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Feeling hungry? Well, you’re in luck as there’s plenty of eating to be done this week! Starting with a special Chapoutier grape dinner at Hakkasan, an open air gourmet gala with Flavours of the Palace, a first class extravanganza of Titanic proportions at Bord Eau, it’s vegan month at Fanr with limited edition dishes on the menu and Springfest celebrates ‘Deutschland über alles’ at Brauhaus. In other news, the Bride Show also starts in the capital and Music of a Nation: Cultural Harmony is the lecture this week at Manarat al Saadiyat.

Hakkasan Chapoutier Dinner
Hosted on the Hakkasan terrace, this special event offers a three-course dinner offering up some of the most mouth watering Chinese cuisine around all paired with Maison Chapoutier Grape from the Rhône region in France.
When: April 12
Where: Hakkasan, Emirates Palace Hotel
Price: AED 588 per person
Contact: +9712 690 7739, hakkasan@emiratespalace.ae

Flavours of the Palace
Get a taste of the Emirates Palace and meet the masterminds responsible for cooking up the hotel’s gourmet fare. See what makes the Emirates Palace what it is as you watch live demonstrations, sample a range of treats from the selection of award winning restaurants on site and discover new techniques.
When: 7pm, April 13
Where: West Wing Gazebo, Emirates Palace
Price: AED 150 per person inclusive of food and beverage vouchers to the same value
Contact: +9712 690 7999

Bride Show
Ladies, if you’re getting married any time soon then this is one not to miss. For everything you could ever want you’ll find it here along with a selection of world-class
designers displaying their new gowns collections and one off couture pieces.
When: April 13 – 16
Where: ADNEC
Contact: www.thebrideshow.com

Bord Eau Titanic Dinner
Restoring the true meaning of fine dining, Bord Eau is hosting an opulent 10 course meal – the original feast served to first class passengers on the Titanic back in 1912. Bord Eau will be transformed into the Titanic’s first class cabin where champagne aperitifs and canapés will be served on arrival and jazz favourites will provide the mood. In modern currency the same extravaganza would today cost US$124,000 – but you can get it from just AED 406, which seems a bit of a bargain by comparison!
When: 7pm, April 14
Where: Bord Eau, Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri
Price: AED 406 or AED 496 with grape pairing
Contact: +9712 509 8555

Springfest
For the 7th year running, the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi is bringing the popular Springfest back. With live music from Austrian band ‘Tschirgant Duo’, a hearty menu of German favourites, a range of German hops and traditional games to keep you entertained, all that’s left to say is “Prost!”
When: 5pm-1am, April 13 – 16
Where: Brauhaus, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Contact: +9712 697 9011

Vegan Month at Fanr
Vegans rejoice – for the month of April firm favourite Fanr has created a selection of seven Vegan dishes including quinoa risotto with provencal vegetables and chef’s unique chocolate, tofu and sesame mousse for dessert.
When: Until April 30
Where: Fanr, Manarat Al Saadiyat
Contact: +9712 657 5888, fanrrestaurant.ae

Music of a Nation
As part of the Multaqa Zayed National Museum series exploring the cultural heritage of the UAE, Music of a Nation: Cultural Harmony is a lecture looking at how centuries of trade have influenced and shaped the UAE’s musical traditions, including instruments, songs and performances.
When: 6:30pm, April 13
Where: Manarat Al Saadiyat
Contact: +9712 657 5800, www.saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae

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