Traditional and alternative restaurants to visit this Eid Al Adha

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2018: Eid Al Adha is a festival that traditionally brings families together to share a celebratory feast. Whether you are looking for a traditional meal or something with a contemporary twist, Dubai has a mélange of restaurants where you can take your family out for a delectable meal and create lasting memories.

SIKKA CAFÉ LA MER & CITY WALK

If you are looking to enjoy a truly traditional Eid feast, SIKKA Café is the place for you.
Conveniently located at two of Dubai’s prime destinations – La Mer and City Walk, SIKKA Café serves Emirati cuisine with influences from Persia and India with unmatched views – of the Arabian Gulf from La Mer, and the majestic Burj Khalifa from City Walk.

SIKKA Experience

The set menu provides diners the opportunity to savour 11 signature dishes in sample-sized portions and temptingly combines Emirati, Persian and Indian flavours in one complete meal. The unique culinary journey comprises three cold mezzes and three hot mezzes followed by a hearty main course that includes Machbous, Persian Kebabs and Butter Chicken. For dessert, you can indulge in the delicious Baked Labneh Cheesecake with date jam and Legaimat dipped in honey or date syrup. The SIKKA Experience can be enjoyed during lunch and dinner hours.

PRICE – AED129 per person

SIKKA Breakfast

The set breakfast menu offers a platter of Arabic cheeses, dates filled with chami, dangaw – lightly spiced boiled chickpeas, as well as falafel with tahina sauce and a small bowl of fresh vegetables. If you have an irrevocable love for all things dessert, you will relish the Chebab, the Emirati twist to the classic pancakes served with date syrup and cream cheese or honey. Diners can also enjoy a choice of Baith Tamat, Emirati scrambled eggs with tomatoes and light spices, or Shakshuka, a dish of eggs baked in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, commonly spiced with cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper,

or two eggs cooked any style. What’s more, the SIKKA Breakfast also includes non-caffeinated beverages, including laban (buttermilk) or a selection of fresh juices, as well as local tea and traditional coffee. SIKKA Breakfast is served from 8am to 11:30am every day.

PRICE– AED124 for 2 people

HOMESTEAD RESTAURANT AND BAKERY Homestead – Restaurant and Bakery, the home-grown eatery, serves up an eclectic menu that combines the best of International, Emirati, Indian and Persian cuisines. The fresh and healthy meals are prepared using local, organic and sustainably sourced ingredients. Signature dishes include the Butter Chicken, Diyay Tahta – an Emirati-style biryani and Kanaad Machbous – the famous fried kingfish served with traditional Emirati spiced rice. Wrap up your meal with Homestead’s delicious range of traditional desserts – especially the Berries Pavlova, which is a light and creamy dessert consisting of a meringue crust that is crisp on the outside and soft and light inside and topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit, making it the perfect summertime treat. Modestly priced and featuring a satisfying menu selection, this restaurant presents an ideal spot for families and friends to spend quality time in a vibrant yet homely atmosphere.

PRICE – AED95 per person

POCO LOCO

Poco Loco’s bustling location at The Beach invites Dubai’s foodies to sample contemporary creations from its revamped menu during the festive season. For starters, foodies will love the Queso Fundido, which is a table-side cheese fondue with mixed melted cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes and avocado served with home-made soft taco bread. Diners can tuck into the Tostada de lengua and Smashed Potato tostadas. Taco lovers, do not forget to try the Crispy Shrimp taco and Duck Confit taco. For your mains, you will love the Arroces (rice dishes) that include non-vegetarian options such as Seafood and Baby Chicken, as well as the La Poblana Veggie for the vegetarians. End your meal with some out-of-the-box dessert

selections such as Sweet Nachos with pomegranate seeds, red berries dip, pistachio ice cream and chocolate sauce, the Cuban Delight – a citrus yoghurt tart with Cuban smoked foam and cactus macaroon, topped with a maraschino cherry and the Tres Leches – triple milk soaked sponge with lemon cream and pistachio. The restaurant also serves a choice of refreshing beverages to complement your meal.

PRICE – AED115 per person

COCOA KITCHEN Cocoa Kitchen, a casual homegrown eatery located in the heart of City Walk, offers a novel way to feast this Eid Al Adha, through celebrating chocolate – the world’s best-loved ingredient. If you fancy something truly chocolatey, the out-of-the-world menu includes delicious mezzes – hummus, smoked aubergine moutabel, crispy fried falafels, and merguez (a red, spicy mutton- or beef-based fresh sausage from Maghrebi cuisine) and pine nut dumplings.

For the mains, diners can enjoy Wagyu Cocoa Crusted Cheese Burger, cooked with 75% Tanzanian cocoa, white chocolate mayo, chocolate brioche bun with Peruvian Ato el Sol 65% cocoa ketchup and fries, Balsamic slow-cooked Lamb Shank with roasted Romano pepper and ancient herbed grains and 70% Cuban cocoa, Butternut squash & 100% cocoa ravioli, with ricotta, pine nuts, and cocoa nib tuille and the CK Butter Chicken cooked with 34% Zephyr white chocolate with paratha and pickle. Diners can also enjoy a variety of the finest breads – Sardinian music bread, nibbed chocolate pitta, and citrus St Domingue 70% chocolate butter, to name a few.

The cocoa-centric restaurant has a range of mouthwatering desserts you can’t resist. Chocolate treats on offer include the Must Try CK Chocolate Eclair with six flavours of chocolate mousse and gold and silver cocoa nibs and the Saint Domingue 70% Dark Chocolate Brownie, served with 35% Papua New Guinea milk chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. The Milk Chocolate and Pistachio Milk Cake, made using 35% Papua New Guinea cocoa is what dream desserts are made of. Whether you are a chocolate lover or not, you can bet on Frozen Mixed Summer Berries, a medley of frozen berries topped with hot Zéphyr 34% white chocolate ganache and mint, and Ghazl el-Banat candy floss to offer a simply magical close to a festive meal.

PRICE – AED130 per person

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