Flavors of Lebanon At C. taste Centro Barsha Rotana

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As the temperature drops down in desert here, we all are looking for warm soup bowls & also if we can preferably find that perfect dining place with live cooking stations, where we can stand by the side of live grilling section to comfort ourselves in warmth & enjoy the aroma of freshly baked Lebanese bread


Moreover, lavishly displayed Arabic sweets with richly stuffed dried nuts & sea food is also at its best with perfectly curated dishes .
All this is happening at C.taste Centro Barsha Rotana Hotel. We were part of this themed buffet, the launch event of ‘ Flavours Of Lebanon’ took us to a great culinary indulgence.


Enjoy fresh & continental salad variety at the salad counter. Hot Mezzehs & other starters are also available.
Live grilling is done where you can ask for your preference of grilled kebabs & meat, lamb, beef, chicken.


The Saj Station offers you aromatic Kaa’k breads done by the expert chefs being stuffed with sweet or savoury filling upon your choice. Chicken Shawarma is also available.

Main Dishes are lined up with a variety of items like Fish Hara, Chicken Molokhia, Potato with Chicken, Lamb Mahshi, Shish Barak, Chicken Moghrabieh, Orshalay & Vermicelli Rice.


Enjoy the spread of sweet treats which includes Muhalabia, Umm Ali, Kunaffeh, Tiramissu, assorted baklava, tarts, cakes & fresh fruits.

Lunch at Chez Michel Dubai

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Moving into Dubai dining scene in 2020 was a memorable afternoon spent well with indulgent food at Chez Michel Trade Centre Dubai. With a good seating flow of two indoor sections & outdoor this restaurants is ideally located with in the vicinity of Trade Centre.

It provides a well lit ambiance but at the same time a bit inconvenience caused by flies, so I would suggest to remain inside during your dining time to avoid any discomfort. Other than that its a good place to wind down with a menu of Middle Eastern dishes which includes veg & non -veg variety.

We opted for delish grills & enjoyed the perfection & flavors in seafood & meat grills.

My favorite course of meal to start a Middle Eastern cuisine is to have their mezzehs and luscious healthy salads. This time we had Greek Salad & hummus with pita breads.

Fish & Chips platter had batterd fried big pieces of fish with potato fries & coleslaw.

Mixed Grill Platter consisted of lamb, chicken skewers, shish tawouk & kebabs served with bread & garlic dip.

Seafood Platter had a big Salmon steak, Sea bass, squids, & prawn along with potato wedges.

They also offer options for dish of the day which includes biryani as well. Shawarma is also available.

Desserts include cakes, pudding , Muhalabia and more. We had Muhalabia.

Friends & families can spend relaxing hours over meals & shisha. Even those during business hours can enjoy lunch here.

Nara Pan Asian Restaurant

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Nara Pan Asian restaurant is out of those so many restaurants which leave a lasting impression with its delicious food & service .
Got to try the amalgamation of Japanese, Chinese & Thai food last week.


They are located by the lake side in JLT Cluster A with a well kept interior & elegant décor.


We had a sumptuous lunch, chef offered us great starters & mains.

Our Mocktails:
The Twilight Samurai is a must try ….. it was an innovative mix of blue curacao with hints of chili, coconut syrup, pineapple, lime , ginger & the other was Virgin Mojito Strawberry flavor.


Starters & Salad:

We had Thai Papaya Salad & crackers with assorted chili dips.

For starters we had Dynamite Broccoli & Dynamite Prawns …. Broccoli was an amazing vegetarian option. Crispy delicious tempura fried broccoli florets coated with special dynamite sauce. So were the prawns, done perfect!


Dimsums stuffed with mashed edamame & prawns topped with caviar was another great tasting item.


Chicken Baos ……. Pulled chicken was coated with flavorful sauce stuffed in soft buns/baos.


Variety in sushi is available, we enjoyed the sumptuous platters of Vegas & California.

Thai Green Curry ….. enjoyed this aromatic chicken curry infused in Thai herbs served with steamed rice. They also served us egg fried rice to accompany dishes.

Stir Fried Chili Prawns is another dish to try at Nara Pan Asian.


They served us their innovation of Mango Sticky Rice in sushi style. This drooling dish is served with coconut sauce. They have more dessert options as well.


Thanks to the staff Jocel, with his guidance & chef’s expertise we had some best picks from the menu.

Festive Dinner at Walnut Grove Restaurant City Walk Dubai

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My last restaurant visit during the last week of December 2019 was at Walnut Grove at their City Walk location. Had a memorable festive dinner.


We were part of the festive evening when we were just closer to enter into Christmas. The restaurant was attractively done and charged to welcome guests for Christmas.

We decided on to sit inside & enjoy the elegant interior & décor.


Our cheerful attendant Ruby, helped us a lot in selecting from the wide & rich menu options.

We started with our Strawberry & Passionfruit Mojitos.

I had my favorite Burrata Pesto Salad ……… a sumptuous healthy bowl of mixed veggies, burrata cheese, pine nuts, sun dried tomato pesto, green basil pesto, & homemade pomegranate vinaigrette dressing.


