This December, the iconic Palm Jumeirah resort unveils a ‘Festive Dine Around’ in The Avenues “culinary walkway”
Nine restaurants including Nobu, Ossiano, Bread Street Kitchen, Seafire, Ronda Locatelli and Yuan are participating in the event, this Thursday, December 7, including unlimited food and beverages.
After the roaring success of the inaugural Cirque de Cuisine in May 2017, this “dine around” event is set to return with a Winter Wonderland theme for the festive season. Taking place in The Avenues at Atlantis, The Palm on Thursday December 7, tickets for the all you can eat and drink concept start at AED 495, including four hours of festive fun including free-flowing bubbles from 7pm until 11pm, with a cash bar after party being hosted in The Avenues until 3am.
The premise of Cirque de Cuisine: The Festive Edition is to allow diners to wander from restaurant to restaurant, enjoying signature dishes, live cooking stations, buffets, delicious drinks and live entertainment, all with a festive twist. The nine signature restaurants are all within two minutes’ proximity of one another, and with all restaurants only open for Cirque De Cuisine ticketholders, guests will be able to roam and sit freely in any of the participating restaurants, moving from one to the next at leisure.
In keeping with the festive theme, The Avenues will be transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring circus entertainment, candy cane stilt walkers and winter acrobats roaming the walkways. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed by a choir singing Christmas carols under a giant wreath arch constructed at the entrance and decorated with festive ribbons and bells. As guests enter the event, Christmas trees, snow-capped street lamps, fairy lights and life-sized nutcrackers will line The Avenues, leading to a huge snow globe where guests can snap that perfect festive selfie from within. Additionally, Seafire will host its own Jack Daniels-inspired tree made from barrels. The Lost Chambers Aquarium will feature a magical Christmas Grotto, where guests can fill out a festive-themed postcard and give it to Santa and his elves to send to a loved one, wherever they may be in the world. Additionally, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar’s terrace will transform into a Christmas market complete with snow, picnic tables and festive games.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at seven different bars throughout the venues including a spectacular ‘feature bar’ located in the centre of The Avenues, serving unlimited bubbly, house beverages and the festive classic, mulled grape, throughout the evening. Those looking to continue the night will be treated to a festive after party from 11pm to 3am in The Avenues, where partygoers can continue to wander between the bars located in Nobu, Yuan, Bread Street Kitchen and Seafire whilst listening to the resident DJs blast some Christmas classics.
Festive inspired food on offer includes:
Seafire Steakhouse and Bar
Guests will be thrilled with live cooking stations serving roast turkey and an Atlantis beef carvery, as well as Kelly oysters shooters and a seafood Martini bar. The celebrated savoury short rib donuts and Seafire Rossini will be available, as well as signature dishes from the a la carte menu. Entertainment will include a five-piece jazz band, providing an upbeat festive soundtrack all evening long.
Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
Enter Gordon Ramsay’s famous restaurant and you can feast on a variety of British favourites with a festive twist mini turkey Wellington, truffle mac and cheese fritters with chestnuts, and veal and fennel sausage rolls. Additional menu items include roasted veal carpaccio, mulled grape cured Scottish salmon, and a scrumptious cheese and bread section. Entertainment will include a British-inspired Christmas soundtrack from Bread Street Kitchen’s resident Busker.
Nobu fans will be able to savour the restaurant’s renowned sushi via the roaming trays in the venue, while selecting a selection of Nobu signatures including tacos, yellowtail sushi jalapeno, black cod butter lettuce and beef tenderloin anticucho. A ceviche and mochi bar will be available as well as a selection of sakes. The evening will feature Nobu’s resident DJ accompanied by an electronic violinist.
Offering a traditional taste of Italy, here you can feast on truffle risotto, baby spinach salad, homemade ravioli and caserecce pasta with duck ragu. Pizzas will also be available, fresh from the wood pizza oven. The evening’s entertainment will feature an Italian duo playing the best Italian festive classics.
New to Cirque de Cuisine, diners at Yuan can choose from dishes including crispy seabass with sanbei sauce, steamed Chinese mantou with barbecued chicken, and Peking duck with homemade pancakes. There will also be live cooking stations in the restaurant serving barbequed crispy pork and steamed chicken dumpling in beijing style. Entertainment will come from the resident DJ, accompanied by a percussionist.
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Grab a unique opportunity to dine under the sea with a selection of opulent desserts by Ossiano’s chef de cuisine, Gregoire Berger and the creative in-house pastry team. There will also be live cooking stations serving caramelised “S’more” marshmallows, French croissant toast and the incredible smoked nitro popcorn. The sweet-toothed will be thrilled with the selection at the freaky shake paradise, as well as the Atlantis chocolate praline and roasted chestnuts station.
Asia Republic, TBJ and Shawafel
After something quick? These casual dining outlets are offer a range of dim sums, dumplings, miniature sliders and mini shawarma wraps.
Tickets are for sale at www.platinumlist.net
AED 535 per adult, AED 335 for juniors aged 12 and above. Also available on the door, on the night, for AED595 per adult and AED395 per child.
Call +971 4 426 2626