4 restaurants to visit in Dubai this week
Le Classique Closing Month
It’s slightly hard to accept that any restaurant in Dubai has been open 29 years, but Le Classique in Emirates Golf Club has been serving upscale French cuisine for nearly three decades now. Sadly, it is about to close. To mark it, they have devised a five-course Au Revoir set menu until the end of July. It is dedicated to the legendary chef François Porte, who opened Le Classique in the late 80s and helmed it until his retirement in 2012, with four of the dishes re-creations of classic inventions from his time in the kitchen. Prices from AED275.
Where: Le Classique, Emriates Golf Club, Emirates Hills
When: Until the end of July
Price: From AED275
Contact: +9714 417 9999
The Sin Bin Brunch
This might be one of those brunches that requires at least 24 hours and a total break from food to recover from. You know the type: where you’re defeated by the third plate and you still haven’t got to the grills yet. The all-new Friday Sin Bin Brunch at Nezessausi, the sports bar in Al Manzil Downtown, certainly requires some considered preparation: a thorough survey of the challenge ahead and a clear-eyed strategy for taking it down. Take each dish as it comes, people, it’s a marathon not a sprint.
This is a big-bellied, open-armed affair with traditional roasts, a range of international comfort food and a special catch of the day. For desserts, there’s also an entire station for a range of last-gasp winners, while you can also order ice-cream sundaes and even a milkshake mixed at your table.
Indulgence for everyone for under AED200? Sounds like a front-row seat might be in order.
Where: Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
When: Every Friday from 12pm to 4pm
Price: AED199 (with house beverages)
Contact: +9714 423 8899
The Lost World of Barasti
A new Saturday brunch comes to the infamous beachside venue. All based on a jungle theme, with chairs nesting amid a tropical rainforest – or “jungalow” as they’re calling it. For one price, it will feature a load of food trucks and free-flowing beverages. It lasts from 2pm-5pm and costs AED175 for girls, AED250 for boys. Go wild, people.
Where: Barasti, Mina Siyahi
When: Saturdays, 2pm to 5pm
Price: AED175 for girls and AED250 for boys
Gyoza Month at Atisuto
July is Month of the Gyoza at Atisuto, which has a number of branches across Dubai. They are serving up five different types – chicken, wagyu beef, seafood, prawn and tofu with vegetables – and guests can enjoy two plates of five pieces of gyoza of any type for just AED66. Atisuto means “artist” in Japanese, and they’re based on back-alley sushi joints found in Japan’s big cities.
Where: Gyoza, Bay Square, Business Bay
When: Until the end of July
Contact: 800 284 7886