Abu Dhabi Foodie News: Cantonese street food, limited-time burgers at Jones, and more

The Ripe Food & Craft Market. Courtesy of Ripe Food & Craft Market
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• Get over to Jones the Grocer for a taste of their limited-time only burger menu. Included on the menu are a salmon and wasabi slaw burger, chermoula and chicken burger, pulled beef burger and an ultimate veggie burger with a kidney bean and porcini mushroom patty. Available at all JTG outlets until March 22. www.jonesthegrocer.com.

• The much-anticipated Cantonese restaurant Dai Pai Dong opens at Rosewood Abu Dhabi today. Along with an array of popular street food, the restaurant will offer its signature dish: roast duck cooked in a traditional clay pot. Head chef He Jia, who is from Nanjing City, has previously worked at Toshi in Dubai and Emirates Palace. www.facebook.com/RosewoodAbuDhabi

• The Ripe Food & Craft Market is launching its flagship location in Abu Dhabi at Mushrif Central Park on March 21. Every Saturday, local farmers, businesses and artists will set up their stalls in the park to showcase fresh produce and unique wares. The park is scheduled to open on March 20 after a two-year, Dh179 million refurbishment. www.ripeme.com.

• Catalan, the Spanish restaurant at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi has launched a special new tasting menu with a focus on seafood. Michelin-starred head chef Francisco Sanabria will serve up unique dishes such as Txangurro Imperial crab (spider crab), percebes (gooseneck barnacles) and red prawns. The tasting menu will be available until March 28 for Dh445 per person. 02 813 5552

• The St. Regis Abu Dhabi’s Nation Riviera Beach Club now offers a weekend barbecue that includes a barbecue lunch, two complimentary beverages and full day access to the beach club, which features beach activities, water sports and a supervised children’s club. The barbecue lunch is available every Friday and Saturday for Dh300+ per person. Children between ages six and 12 are Dh150 and those under six are free. 02 694 4553

• Check out Iris Yas Island’s new Family Saturdays, which features a new kids’ menu and a breakfast menu from noon onward every Saturday. It’s the perfect outdoor venue for parents to relax while kids play on the nearby Yas Marina playground. 055 160 5636