Homegrown at Park Hyatt
The Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi will be doing its bit to prove that you can create an extensive range of dishes from locally sourced ingredients. Next month, the hotel on Saadiyat Island is hosting the Masters of Food Weekend, where its chefs will be using organic, homegrown produce to create the menus for a series of culinary events. From September 20 to 22, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, call 02 407 1138, or visit www.abudhabi.park.hyatt.com.
Eid menu at Levantine
The mega-swanky Lebanese eatery Levantine will be putting on an authentic Arabian feast to mark the Eid festivities, with a buffet of hot and cold mezze, main courses and desserts for just Dh185. All this plus, of course, the chance to boast to friends that you dined at Atlantis The Palm over the holidays. First day of Eid, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dh185 for food only, Levantine, Atlantis The Palm, call 04 426 2626 or visit www.atlantisthepalm.com.
While detractors may disparage cupcakes as nothing more than sub-par muffins topped in sickly icing, the UAE population's appetite for them seemingly cannot be sated. Proof of which is the expansion of one purveyor of high-end cupcakes. Bloomsbury's already has outlets in Al Wahda Mall and Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi and is currently kitting out new premises at Y-Tower in Muroor. Visit www.ilovebloomsburys.com.
A pair of award-winning Korean chefs will be taking over a kitchen in Dubai next month to showcase regional cuisine from the east Asian nation. The Market Cafe restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Dubai will be hosting Kigin Nam and Taesam Yoon from its sister hotel in Seoul, who will be preparing a range of lesser-known dishes. From September 13 to 20, Dh195 per person, The Market Cafe, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha, call 04 317 2222, or visit www.dubai.hyatt.com.