Assorted platter of hummus with different flavors & colorful selection of homemade gourmet hummus dips. It was amazing to try with pita bread.


Our Main Course ………. Peppadew Avo Salmon , delicious pan seared salmon steak topped with sweet chili peppadew & avocado salsa. A must try combination!! Also addition of couscous & veggies on side makes a perfect dish. We opted to have fries as side.

Our second main dish was Butter Sage Sea Bass ………. I got a great recipe idea, but still I won’t be able to make it this much delicious. This pan seared Sea Bass was done in sage lemon butter sauce with hint of garlic. It was served on a bed of butternut mashed potaotes and grilled vegetables.Dish was done more flavorful by topping some zucchini hair.


Sweet Chili Chicken Wrap ……. A big sized richly stuffed wrap with chicken strips coated with sweet chili sauce & sesame seeds alongwith avocado, sprouts an few other vegetables.

They offer a variety of special cakes on display. Choice is all yours! after having a look around at the showcased irresistible variety,its hard to chose one. We had the soft moist big piece of carrot cake.


They also have kids meal options , the venue at City Walk is ideal for families & friends to spend relaxing hours during weekends or even at lunch .

Cairo 30 Restaurant The Pointe Palm

The Pointe at Palm, much popular & favorite spot for foodies, families and tourists with attractions like a fantastic waterfront area overlooking Atlantis,  line of eateries & restaurant chains amongst which many are still to open.


Our recent visit was at the launch of Egyptian Restaurant Cairo 30. Our time well spent indulging in Middle Eastern Cuisine at my favorite spot with Atlantis view & pleasant weather at the terrace. I would recommend this place to  have relaxed dining hours with shisha in company of friends & family.


We started our first course with warm bowl of clear soup  & mezzehs. While sipping on soup, enjoyed live Arabic melodies. Music & aroma of grills makes a perfect dining atmosphere.


Smoking hot grills were served on our table. The grilled platter was an assortment of Chicken Shish Tawouk, Lamb Chops & Lamb Kebabs.


We also had Bulgur Rice, Stuffed Grape Leaves & other Egyptian delicacies.


To end up our meals we had delicious plate of assorted Arabic sweets & Kunaffeh.


We spend late hours while having Turkish coffee & shisha.


Argentina Grill Lamer

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Argentina Grill in Lamer a great dining spot for seafood & meat grills which we experienced few weeks back.


We opted to take a table at terrace & enjoyed light breeze, Burj view and delicious food bites. It was their opening party event, we tasted from a huge display of starters followed by lip smacking grills & seafood options.

Guests were entertained with live dance performances while all savoured on crispy Grilled Prawns, Lamb Chops & Mussels. The interior depicts the meat culture
where meat fans will see raw meat chunks showcased in the restaurant.


The Dhamani Jewels Group  announced the launch of the flagship store of its brand ‘Dusoul’ – Jewelry with soul

The Dhamani Jewels Group  announced the launch of the flagship store of its brand ‘Dusoul’ – Jewelry with soul at Mall of The Emirates.

‘Dusoul’ – Jewelry with soul, is an affordable luxury jewelry brand that encompasses the Modern, Aspirational, Inquisitive and Ever Evolving Spirit of Dubai, UAE. The Dusoul Hallmark Icon is inspired by the natural elements of Sun, Sea, Sand and Stars. Dusoul showcases a unique mix of in-house developed and designed collections and a mix of renowned international Brands.

Dusoul is aimed at the aspirational and inspirational millennial generation. It is envisaged as a passionately crafted jewelry brand, born from the desire to develop collections with a more accessible price point whilst ensuring that the key components of the Dhamani group, quality, craftsmanship and design, are retained.

 ‘Dusoul’  welcome at their boutiques Atlantis- the Palm, Nakheel Mall- the Palm, Mirdif City Centre & Mall of The Emirates.




Al-Futtaim’s latest local community mall was inaugurated in the presence of Omar Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman of Al-Futtaim Group

 The shopping destination will be home to IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Lulu Hypermarket and Pan Emirates amongst many more 


 Al-Futtaim today opened the doors to its 64,800 square metres shopping centre, Festival Plaza, located in Wasl Gate Community in the South of Dubai. The new mall was opened in the presence of Mr Omar Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman of Al-Futtaim Group, Timothy Earnest, Group Director of Al-Futtaim, and Al-Futtaim employees, mall staff and community members.

The retail precinct will serve as a convenient and local lifestyle destination, consisting of 120 stores in addition to key flagship stores IKEA, Marks & Spencer and Lulu Hypermarket. This is complemented by a 500-seat food court, over 40 dining and eating options, a Stay and Play offering, family entertainment Kids Club and over 2,300 parking spaces.

The construction of Festival Plaza began in 2017 and required a total of 14.5 million man-hours and around 4,000 manpower to complete the project. The Mall is built around its customers’ needs, which were identified through extensive research in order to truly address customer demand. The convenience of its location gives it a distinct advantage as well as providing customers with access to anything they may need in their everyday lives. With this destination, Al-Futtaim Malls is bringing to life the Festival brand of celebration, in a lively and convenient way that appeals to the community that surrounds it.

