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    Prada Caffè opens at Harrods in London


    by Ruman Baig
    2 hours ago

    On 31st march, 2023, the Italian luxury brand opened Prada Caffè at Harrods in London – unlocking a whole new dimension under the fashion house.
    The space visually boasts of Prada’s signature hallmarks – from the decor and menu to the tableware and atmosphere – every element has the brand’s DNA displayed in a distinctive way.
    Once you enter the luxe Prada Caffè, the walls, ceilings, velvet-upholstered sofas and armchairs are all synonymously painted in the iconic Prada green.  The floors replicate the black-and-white chequered patterned, referenced from the historic Prada boutique on Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.
    The floral bas-reliefs on the walls will remind you of the many Prada flagship stores across the world. Original tableware ranging from pale-blue Japanese porcelain with a contrasting double black line, inspired by ancient Celadon potter  to blown-glass crystal glassware, including the Triangle series with its quintessentially Prada triangular pattern, can be found resting on the goregous furniture of this new cafe.
    Providing a modern spin on traditional Italian, the Prada Caffè  serves a wide range of dishes between breakfast and evening cocktails. From sandwiches and risotto sitting alongside buffalo mozzarella to salmon and crab dishes, along with spritz – and negroni-based aperitifs complementing the list of signature cocktails.
    Pastries are the focal point at this gourmet spot – showcased both on the central counter and the wall behind. The wide selection includes fine patisserie products, paired with expert craftsmanship that demonstrates modern techniques and classic ingredients with contemporary flavours.
    The Prada Caffè will be open from 31st March 2023 to 7 January 2024. From 9 AM to 9 PM Monday to Saturday and from 12 PM to 6 PM on Sunday, with an entrance on Hans Road. It will soon be joined by an outdoor stall, which will offer Londoners a delicious range of ice creams.
    Inside the Prada Caffè

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    Dubai’s Twiggy by La Cantine will rekindle the feeling of “joie de vivre” this season


    by Team Emirates Woman
    2 hours ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: Riviera reverie — “a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream.” It is exactly the sentiment that Twiggy by La Cantine, the new beach club and restaurant at the park Hyatt Dubai Lagoon brings to Dubai.
    Located at the edge of the Park Hyatt Dubai Lagoon, Twiggy by La Cantine is a whimsical escape. Once you’re here, you can tune out from the rest of the world and get momentarily lost in this minimal space. Under the shining sun, above the cobalt blue waters of this Persian Gulf lagoon — the white sand beaches juxtapose it all, perfectly nestled next to the Park Hyatt’s stunning 100-m infinity pool.
    At Twiggy, the art of idleness is celebrated by enjoying the simple pleasures of life. The Provence-inspired decor ensures you make switch up your mood on a mundane day. You can begin your day by lounging, eating and swimming — until the sun melts into oblivion.

    Under the watchful eyes of Pierre Pirajean, Héléna Paraboschi and Rizwan Kassim, the one-of-a-kind flavour of La Cantine has been recreated in Dubai, but with a distinct approach. Starting with La Cantine du Faubourg in Dubai and Ninive to Lana Lusa, Tagomago, Mimi Kakushi, Gohan, Kyma Beach and Madeleine et Marcel — each space is created with a state-of-the-art vision.
    La Cantine strategically integrates its aesthetic without interrupting the royal view, the sea and the sky. The decor boasts of a Mediterranean ambiance, infusing rattan, pastel and hints of cream along with turquoise blue, inspired by the lagoon.
    Having a meal Twiggy is an experience to behold, as the view and food make for an invincible combination. The team of chefs knows that the majestic sun-drenched view is doing its job, by satiating the appetites with delectable food, they take this escapade to a whole new level.
    The chef’s beach club cuisine includes an array of lip-smacking dishes. From burrata and royal prawns to sushi platters — the chef knows how to ace a delicate seafood platter and handle the most sophisticated caviar. Whether it’s mastering the famous Angus beef to perfecting popular dishes like black truffle pizza and quinoa and kale salad — the menu will transport you across Ibiza, Saint-Tropez, Cassis and Formentera via Okinawa.
    The great outdoors at Twiggy by La Cantine could easily pass off as a slice of paradise. Three gorgeous cabanas set slightly behind the tables offers you the ultimate privacy. Unwinding with your group of 6 to 12, the heavenly corners called Coco Cabana, Bardot Cabana and Grace Cabana can be your relaxing hideaways. Is there a better way to experience Dubai? we think there isn’t.

