Tag Archives: Lunch

Naya | North Indian Restaurant

[vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Naya is a North Indian restaurant located in Jumeirah Beach Hotel and celebrated it’s one year anniversary recently.  Unable to join in with the celebrations, I dined there a few days ago after receiving an invite to sample their newly launched menu.  I’ve dined at Naya before and really enjoyed the location, food and presentation so was delighted to return.   Taking advantage of the last of the clear cool evenings before it gets super hot and humid, we choose to dine outside on the terrace view views of the Burj Al Arab and the hotel gardens of the Hotel.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”My Highlights” border_width=”3″ el_width=”70″][vc_single_image image=”21979″ img_size=”400 x 400″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_border” title=”Dahi Puri”][vc_single_image image=”21980″ img_size=”400 x 400 ” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_border” title=”Lamb Chop Masala”][vc_single_image image=”21981″ img_size=”400 x 400″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_shadow_border” title=”Dessert Platter “][vc_images_carousel images=”21982,21983″ img_size=”355 x 355″ speed=”4000″ autoplay=”yes”][vc_text_separator title=”Coffee Sign Off ” style=”shadow” border_width=”3″][vc_column_text]It’s rare for me to finish the evening with a good coffee, since most hotels seem not …

Fishing for your lunch

“How will I know when I’ve caught a fish?” I asked as my fishing rod was dangled over the edge of the boat and we were bobbing up and down on the Arabian sea.  “You’ll know” said the skipper of our boat.  Sure enough after a while the rod took a dramatic dip and after a bit of an excited yelp I started reeling in my catch suddenly feeling like a fishing pro. All too soon the excitement peaked as we pulled on board a fish about ten inches long which, once we had photographed, we released back into the sea deeming it not lunch worthy. The day had started early, well ok, early for me on a weekend, and by 7.45 am a group of media were boarding our boat on the beach just in front of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in JBR. Setting out to sea we were on a mission to catch our lunch.  First stop was …

Al Fannah – the alternative Bu Qtair?

Al Fannah

Stop The Press ! I’m excited to write this post and want to share with you a new seafood place which in my opinion is every bit as good as Bu Qtair and then some, yes, that’s right, I am tipping this place as somewhere to take yourself and guests to which serves up fish fry and curry in a similar style but, which, to be perfectly honest I prefer over Bu Qtair. Contentious yes I know, but hey, it’s my opinion and I’d love to hear yours too.  Here’s more about the new find, Al Fannah.   One of my favourite things to do is to discover a new restaurant which nobody else seems to know about yet but which is good and you know will go places. Let me introduce to you Al Fannah which, on my visit with Ishita from Ishita Unblogged yesterday, had been open just fifteen days.  I came to know about Al Fannah from …

Enigma, The Untold Story

Enigma

enigma    ɪˈnɪɡmə/  noun Something new and exciting has hit the shores of Dubai, a new restaurant called Enigma with an interesting dining concept or should we say a “multi-sensory journey” which opened just last week at Palazzo Versace a newly opened hotel and resort in Cultural Village.  For those not in the know, Cultural Village is on the opposite of Dubai Creek from Festival City, and whilst there’s a lot of sand and building surrounding the hotel at the moment, there are some big plans taking shape to make this a new area of Dubai to explore. The theme of Enigma is that the dining concept will change every three months, not just in terms of a new menu or a different themed menu, but actually the Chef will change every three months. These aren’t just any Chefs, this years’s line up will include four Chefs from the World’s Finest Fifty Restaurants each with their own Michelin starred restaurant …

Chefs Table | Massimo Bottura

Netflix

Netflix has finally hit the shores of Dubai ! and this weekend, feeling a little crappy with dizziness from a throat infection and swollen glands, I signed up to a free thirty day trial to see what all the hype is about, after all when you are feeling rough there’s nothing that can beat watching TV in your PJ’s right?  Actually some chocolate or cake would help but alas the Christmas stocks have been depleted and the chocolate cupboard is bare. Netflix Away Anyway, there’s tons of things to see on the Netflix ranging from movies and plenty of TV series which look interesting. However the first thing I did was search “coffee” which sadly came back as a no show, and then secondly “food” and sure enough a few things of interest popped up. First thing to grab my attention is a series called Chef’s Table and the first is about Massimo Bottura a chef I met briefly when …

Ravi’s | A Pakistani Dubai Institution

One of the very first places I dined out when I moved to Dubai was Ravi’s a restaurant that is almost as old as Dubai and which seems to have the same menu today as it did seven years ago when I first got here, and I’m told the menu has hardly changed since the restaurant opened.  The menu by the way, is a wipe clean affair under a plastic sheet on the table – covered in black marker pen denoting dishes no longer available, it has it’s own rustic charm which I love. Last week Ishita of IshitaUnblogged and I had lunch at Ravi’s in Satwa with the lovely Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet.  Just to show how small the world is Ishita met Anton in London at the Chawster Awards she e-introduced me over Instagram, and I subsequently met him in the Philippines when I attended Madrid Fusion and again in Thailand for TBEX Asia. By coincidence …