Six Tastes Not to Miss This Dubai Food Festival

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Six Mouth-watering Signature Tastes You Can’t Miss This Dubai Food Festival

  • Delectable selection of specials vary from French Cafés to Latin American Diners


Date:       25 February to 12 March 2016

Brief:       Gourmets in the city are set for a real treat this Dubai Food Festival as Dubai’s most stylish eateries whip up a gastronomic menu. From 25 February to 12 March, Big Chefs and Butcha Steakhouse & Grill will create an assortment of meat specialties, while Poco Loco and Pots, Pans & Boards make an impression with their seafood delights. Those who prefer a more edgy dining experience can head to the motoring- inspired Le Trésor or BikesnBites.

Pots, Pans & Boards

Specially created by two Michelin starred Chef Tom Aikens, the three-course menu for AED140 features a sumptuous chilli and coriander back tempura squid with aioli for starters, followed by an oxtail burger with piquillo ketchup as main course and a passion-fruit curd pavlova with chantilly cream and fresh berry compote for dessert.

Pots, Pans & Boards is located at THE BEACH, opposite JBR, offering outdoor terrace seating and outstanding sea views. For reservations or more information, please contact 04 456 1959.

Butcha Steakhouse & Grill

Amply representing the culinary vision “from the farm to the table” in a contemporary and modern context, Butcha Steakhouse & Grill offers foodies only the best of the biggest. Sample three exquisite courses for AED145 including some signature favourites. You can start with the classic Butcha cheese salad – a medley of organic lettuce, cherry tomatoes, pomegranate, walnuts and Tulum cheese cut through with pomegranate molasses.  Next up, is a range of grilled koftes, made in-house with Butcha’s secret recipe, followed by a classic Turkish dessert of baklava – layers of flaky pastry, mixed nuts and syrup that combine to create the perfect sweet ending.

Butcha Steakhouse & Grill is open from 11:00am to 2:00am, Sundays through Thursdays, and 9:00am to 2:00am on Fridays and Saturdays. For more details or reservations, please contact 04 553 0684 or visit




Poco Loco

Celebrate the best of Latin American soul-food at Poco Loco with a selection of three signature dishes available for only AED95. Enjoy soft shell crab tacos with home-made tortillas served with avocado and chipotle mayo, tostada huevos rancheros served with black beans and salsa comal and a tiradito of sea bream served with tiger’s milk and sweet potato chips.

Poco Loco located at THE BEACH opposite JBR is open from 11:00am to 1:00am Sunday to Wednesday, 9:00am to 1:00am Thursday to Saturday. For reservations or more information, please call 04 456 2081 or visit

Big Chefs/Big Chefs Studio

Experience an unrivalled mix of international cuisine created by the talented Chef Abs of Big Chefs. The two-course menu features a choice of the famous yoghurt kebab, tender sautéed beef cooked with thyme and chili, served with yoghurt, buttered flat bread and eggplant puree or one of their unique sizzlers, a twist on the classic fajita.  To follow, you can indulge in the renowned blueberry and mozzarella kunefe and a freshly brewed iced tea for only AED125.

Big Chefs at THE BEACH opposite JBR is open seven days a week, 8:00am to midnight, while Big Chefs Studio at BOXPARK, Al Wasl is open seven days a week, 9:00am to midnight. For more information, call 04 551 5302 (THE BEACH), 04 347 8048 (BOXPARK) or visit

Le Trésor

A casual, yet refined, dining concept serving French-European fare, Le Trésor – Classic Car Café boasts a relaxing atmosphere, mouth-watering food and a backdrop of vintage cars. For AED110, you can enjoy a three-course menu, featuring wild mushroom velouté, truffle chantilly and freshly-baked brioche. For mains, succulent corn-fed chicken breast served alongside a quintessentially French ratatouille drizzled with basil oil will tantalise your taste-buds. Round off the evening with a signature and nutty Pistachio Cake served with Homemade Honey Ice-Cream and Topped with Honeycombs.

Open seven days a week, from 8:00am till midnight, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Tresor is located at BOXPARK on Al Wasl Road. For further information, please contact 04 343 6591.


A hangout destination popular with bikers, BikesnBites boasts an urban feel with the smell of signature, flame-grilled meats filling the air courtesy the resident barbeque master. This food festival, indulge in a meaty affair with chicken wings and crispy potato skins topped with chilli con carne combo for starters.  A carnivore’s dream board of slow smoked prime angus brisket, sweet smoked turkey breast and BBQ veal ribs accompanied by classic Biker’s salad, shoestring fries and onion rings all rounded off with a sinfully indulgent Jarred Snickers cheesecake dessert. The three-course meat feast is priced at just AED120 and is the perfect way to sample the selection of house smoked meats on offer at this biker’s paradise.

BikesnBites is open from 10:00am to midnight, Sundays through Wednesdays and 8:00am to 1:00am, Thursdays through Saturdays. BikesnBites is located at BOXPARK on Al Wasl Road. For reservations or more information, please call 04 343 2855 or visit