gold spoon (not pictured). Toro + Ko, The Square, City Walk, Dubai, www.citywalk.ae/en/dine/Toro%20Ko

11. The Jawbreaker, Dh99

This 2 kilogram, 20-centimetre burger contains two beef patties, cheese, beef bacon, onions and guacamole. The Wavebreaker Beach Bar and Grill, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, www3.hilton.com

12. 3-D Caramel Popcorn MilkShack, Dh39

This sweet shake comes topped with salted pretzels and caramel popcorn. The Grill Shack, Dubai Mall, thedubaimall.com

13. Chocolate Extravaganza, Dh65

Chocolate extravaganza at Bord Eau in Abu Dhabi. Courtesy Bord Eau

Hot chocolate syrup is poured over a Valrhona chocolate sphere filled with seasonal fruits, melting in front of you. Bord Eau, Shangri-La Hotel, Abu Dhabi, www.shangri-la.com/

14. Potted, Dh50

This edible plant has meringue flowers and a chocolate apple crumble to resemble mud. It comes in a pot with a miniature shovel. We can’t imagine ruining the appearance but it looks delicious Play Restaurant and Lounge, The H Hotel, Dubai, www.playrestaurants.com

15. Duck Waffle, Dh72

Dig into this savoury waffle topped with an unexpected combination of duck confit, caramelised apple mostarda, fried egg and beef bacon. Via Veneto, Manzil Downtown, Dubai.


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