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PASSAGE TO INDIA

Pergolas, Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai

Enjoy the true Indian traditions of the newly launched ‘Indian Theme Night’ at Pergolas Restaurant from 7pm to 11.30pm every Wednesday.

Explore a range of dishes for Dhs189 per person including unlimited selected beverages. Don’t miss the freshly baked breads, curries and chat corner.

Call: 04 321 1111

FIRST CLASS

AL Bustan Rotana, Dubai

Discover your culinary talents and learn how to impress in the kitchen by joining Al Bustan Rotana’s cooking classes. Get tips straight from the hotel’s award-winning chefs at Blue Elephant, the Royal Thai restaurant and Benihana - the Teppanyaki style Japanese restaurant.

Be welcomed with morning coffee or tea on arrival and then watch the chef create a two-course masterpiece as you learn the tricks of the trade. Once the demonstration is over, you can sample what you have prepared. Each budding chef will head home with a souvenir pack containing exclusive items which includes Al Bustan Rotana apron, chef’s hat, hand-outs as well as a certificate.

· Thai Cooking Class at Blue Elephant– first Saturday of each month (10am to 12pm)

· Japanese Cooking Class at Benihana– third Saturday of each month (10am to 12pm)

Call: 04 705 4818

VIVA RIVA

RIVA Ristorante, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

RIVA Ristorante will open in spring, serving up homemade Italian the Mediterranean al fresco way - by the beach.

Coming from Rome, the new head chef has worked with some of Asia’s best Italian restaurants and developed successful Italian concepts for leading hotel groups in the Far East.

The menu features both traditional Italian classics and modern interpretations such as melanzane alla parmigiana (baked aubergine), tartar di tonno al tartufo (tuna tartar with truffles), ravanelli e crema di patate al limone (seared scallops on the shell with watercress and potato in lemon), insalata di granchio (crab and avocado salad), tagliata di manzo (grilled sirloin steak with rocket and rock salt), costoletta di vitello grigliata (grilled veal chop) and gamberoni al griglia (grilled king prawns)

Call: 04 430 9466

WHERE’S THE BEEF?

Hunters Room & Grill, The Westin, Dubai

Award-winning Blackmore Beef will be available at Hunters only until the end of February.

Raised in Australia, Blackmore Wagyu Beef is an internationally recognised producer of 100 per cent Fullblood Wagyu beef.

Blackmore’s success comes from an attention to detail. It is quality that sets them apart and a unique flavour and texture that international chefs

have compared to Japanese Wagyu.

With a specially designed menu including raw duet – tenderloin and rump, Korean BBQ – short rib bachan and brisket – candied and crispy, this is a meat lover’s dream.

All the steaks served at Hunters come with an extensive collection of mustards and a selection of salts, including one that is rumoured to date back to prehistoric times.

To conclude this culinary experience, there are desserts including the sticky toffee pudding with popcorn ice cream or the Mangosteen sorbet.

Call: 04 511 7115

WHERE’S THE BEEF?

Hunters Room & Grill, The Westin, Dubai

Award-winning Blackmore Beef will be available at Hunters only until the end of February.

Raised in Australia, Blackmore Wagyu Beef is an internationally recognised producer of 100 per cent Fullblood Wagyu beef.

Blackmore’s success comes from an attention to detail. It is quality that sets them apart and a unique flavour and texture that international chefs

have compared to Japanese Wagyu.

With a specially designed menu including raw duet – tenderloin and rump, Korean BBQ – short rib bachan and brisket – candied and crispy, this is a meat lover’s dream.

All the steaks served at Hunters come with an extensive collection of mustards and a selection of salts, including one that is rumoured to date back to prehistoric times.

To conclude this culinary experience, there are desserts including the sticky toffee pudding with popcorn ice cream or the Mangosteen sorbet.

Call: 04 511 7115

PICK OF THE week

SUGAR RUSH

IT’SUGAR, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

The confectionary phenomenon from the United States is located in the Mall of the Emirates opposite the entrance to the VOX cinema.

Visitors will be able to indulge in a wide range of best-selling products, including a cotton candy stand, a vintage pick n’ mix station selling disco candy, taffy, satellite wafers and popettes together with IT’SUGAR’s own range of confectionary and delightfully naughty gifts. One of the highlights will be the IT’SUGAR giant gummy bears, including the world’s largest, weighing in at a sizeable five-pounds, and standing nine-inches tall.

Visit: Mall of the Emirates

Saving grace

Learn quick tips to secure your child’s future

WHAT DO YOU do when the budget goes awry? What will be the education costs for the future?

Questions on finances and savings will be addressed at the upcoming ‘Family Savings Seminar’ by Kidville. The seminar is for all the parents who want to know the best way to manage their finances and plan for a happy and prosperous future for their kids. Jenny Ashton from Global Eye, providers of wealth solutions, will be speaking about how to make things easier when finances are tight, how to protect your and your child’s future and how to provide the best possible life for your kids.

The seminars will be at: JBR, February 20 (Monday) from 4.30pm; Motor City, February 21 (Tuesday) from 4.30pm; and Mirdiff, February 22 (Wednesday) from 7pm.

Registration fee is Dhs25 for members and Dhs35 for non-members.


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