x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Food bites: Free breakfast burritos and Christmas at Raffles

From free breakfast burritos at Taqado to sweet treats at Pascal Tepper, this week's food news in brief.

Breakfast burrito from Taqado Mexican Kitchen. Courtesy Taqado Mexican Kitchen
Breakfast burrito from Taqado Mexican Kitchen. Courtesy Taqado Mexican Kitchen

Free burritos at Taqado

If you’re planning on doing some shopping this weekend, then make sure you get to Mall of the Emirates in Dubai early. Taqado Mexican Kitchen is offering a free mini breakfast burrito (vegetarian options available) to all shoppers who visit between 8am and 10am today.

Christmas at Raffles

Every day this month, the Raffles hotel in Dubai is serving a Christmas afternoon tea, complete with festive songs and mulled drinks. They’re counting down the days until the 25th with a wall-sized, hand-painted advent calendar which has a surprise giveaway hidden behind every door and is opened daily at 4pm. There’s also a play room sponsored by the Early Learning Centre. Call 04 324 8888.

Sweets Pascal Tepper

Pascal Tepper in Dubai Media City is currently running a special deal on sweets: you can pick 10 of its French-style pastries for Dh50. It’s also stocking some rather impressive-looking yule logs that come in a variety of sizes and flavours – chocolate, white chocolate, praline and coffee – and is offering a takeaway turkey service, too. Visit www.pascaltepperfrenchbakery.com or call 04 454 2408.

Chefs attempt record

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and Emirates Culinary Guild are working to break the Guinness Record for the number of chefs gathered together in one place. The attempt will take place on January 4 at Meydan and if the bid is going to be successful, it will require more than 2,011 chefs to don their hats. Visitors can also expect plenty of entertainment and eating options.

Barakat does soups

Barakat juices are a familiar item on supermarket shelves and this month the company is launching its first range of soups. You can buy the preservative-free broths in a number of different flavours: pumpkin and coriander, mushroom and cauliflower, three bean and a low-carbohydrate, low-fat minestrone. The soups are available at select Spinneys outlets in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.