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Weekend food guide: Pierchic, Sontaya, Waka

Weekend food guide: Pierchic, Sontaya, Waka

Culinary must-trys

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Showing why it's the food haven in the region, the UAE is offering three top new menus to savour this weekend.

The UAE is heading into the weekend with three new culinary additions: a celebratory menu at Sontaya, a new head chef at Pierchic and a restaurant opening with Waka. For fine gastronomic experiences, these are the absolute must-try places to dine at this Easter weekend... 


Introducing Chef Paolo Bellamio, the new man at the helm of Pierchic. With a fresh start comes a refreshed menu created by the Italian maestro that now includes pink oyster 'tarbouriech', organic Scottish salmon en croute and marine plankton risotto. Non-seafood options are also aplenty with the highlight being the exquisite wagyu Kobe 7 with black truffle.

Weekend food guide Apr 14-16

For reservations, call +971 4 366 6705.


Waka is the new gastronomic hotspot for Latin American fare. To separate itself from its peers, Waka boasts a cuisine that fuses Latin flavours with Japanese seasonings and cooked following French techniques. Expect an explosion of flavours from signature dishes such as the hot rock ceviche, beef pachamama and the sweet dessert coco loco, all served within a vibrant setting that reflects the Latin American culture.

Weekend food guide Apr 14-16

Waka is located at Oberoi Dubai Hotel. For reservations, +971 4 444 1455.


Thailand is celebrating its cultural New Year and St.Regis Saadiyat's intimate restaurant Sontaya is offering a host of specially curated menus. From the Asian Fusion Brunch, which showcases the flavours of Southeast Asia to a four-course dinner menu filled with authentic Thai cuisine, Sontaya complements each meal with a live show from traditional Thai dancers.

Weekend food guide Apr 14-16

For reservations, call +971 2 498 8888.

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