UAE food news: Create a Burj Khalifa burger at Dubai Mall and tune into OSN Mezze

Plus: Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi's Venetian carnival; new menu and venue for Tribes; and all-you-can-eat breakfast at Ella's Eatery

The 'Dubai Mall' burger at Clinton St Baking Company
The 'Dubai Mall' burger at Clinton St Baking Company

New York-born bakery and restaurant Clinton St Baking Company, which is known for its vast breakfast menu and wholesome dishes, has opened a new branch at The Dubai Mall. Located above the ice rink, the outpost features classic American diner interiors and favourites such as waffles, cakes, pies and pancakes with warm maple butter. The branch will also introduce a special Clinton Street “Dubai Mall” burger, exclusive to the venue, which gives foodies the chance to add more ingredients to the burger and “build it as high as the Burj Khalifa”. Challenge accepted?

Food channel OSN Mezze launches with English and Arabic shows

Hell's Kitchen will be available on OSN Mezze 
Hell's Kitchen will be available on OSN Mezze

Entertainment network OSN has launched its first dedicated food channel, OSN Mezze. It will broadcast food TV shows around the clock, so viewers can stay up to date with their favourite series, such as MasterChef Junior USA and the new season of Hell’s Kitchen. The channel will also feature Australia’s My Kitchen Rules, fresh episodes from Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics and season 10 of Martha Bakes. Arabic viewers won’t be left out, either. OSN Mezze will have Arabic cooking segments, with May’s Kitchen taking place on weekday mornings with English subtitles, as well as shows such as Sunday Health Spree (which is dedicated to healthy cooking) and Tuesday Treats (for those with a sweet tooth).

Head to a Venetian carnival at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

Italian fare will be served at the Venetian carnival. Courtesy Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi 
Italian fare will be served at the Venetian carnival. Courtesy Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

Celebrated in Venice every year, the Venetian Carnevale, with its elaborate masks and jaunty music, is a big part of Italian culture. The Ritz-­Carlton is now bringing a little bit of the fiesta feel to the capital. Until Tuesday, February 25, guests can indulge in a colourful spread at Giornotte restaurant for Dh235 per person (food only), which includes authentic Venetian delicacies exclusive to the festival, such as baccala mantecato, a light salted cod with toasted polenta, and gamberi in saor, a flavourful shrimp dish. There will also be Italian classics such as burrata, risottos, pastas and oven-baked pizzas, and castagnole (or carnival fritters) for dessert. The fete will further include family-­friendly activities such as painting and decorating Venetian masks, held at the Ritz Kids Club; and a costume competition on Friday, February 21, at the hotel’s brunch, priced at Dh299 per person (including soft drinks). The best Venetian costume will win a free brunch.

Savour African dishes from Tribes’s new menu and venue

Much-loved African-themed restaurant Tribes has opened a new outlet in Mall of the Emirates, on level two, next to Eat Greek and Vox Cinemas. New interiors aside, the revamped menu includes a ­sharing-style gourmet sausage platter with chargrilled beef, lamb and chicken; grilled chicken salad with baby gem lettuce and bacon; and venison steak with sauteed spinach, roasted apples and parsnip and cumin mash. The drinks menu has also been expanded to include fruit smoothies and a “self-pour” ice-cubed coffee concept. Non-dairy and caffeine-free lattes are also available.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast offer at Ella’s Eatery

Shakshouka flatbread at Ella's Eatery
Shakshouka flatbread at Ella's Eatery

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and ought to be eaten like a king, and one Dubai establishment is taking this advice seriously, with a new all-you-can-eat offer. Every Friday and Saturday, Ella’s Eatery on Palm Jumeirah will offer unlimited breakfast dishes, plus tea, coffee and juice, all for Dh65 per person. This includes more than 18 dishes, such as flatbread shakshouka, beetroot avocado toast, blueberry pancakes, truffle scrambled eggs, acai bowls, eggs Benedict and more. Meanwhile, those up to the age of 12 will pay Dh32 for any children’s breakfast dish, plus a Sunblast juice and ice lolly.

Seu Pizza Illuminati creates a menu for Bulgari Resort Dubai

Bulgari Resort Dubai has collaborated with famed Italian pizza maker Seu Pizza Illuminati, a restaurant launched by chef Pier Daniele Seu in Rome, to “offer an enlightened ­approach to the way pizza is prepared, baked and enjoyed”. The dish uses special leavening and baking techniques to give the dough a special lightweight yet crunchy feel. At Il Cafe in Bulgari Resort Dubai, customers can sample authentic pizzas such as the Margherita Estiva with stracciatella di bufala, semi-dry tomatoes, basil pesto and extra virgin olive oil; and the Parmigiana, the pizza version of the Italian aubergine dish.

Published: February 16, 2020 07:14 PM


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