Timothy Earnest, Group Director of Al-Futtaim Malls commented: “We are excited to welcome our first customers at Festival Plaza today. This is another milestone on our journey as we position ourselves as the leading malls and retail experience developer in MENA. The addition of Festival Plaza with all it has to offer strengthens our mall portfolio and reiterates our position as retail pioneers in the region.”

 “Al-Futtaim is committed to providing customers with the best in class experiences and celebrations from shopping, entertainment and dining. Today, we extend our Festival brand and its celebratory concept to the South of Dubai to offer community members a contemporary destination that combines spectacular experience and convenient services that meet their day to day needs,” he concluded.

One of the highlights of the destination is the biggest IKEA store in Dubai which also opened its doors to customers today. The store is spread across 35,500 square meters including a 5,000 square meters training area for IKEA employees and is also home to the World’s Tallest IKEA Navigation Tower. IKEA Jebel Ali will also be home to the first IKEA bakery in the UAE that offers customers the chance to taste mouthwatering traditional Swedish baked goods such as rye bread, cinnamon bun, baguettes and croissants.

Lulu Hypermarket is set to provide customers with their everyday essentials across its 4,586 square metres of space, of which 85% is allocated to Grocery Food and Fresh Foods when it opens at the end of December. This is the first time Lulu hypermarket customers can sit in and eat their freshly prepared food from the live stations that offer fresh Sushi, Pasta and Pizza. Cheese connoisseurs can enjoy a selection of over 700 cheeses imported from around the world.

Families and friends can dine at the 500-seater food court and choose from the 13 global food chains available including Popeye’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Hardee’s, and Baskin Robbins amongst others. Meanwhile customers looking to unwind and dine in style have 40 cafes and restaurants to indulge in, offering a variety of cuisines including American, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Turkish and Italian. The region’s first Grain of Salt restaurant is set to open in the following weeks and give customers an exemplary culinary experience with its vibrant live cooking stations.

The mall will also have a stay and play facility which allows children to spend time playing while the parents shop or run errands at the mall. The communities nearby can also take advantage of the Kids Club, which has an eventful calendar of activities that will keep little ones busy all year round.

From day of launch until Christmas, kids can enjoy face painting, cookie decorating for some festive fun, with caricatures on offer for the adults.  The mall will have a variety of family fun on offer for all visitors, including four secret rooms connected by an infinity tunnel that will be discoverable through Festival Plaza’s Instagram page and a confetti room for people to snap their own photos of the 60 seconds of celebration.  Finally, Festival Plaza will be the first mall with its own community garden. Children will be able to plant their own plants each weekend as well as attend workshops to watch the progress of their plant. All participants will receive a certificate and seeds to takeaway and replicate what they learn at the workshops.

With a multitude of retail, dining and entertainment options and 2,310 parking spaces, Festival Plaza serves as a convenient and family lifestyle mall easily accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road, fifteen minutes from Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah and a few minutes away from RTA Energy Metro Station.

For more information on the Festival Plaza development, please visit: http://www.dubaifestivalplaza.com/

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Healthy Eating At Pita Pit Bay Avenue – Dubai

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Bay Avenue in Dubai is another great place with a lot of eateries, perfect to wind down and enjoy the weather. We visited Pita Pit, they serve richly stuffed Pita Rolls. Chicken , Beef , Turkey etc are grilled & you can customize your pita with the selection of your protein filling & choice of veggies. The good thing is you can watch your calorie count as you place your order. It will be grilled & served with lots of dressings which are available to add according to your choice. Healthy bowl of salad with a good portion of fresh salad, veggies & meat of your choice.

The salad bowl we had was Souvlaki with chunks of chicken , olives & veggies.


The rolls we opted for …… Thai Flax Chicken, Grilled Steak ……. Beef chunks with veggies, & Kale Chicken Ceasar.

Organic fresh juices & Vitamin drinks are available.

Thai Cuisine At Khao Siam 45- Business Bay Dubai

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Those pleasant days are back again to enjoy outdoor dining in UAE. I spent an afternoon in Business Bay at Khao Siam 45 restaurant. I opted to have my lunch outside to enjoy weather along with Dubai Canal flowing besides the restaurant.


The restaurant serves delicious Thai food. I had my favorite Tom Yum Goong. As weather calls for warm bowl of soup, enjoyed seafood , lemongrass & kaffir lime flavors in the soup.

For salad I had Som Tam Thai healthy Papaya & Shrimp Salad followed by Fried Chicken Wings.

Stir Fried Large Rice Noodles, Pad Ka Praow Talay …..this is stir fired mixed seafood with chili garlic & basil.

Gang Kiew Wan Gai …. lip-smacking Thai Green Curry.


Special dessert offering is the Mango & Sticky Rice with Coconut Cream Sauce.


They also offer special set menu with few different options & prices starting from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.