Explore tantalising delicacies from around the world at Back to Grill

This quaint boutique grill house puts the word 'wide' in worldwide with its eclectic selection of intercontinental grills and soul food favorites. Each dish has a dash of inspiration coming from Annu, George and Anish, the founders who explored numerous street recipes globally and brought them right into the kitchen with a personal touch. Their childhood passion – playing around with multiple ingredients and cook-up happiness - has grown with them, only to begin a new journey in the culinary world at Back to Grills Restaurant & Cafe.
I recently had an opportunity to visit Back to Grills with blogger Suren Rajamohan and I am thankful to him for introducing me to a wonderful place where food, love and awesomeness in service go hand in hand.

We were greeted by the Executive Chef and partner Anish who steps out of kitchen whenever he can to mingle and interact with the guests.We were offered Banana Berry and Mango passion smoothie - two extremely delightful drinks that helped…

La Fabrique Sports Bar_New Look & Feel

La Fabrique is set to launch the new sports bar concept “It‘s Not Just a Game” with unparalleled gastronomic affair, stylish and vibrant ambience for a night out.
Introducing a boldly flavoured, made-to-order menu items, an extensive beverages and cocktails list, the new powerful slogan “It‘s Not Just a Game” indicates the dynamic of a brand new Sports Bar, focused on operational excellence and dedicated to entertain the sport enthusiasts. La Fabrique Sports Bar will combine menu selections, atmosphere, lighting and service to create a sense of excitement to reach an over-all value in dining and ultimate entertaining experience.
For diehard sports fans who want a true taste of the action, La Fabrique offers a soulful social hub to watch the big matches on the big screens while serving excellent pub grub. The new design boasts of contemporary interiors, extensive starters and irresistible desserts where enticing cuisines, great spirits and creative cocktails rule the day.
The brand ne…

Mantis - The Hippest New Club in Town

Escape the heat and join the party animals at Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC on Podium Level with its brand new night – Lavish Thursdays.
A brand-new night introduced especially for the summer season, the premier 8,500sqft venue will then welcome Lavish Thursdays to set the scene for the weekend ahead. The perfect spot for after work drinks, from 10:30pm Mantis will transform into the ultimate destination for discerning partygoers waving the working week goodbye. With a mix of commercial, pop and R&B music, the night will serve to those looking to bring in the weekend in style. and team visited the club last thursday and we had a blast. There was free flowing alcohol, cocktails and beer and fabulous dances,

The Mantis experience is embodying the magical energy of clubbing from basics, creating a space in the present and deploying technologies of the future clubbing and nightlife scene.
Mantis takes pride as the only premium nightclub which is: of Dubai from Duba…

Dubai's most value for money friday brunch at Fusion restaurant, S Hotel Al Barsha

Today the market for value for money brunches has expanded and we can see many restaurants jumping on to the bandwagon of offering total value to diners. Out of all the brunches I tried in Dubai recently, the Friday Brunch at Fusion is an absolute must try and one that offers complete value for money.

Priced at only AED 69, the brunch offers a veritable mix of international buffet dishes at their slick and cozy fine dining restaurant. S Hotel is one of the newest hotels to hit town is getting popular recently due to its killer offers. They also have a first class business lunch offering for AED 39.

The team at Fusion are a friendly and fabulous bunch headed by Chef Firoz the executive chef from India.  With decades of hospitality experience under his belt, Chef is a master at creating fabulous dining experiences.

The brunch menu is as below

BRUNCH MENU SALAD BAR HEALTHY CORNER Assorted mixed lettuce leaves Tomato Cucumber Carrot Grilled Fish Salad Roast beef with feta Creamy Farfalle…

City Makani - The newest Malabari restaurant in Karama

This new old refurbished malabari restaurant in Karama is definitely a place to try out for sizzling seafood and authentic and delicious malabari cuisine. Named after the fabulous city in Malabar region in Kerala where the owner is from City Makani is a little gem that has tried to bring out the real essence of keralite malabari cuisine in Dubai. 

I started off with Mutton brain fry and liver pepper fry with the famous bread pathiri and nei pathiri.. I went  on to try their special sea food sizzler which came sizzling hot and aromatic. It had a mix of shrimps, crab and other crustaceans in a delectable mix with the right amount of spices and condiments.

I also enjoyed their biryani rice along with the mutton pepper fry.; It was a fantastic combination. Service was fast and pleasant and the ambiance was comfortable and spacious. 

This place is an absolute must try if you love seafood. 

Sizzling Summer Offers at Gürkan Şef Steakhouse

The authentic Turkish steakhouse, Gürkan Şef has introduced its summer offer to cater to all those who enjoy a leisurely lunch across the city. This Summer lunch deal will be available during the weekdays from Sunday to Thursday between the hours of 12PM to 7PM. 
The offer includes the option of two menus, the Fast Hot for when you want to grab a quick bite to eat and the Big Hot menu for those who need a full tummy to help them close the deal. These two lunch options include a selection of 3 different dishes each:
Fast Hot express lunch menu AED 99 The Fast Hot Express Lunch Menu includes a choice of three mains, a dessert and a soft drink for only AED 99. The three main courses are the Gürkan Şef Signature Burger, Chicken Pesto and Tagliatelle Alfredo with Minestrone Soup.
The delicious and juicy Gürkan Şef Signature Burger includes a 180g veal patty with tomato, lettuce, caramelized onions, pickles and cheddar cheese served with French fries and a soft drink.  The second main to choose …

REVIEW: Hitchki At The Grand Millennium Hotel

HITCHKI (the Hindi word for “Hiccup”) is a brand built on the essence of nostalgia and this internationally aspirational brand focuses on regional cuisine and introduces elements of nostalgia to the dining experience. 
The economically priced menu incorporates regional and traditional flavors from across India and offers classic favorites with a modern twist. Each dish has a quirky touch in a manner that suits the palate and lifestyle of the current day, by way of contemporary preparation and plating. 

