Food bites: National Day cupcakes and BBQ on a floating donut

From a Christmas bazaar at Lana's PartiPerfect to festive month at The Ivy, this week's food news in brief.

Nespresso coffee machine. Courtesy Nespresso
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Visit Christmas bazaar

Lana's Partiperfect is holding a food and fashion Christmas bazaar on December 10, which could be a good opportunity for stocking up on festive bits and pieces and checking out the newly opened cafe in Villa A56, Marina Office Park, Abu Dhabi. Visit

National Day cupcakes

Kitsch Cupcakes is offering a range of National Day cupcakes; any of the store’s 25 cupcake flavours can be decorated in UAE National Day colours. The limited-edition cakes are available at Kitsch Cupcakes stores on Jumeirah Beach Road, in DIFC and at The Souq at the Central Market in Abu Dhabi. For home delivery call 800 CUPCAKE.

BBQ on a floating donut

For the next month Boardwalk restaurant at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is marking National Day with a special Arabian Delights menu available on its floating BBQ Donuts. The donuts set sail from Boardwalk, can accommodate up to eight people and can either be steered by the guests themselves or by a captain. For reservations call 04 295 6000 or email
Festive month at The Ivy
The Ivy at Jumeirah Emirates Towers is championing a festive December with group party packages, Rat Pack-themed brunches, jazz nights and a traditional turkey menu, complete with Christmas pudding. A three-course set menu, ending with fruit cake and mince pies, costs Dh350 per person. For reservations and further information call 04 319 8767 or email
Nespresso’s U Machine

Nespresso’s new U Machine has a rounded, adjustable water tank which means that it can fit easily into an odd-shaped workspace and is apparently well-suited to the first time Nespresso machine user, thanks to the simplicity of its design. Prices start at Dh1,095. Visit the Nespresso stores in Abu Dhabi Mall, The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates for a lesson on how to use the various machines.