x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Food bites: Mother's Day offers and Sardinian food festival

A look at what's going on in restaurants around the UAE.

CLAW Crab Shack and Grill. Courtesy CLAW Crab Shack and Grill
CLAW Crab Shack and Grill. Courtesy CLAW Crab Shack and Grill

If you’re celebrating the UK Mother’s Day this weekend and are stuck for somewhere to go for lunch, the Mövenpick Hotel, Ibn Battuta Gate is offering a free brunch for mums when four people make a booking. The brunch costs Dh295 per person. For reservations call 04 444 56 13.

Hilton charity dinner

Pachanga, the Latin American restaurant at the Hilton Jumeirah, is holding a charity event on Monday in aid of the Dubai Autism Centre. Its “It’s Up To You” evening allows guests to choose what they pay for their dinner, rather than being presented with a bill, with 15 per cent of the total revenue from the evening being donated to the Autism Centre. Call 04 318 2530.

Mother’s Day high tea

APi CAE Gourmet in Abu Dhabi is also marking UK Mother’s Day on Friday with a high tea special, served from 12pm to 4pm. For a very reasonably priced Dh85, two people can tuck into biscuits, scones, mini cupcakes and posh sandwiches, and wash it all down with a few cups of specialty tea or Illy coffee. For bookings, call 050 613 3517.

Sardinian festival at Grand Millennium

The Grand Millennium in Dubai is celebrating Sardinian food with a two-week festival dedicated to the Italian island. Its four-course menu, which features plenty of seafood – mussels with tomato concasse, octopus salad and sautéed prawns – costs Dh195 per person and is available from March 16 to 28. Call 04 429 9999.

CLAW set to open

CLAW, a BBQ, crabshack and grill serving South American food, is due to open in Souk Al Bahar later this month. It certainly sounds like a fun place to be; there’s an in-house mechanical rodeo bull and guests are encouraged to use wooden mallets to crack open their seafood. Expect to see crab chowder, seafood buckets, smoked chicken, steak and Buffalo wings on the menu.

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