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Bites bits: New Shakespeare and Co cafe and the rest of the week in brief food news

  |  June 9, 2013

The Shakespeare and Co cafe on Saadiyat Island. Courtesy Shakespeare and Co
The Shakespeare and Co cafe on Saadiyat Island. Courtesy Shakespeare and Co

A Shakespeare and Co cafe opened its doors and outdoor terrace at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort this week. Not everything is yet available on its menu (we want the Cobb salad!). The first food outlet outside the hotel is part of a handful of openings in the retail area The Collection, including Beyond the Beach and Al Manara International Jewellery

 

This week La Postreria Dessert Studio & Lounge at Souk Al Bahar will host the designers Pia Pauro, Barkha Shewakramani and Salim Asgarally for a preview of their latest collections. Guests will also enjoy an exclusive food master class at the new Spanish culinary spot. Tomorrow and Tuesday, 11am-8pm. Call 04 368 6415

 

Maison Bagatelle opens this week on the Emaar Boulevard below The Address Downtown. The cafe and patisserie features classic French cuisine. Dishes include truffle mac and cheese, croque madame and crepes. Call 04 420 3442

 

Piper, which bills itself as ‘the region’s only 100 per cent natural feel-good drink’, is now available throughout the UAE. The drink is blackcurrant-flavoured and carbonated, with no added sugar, caffeine or preservatives. Piper claims to contain lemon balm, which can reduce stress and anxiety

 

Frappuccino lovers looking for a refreshing new way to cool off over the summer can try Starbucks’ new double caramel frappuccino. Available in the region for the first time ever, the drink is made of the coffee house’s signature Frappuccino Roast coffee, complemented with a golden ring of rich caramel

 

Paul Bakery & Restaurant has introduced a new ‘nutrition menu’, featuring dishes that are high on flavour and low on fat, prepared using healthier techniques like grilling and poaching. Among the new items on offer are organic salmon with puy lentils, quinoa, halloumi salad and blueberry parfait

 

Beat a path to Maya in Dubai’s Le Royal Meridien hotel for amazing brunch with benefits. Every Friday and Saturday from 1 to 4pm, you can enjoy a menu of homemade huarache, quesadillas, lobster and adobo-marinated lamb chops. Best of all, included in the Dh350/450 price is beach and spa access. Go to www.maya-dubai.com or call 04 316 5550