    The Lagoon is open from 9 am to sunset. Restaurant open from 12 pm to 2 am.  For more information, visit
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    Try This Lemon-Thyme Chicken With Shaved Brussels Sprouts Recipe For A Quick Weeknight Dinner

    Get ready to serve up serious flavour and texture with this hearty salad. No more boring, bland chicken dinners for you. The combination of zesty lemon and earthy thyme is a match made in culinary heaven. And the best part? This recipe is super easy to make, so you can have a restaurant-quality meal on your table in no time.

    Not only does this lemon-thyme chicken taste amazing, but it’s also packed with healthy ingredients that’ll nourish your body. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you for it!

    Cooking just got a whole lot easier…

    Lemon-Thyme Chicken With Shaved Brussels Sprouts

    A hearty salad to try for dinner tonight. Per serving: 455 cal, 21.5 g fat (4 g sat), 44.5 g protein, 555 mg sodium, 23.5 g carb, 14 g sugars (0 g added sugars), 5.5 g fiber

    Total Time 25 mins

    Course Salad

    Servings 4Calories 455 kcal

    1 Large skillet1 Food processor
    3 tbsp olive oil, divided4 tbsp fresh lemon juice, dividedKosher salt and pepper1/4 cup dried cranberries 1 Pink Lady or Gala apple340 g brussels sprouts, trimmed1 scallion, thinly sliced3 tbsp grated Romano cheese4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts2 tsp fresh thyme leaves1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts
    In bowl, whisk together 2 Tbsp oil, 2 Tbsp lemon juice, and ¼ tsp each salt and pepper; stir in cranberries. Cut apple into thin matchsticks, add to dressing, and toss to coat.Using a food processor with the thinnest blade attachment, slice Brussels sprouts. Transfer to bowl with apples along with scallion and toss to combine; toss with Romano.Heat remaining Tbsp oil in a large skillet on medium. Season chicken with ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper and cook until deep golden brown, 6 to 7 min. Flip and cook until just cooked through, 2 to 3 min. more. Remove from heat and add remaining 2 Tbsp lemon juice and thyme and turn chicken to coat. Fold hazelnuts into Brussels sprouts and serve with chicken and any pan juices. 

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    30 Sheikh Hamdan-approved restaurants in Dubai you need to try ASAP

    When it comes to knowing the best restaurants to dine at in Dubai, the emirate’s Crown Prince always knows best.
    From sophisticated alfresco havens to all the authentic food choices, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is regularly seen dining out at some of the best F&B concepts Dubai has to offer.
    No stranger to Dubai’s foodie scene, when it comes to dining at the city’s fine-dining spots, Fazza knows best. From alfresco havens to new speakeasies, Dubai’s Crown Prince has paid a visit to a myriad of restaurants, to ensure he’s always on top of the food game.
    If you’re in need of some inspo on where to dine next, Emirates Woman has curated a list of all the sophisticated restaurants that have received Sheikh Hamdan’s stamp of approval.
    L’Amo Bistro del Mare

    Sheikh Hamdan made a visit to L’Amo Bistro del Mare in May 2022, an Italian restaurant that opened its doors at Dubai Harbour this year. The waterfront restaurant welcomed His Highness for lunch on Saturday. The Dubai Crown Prince also posed for a photo with Chef Lorenzo Buccarini, Carlo Tinelli, General Manager of the restaurant and Piero Giglio, MD & Partner of MINE Lifestyle Managing. This upscale seafood restaurant is a partnership between Sunset Hospitality Group and Mine and Yours Group, making this yet another notable addition to the Dubai dining scene. From signature dishes such as red and violet prawns, delicate sea urchins, Margherita Pinsa and Italian oysters and scallops, the restaurant is sure to transport visitors to the rustic streets of Italy with every serving of each dish. With freshly caught seafood, the flavours are enhanced to capture the essence of the Mediterranean sea.Situated in the heart of the city at the Dubai Harbour Yacht Club, L’Amo Bistro Del Mare is open daily from 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to midnight.

