Dubai's best hearty’ dishes for Valentine's Day
What's love without a pretty dish on the table
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Can't get enough of heart shaped fluff and a generous sprinkling of rose petals? Here are some of the best 'hearty' dishes to feast your eyes on...
Love is in the air
We know its cheesy but what's Valentine's Day without a heart shaped dessert? Peruvian eatery COYA Dubai has the perfect menu - a four course deal consisting of Irish Native Oyster rocoto tiger with pickled cucumber, green apple and black tobiko to start with, followed by a trilogy of delicacies from Latin America including Langosta al Josper (Lobster with chimichurri sauce) and Arroz Nikkei (Chilean sea bass with rice, lime and chilli) to be ended with a heart shaped lime cheesecake with raspberry sorbet and candied rose petals. We heart this!
Cost of love: Dhs620 per person
Recipe for love
Make an exception for lve and head to Fümé' whose special Valentine's Day sharing set includes a board with an array of appetizers, followed by an ultra-cute sharing main course selection and ending with a decadent range of desserts all in the company of a glass of sparkling rosé. A table full of goodness, THE ONE by your side, live music entertainment and mind-blowing views of Marina skyline or Burj Khalifa - the ultimate recipe for a perfect Valentine's date night?!
04 421 5669/04 456 8784
Cost of love: Dhs299 per person
Bring the love vibes outdoor with a special set menu at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE on February 11. Feast out in the open on a selection of sushi, oyster and scallops
followed by Char Grilled Prawns and Wagyu Short Ribs. It's the desert menu, though, which has us drooling cause it includes this pretty looking Floral Ice - sago, dragon fruits, corals cake and raspberry confit. Lovely!
Blue Marlin Ibiza
Cost of love: Dhs295 for brunch
Up the Latino passion with Gaucho, DIFC, whose special Senor and Senorita menu features Salmon Carpaccio for 'Her' and the succulent Ancho (Rib Eye wrapped in veal bacon and wholegrain mustard served with a crispy potato, homemade saffron mayonnaise, fresh coriander and almond flakes) for 'Him'. There is also a Pink Seafood Risotto (Beetroot risotto with queen scallops, tiger prawn and lavender infused honey) To end things on a sweet note, get cosy and share the Chocolate To Share consisting of Dark chocolate brownie, Milk chocolate meringue and White chocolate ginger cheesecake
Cost of love: Dhs600 per couple
This limited-edition, delicious looking (and tasting too, we are sure) heart-shaped Neufchâtel Cheese available at Spinneys for Valentine's Day could be the perfect dine-home treat for the cheese lovers among you. Creamy with a bloomy rind, it is delicious when paired with fresh bread or crackers, we are told.
Available at Spinneys
Cost of love: Dhs 29.50
Picnic on the grass
Enjoy a starry-eyed sunset evening, a romantic rendezvous on the beach, or a cozy candle-lit picnic in the garden with culinary company Chez Charles. Their specially curated Saint Valentine Picnic Basket, includes a selection of gastronomical treats from smoked salmon mille-feuille, grilled asparagus, grapefruit and shaved Parmesan, to an assortment of gourmet cheese, fruits and artisanal bread. Make sure to save room for a sweet ending, choosing from a deliciously rich dark chocolate fondante.
Last day to order, Feb 11
Cost of love: Dhs650 (for 2 persons)
Forget roses whilst feasting on half a dozen of the finest oysters and pearls paired with two glasses of bubbles, showcasing CATCH's (The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road) staggered, shareable style of dining. The sumptuous main courses includes a kale and quinoa salad with sweet chili soy dressing, and miso seabass with Cantonese fried rice and 48 hour hoisin braised short rib with sweet potato. The experience will conclude with a special variation of the interactive seafood house's infamous 'Hit Me!' dessert, shaped as a heart to suite the occasion. The only hearts that should break this Valentine's Day are the desserts!
CATCH, Fairmont Dubai
Cost of love: Dhs800 per couple.
We can't get enough of chocolate and St Tropez Bistro knows that. They are offering a traditional taste of French cuisine with grilled fillet of beef with cauliflower puree, pickled ruby onions, garlic chips, fondant potato, mushroom duxelle, herb salad and red jus being the highlight and rounded off with the yummy chocolate fondue.
St. Tropez Mall of the Emirates; menu available till Feb 14
Cost of love: Dhs190 per person