As a Michelin-starred chef makes a pit stop in Oman for a Mediterranean culinary showcase, a new gastronomic hotspot on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah and a celebrated fine dining restaurant in the UAE capital offer the best from the Orient.

Exclusive Michelin dining at Capri Court

Capri Court at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat welcomes Michelin-starred chef Theodor Falser for an exclusive dining experience. The famed Italian chef will bring his mastery of incorporating wild herbs and vegetables with local produce together to create a specially curated menu that features Omani tuna tartare, pumpkin risotto, black ink tagliolini, beef cheek ravioli, lamb osso buco, mascarpone rhubarb and camomile crumble.

Weekend food guide May 5-7

For reservations, call +968 24 776565.

Maiden Shanghai debuts in Dubai

Nestled within the newly opened Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Maiden Shanghai serves the finest dishes from four main Chinese cuisines – Cantonese, Sichuan, Shanghai and Beijing – while injecting them with a touch of contemporary flair. With an area that covers three floors, including a rooftop lounge, food connoisseurs can expect to indulge in an exquisite menu that boasts pickled salmon, Bing's Peking duck, kung pao lobster, Chilean seabass and boom boom chicken.

Weekend food guide May 5-7

For reservations, call +971 4 247 5222.

A new menu at Shang Palace

Shang Palace, headed by two Michelin-starred chef Mansour Memarian, has introduced an exciting new menu that will only serve to strengthen its position as one of the UAE's top Cantonese restaurants. Expect to savour authentic tastes through signature dishes such as braised abalone with sea cucumber and scallops, Singapore-style braised mud crab and wok-fried turbot fish. As well, diners to this restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi, can treat themselves to a host of new additions to the tea menu including rose and French vanilla black tea.

Weekend food guide May 5-7

For reservations, call +971 4 405 2703.

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