    Spotted at Chef Izu’s latest venue, Alaya in DIFC this month, Sheikh Hamdan gave the restaurant his royal seal of approval.Masterminded by Chef Izu and one of Emirates Man’s former cover stars Evgeny Kuzin, the concept is nothing short of extraordinary, with a combination of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences. Inspired by their travels, each dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients. After only opening last month, the restaurant has gained quite a bit of traction as the duo has brought a new concept to DIFC. By taking each visitor on a culinary journey, the warm inviting space, ensures guests feel at home from the moment they enter.
    La Maison Ani

    On one of his most recent foodie outings, Sheikh Hamdan paid a visit to a brand new concept by Chef Izu Ani and Evgeny Kuzin. Fazza stopped by La Maison Ani at the end of May 2022 just weeks after it officially opened.  The restaurant’s team described it as an “honour” to welcome the Crown Prince, sharing a photo from his visit. “It was a complete honour and privilege to host The Crown Prince @faz3 at La Maison Ani by Chef Izu,” they said. “The first of many visits we hope.”

    This restaurant is already a household name in London and Las Vegas. Having arrived in Dubai late last year, SUSHISAMBA has already made its mark on the emirate. So much so, Sheikh Hamdan thought it fit to host one of his most famous friends at the restaurant on his recent visit to Dubai. The emirate’s Crown Prince was seen visiting the hotspot with famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. In late January, the pair enjoyed lunch together with some of their entourage. We’re definitely adding this new hotspot to our list of must-trys.
    11 Woodfire

    For one of the first outings in 2022, Sheikh Hamdan visited this new concept – the brainchild of chef Akmal Anuar and Ahmass Fakahany, CEO and Founder of Atelier House Hospitality – which opened later last year. Located in a villa on Jumeirah Beach Road, 11 Woodfire opened in November 2021. Sharing the news of the Crown Prince’s visit to 11 Woodfire with a photograph, the restaurant said it was an “honour” to host him.

    This picturesque new restaurant brings a piece of Aegean paradise to the heart of Dubai. Situated at the Address Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan was spotted there in January 2022. This outdoor venue perfectly captures views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountains which were captured in Sheikh Hamdan’s story. From fresh seafood to a plethora of must-try dishes, these delectable mezes are sure to be savoured with your loved ones as Dubai’s Crown prince did.

    Gohan, the new Japanese speakeasy by the team at La Cantine du Faubourg is one of the latest hotspots to visit. The space is quite intimate being able to seat no more than 30 diners at a time and Fazza gave his stamp of approval in late 2021. While the restaurant may have been a well-kept secret previously, now that Fazza has paid a visit the word about Gohan is well and truly out.
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    The Arts Club

    This sophisticated private members-only club is situated in the heart of DIFC. Having welcomed Sheikh Hamdan last year, this ultra-luxe venue was honoured to have him and even posted a picture on their feed. The Crown Prince enjoyed a hearty meal at Rōhen.
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    Mimi Kakushi

    Known for their cosy interiors and ultra-luxe décor, this restaurant is a must-visit with all the Japanese classics under one roof. On the UAE’s 50th National Day, Sheikh Hamdan paid a visit and was so impressed by hospitality and service as he celebrated the country’s birthday.
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    Sheikh Hamdan’s a fan, and so are we. This contemporary Japanese restaurant opened back in 2020 and Sheikh Hamdan was one of the first to visit post-lockdown. Known for its contemporary Japanese robatayaki cuisine and sushi, this restaurant has become a firm favourite on the Dubai dining scene.
    Twiggy by La Cantine

    The Crown Prince of Dubai stopped by this incredible venue late last year and no doubt enjoyed the impeccable views that Twiggy has to offer. At the time, Sheikh Hamdan shared a series of images on his Instagram story of some of the exquisite cuisine he was enjoying. Twiggy by La Cantine opened at the beginning of 2021 and it’s safe to say it has been the go-to hotspot for Mediterranean dining in Dubai.

    Bringing the charm of Greek cuisine to Dubai, this restaurant provides an unforgettable experience with authentic Mediterranean hospitality offering culinary textures and aromas to your plate. Located in Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, Fazza has previously been spotted dining there.
    Sal at the Burj Al Arab

    In mid-December 2020, the Crown Prince of Dubai was pictured at Sal at the Burj Al Arab. This restaurant opened its doors back in September 2020 and has been a popular destination for restaurant-goers ever since. It offers guests endless ocean views with seamless service and a sophisticated menu. Described as “barefoot luxury meets Southern European culinary excellence”, the restaurant also comes fully equipped with a 100-metre infinity pool to relax at after a delightful meal.
    Caviar Kaspia

