New menu at Traiteur
Chef Simon Wipf has given the menu at Traiteur, the French restaurant at the Park Hyatt in Dubai, a makeover. The new concept is described as “bistronomic” and sees the kitchen taking the food in a more casual direction, with most dishes designed to be shared. October specials include corn-fed chicken with roasted salsify and figs and whole baked sea bass. Fear not, amid all the change, the famous Traiteur brunch will remain as decadent as ever. Call 04 317 2222.
Miele school reopens
The cookery school at the Miele Gallery on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai reopens its doors on September 19 with a series of themed classes. Russell Impiazzi, the executive chef at Galeries Lafayette, will lead a child-friendly Back to Baking class on October 6, teaching attendees how to prepare bread, scones and biscuits. Other planned sessions include Halloween treats, as well as a truffle-themed event in November. Visit www.miele.ae or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a sushi fan and are keen to learn how to make maki rolls at home, then note that tomorrow and on October 27 Dexter Saludar, the sushi chef at The Yacht Club, InterContinental Abu Dhabi, is holding a special masterclass. The session begins at 11am and the Dh215 price tag includes a two-course lunch. If you head to The Yacht Club on a Tuesday evening you can enjoy sushi and sashimi for Dh175. Call 800-IC-DINE or email email@example.com.
BurJuman Treat festival
BurJuman’s food festival Treat is now underway and features free masterclasses, demonstrations, audience competitions and food tasting. The daily masterclasses run until the Sunday, begin at 4pm and operate on a first-come first-served basis (six participants per class). Cooking demonstrations are held at 5.30pm, 6.45pm and 8.15pm. The event will conclude with the BurJuman Junior Chef 2012 competition, which takes place from September 18 to 22. Visit www.burjuman.com.
Dining plans for Avenue
As we all know, shopping can be tiring work. Which is why we’re pleased to hear that among all the luxury boutiques at Avenue at Etihad Towers, there are plans to open a number of food and beverage outlets. Fauchon Le Cafe, the upmarket French patisserie, confectioner and delicatessen famous for its gourmet teas, has already opened its doors. Stay updated on the forthcoming food outlets by visiting www.etihadtowers.ae.