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DINING IN DUBAI THIS WEEK: SIX THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frankie’s – end of an era

Stalwart Italian to relocate
Launched in 2007, a true veteran establishment in Dubai’s dynamic food scene, Frankie’s was born in London’s Knightsbridge, as a collaboration between Italian jockey Frankie Dettori and British chef Marco Pierre White – with the simple philosophy that “good food doesn’t have to be complicated”.
Offering great Italian food, classic jazz and comedy dine and laugh nights, the venue will be relocating in January 2018, but just where is yet to be revealed. Rumours include the new Bluewater Island development or City Walk II.
Be sure to make the most of Frankie’s Italian while you still can by joining in the celebrations this festive season, which a festive five-course dining menu comprising slow-cooked duck breast; homemade pumpkin ravioli with veal bacon; baked black cod; ricotta-, spinach- and chorizo-stuffed turkey leg and a panettone sponge with roasted banana ice cream.
Frankie’s Dubai has been home to regular’s favourites, jazz duo Kevin and Donovan. The most recent addition to its entertainment roster has been the Simeon Goodson compered comedy night, dine and laugh.

Oh! Those noodles!

Noodle House re-opens at BurJuman
The Noodle House has unveiled its latest re-modelled outlet at Bur Dubai’s BurJuman Centre.
With 50 new menu items served in a handy spot right next door to VOX Cinema, The Noodle House is upping its game again with a location ready-made for a pre- or post- movie meal.
With its simple ‘sticks-hands-spoon’ mantra, dishes have been painstakingly created to be enjoyed the way they have been eaten for generations – with chopsticks, hands or a spoon. The revamped menu features everything from Asian street-food inspired bao buns and satays, to wet and wok noodles, crispy duck and dumplings.

STK is hoping to buy some vowels soon

Steakhouse with a twist lands at JBR
International steakhouse STK opens on December 1, the first Middle Eastern outpost. Located just off The Walk, JBR, at the all-new Rixos Premium Dubai, the celebrity-studded brand is set to sizzle, bringing a whole new meaning to the term steakhouse.
The high-energy dining and drinks venue offers the ultimate blend of food-meets-party, bringing an all-new experience to Dubai. Promising a chic vibe, upmarket interiors and a trendy New York edge, impeccable service and a relaxed atmosphere, the UAE gliteratti has fiercely anticipated the STK landing.
The 220-seater venue features a lounge, dedicated dining area and terrace, and a number of bars.

Ramusake Re-vamp
The Asian-inspired menu at popular Hilton Doubletree JBR haunt, Ramusake, is changing. We are promised more than ten new menu items, some fresh Japanese cocktails and don’t worry, its award-winning ladies’ night on Wednesdays will continue.

Anatolia al fresco
Rüya Dubai, the multiple award-winning restaurant and bar at the Grosvenor House Hotel, has re-opened its terrace, offering great views over Dubai Marina.
Now the weather’s cooler, the Anatolian restaurant and its al fresco section remain an urban hideaway for guests to experience weekend dining at its best, perhaps spending a leisurely afternoon exploring Chef Colin Clague’s Friday brunch while soaking up the glamorous waterside ambience.

From Oman, with love

Palatial dining, seafood style
India Palace has just introduced its new winter seafood menu, the Samundari Khazana, including lobster, jumbo prawns and hammour dishes. The showstopper from the limited-edition menu is the tandoori lobster. After the success of its previous royal Khansama Menu, the Samundari Khazana is a completely new menu invented in the India Palace kitchens.
The tandoori lobster is a freshly-caught whole Omani Lobster flavoured with garam masala and Kashmiri chilli. This limited-edition festive menu introduces the rich heritage of the Mughal Empire where simple, wholesome ingredients blend together to make the most authentic Indian food.

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