Culinary guide: 3 weekend food finds to try today

Culinary guide: 3 weekend food finds to try today

Rang Mahal, Vesna, Segreto

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

For those who prefer a more intimate festive holiday weekend, these are the culinary corners of the city to dine at...

It may be the festive season but it's not all about turkey and candy canes. Rather, three distinct gastronomic hot spots are offering a cultural journey that will take you to India, Siberia and Italy. From the world's tallest hotel to a tranquil spot by the water channel, these are the must-try culinary experiences this long weekend.

Afternoon tea at Vesna

Relax and unwind at Dubai's renowned Slavic hot spot with their afternoon tea menu that includes classics such as ginger and lemon mint tea as well as the more exotic geisha blossom. With both sweet and savoury options, there's plenty to satisfy every taste bud though if there's only one thing you can try, it needs to be the signature Napoleon cake, a mix of pastry, vanilla cream and strawberry coulis.

Weekend food guide Dec 23-25

For reservations, call +971 4 382 8900.

An Italian market at Segreto

Tucked away in the calm water channels of the Madinat Jumeirah, award-winning Italian restaurant Segreto invites you to experience authentic Italian with not only exceptional cuisine – think panettone and pasta rummo – but also a fresh pop-up market that offers Italian essentials including roasted chestnuts, Italian rice, fregola sarda and stollen marzipan as well as homemade biscuits.

Weekend food guide Dec 23-25

For reservations, call +971 4 432 3232.

Fourth anniversary special at Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar

As part of their 4th birthday celebrations, Rang Mahal by Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar will be curating a special menu that pushes the boundaries of Indian cuisine. Some of the year's exclusive dishes will return to the table once more including the Diwali savoury special dilli kee chaat aur gujrati farsan as well as the Independence Day favourite, dakshin ke sawad. Experience Indian flavours that fuse tradition with modernity at the world's tallest hotel, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.

Weekend food guide Dec 23-25

For reservations, call +971 4 414 3000.

Then, discover Dubai's famed Anatolian restaurant Ruya.

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