Taste du jour: Nosh to indulge in this weekend
Cipriani Yas Island, Downtown Toko Restaurant, Novikov
Indulgence is on the agenda as the UAE's unrelenting food scene continues to serve up more tantalising offerings. From a restaurant opening in Dubai to an uber luxe truffle extravaganza in the capital, the choice is both endless and delicious.
An Asian adventure at Downtown Toko Restaurant, Garden & Lounge
After a short break to freshen up the vibe, Downtown Toko Restaurant, Garden & Lounge at Vida Downtown Dubai has reopened its doors and invites you on a gastronomic journey to the East. With over 20 varieties of dim sum and a smorgasbord of Japanese fare, as well as the restaurant's signature Peking duck, guests can enjoy an Asian culinary invasion while taking in the chic and relaxed atmosphere.
For reservations, call +971 4 442 8383.
It's truffle season at Cipriani Yas Island
Hand picked in Italy, the Alba white truffle is set to heighten your culinary senses. One of the most prized delicacies in the world — the truffle — can be enjoyed with every order from risotto to steak at Cipriani Yas Island, exclusively for this season. But for the most optimal dining experience, here's an inside tip from the restaurant's head chef: "One of the best ways to enjoy this divine ingredient is with tagliolini, which is best when sautéed with truffles, butter and oil and then given an additional helping of truffle shavings and parmesan cheese."
For reservations, call +971 2 657 5400.
Join the Brunch Club at Novikov
If you're on the hunt for a haute brunch spot that combines a wide range of cuisines with a buzzing ambience, then Novikov is hard to beat. The Novikov Brunch Club's bustling market theme is matched only by its eclectic menu, which includes a wide gamut of flavours from the Mayfair duck salad and lobster tacos to sushi and waffles. For those looking for healthier options, there's even a designated stand that serves authentic, home-made detox drinks.
For reservations, call +971 04 38 888 744.
Also, discover the newly launched Anatolian restaurant, Ruya.