    Fresh from the hustle and bustle of Paris, Caviar Kaspia opened its first venue outside the French capital in Dubai late last year. One of the first people to visit was the Crown Prince of Dubai. A photo of Fazza’s visit was posted to the restaurant’s Instagram page, where His Highness was seen posing with a Matryoshka Doll, which is a signature to the restaurant and is known to hold caviar.
    The MAINE Land Brasserie

    Sheikh Hamdan and his entourage visited this luxe steakhouse located in the ME by Melia Hotel in Business Bay at the beginning of 2021. It’s the third restaurant in Dubai by restauranteur Joey Ghazal and has become a firm favourite on the Dubai dining scene.
    Avli by Tashas

    Having opened just over three years ago in January 2019, Sheikh Hamdan is a frequent visitor to Avli by tashas in DIFC. The restaurant captures the essence of Greek cuisine combined with a chic and sophisticated space reminiscent of the Mediterranean.

    Loved by Sheikh Hamdan, Gaia is the brainchild of Chef Izu. The restaurant encompasses the Greek Goddess of Earth, the mother of the sun, the mountains and the sea and is the inspiration for each exquisite Mediterranean dish. In January 2019, the Crown Prince of Dubai and his father, the Ruler of Dubai, were spotted dining at the Grecian-inspired restaurant. But even before that, Sheikh Hamdan gave Gaia his seal of approval back just five days after it opened in October 2018. After his visit, Chef Izu posted a cheeky picture with the Dubai royal, as he sported a wide grin.
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    Il Borro

    This high-class Tuscan Bistro welcomed the Crown Prince of Dubai along with his team, with authentic cuisine and dishes that are made with ingredients that are freshly imported for a bespoke Italian experience. In 2021, it was one of the first outings Sheikh Hamdan made following the announcement he has become a father to twins, Rashid and Sheikha.

    While continuing to extend his support to several homegrown restaurants in the UAE, Sheikh Hamdan has been a long-time fan of Chef Izu, the brainchild behind two notable restaurants in the UAE. Seen posing in this snap with Chef Izu, Sheikh Hamdan paid a visit to Carine, located in Emirates Golf Club. At the time of his visit, the Dubai-based restauranteur said, “Always an honour and great pleasure to have HH Sheikh Hamdan with us at Carine.”
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    L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

    Adding another high-end eatery to his list of restaurants with his stamp of approval is L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. His Highness paid a visit to the eatery to the authentic French restaurant in June 2021, with a photo being shared by the DIFC-based restaurant on their official Instagram page. This establishment is famed for its celebrity clientele alongside its Michelin star cuisine which offers guests dishes including a crispy poached egg with caviar, truffle pizza and Dover sole à la plancha, all prepared in front of the guests.
    Gudee Pizza Café

    Known for their Afghani specialities, this eatery pushes beyond the borders of authentic cuisine in the heart of Dubai, with some of the most creative pizza combinations offered under one roof in the highly comforting atmosphere with a modern interpretation of the aforementioned cuisine with innovative desserts. Located at Gate Avenue mall level in DIFC, the Crown Prince’s uncle, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, also known as Uncle Saeed on Instagram, is a regular at Gudees.
    BB Social Dining

    The homegrown concept serving Eastern cuisine has a compact space offering various cuisine options. Located in Gate village 8 DIFC, the atmosphere is both sophisticated and elegant.

    After having spotted Sheikh Hamdan at this stunning seafood restaurant, he posed for a picture with the head of operations and also seemed to enjoy the restaurant’s freshly baked bread with one of the lighthouse salads on his visit.

    This Mediterranean-inspired travel-themed café is extremely Instagrammable and is known for its topographic design. Located in Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue extension, the theme of the restaurant has certainly caught everyone’s attention.
    She Burger

    Are there any burger fans here? Then you would be happy to know that Fazza is a fan of this edgy urban burger chain. Open in Dar Wasl Mall, the burger place caters to chicken and beef lovers alike, and if you are vegetarian, then you should try She Burger’s ‘Krazy Kale’ or ‘Avo Salad’ salads.

    Located in the popular tourist spot of Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the Crown Prince of Dubai has previously made a visit to this quaint Greek restaurant. Taverna is located on the waterfront of Souk Madinat Jumeirah and embodies the true rustic charm of Greece with exposed wood, white walls and neutral tones used throughout the venue.

