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Nurai Cafe, Business Bay - Review

NURAI is a Mediterranean restaurant with its name derived from the Turkish language that means “the white moon”. Situated at the ground level of the Wharf Tower in Business Bay, facing the Burj Khalifa, Nurai is a trendy and stylish resto café set along the gorgeous Dubai Water Canal in Business Bay. With its stunning view, this relaxing and lush space represents the essence of seamless connection of its Mediterranean theme.

The trendy design, we learnt - is inspired by the magnificent setting of the full white moon in a dark forest. A solitary ceiling design and full height wooden illuminated wall cladding creates a focal point, while the blend of light and fine details of the space generates an extraordinary experience. Nurai’s design elements are designed not only for its function, but also for its distinct sophistication.

Nurai offers a fine array of traditional and modern Lebanese and Mediterranean dishes, cocktails and shishas. Separated over two levels and a spacious outdo…

Inspired by California and a healthy way of life

In no mood to venture out in the sweltering heat, we decided to order pizza from home. We went for Z Pizza – a Californian pizza brand with branches in Barsha and Business Bay.Our location was far from their delivery jurisdiction, nevertheless the Business Bay outlet was kind enough to take our orders for delivery.
We ordered the usual garlic bread, baked potato wedges, California salad and Zwings.

In mains we ordered California Veggie and Chicken Tikka.
The garlic bread came hot and fresh like the other items. It had a light hint of garlic. We would have preferred if they were slightly crispier as we got so used to the crispy version at Pizza Hut. Other than that aspect, it was perfect.

Potato wedges were good and salad fresh. The dressing for the salad was sent separately. The Zwings had a nice smoky flavor, thanks to the hot sauce. 

The California Veggie was probably the best choice and it came embellished with organic tomato sauce, part-skim mozzarella, roma tomatoes, red onions…

Sthan - Bringing authentic Frontier food from beyond borders

I recently attended a food bloggers food tasting meet organized by Sthan Restaurant and facilitated by Xite Social Media Agency.  It was one of the best bloggers meet I attended recently and it was a pleasure sharing a table with well-known vloggers and food experts from Dubai.

About Sthan
An ode to the culturally rich cuisine of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Sthan offers a delectable palette of food with the flavors, traditional heritage and exuberant spreads from these three countries.
The word Sthan, which means place, is the common element between HinduSthan, PakiSthan and AfghaniSthan.

The flagship restaurant is known for its rustic open interiors, serving plates of delicious street food. Crafted with passion, the detailed Menu which refers to specific dishes from Kabul, Peshawar, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi etc. are suited for café style eating – easy, flexible, welcoming. One would find in the menu, an appetizing mix of dishes that is sure to remind them of food served in the di…

A tete-a-tete with Celebrity Chef Sweety Singh

The mastermind behind the “Art of Spice” Indian night at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, Celebrity Chef Sweety Singh is back in town to add some extra delicious dishes to the popular Punjabi buffet menu. Affectionately called “Sweety”, a trade name he adopted after Gautam Anand, General Manager of Sheraton ITC Hotels jokingly called him that, Chef Harjinder “Sweety” Singh has served his scrumptious food to famous celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shikhar Dhawan, Anupam Kher, Sajid Khan, Anil Kapoor, Dharmendra, Yuvraj Singh, Daler Mehndi to name a few. The corporate chef of ITC group, Chef Manjeet Singh Gill found the cooking talent in him and after tasting his food continuously for a week at his famed Dhaaba. He thereafter offered him a chance to conduct food festivals in ITC Group of Hotels. Since then he has not looked back. He claims he inherited his unique style of cooking from his father Santokh Singh, who started by selling Maa Ki Dal and Mutton Curry, Kadhi a…

A BBQ Connoisseurs perfect retreat

Me and my dining companion decided to celebrate friendship day with some smokey meat courtesy Blacksmith. We indeed had a lovely time there. First thing I have to note is the service. It was very pleasant and consistent throughout our visit. Commendable job by waitresses Jacqueline and lily over there, particularly Jacqueline.  

We decided to keep away from alcohol but instead indulge in their very minimal but careful selection of juice and mocktails.
We started off with Cucumber mojito and Mango Strawberry Hawaiian. The cucumber was remarkable and my dining partner who ordered the Hawaiian shared similar sentiments. In starters we had their signature Smoked chili rubbed wings with ranch sauce. It was literally what the menu promised-  smokey, sticky, sweet spicy mild and savoury - all you would want from a wing. 

We also tried Armadillo eggs - big bite size fresh ground beef nice and crispy on the outside thanks to the sweet ancho chili rub dusted on it and luscious on the inside with p…