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News nibbles - Flavours of the month.

Summary: Here is what's hot and happening around town this month.

New on the block

AaAaAeA@ Galvin Dubai, City Wa

Following the successful launch of Demoiselle by Galvin earlier this year, brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin were back in Dubai last month to see the opening of their latest fine dining restaurant, Galvin Dubai. Inspiration is drawn from a commitment to 'Best of British', infused with a Mediterranean Basin flair; an evocative array of Italian, Southern French and North African 'flavours of the sun'. Located in City Walk's licensed area, The Square, Galvin Dubai fuses a vibrant restaurant, bar and lounge. See

AaAaAeA@ La Petite Maison Abu Dha

Gastronomes, mark your calendars. The firm Dubai favourite French restaurant, La Petite Maison (LPM) is set to open doors in Abu Dhabi this month on October 15. Bringing French- Mediterranean cuisine influenced by Ligurian Italy to Abu Dhabi, La Petite Maison will accommodate 80 patrons in its French-inspired vibrant indoor space. For a view of the capital's skyline while savouring signature dishes, diners can enjoy the outdoor terrace, which seats 60 guests.

AaAaAeA@ Chateau Blanc, Jumeirah Beach Ro

Chateau Blanc, an elevated patisserie specialising in bespoke, custom-made cakes and desserts has opened its first venue in the Middle East. Guests can browse an array of French delicacies made from the world's finest ingredients, meticulously designed and made using artisan techniques daily on the premises, to be enjoyed in the venue, or to take-away. As the weather cools, guests can also enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on the spacious terrace with expansive views over the Dubai cityscape. Call 04-5597872.

AaAaAeA@ The Powder Room, DI

The Powder Room, based in the Al Fattan Currency House in DIFC, will open doors on October 3, 2017. Enjoy a decadent unlimited cheese and grape night, from a bite of blue to classic cheddar, for Dhs90 per hour.

AaAaAeA@ Cabana, Address Dubai Ma

Let the fascinating flavours of Brazil take over your evening in the chill- chic settings of Cabana. Experience the mystique palette unfold in the form of succulent Churrasco grills sizzled to perfection and a variety of other Brazilian delicacies. The iconic views of Burj Khalifa and tantalising selection of meats is further complemented with an eclectic mix of Brazilian music and a spectacular samba dance performance. The ambience is perfect to unwind and rediscover weekends with friends and family, with entertainment from Brazilian samba dance performers, and a live band. Every Thursday from 7pm to 11pm, priced at Dhs295 per person including soft beverages and Dhs385 per person including house beverages. Call 04-438 8888 or email

AaAaAeA@ Nine7One, The Oberoi, Dub

Returning for 'brunch season' The Oberoi, Dubai presents a new concept to wow brunchgoers this Autumn -- the Karnival Brunch. Capturing the essence of the theme, the team has designed an innovative menu using the freshest seasonal ingredients, combined with an elementary carnival menu to serve a distinctive selection. The gourmet quest includes fried ravioli corndogs, coconut crusted prawns, togarashi spiced seafood churros, flavoured pop corns, fried brie cheese with salted maple, assortment of sushi and more. The dessert station will cater perfectly to those with a sweet tooth; featuring treats such as charcoal ice-cream, cotton candy, lollipop waffles with gelato, traditional favourite cheesecakes, crAaAaAeA?me brAaAaAeA}lAaAaAeA@e, and more. Brunch is served every Friday from 1p with prices starting from Dhs299. Call 04-4441444.

AaAaAeA@ Paavos Pizza, various locatio

Paavo's Pizza offers tailor-made, 'build- your-own' pizzas, from oven to table in five- minutes or less. With various locations around Dubai, choose to dine-in or enjoy doorstep delivery. While the dough uses ancient recipes and technique, pizzas are made fresh in front of your eyes, where you'll be given the option to choose from any 'Paavolicious Specialty Pizzas' from the menu or to customise your own pizza with up to 50 different toppings to choose from. Once you've decided on your toppings, all that's left to do is wait five-minutes (or less), for your freshly hand-crafted pizza to reach your table. For delivery in Dubai, call 600-500501.


