x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

Food Bites: fine Japanese dining now at Etihad Towers

Plus a Vietnamese Day menu in Cho Gao, new dishes on offer at The Meat Co, Christmas food festival in Dubai, and Jamie Oliver to design kitchen appliances in Middle East in this week's food news.

Japanese food at Etihad Towers

We really like the sound of Tori No Su, the Japanese restaurant that recently opened at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi, described as “a sleek destination offering contemporary creations based on classic elements”, helmed by a kaiseki-trained chef from Japan. Tori No Su has a teppanyaki and robatayaki grill and a separate sushi bar. Call 02 811 5666.

Vietnamese menu in Cho Gao

September 2 was Vietnam National Day and to celebrate, Cho Gao at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi is offering a special Visit Vietnam menu for the entire month, offering dishes such as rice paper rolls, Vietnamese beef hot pot, Hanoi chicken soup and shrimp mousse on sugarcane. Call 02 616 6149.

New dishes on offer at The Meat Co

The Meat Co has added a new seafood dish to its menu: the skewered peri peri-marinated Gulf prawns and red pepper (pictured) cost Dh185 and are served with a choice of starch. Meat lovers, meanwhile, might like to try the recently added prime fillet steak, served flame-grilled, with a choice of sauces (Dh195). Call 04 368 6040.

Christmas food festival in Dubai

We’ve just heard news that the team behind the always popular Taste of Dubai food festival is holding a three-day Christmas festival from December 6 to 8 at the amphitheatre in Media City. It promises festive food and drink, live entertainment, plenty of opportunity for a spot of seasonal shopping – and Santa! Visit www.dubaichristmasfestival.com for more details.

Oliver to design kitchen appliances in Middle East

Jamie Oliver has teamed up with the electronics company Philips to design a range of kitchen appliances to help save time in the kitchen, while still encouraging people to cook meals from scratch. The first of the products is scheduled to launch in the Middle East in the middle of next year.