FOOD AND DINING

Dinner à Deux: Romantic Dining in Dubai

DiningOut Dubai seeks out the most intimate candlelit corners for couples seeking the perfect spot for a romantic rendezvous

Segreto Terrace at Madinat Jumeirah - Romantic Restaurants in Dubai

Pierchic Pier chic {Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah; 971.4.366.6705} is one of Dubai’s finest seafood restaurants, bringing high-dining finesse to the beach. Head chef Paul Lupton – brought on board to head up the team this year, bringing with him a wealth of five-star experience – sources the freshest seafood to create suitably seasonal menus. Whether you’re feeding your loved one ... Read More »

Upping the Steaks

Where to find perfect prime cuts in a city that’s serious about steakhouses

Fillet tenderloin at The Exchange Grill

Caveman Steak at The Rib Room At veteran city-center restaurant The Rib Room {Ground Floor, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road; 971.4.319.8741} sophisticated decor and booth tables provide a simple yet elegant backdrop against which to showcase some seriously stunning cuts of meat – from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the USA. The ‘meat sommelier’ is on hand to help ... Read More »

Singing for your supper: Christian Singer of Dragonfly

Dragonfly head chef Christian Singer talks about Dubai's newest contemporary Asian hot spot

Christian Singer - Dragon Fly

DiningOut Dubai: How does your national influence affect your cooking style at the start of your career, and now? Christian Singer: My nationality was never affecting my cooking style, I am and will always be a person who is open-minded. Having worked in all parts of the kitchen at the start of your career, what is the best part about ... Read More »

Grilled Black Angus Beef Tenderlion

Grilled Black Angus Beef Tenderloin with Truffle Gravy And Sweet & Sour Pumpkin recipe for 4 guests Ingredients Meat: 800g black Angus beef tenderloin (4x 200 g Steaks) 20ml – olive oil Thyme & rosemary Salt % fresh white pepper from pepper mill 50g butter 10g sea salt flakes Gravy: 200ml veal glace (strong) 40ml truffle jus 20g truffles 10g butter ... Read More »

Breakfast of Champions

Get a healthy start at one of these Dubai breakfast hotspots

Maison Mathis Dubai - Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so choosing where to eat it is the most significant decision of the morning. The good news is, calorie counters, carb loaders and coffee junkies are all catered to in this diverse city, where new breakfast spots pop up every week. Comptoir 102 Owners Emmanuelle Sawko and Alexandra de Montaudouin source all ... Read More »

Turning Over a New Leaf With Vivek Kashiwale

Mint Leaf Dubai's Head Chef Vivek Kashiwale is on a mission to promote fine Indian cuisine and dispel myths about Indian cooking

Vivek Kashiwale took the reins of Mint Leaf of London {15th Floor, South Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC; 971.4.706.0900} when it opened in 2014. Today, it’s widely regarded as one of the best Indian restaurants in Dubai. Kashiwale has worked in kitchens across the UK and his native India, most recently heading up the team at the original Mint Leaf of ... Read More »

Chef Michael Kreiling Talks Shop

Five minutes with Kempinski Hotel Ajman Executive Chef Michael Kreiling

DiningOut Dubai: How did your national influence affect your cooking style at the start of your career, and how does it now? Michael Kreiling: It certainly affects it, as I come from a very small village in Germany with only a couple of thousand inhabitants living there. I was living directly near a big field of strawberries and we were ... Read More »

The Brunch Bunch

Dubai’s dining scene does Fridays in style, with all-you-can-eat afternoon brunches

High Brunch at Nobu

From bountiful buffets to elegant à la carte menus, Dubai’s Friday brunches are legendary. Here are a few of the hottest brunch spots to while away the day while savoring some truly delicious food. Big Friday Brunch, Al Qasr Hotel If it’s opulence you’re after, the Big Friday Brunch at Al Qasr {Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah; 971.4.366.8888} is a winner. ... Read More »

Tomato Terrine with Baby Veg and Tomato Oil

JA Resorts & Hotels cluster executive chef Nicolas Smalberger shares his recipe for a gorgeous tomato terrine

Tomato Terrine with Baby Vegetables and Tomato Oil recipe for four guests Ingredients Tomato confit: 650g tomato confit 25ml extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 tbsp. finely chopped chopped basil 10ml aged balsamic vinegar 10ml basil oil Gazpacho: 250g vine-ripened tomatoes – cored halved and seeded ¼ cucumber – peeled and seeded ½ red capsicum – ... Read More »

Unshucked Oysters by Nicolas Smalberger

JA Resorts' group executive chef Nicholas Smalberger serves up a decadent oyster with cucumber jelly, sour cream and caviar

Unshucked Oysters With Cucumber Jelly, Sour Cream and Caviar recipe for 2 guests Ingredients 12 unshucked oysters 1 cucumber – peeled and roughly chopped 200ml lemon-and-lime infused gin ¼ lime – juiced 35 verjuice 1 leaf gelatin 120g brunoise of cucumber Maldon sea salt 60g sour cream 50g caviar 12 sprigs fresh chervil Salt Freshly ground pepper Method Shuck the ... Read More »