Culinary pop-ups, leisurely breakfasts and afternoon tea are all on the menu for a fantastic weekend in the capital.
Friday 3 June 2022
Enjoy an Indian culinary pop up on Yas Island
Known for its elevated Indian cuisine, The Crossing will be hosting a culinary pop-up at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island in celebration of IIFA. The Crossing’s appealing menu features food from the Rajput kitchens, hidden gems from northeast India and robust yet straightforward recipes from India’s coastline. In addition to traditional favourites, The Crossing presents a series of unique dishes not usually found in Indian restaurants that spotlight foreign influences from the Caribbean, Portugal, France and Great Britain that have historically found their way into Indian cuisine. Available daily until Saturday 4 June.
GO: Visit www.wabudhabiyasisland.com for reservations and more information.
Have afternoon tea at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
This spring, guests are invited to immerse themselves in the timeless St. Regis ritual of Afternoon Tea at Crystal Lounge. The Classic Afternoon Tea features an array of traditional British recipes such as smoked salmon and crème fraiche sandwiches and lemon meringue tarts, whilst the Arabic-style afternoon tea includes sumac scented chicken with harissa mayonnaise sandwiches, saffron and cardamom scones and dainty bites inspired by the authentic tastes and flavours of the UAE. Available daily. AED 195 per person.
GO: Call 02 694 4553 for reservations and more information.
Saturday 4 June 2022
Enjoy breakfast and bubbles on Al Maryah Island
La Cava’s Saturday breakfast is finally back! Savour an English breakfast complete with bacon and eggs within Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s cosy cellar. Breakfast also features a live egg station for scrambled, fried and poached eggs in addition to free-flowing bubbly. Available on Saturdays, from 10am to 3pm. AED 99 per person. Two hours of free-flowing bubbly can be added for an additional AED 70.
Dine with acclaimed chef Jitin Joshi at Rangoli
Following a fully-booked Chef’s Table at Rangoli Restaurant, Chef Jitin Joshi will return to the capital to prepare a special five-course menu for International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend. Expect puffed wild rice bhel, watermelon with whipped feta and masala peanuts, artichoke and sweet potato chaat, charred lamb chop, 12-hour wagyu rib and gulab jamun brioche pudding to be served. Available until Saturday 4 June, from 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm. AED 299 per person.
GO: Call 02 656 4000 for reservations and more information.
Sunday 5 June 2022
Visit the newly renovated tashas
Ready for the summer, the FACT award-winning ‘Best Cafe’ in Abu Dhabi reopens its doors following a recent refresh. Offering a pleasant café-dining experience, tashas is known for its simple yet delicious food and waterfront venues. Prepared fresh made on order, diners can choose from lunch, dinner, and all-day breakfast menus, featuring tashas favourites such as the Texas salad, tashas panini, chicken vol-au-vents and salmon teriyaki.
Tuck into a traditional Sunday Roast at Oak Room
Set in the oak-panelled restaurant at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, you can devour four courses, starting with shared seasonal salads and a salmon Wellington. Main course options include roasted striploin of beef and lamb saddle accompanied by an array of sides, from crisp roast potatoes to cauliflower cheese and traditional Yorkshire puddings. Tempting desserts include sticky toffee pudding, apple and blackberry crumble and an exquisite cheese selection. Sundays, from 12:30pm to 5pm. AED 245 (soft beverages), AED 365 (house beverages) and AED 485 (bubbles).