So, it’s that glorious time of the year again in the Middle East where one looks forward to the lavish Iftar and Suhoor spreads across U.A.E during Ramadan and here’s the #PTDRamadanEats2014 Iftar & Suhoor preview:
Ewaan Lounge, The Palace Downtown Hotel:
My love for the ever so laid back Ewaan Lounge with stunning views of The Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Water Fountain grows stronger each time I visit and the tent take for suhoor this Ramadan is one to visit. At a pre tasting, I savored family style food portions fit enough to feed six to eight people as you surround yourself with loved ones and friends within the comfort of an air-condition tent as you kick start the nightly activities we’ve all grown to adore in Dubai. Suhoor tent for Dhs1,600 tent for 8 people, Dhs200 per person.
Nine7One, The Oberoi Dubai:
The best dinners are when the dessert spread is larger than the food, isn’t it? And that is exactly what Nine7One at The Oberoi Dubai caters your palate this Ramadan. The molecular dessert grasped my attention as I watched with keen interest as the misty magic unfolded before my eyes with the formation of a de-constructed Umm Ali. A lavish, yet petite spread from traditional Arabic cuisine, to the every so popular live cooking station: a must try! Make you ask for a ‘falafel burger’ and keep space for the enormous decadent desserts. You’ve been warned! 🙂 Luxury Iftar Experience for AED 180.
The Address Marina, Dubai:
If variety is what you taste buds are keen on this Ramadan, The Address Marina iftar spread is your answer with a multination fare catering exceptional taste along with dessert which left my taste buds wanting more, and more. How can one resist freshly made churros and the towering of tarts? The tent like set up within the dedicated iftar hall adds to the ambiance the buffet to keep you going well into the month long Ramadan festivities. Iftar buffet from AED 170 from sunset to 9 pm; A la carte Suhour menu, 8 pm onwards.
Intercontinental Dubai Festival City:
Generous portions with a wide spread of traditional Ramadan fare catered to please all taste buds is what one can expect at the participating Intercontinental Dubai Festival City and the sister outlets, Crown Plaza Dubai Festival City and Al Badia Golf Club. Authentic Emirati Harissa, traditional Lebanese desserts and far Eastern delicacies along with a range of desserts. Just look at that tantalizing Kunafa? More information, here.
Experience a lavish Iftar spread this year in a unique setting at the only revolving restaurant in Dubai. The extensive buffet offers hot and cold mezze, local juices and more whilst you enjoy the panoramic views of the sea, the creek and the city in old Dubai as the restaurant rotates. A fantastic experience for Iftar as well as for an introduction and view of Dubai in its entire luster. Iftar for AED190.
For the adventurous tastebuds….
St. Tropez Bistro, Dubai:
The casual chic atmosphere adds perfection to the French twist to a flavor filled Ramadan. St. Tropez stick true to the it’s cuisine from a taste of the hearty bowl of pippin hot French soup to the succulent Grilled Corn-fed Chicken breast served with a side seasonal vegetables and to top of the Français inspired iftar menu, a vanilla bean crème brulee that caters an aroma to savour. Two courses for 129 AED and the courses for AED159.
Sapori di Bice, City Walk, Dubui:
The Italian family dining set-up is another option to try out this Ramadan with a special Ramadan menu featuring an Italian take on traditional favorites such as Fattoush, lentil soup – the Ramadan staple and this lush, camel milk and saffron gelato with much more featured on a 10 course long menu. 10 courses for AED160.
More to follow, stay tuned #PTDRamadanEats2014!