x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Food briefs: Easter treats and Mother's Day deals in the UAE

This week in local food news: Easter treats at Atlantis; happy hour at Lamcy Plaza; Pantry Cafe to expand; Mother's Day deals at Monte-Carlo.

The Pantry Cafe, which is expanding.
Courtesy Pantry Cafe
The Pantry Cafe, which is expanding. Courtesy Pantry Cafe

Easter treats at Atlantis

The pop-up Easter treats shop is making its annual return to Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm. Traditional Easter sweets from around the world, including tsoureki (Greek egg bread), simnel cake (English fruit cake), kulich (Russian cake) and ensaymada (from Latin America and the Philippines), will be on offer. Open daily from 10am to 9pm, from tomorrow until April 2.


Happy hour at Lamcy

It’s Lamcy Plaza’s 16th birthday and, to celebrate, patrons can avail of a food “happy hour” in the mall’s food court. Every weekday from 5pm until 8pm, from now until May 31, mall shoppers can try out various cuisines. Some of the participating brands are Bombay Chowpatty, Aroos Lebanon, Ciao Ciao, Curry Express, Dukkan Falafel and Wangs Kitchen.


Pantry Cafe to expand

Pantry Café – the month-old, locally born, upscale Jumeirah delicatessen in Wasl Square – has plans to expand into more neighbourhoods in the UAE. This weekend may be the time to try its pizzas crafted from Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes and baked on-site in Pantry’s wood-fired oven by a Neapolitan chef.



Mother’s Day deals

It’s Mother’s Day today and the deals are plentiful. Dine at Le Deck in the Monte-Carlo Beach Club on Saadiyat Island, spending a minimum of Dh500, and get a free day pass worth Dh250 for mum. Or head to The Change Initiative in Dubai tomorrow; mothers eat for free when accompanied by their family from 9am to 2pm.



Sweet treats for mums

Classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes in pastel colours, tied with a ribbon and a “Happy Mother’s Day” tag, are available at the Magnolia Bakery in The Dubai Mall today. Individual cupcakes are Dh16 and a baker’s box is Dh95. Call 04 350 5440 to place your order.

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