Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche has a new nightspot, Jazz n' Fizz; the Korean restaurant Manna Land comes to the capital; home-delivered organic veggies from Blue People Green Planet, Dubai; DFC gets a new Trader Vic's.
Bites: cheese and drinks by the sea, and other food news
Jazz and cheese by the sea
Those partial to a lump of cheddar with their drinks should keep an eye on the new Jazz n' Fizz bar at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. After Ramadan, the 1920s Jazz Age-themed nightspot will be putting on a monthly cheese-and-grape night, giving gourmets the chance to nibble on fine fromage. Jazz n' Fizz, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, 02 813 7777, www.sofitel.com.
Korean in the capital
The Korean restaurant Manna Land is expanding into the capital. One of Dubai's best-kept secrets - the eatery is tucked away in the backstreets of Satwa - it has been serving up kimchi and other authentic delicacies for years. Now, it is heading to Abu Dhabi, with a new branch currently being fitted out for opening at Muroor's Y-Tower. Visit www.mannalandkorean.com.
Home-delivered organic veggies
Should you be in need of some organic food but dare not venture into the sweltering outdoors, then Blue People Green Planet is ideal for you. The organic fruit and vegetable shop has recently opened in Jumeirah Lake Towers and offers to deliver fresh, locally grown produce to your doorstep twice a week. Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, 04 369 5209, www.blueplanetgreenpeople.com.
DFC gets new Trader Vic's
One of the UAE's most prevalent bar-and-restaurant chains, the Polynesian-themed Trader Vic's is due to open another branch in Dubai Festival City, which will follow the others by specialising in large bowls of mixed drinks. Reportedly, it will also be the first in the UAE to have its own traditional Japanese sushi counter. The opening date is as yet unconfirmed. Visit www.tradervics.com.