A new ethnic inspired eatery, nestled in the dynamic Dubai Design District, Craft CafAaAaAeA@ opened doors recently to serve up happy, healthy, homema food. The space was lovingly designed by the founders and provides an earthy environment for customers to relax, enjoy and linger for breakfast and lunch. Craft CafAaAaAeA@'s co-founders come from an extensi background in some of the world's top restaurants and have a combined experience of 20 years. The food crafted at Craft CafAaAaAeA@ is engineer by Roberto Segura who was nominated as 'chef of the year' at the BBC Good Food ME Awards 2014 and as Best Latin American chef of year in The Pro Chef Awards 2017.

Craft CafAaAaAeA@ provides a variety of tasty dishes ranging from all d breakfasts, salads, hearty mains, wraps to drinks such as hand harvested tea, smoothies and artisanal coffee blends.

Contact 04-5149032, or visit

Dunes Cafe, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

A new concept called the 'Jewellery Box High Tea', has launched at Dunes CafAaAaAeA@. Available daily from 1pm -- 6pm, for Dhs180, discover fashionab patisserie and savoury treats placed in a myriad of drawers -- from butter cookies, and macadamia nut tart with Chantilly milk chocolate, to cafAaAaAeA@ latte panacott and lipstick jelly, there's plenty to choo from. Call 04-4052703.

Moombai & Co. Cafe and Bar, H Hotel

Newly opened, this cafAaAaAeA@ is inspired by Mumbai's traditional Iran Parsi cafes -- and is the place to be for something different. Enjoy everything from a hearty morning breakfast with poached eggs or Bheeda baked with eggs to a traditional barbeque section with meats, charred vegetables and bread. Call 04-5018607.

Counter Culture Cafe, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Rev things up at Counter Culture CafAaAaAeA@'s 'Freak Out Mondays', with jui 'freak' burgers and shakes like Oreo Cheesecake, Minty Mayhem or the ultimate Sweet Killer. Burgers starting from Dhs90 and shakes starting from Dhs45. Every Monday, 1pm to 10pm. Call 04-3194786.

Farzi Cafe, City Walk

Farzi CafAaAaAeA@, the modern spice bistro by Zorawar Kalra, has recent launched its exclusive breakfast menu, now with their latest addition, the French Toast Jenga. The menu is served from 10am to 12pm every day, offering global cuisine with Arabic and Indian influences. Delight in dishes such as eggs benedict with tawa toast with a luscious drizzle of desi ghee hollandaise, coriander akuri, maska focaccia and more. Call 04-3942556.


Last month, Pantry CafAaAaAeA@ introduced its latest development, 'Bake by Pantry CafAaAaAeA@ through their in-house bakery in the Bay Square branc with a wide range of breads and bakes that are now available for purchase at the store. All the breads at Pantry CafAaAaAeA@ are entirely hand-crafte baked daily and based on traditional techniques and natural ingredients. The list on retail includes white sourdough, whole-wheat sourdough, Rye and brioche tin loaf, among other varieties. See

Arrows and Sparrows, The Greens

To celebrate their first successful year of business, Arrows and Sparrows is giving away free coffee and homemade cookies to customers on Wednesday, October 4th. Customers can drop in any time between 8am and 10pm for a free brew and a sweet treat. Call 04-5588141

Cafe Bateel, various locations

CafAaAaAeA@ Bateel has revealed the launch of its new Afternoon tea througho the GCC, a curation of assorted gourmet treats served with a cup of Bateel's finest. Pair your afternoon with a side of gourmet treats, ideal for a day with the girls. Bateel continues to marry Western influences with its quintessentially Middle Eastern touch, from the Baba Ghanoush toast served alongside a classic salmon finger sandwich to Kholas Pecan Pie with a bite of traditional English fruitcake. See

The Brass Dubai, City Walk

East meets West at The Brass Dubai, where options on the menu include the likes of 'Chocolate Tahini Brioche' and 'Sumac Caesar Salad'. And, when it comes to beverages, savour blends like 'Lavender Honey Latte', 'Coconut Chai', and 'Walnut Sahleb'. Call 04-3856971.

Sass Cafe, DIFC

Sass' CafAaAaAeA@ will celebrate Halloween by transforming into a spook-tacul venue. Guests can dine and dance at the "Mondays Made Me" Halloween edition dinner party on Monday 30th of October with an a la carte French menu with a 'spooky flair'. Call 04-3527722.

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Date:Oct 31, 2017
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