    A Mykonos favourite, Nammos Dubai offers incredible views of the Arabian Seam, as well as incredible cuisine.  the iconic Dubai Skyline – if you’re looking for a fun afternoon, this is the location. Sheikh Hamdan made a visit at this delicious eatery back in December 2019.

    This popular spot first opened back in 2018 and one of the first to visit was Sheikh Hamdan. Located in the secluded area of La Mer, the Masti menu offers a reinterpretation of Indian cuisine, designed to share.
    CZN Burak

    This Turkish-Middle Eastern restaurant is the first Dubai-based establishment for Chef CZN Burak, who is hugely popular on social media with over 17 million followers and already has three popular restaurants in his home country of Turkey. In late 2020, he decided to crack the Dubai F&B space and within the first month of opening welcomed Sheikh Hamdan to his Downtown Dubai venue.

    This uber-chic Mediterranean and Greek experience is inspired by modern and contemporary testes in a lively atmosphere. By bringing warm Emirati hospitality in a luxurious setting, the restaurant is definitely a hit amongst all its visitors. Fazza visited the restaurant in June 2019 and the team shared an image with the caption: “We are always blessed and honored to have HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum dine with us.”
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    11 fine-dining restaurants in Dubai offering home delivery


    by Sarah Joseph
    2 hours ago

    Treating yourself to some fine food at home after a long week couldn’t be easier with all the options you have available in Dubai.
    From homemade BBQ kits to signature dishes delivered right to your doorstep, there’s plenty that caters to every palate.
    Make sure you bookmark this Emirates Woman editor-approved list because there’s a lot of fine-dining delivery options to work your way through.
    Couqley French Bistro & Bar

    This French restaurant ensures that they serve all the delectable dishes under one roof. Known for using fresh ingredients, each meal is prepared with careful attention to detail. From their popular tuna tartare to their delectable truffle-mushroom pasta, the entire menu is carefully curated and can be delivered to your doorstep. By offering their very own BBQ kit, customers also have an opportunity to recreate the juice steak in the comfort of their homes.
    For more information visit
    La Cantine du Faubourg

    This sumptuous Parisian restaurant has each dish specially curated by renowned chef Gilles Bosquet. To celebrate any special occasion in style, one can choose from a selection of delectable dishes including salmon carpaccio, foie gras terrine and many more exotic dishes to relish with your loved ones.
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    Offering exquisite Green Mediterranean cuisine curated by culinary experts Chef Izu Ani and Chef Orestis Kotefas, the menu combines traditional flavours with fresh ingredients along with the simplicity of home cooking which is perfect for those cosy meals with your loved ones. From the new bulgur salad to Gaia’s classic Kritharaki there are enough dishes to give you that ultimate Mediterranean feel.
    For more information visit

    This rainforest-inspired South American restaurant Amazónico, includes all the seasonal favourites such as the Ensalada Amazónico and Guacamole, along with hero dishes such as a selection of desserts including the famous Pina rostizada, caramelized pineapple, corn cake and coconut sorbet. This expansive menu calls for a relaxed night at home to enjoy with your friends and family.
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    This timeless classic that serves French-Vietnamese cuisine offers nothing but the best. If you’re craving all the sophisticated Asian dishes from one restaurant, this one is the perfect option for you. This timeless classic delivers all the comfort food that you need with all the irresistible dishes under one roof. From the Honoi crispy chicken to the caramel black cod, all the masterpieces can be brought directly to you with ease.
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    Shanghai Me

    Inspired by the culinary traditions of East Asia, this restaurant serves recipes that have been brought done from generations with an urban twist. By adding a playful twist that’s preserved from generation to generation all the delicate dishes have been perfected over time and enhanced with irresistible flavours. From Wagyu beef to sushi, the options are endless and it can be relished by all.
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    The Artisan Il Ristorante

