What happened this weekend? – BBC Middle Eastern Food

What happened this weekend? – BBC Middle Eastern Food

From beachside brunch to seafood lunches and innovative pizza ideas, here are our recommendations for all things exciting in the UAE



Myrra has launched ‘Finde En Familia’ Brunch – a Sunday feast inspired by comforting Spanish rituals where friends and family gather for a wholesome meal each week. Enjoy an array of mouthwatering Mediterranean comfort foods and sharing Spanish flavors. Starters include Myrra Salad or Greek Salad, Fresh Tuna Carpaccio, Kataifi Wrapped Feta and Peinirli; followed by mains such as Pollo a la brasa, Kleftiko, Salmon souvlaki and Vegetable moussaka. Chicken and beef chorizo ​​paella and mixed seafood paella fideua are available; complete your experience before the tempting dessert is on the table.

Sunday 12pm to 4pm. AED300 per person (including classic drinks) and AED350 per person (including premium drinks). Email reservation@myrrarestaurant.com or call +9714 770 1433. Visit Instagram.

Zheng He, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Enjoy oriental cuisine with a modern twist at this award-winning Chinese restaurant. The waterside dining destination invites diners to indulge in finely crafted dim sum and their Yum Cha brunch. Highlights include steamed, fried and grilled prawns, vegetables, Shanghai chicken and crystal lobster. Diners can also enjoy vegetable spring rolls, egg fried rice, Korean ramen noodles with a choice of chicken or beef, and finish with the sweetness of sago pearls and fresh mangoes.

Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm. AED 325 per person (including soft drinks) and AED 425 per person (including house drinks).e-mail booking@jumeirah.com Or call +9714 432 3232. Visit Instagram.

Les Cuisine, Sofitel Downtown Dubai

Tempt your senses at “Les ElĂ©ments” Saturday brunch at Les Cuisines, with live entertainment for adults and interactive food experiments for kids by L’apero’s team of mad scientists. The journey begins with a taste of the earth, including a variety of interesting hot and cold green delicacies; followed by the discovery of fire, where diners enjoy chicken, beef and meat dishes; and ends with an aquatic experience featuring hot, cold, cooked and raw seafood. Finally, to enliven the senses, the Air Course offers a delightful dessert to leave you on a blissful breeze.

Saturday 1-4pm. AED 250 per person (including soft drinks, AED 100 discount for staying guests) and AED 350 per person (including house drinks, AED 70 discount for staying guests). AED 100 per child aged 7-11 (AED 30 discount for in-house guests). Call +9714 503 6666 or +97156 996 0582. Visit the website or Instagram.

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Visit this urban restaurant in The Dubai Mall for delicious seafood barrels and oyster carts. The offerings feature classic dishes including prawns and mussels; diners can choose from a variety of sauces including green curry, cajun and lemon cilantro, while savouring sweet corn, potatoes and rice. The Oyster Cart features a selection of Diba Bay mollusks.

Daily from 12 noon to 12 am. From AED130 Seafood buckets and oysters from AED 25. CAll +9714 339 8640. Visit Instagram.

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Pinza! It will be rolled out gradually at Bakeria branches at 50 Emarat petrol stations from June this year. If you find yourself in one of those settings this weekend, don’t hesitate to buy healthy and delicious hand-kneaded pizza from PINZA! Made with 80% water and 20% flour, PINZA!’s signature dough is crisp, light, digestible and healthy. Not only that, but PINZA!’s pizzas also include premium cured meats such as bresaola and beef pepperoni as well as fine Italian tomatoes and cheeses. Additionally, the vegetables used are sourced locally wherever possible, ensuring fresh, GMO-free vegetables and herbs are available for the ingredients you choose.

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