Whether you are in the mood for unique desserts, a twist on Arabian cuisine, expertly cooked meats, or classic Italian, here are four Dubai restaurants to visit this weekend.
Located at Atlantis the Palm, Seafire Steakhouse welcomes guests to taste a brand new menu this season, curated by chef Steven Fair. After years of working in the United States, Chef Fair is amping up the offerings at Seafire Steakhouse with a thoughtfully curated selection of wagyu, which builds up from Australian cuts to Japanese favorites—Saroma and Kobe steaks—all of which make for satisfying, melt-in-the-mouth meals. Also on the new menu are the classic baby wedge salad with tender beef bacon and buttermilk blue cheese dressing (perfect for your date night Instagram post), a scrumptious steak tartare that’s prepared right at the table, sea scallops, and a special Seafire Surf and Turf. What makes the meal even more enjoyable? The restaurant’s commitment to using responsibly sourced produce that helps reduce its carbon footprint, and also support local businesses. Pick your favorite steak knife from Seafire’s impressive selection, and start slicing.
Atlantis.com, 04 426 2626
Created by Evgeny Kuzin and acclaimed chef Izu Ani, Alaya offers a unique approach to the concept of haute cuisine. Celebrating the vibrant dishes of the Mediterranean with a hint of Middle Eastern flavors, this food hotspot is a nod to the richness and beauty of the region. The restaurant offers its guests an epicurean experience with each dish specially crafted to create meaningful experiences with carefully selected ingredients and rigorous cooking methods, used to combine traditions with a modernist approach. Featuring interiors that boast rich colors, and a labyrinth of patterns and textures, Alaya blends and entwines culture, history, and high design, focused on bringing forth the beauty and worldliness of the Eastern Mediterranean region onto the DIFC dining scene.
Alaya-dubai.com, 04 570 6289
Located in Downtown Dubai, this contemporary Asian restaurant is now introducing cakes to its menu. Conceptualized by Chef Kelvin Cheung, the menu takes classic flavors like vanilla and strawberry, and gives them a modern upgrade to create fresh, summer-ready desserts that never disappoint. Some of the sweet highlights at Jun’s include the Bai cake, which is a tribute to the traditional sponge cake, the piña colada cake, strawberry cake, and the pistachio, among others. The restaurant also serves custom-made as well as gluten-free cakes. What’s not to love?
Junsdubai.com, 04 457 6035
Say hello to Chic Nonna,the latest addition to the dining scene in DIFC. This fine dining Italian concept takes its guests on a culinary journey through the flavors of Italy while embracing the essence of Dubai. Comprising a restaurant, bar, lounge, an advanced open plan kitchen, and a chef’s table, this charming venue also boasts the largest grape cellar in the region. Helmed by head chef Ilaria Zamperlin and executive chef Vito Mollica, the menu is carefully curated to create a perfect balance between traditional Italian and contemporary flavors. Some of the menu highlights include the vitelo tonnata, stuffed quail, chef’s special cavatelli cacao e pepe and the plin ravioli al tovagliolo among other dishes.
Chicnonna.com, 04 605 2000
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