Hitchki seamlessly transforms itself from day to night, defined by international skill & service it is sure to transverse you back in time to the ‘days of joy.’
I visited Hitchki with my friend Suren Rajamohan who is a cricket fanatic so with the live India - Afghanistan match on at their full screen, we both had a great time. We were met by the friendly operations manager Vaidhyanathan Reddiar who ensured that from the time we entered to the time we stepped out, we were very well …

Pita Pit : Fresh Thinking. Healthy Eating

Founded in Kingston, Canada in 1995, Pita Pit is a healthy alternative to eating, specializing in delicious pita sandwiches, salads, snacks & award-winning beverages. The brand has successfully been in operation since the last 24 years and launched their UAE outlet in 2016.
Pita Pit is a special way to eat fresh, as you can customize your Pita and salads within a large choice of meats, poultry, vegetables, sauces, and spices. The meat is grilled in front of the coustomers eyes, and that is why you can guarantee that it is fresh … The brands core focus is to help create a world where people can enjoy healthy AND delicious food in a fast and casual environment. 
I was fortunate to visit this place with my blogger friend Suren Rajamohan last week. We were a group of 5 and we had a great time relishing on some earthy shakes, delicious salads and insane wraps. Pita Pit is all about eating healthy food and feeling less guilty about it.
Pita pit is a part of a global franchise with 700 out…

Argentina Grill at the Pointe Palm Jumeirah

Savour the tastes of delicious Asado steaks and other Argentine delicacies at Argentina Grill Dubai. Argentina Grills authentic Argentine food has Spanish and Italian influences that lead to a concoction of mind blowing flavours. 
At their contemporary Argentinian kitchen, food is cooked on charcoal as well as modern grilling technologies to create a trendy Argentine cuisine.

I was fortunate to attend the soft launch on an invite from my blogger friend Suren Rajamohan. It was a Thursday evening and the restaurant was already half full and more and more diners seemed to be pouring in.
We were treated to a glass of unique cocktail – a concoction of wine, sugar syrup and apple juice as a welcome drink. The team were super friendly and always around to take care of our needs. The food was a smorgasboard of culinary delights including some top bites from the Argentinian kitchen including but not limited to cheese, lip smacking canapes like nachos, cold cuts, asado, etc.

As the DJ hopped in an…

Phoenix Social Club Opens Its Doors at H Hotel

Post-prohibition lounge and bar Phoenix Social Club has now opened its doors bringing a sophisticated air of modernized nostalgia to Dubai.  A place where old and new collide, Phoenix Social Club features a delectable and accessibly priced ‘fine-sharing’ food and cocktail menu served up alongside upbeat vibes and welcoming service. The food is produce-centric with an eclectic array of flavors and multi-cultural cooking techniques served as art, ‘fine-sharing’ style designed for guests to explore new horizons with a loose tie and without prohibitive price tags. Tandoor Flatbreads are the signature starter at Phoenix Social Club, encouraging patrons to break bread together, and are served with a choice of Roasted Capsicum Cream, Wagyu Pancia or Burratina with a Paprika Truffle Honey. team visited this week and we had a fabulous time there. We were attended to by the friendly waiter Ade from Nigeria who was friendly, attentive and quick at service.  We had the pleasure …

Layali Tent at Roda Al Murooj - Arabesque surroundings and great food

Savour an Arabic Iftar at Layali Al Murooj Tent set amidst the lush garden of Roda Al Murooj, surrounded by palm trees and a water lagoon.  This cozy Ramadan tent is the perfect location to unwind this season, with great food, never-tried-before shisha flavours, beverages and live music played by a traditional oud player.
The Layali Tent - Ambiance The tent is decorated with all the trimmings of Ramadan, lovely lanterns, gorgeous ramadan props, traditional water urns, pretty carpets - the works!Every single direction I pointed the camera to, resulted in very pleasing images.

Over all the ambiance looks so festive, cozy and relaxing.  It is probably one of the prettiest Ramadan tents I've been to, this year.
Food Unlike the usual iftar buffets where there is a lot of binge eating and food wastage, the Layali tent offered a A La Carte menu complete with all the special Ramadan treats along with regular regional specialties. Guests can order as per their need, leaving wastage to the bare …

Malabari Cuisine at its best at Skillet Restaurant, Deira Dubai

If you're a fan of #Malabari Cuisine then there's a nice new restaurant in Deira (Al Wasl District,near fish roundabout) serving very authentic North #Kerala cuisine. Their menu also includes few North Indian and Chinese dishes and they are good at it.

The place is run by a young Indian couple who are passionate about the food business.

They have everything from Zafran Chai to South Indian breakfast, Pancake, Nutella Crepe, to more traditional Porridge and Tapioca, Pothichor, Banana leaf meals. Their seafood and meat selection have decent, if not extensive options. They have a nice selection of Chinese dishes too like Schezuan Chicken Noodles, Hakka Noodles and Chicken Nazi Goreng Rice (which is originally Indonesian) but classified under Chinese dishes on the menu :)) 

What we ate :

We had Haryali Tikka, Chicken Lolipop, in starters. In mains we tried Ghee Rice with Buffalo Meat and Thalaserry Dum Biryani. In veg - Paneer Tikka Masala and Veg Tawa Fry with #Kerala Paratha.

While a…