Dubai's culinary scene continues to evolve as chefs roll out ideas to innovate and create luxurious new menus that fuse classical with the contemporary. This weekend, indulge at Bazxar, dine at Thiptara and treat yourself to Okku with these exclusive bites...

Bazxar, DIFC

Bazxar has opened the last of its four eating spaces, the Dining Room. Centred around an open kitchen as well as artworks, the menu is divided into 'things to start with', 'cold things', 'hot things' and 'things to finish'. Some of the highlights of the exciting menu include foie gras 'pb & j' topped with roasted peanuts, cured beef and evaporated balsamic and scallop ceviche with lime leaf and cilantro root and tiger's milk.

Weekend food guide August 26-28

For reservations, call +971 4 355 1111.

Thiptara, The Palace Downtown Dubai

One of Dubai's premier Thai restaurants has introduced a new sharing menu that allows a combination of delectable home-made Thai delights, great company and the perfect setting. With a view of the Dubai fountain, savour some of the great Thai classics including duck spring rolls, Thai crab cakes, Thai Green chicken curry as well as the restaurant's signature Thai green curry — claimed to be the best in the emirate.

Weekend food guide August 26-28

For reservations, call +971 4 428 7806.

Okku, H Hotel Dubai

Luxury Japanese restaurant Okku continues its innovative ways with a new addition to its desserts menu. True to its name, the World of Fondants includes five special fondant creations that are complemented perfectly with ice-cream or sorbet. Some of the sweet combinations include green tea with coconut sorbet and mixed berry with honey ice-cream.

Weekend food guide August 26-28

For reservations, call +971 4 501 8777.

Also, read about Hollywood actor Marlon Wayans' food stop in Dubai.