    By bringing a piece of Tuscany to Dubai, this much-loved restaurant ensures it takes Italian inspiration with the preparation of each dish. Through the art of gastronomy, the Michelin star chef has prepared an ingredients-driven menu that offers a selection of antipasti and salads. From pizzas to their delectable pasta, everything is freshly prepared by using the art of skilful cooking.
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    Known for their authentic sharing-style meal, the dishes come from the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf. This Arabic restaurant imbibes a culinary history that comes with a variety of traditions that use a modern touch. From the pumpkin spinach kibbeh to lobster tagine, the options are endless and can be devoured by all for the perfect family-style meal at home.
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    From guacamole to maki rolls and Arroz Nikkei, COYA has all the vibrant vibes you need for a delicious celebration at home. From fresh guacamole to delicious ceviche, this restaurant adds their own twists to traditional Peruvian dishes, there’s plenty to try from the menu. Using traditional cooking techniques, the menu focuses on innovation and shaking up classic recipes with their own twists.
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    This contemporary Northern Chinese cuisine restaurant is home to all the delicious dishes ranging from dim sums to the freshly carved Peking duck with pancakes. With a signature dessert collection including Jasmine Tea Brûlée and chocolate mousse, it makes for an irresistible menu that’s surely loved by all. With dishes that can’t be missed this restaurant is surely drawn to ensuring each dish is skillfully prepared.
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    LPM Restaurant & Bar

    LPM offers their celebrated cuisine to loyal fans and newcomers alike or home delivery in Dubai. The specially curated menu will include signature dishes such as Burrata with tomatoes and basil, warm prawns in olive oil, roast baby chicken marinated in lemon, vanilla cheesecake and a selection of make at home mocktails. All dishes will be served in eco-friendly, biodegradable take-out containers. To give you the most authentic experience at home, each delivery includes the restaurant’s trademark table décor a bottle of olive oil, tomato, lemon and freshly baked baguette. A playlist will also be available on Spotify ‘LPM – La Vie en Rosé’, to bring the vibrant French Rivera atmosphere into homes. Très Bien!
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    All orders can be placed via Deliveroo
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    10 sophisticated restaurants in Dubai with spacious private dining areas


    by Sarah Joseph
    1 hour ago

    When it comes to an exceptional dining experience, Dubai always knows how to deliver.
    However, to add an aura of intimacy and opulence to your next special occasion, why not opt for a private dining room?
    With five-star cuisine and service, these Dubai restaurants offer an outstanding experience with their decadent private dining rooms.
    From plush interiors to a bespoke menu, Emirates Woman has curated a list of all the luxe Dubai-based venues with a secluded space tailored to your needs.

    There’s a piece of New York City right here in Dubai that you can enjoy – Indochine. Whether you wish to host a private event for a new launch or simply want to celebrate a special occasion, this is the place to be. The French-Vietnamese restaurant brings its classic dishes to the table with an in-house indie DJ for some eclectic tunes all night long. The restaurant can seat large parties of 10 to 20 guests in a luxurious private dining setting. Guests can relish a five-course menu served family-style accompanied by an evening of conversation and laughter in this intimate setting. Hosts also have an option of full or partial buyouts for larger gatherings.
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    This jungle-inspired venue gives guests a chance to dine in their private dining room for all types of special occasions. For larger groups, the restaurant offers a completely secluded dining space, where semi-private areas for smaller groups are also available upon request. Up to 20 guests can dine together in an intimate setting with access to the luxe rooftop and views of Dubai’s scintillating skyline. With Latin-American cuisine, diners can be taken on a sensory journey along the Amazon river with some eclectic tunes.
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    Shanghai Me

    Inspired by the culinary traditions of East Asia, this haven encapsulates a rich heritage through a fusion of cocktails and dishes. This 1930s-inspired restaurant has a hidden luxe private dining area for bespoke events to meet any given requirements.
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    Le Guépard

    Designed as a dedicated private dining space in the heart of Alserkal Avenue, this experiential venue can be tailored according to anyone’s personal preference. By cooking up a bespoke culinary menu, Chef Yanis Yahou takes guests on an unforgettable journey with each bite. Inspired by the French Riviera, guests can host birthday celebrations or corporate events with vintage décor, that’s sure to impress.
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    Cé La Vi

