Wakame – Love at first bite!

The Wakame culinary experience explores the tastes and traditions of Asia with a menu prepared by their masterful team of expert chefs and set within a contemporary yet evocatively inviting space located within the Sofitel Downtown Dubai.
Anchored around the sushi and dim sum counters that immediately catch the eye upon entering, imaginations will wander towards the Far East watching the Wakame chefs work with the freshest authentic produce, culminating in a range of signature dishes using traditional techniques and ingredients reflecting the best of Asia.
Dining at Wakame will evoke all five senses, introducing an exciting combination of textures and flavors, from small sharing plates to large plates and exquisite desserts. With a dedicated bar area, Wakame offers an exuberant selection of beverages, each of which yields its own unique story. They also have a resident DJ who sets the tone for afterhours socializing, with a service reflecting true Asian hospitality; promising guests a…

Zaatar w Zeit Outlet Dubai Mall - Review

Blogliterati was recently invited to review Zaatar w Zeit at Dubai mall.The brand has always stood out as a place to look for light and healthy comfort dining options.
What we had We were offered fresh home made juices. We tried carrot and orange juice. Both were very fresh.
Salads In salads we had Zooza Salad. It was a bright mix of  baked potatoes, white beans, boiled egg, tomatoes, corn, black olives, tuna and lettuce. We enjoyed it with peppy mustard vinegar dressing! In Wraps we tried Mighty Kafta and Famous Chicken

Mighty Kafta: it was a delicious kebab mix wrap filled with cheese, tomatoes and mayo on top. Apart from wrap it is also served as a flatbread.

Famous Chicken with Brown bread: A nice wrap of irresistible roasted chicken with melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and aioli sauce on top. It was cheesy and delicious.

Veggie Pizza: A thin crust very green pizza peppered with pesto sauce, zucchini, mozzarella & feta cheese, olives, hot green pepper, cherry tomatoes, ro…

Swissôtel al ghurair’s new Play House brunch is fun for the entire family

Blogliterati was invited for the Playhouse Brunch at Liwan Restaurant at Swissotel Al Ghurair.

It was an absolutely fun day for all of guests at Swissôtel Ghurair, with treats, sweets, games, exciting cooking classes and much more for the little ones to enjoy. Held from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the hotel’s Liwan restaurant, the Play House kid’s brunch is infact a fun-packed afternoon celebration the whole family can enjoy.
Children are the stars of the show at the Play House kid’s brunch, with each youngster receiving a special welcome wristband and stamp in their ‘Kids Passport’ when they arrive.

Once they step through a special kid’s area, the afternoon of fun and food can well and truly begin! With colourful child-size low dining and buffet tables plus kids’ utensils, the little ones will feel right at home at the Play House kid’s brunch.

Swissôtel Al Ghurair’s talented chefs will prepare a great selection of seasonal, tasty, healthy and high-quality food options, including Vietnamese Spr…

Dubai’s newest social hub - Bar Baar introduces ‘Thela Baar Brunch’

Image was invited to the launch of Thela Baar brunch at Bar Baar, Majestic hotel Dubai. The team had a lovely time and over all it was a friday well spent. 

Here's more about the brunch

If you’ve been to India, one thing that would never miss your eye is the scrumptious roadside delights. And to ensure that you don’t just reminisce the mouth-watering delights, Bar Baar, the city’s latest social hub and gastropub located at Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai introduces the new ‘Thela Baar Brunch’- aka cart-driven street food, perfect to give your taste buds a kick!

Promising to be a vegetarian and non-vegetarian street-food paradise, the tantalizing delights at the ‘Thela Baar Brunch’ will be available every Friday between 1:00 to 4:00 pm starting from AED 99 (Food only). Lovers of spirits can avail the brunch at AED 199 and premium spirits at AED 259 respectively.
Designed for every gastronomic lover, the ‘Thela Baar Brunch’, is a delectable combination of India’s best street food …

Sushi Sushi - Fabulous Sushis and more at Century Village, Dubai

Knowing my incredible love for Sushi, my good friend and blogger Suren Rajamohan recently invited me to Sushi Sushi in Century Village for some sushi treat.
Sushi Sushi is a humble little licensed restaurant that has been around for longer than many of those fancy sushi places in Dubai. Yes, the homegrown brand has been in existence for the past 17 years in Century village. Needless to say, they excel at what they do.
Let the humble setting not fool you, 17 years of experience in making the same thing over and over again means you get to enjoy Sushi that is really remarkable.

The team is comprised of a Sri Lankan head Chef who is as old as the restaurant and a friendly bunch many of who have been working here for a very long time.
What we had We started off with some light beverage to set the tone for the evening and progressed with some appetisers - Vegetable and Prawn Tempura, before the main course. The tempura was well prepared and tasted yummy, setting the perfect appetite to t…

Afters - Great ice cream cafe for after food indulgence by the creek

So today, I was invited by my good friend and blogger Suren Rajamohan to visit Afters in Al Seef. From the very name, you can guess why this place has been named AFTERS. Yes, you guessed right! It is a dessert place or a post-meal-indulgence spot to enjoy desserts with gorgeous views of the buzzing Dubai creek and historic Al Seef neighbourhood.
Afters is situated just a block away from the Public parking towards the British Embassy side of Al Seef. So locating it is quite easy. The café is small with only a couple of tables indoor but they make up for it with half a dozen tables outdoors overlooking the beautiful Creekside and also the historic seef area.

The café is neat, the branding very interesting and seating quite comfortable for an ice cream place. The team are a proactive bunch and every ready to serve your needs.
We started off with some light bites like waffle sandwiches. On that note, I must mention, though solely an after food place, they have been considerate to add in a fe…

Allons-Y cafe, JLT - A review

Though I'm not so much of a morning person, breakfast is one of my most favorite meal of the day. Sadly very few restaurants here in Dubai serve breakfast all day. I fortunately ran into this little cafeteria called Allons-y in Jumeriah Lake Towers who do an all-day English breakfast 7 days a week. The snug little place, situated at the Promenade level of HDS Tower is run by a young India lady named Juno, who is also a passionate Chef and Baker. A self trained culinarian, Juno is serious about what she does, and is quite good at it too, as I eventually learnt. Between brunch and coffee, I managed to chat up with her and got her to share her interesting story. All this while enjoying a delicious plate of good old fashioned English breakfast made by her own hands. Overall, an afternoon well spent.

What I had I started off with a glass of chilled coffee. After chatting up with Juno for few hours atleast, it was time to go for the lunch.
I went for my usual favourite - English Breakfa…

No Frills, Plainly Fabulous Food with a Modernist Twist at Slab, La Mer

Situated on the gorgeous La Mer beachfront, SLAB is no ordinary restaurant, but a culinary laboratory of sorts, manned by an experienced chef, a super friendly manager and a fabulous team, who are well trained and knowledgeable about the rudiments of the food they serve.

The restaurant is quite simple, relaxed and casual without any unnecessary props, but the milieu serves as a powerful canvas that casts focus on the art on plate. Within only a few months of its existence, SLAB has managed to carve a unique niche for itself among foodies that are looking for something different, interesting and healthy at the same time.

SLAB's international menu features dishes inspired from all corners of the globe. Each and every single item on the menu is innovative with a modernist take on some good old favorites. The menu is a constantly evolving one, which changes with the season. This ensures that the best seasonal ingredients are used in preparing the dishes.

The restaurant imports some o…