x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Food bites: Catering from Jones the Grocer and BICE brunches

From catering by Jones the Grocer to a new Dubai restaurant from Atul Kochhar, this week's food news.

Catering from Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer has launched a catering service for Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The menus, which can be tailored to individual needs, are likely to feature signature sandwiches, a selection of cheese and antipasti deli items, as well as dessert platters. A minimum order of Dh300 applies and these should be placed 24 hours in advance. Call 800-JONES or email 800jones@jonesthegrocer.com.

BICE begins brunch service

BICE at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah has long been a city favourite, but it’s only now that the restaurant has started to serve brunch. The meal comprises four courses of Italian classics, including calamari fritti and carpaccio alla Veneziana. Prices start as Dh285 per person and the brunch will run every Friday from October 5. Call 04 318 2520.

Kocchar to open Dubai restaurant

Good news for fans of the chef Atul Kochhar. Having previously acted as a menu consultant for the Dubai restaurant Zafran, the Michelin-starred chef – renowned for his modern take on traditional Indian dishes – is set to launch his own restaurant, Rang Mahal, at the soon-to-open J?W Marriott Marquis Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Barbasso to entertain
at Fairmont

The chef Pasqualino Barbasso is known as a pizza acrobat able to twirl that dough with unusual dexterity. From October 10 to 13, Barbasso will be cooking and entertaining at Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi. For details and timings, call 02 654 3238, email dining.bab@fairmont.com or visit fairmont.com/babalbahr.

Theme dining at The Palace

The Palace Downtown Dubai is celebrating its fifth birthday in October and is upping the ante with some themed dinners. At the Argentinian grill Asado, you can sample a lively menu inspired by well-known tango songs every Sunday. On Wednesdays at Ewaan, you’ll find a mezze feast, barbecued meats, a tabla player and a tanoura dancer. Call 04 428 7805.