Turkish delights at Rixos
A La Turca in Rixos, The Palm has launched a family-friendly brunch featuring dishes with a strong Turkish slant. You can watch your cig kofte (raw meatballs wrapped in lettuce leaves) being prepared to order, sample grilled doner meat or have a wooden platter of freshly baked etli etmek (pide bread) delivered to your table. Prices start at Dh195 and children under 10 eat for free. Call 04 457 5454.
Gourmet Week at Eastern Mangroves
From November 29 to December 8, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara in Abu Dhabi is holding a 10-day Anantara Gourmet Festival. Six chefs from around Asia are flying in for the occasion; among them will be Chumpol Jangprai of Iron Chef fame. There will be live cooking stations featuring the chefs, special menus and masterclasses. Call 02 656 1000.
Latin food and dance at Sofitel
Throughout November, the Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach is encouraging guests to dine and dance South American style. Every Monday, AOC French Brasserie will be serving the likes of ceviche, paella, Peruvian roasted chicken and black bean soup. After feasting on all that, guests can make their way to Plantation Lounge for a night of salsa dancing. Call 04 448 4870.
Halloween at The One
From now until November 3, The One deli in Jumeirah and The One restaurant in Abu Dhabi are offering what they’re describing as a “frighteningly good Halloween feast”. The deal is priced at Dh57 for two courses, or Dh75 for three. Dishes include “rattle your bones” beef ribs, “Frankenstein’s filler” filo pastry and a delightful orange tart (pictured). Visit www.theone.com.
Street food at Holiday Inn
Every Saturday from November 10, Gharana, the Indian restaurant at the Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha, will be holding a street-food night, featuring an array of different specialities from Hyderabad, Punjab, Jaipur and Lucknow. The street food buffet costs Dh95 per person and begins at 7pm. For more information, call 04 323 4333.