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On The Table - 14th June

With one of the best food scenes, we're spoilt for choice with weekly launches and openings. 'On The Table' is our weekly round up of the best food and beverage news and things happening out and about in the UAE.


This week, this is what caught our eye...


  • Summertime Favourites at Apricot Dubai


Tucked away In the heart of Al Manzil, Apricot Cafe has launched its #ApricotSummer menu, a curated edit of summertime dishes designed to refresh. Classics include the all-new Blueberry Yoghurt Pancakes with Organic Honey, Watermelon Feta Salad with Chili Oil, Grilled Prawn and Mango Tacos, Bodrum Breakfast for Two, and a range of summery desserts and iced beverages. Whether a signature Apricot iced tea, 0% Aperol Spritz or Pistachio Summer Baklava take your fancy, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer. Apricot is open from 8am until 10pm daily with free parking in Souq Manzil.

Summertime Favourites at Apricot Dubai

  • Tapas Week at TagoMago


Tagomago, the exquisite restaurant, bar and beach club that captures the essence of the Balearics, has announces the launch of Tapas Week in collaboration with the Spanish Business Council. From June 15th to June 23rd, Tapas Week at Tagomago promises an authentic taste of Spain, offering guests a unique opportunity to savor a variety of traditional and contemporary tapas dishes.


Priced at AED 150 per person, this exclusive offer includes a choice of two refreshing drinks and is available from 12pm every day throughout the week.


For bookings: +971 4 832 6620 / book@tagomago.com


Tapas Week at TagoMago


  • Irezzumi-Inspired Japanese at Ronin, FIVE LUXE


Inspired by the free-spirited, rebellious warrior and the mesmerizing art of irezumi, Ronin at FIVE LUXE invites guests to a spectacularly indulgent Japanese dining experience unlike any other. Featuring a tempting, modern Japanese menu crafted by an award-winning culinary team, with a captivating ambiance framed by panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf and Palm Jumeirah.


Begin your gastronomic journey with the tantalizing wagyu tataki, perfectly seared to melt in your mouth. Savour the smoky richness of charcoal grilled Robatayaki, featuring BBQ yuzu miso black cod, BBQ spicy lamb rack and warayahi wagyu karubi enhanced with the subtle aroma of hay smoke. Delight in the juiciness of succulent Teppanyaki, from ise ebi giant prawns to chimichurri tenderloin toban yaki, expertly seasoned with our homebrewed soy sauces, including 90-day aged sashimi soy sauce and hay-smoked soy sauce. The wagyu short rib tei-shoku with gochujang and ponzu cream offers a delightful fusion of Korean and Japanese influences, elevating the dining experience to new heights. To conclude your culinary adventure, indulge in the surprise dessert medley from mochi ice cream to yuzu Hokkaido cheesecake and miso molten chocolate cake.


For bookings: +971 275 9999 / flh.dining@fivehotelsandresorts.com


Irezzumi-Inspired Japanese at Ronin, FIVE LUXE

  • Lola Taberna Española Launches New Summer Experiences


Lola Taberna Española, the award-winning Spanish restaurant located at TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, has a number of new summer experiences including a delicious paella party brunch


Celebrate Sundays with a family-friendly Paella Brunch! Enjoy a live flamenco show as you indulge in a delicious set menu of Spanish favourites, including the signature Paella paired with unlimited beverages. Head over to Lola for a fun afternoon filled with great food, a vibrant atmosphere, and warm hospitality. Prices start from AED 199 per person with soft drinks, every Sunday 1-4pm.


For bookings: +971 4 247 6688 / info@lolataberna.com


Lola Taberna Española Launches New Summer Experiences


  • Matagi unveils lively Ichigo Ichie Evening Brunch


There's a new evening brunch in the city and we're looking forward to this one at Matagi at Raffles The Palm Dubai, who blend the best of modern Japanese cuisine with the vibrant spirit of the season.


Starting on June 14th, guests are invited to enjoy the modern Japanese menu crafted with the spirit of mindfulness and appreciation for the simple pleasures. From 7pm to 11pm, a delectable feast of Japanese dishes exuding a symphony of taste and textures awaits while grooving to the tunes of a live DJ that will set the tone for a promising night. Guests can choose from a selection of packages, including the non-alcoholic package for AED 375, the House Beverage package for AED 475, and the Premium Beverage package for AED 575 per person.

To start the evening, light bites such as Tsukemono homemade Japanese pickles and sea-salted Edamame are followed with a selection of cold starters such as spicy tuna on crispy rice, and beef tataki with truffle ponzu, or hot starters such as the prawn gyoza with Matagi chilli paste and crispy calamari. Satisfying main dishes include the heavenly lamb chops prepared with gochujang and wasabi chimichurri and the salmon fillet marinated with teriyaki glaze topped with garlic chives, complemented with a choice of enjoyable sides such as vegetable fried rice, delectable vegetables and grilled corn with miso butter to complete the dishes. A dreamy taste of delightful desserts, including a signature Japanese cheesecake and rice pudding served with crispy cereal and yuzu curd, provides the perfect way to conclude the evening.


For bookings: https://www.raffles.com/thepalm-dubai/dining/matagi/ or +971 4248 8888.


Matagi unveils lively Ichigo Ichie Evening Brunch

  • The Ultimate Wagyu Day Celebration at Smoki Moto


To celebrate Wagyu Day that takes place on the 21st June, Smoki Moto on West Palm Beach is inviting guests to indulge in a culinary experience like no other from 17th – 23rd June offering an exclusive chef’s butcher box featuring only premium cuts of Wagyu meats. Renowned for its innovative approach to Korean cuisine, Smoki Moto promises an unforgettable celebration of Wagyu that include wagyu striploin, wagyu chuck eye roll, wagyu flank, marinated wagyu patties and more.


For bookings: reservations@smokimotodubai.com / +971 4 666 1430.


The Ultimate Wagyu Day Celebration at Smoki Moto


  • Patty&Bun Claims Its Turf in Dubai


Patty&Bun, the legendary burger joint that transformed from a cozy London nook in Marylebone, to a city-wide sensation, is finally parking up permanently at Jumeirah’s Boxpark. From June 5th, get ready for a no-nonsense, mouth-watering burger bonanza that’s thick, juicy, and beefy – that’s the name of the game with Patty&Bun. Founded by Joe Grossman after a burger-fueled road trip across the US, Patty&Bun’s magic lies in thick, juicy patties comprised of dry-aged, grass-fed beef from the UK, cradled in their signature brioche buns.


Following on from popular demand with their two delivery-only kitchens in Hessa and Mirdiff and popping up at several concerts and events around the UAE, Patty&Bun will serve their full iconic, drool-worthy menu out of the Box Park truck. Enjoy legendary favorites like the “Ari Gold” Cheeseburger and the “Jose Jose” Chilli Cheese Burger. Plus, Patty&Bun is spicing things up with a Dubai exclusive: PFC – Patty's Fried Chicken Strips, available in hot or not!


Open daily 12 Noon- 12 AM.

Patty&Bun Claims Its Turf

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