    With out-of-this-world Burj Khalifa views and a fusion of fragrant ingredients, CÉ LA VI is the culinary hotspot is one that everyone needs to visit. The contemporary Asian menu curated by executive chef Howard Ko is second to none and the entire restaurant experience will leave you wanting to go back for more. For an event to remember, guests can host special occasions or corporate events that create a lasting impression. The private dining room, enclosed within a bamboo forest-themed interior, can host up to 10 guests and is ideal for gatherings, meetings to tastings.
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    If there’s one Japanese Robatayaki restaurant that you need to try is ROKA. Featuring a prominent red 3D brick wall, the restaurant offers a hidden dining space perfect for intimate gatherings. With dishes from the restaurant’s main menu and a long banquet hall, it’s surely a luxe option to add to your list.
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    This award-winning Greek-Mediterranean restaurant is designed with a modern palate and a delectable menu created by Chef Izu Ani. With its captivating charm, there’s something for everyone to sit and dine for hours. With a private Chef’s Table situated on the outskirts of the kitchen at the lower level, guests can enjoy a 12-seater dining experience. Surrounded by white stone walls and intricate details with copper pans, the table and journey are designed for an intimate gathering.
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    In the world’s tallest building, this exquisite restaurant awaits. For a premium dining experience with a seating capacity of up to 16 guests, the restaurant’s culinary team brings the most meticulous creations to life while you dine sky-high.
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    By adding a sophisticated twist to the Japanese Izakaya style of cooking, Zuma offers authentic dishes that make people come back for more. The restaurant’s private dining area is the ideal place to host a social luncheon, brunch or corporate dinner in its unique space with a solid oak wood dining table that can seat up to 20 guests. Alternatively, the room can be divided into two separate spaces to accommodate 10 guests each.
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    Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

    Il Borro is the go-to restaurant in Dubai for five-star Italian cuisine. The fine-dining hotspot’s private dining area is the perfect place for an intimate gathering of 10 to 15 guests. Guests can experience a bespoke menu of three to four courses according to their dietary requirements.
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    The new Dubai-based Italian restaurant you need to add to your must-visit list


    by Olivia Morris
    2 hours ago

    Transport yourself to the heart of the Amalfi coast at Dubai’s newest fine-dining haven.
    Ristorante Loren is a new Italian restaurant located on the rooftop of the popular beach destination, SAN Beach, on West Palm Beach, with interiors inspired by the ‘60s and ‘70s era of the Italian Riviera which will take guests on an immersive dining experience.
    Embodying the mantra of la bella vita – the good life – the colourful and stylish venue evokes a true sense of escapism.
    With stunning views of the Dubai Marina skyline, Loren Ristorante focuses on exceptional Italian cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean influence.
    The restaurant offers two dining concepts – an indoor dining area with a front-row view of the open kitchen, and a beachside dining area with panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and Bluewaters Island.
    As group executive chef of Food Fund International (FFI) and the restaurant, Praba Manickam makes all the FFI’s concepts from scratch and is the mastermind behind their quality food for over a decade. Today, Manickam is responsible for the creation of 11 concepts and managing a total of 24 restaurants and is responsible for all the new homegrown concepts including this one.
    The open floor plan of the restaurant includes a customised marble bar, a large open kitchen, and a wine cellar that offers some of the finest picks from Italy. Loren Ristorante evokes a luxurious and chic, yet sophisticated atmosphere, emulating the ambience of a refined Italian coastal dining experience.
    Take a look inside this chic new dining spot below.

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    The ultimate après ski experience makes a return in Dubai


    by Team Emirates Woman
    2 hours ago

    IN PARTNERSHIP: We may be missing a white blanket of snow here in Dubai, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the après ski experience altogether.
    This festive season, the Chalet 105 X Montblanc experiential dining adventure returns to Twiggy by La Cantine for the second year in a row after becoming a popular annual occurrence at parent restaurant La Cantine du Faubourg.
    Encapsulating the very essence of a cosy après ski experience following a day of swishing down the snowcapped mountains, Chalet 105’s vintage aesthetic and alpine setting allows you to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city of Dubai.

    In fact, dare we say, you’ll feel as though you’ll be whisked away to the aura of the French alps as soon as you enter Chalet 105.
    This intimate dining experience, priced at Dhs425, at Twiggy starts with a welcome drink followed by delicious truffled chestnut soup.
    Then enters the main event, the ‘Fondue Savoyarde’, melted cheese accompanied with bread and green salad, as well as melted raclette cheese accompanied with green salad, potatoes and pickles, just as you’d enjoy it at an altitude of 2000 metres.
    Tying a nice festive bow on this après ski experience is a delectable chocolate fondue complete with a selection of fresh fruit and sweets.
    Enjoy the true meaning of the festive season with friends, loved ones or even colleagues with an exceptional winter touch at Chalet 105.
    Twiggy by La Cantine, located at the Park Hyatt Dubai Creek, is open daily from 9am to 2am. For reservations, email, call +971 4 602 1105 or visit
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