Burgers & Bubbles

So it turns out that there is a really good reason that I don’t drink during the week.  I am too old and my hangovers are way too bad.  That said, I had such a great night at the Firebird Diner that I only marginally care how rough I feel right now!

Firebird Diner is the American style offering from the Four Seasons at DIFC.  It’s a concept done to death in my mind and most fall way short of the mark.  Not so much this place.  It’s decor is bright and clean, and well, American Diner style.  I don’t know what else to say really!

What I do know I am going to say is that their Ladies Night offering, Burgers & Bubbles, is Continue reading

A Very Versace Weekend – Pt.1

I’m an Aunty again!  My wonderful sister had her third child on Wednesday and he is utterly divine!  Naturally this had to be celebrated, and so we celebrated in expat style… with a brunch!

There are so many on offer at the moment that it was a tough choice, but after reading Lil One Of The Ashes review on Giardino it became a lot easier.  A brunch with pool access is combining two of my favourite things… even more so when The Entertainer’s monthly offers has a 241 voucher!

6am Friday morning I was up and fretting though.  What do you wear to the Palazzo Versace when you’re not even a plus size model shape?  (Plus size?  They are a UK12.  That’s called human.  Grr!)

The answer came to me in a blinding flash of inspiration: Continue reading

Ladies Night at Cook Hall!

 

Yeah, I did two ladies nights in two days.  I am a beast.  I am getting them both out there though so that I can have space to blog about a rather good weekend that’s coming up too!!!

Cook Hall is the American gastro pub (agreed – gastro pubs should be British) at the Westin in Al Habtoor City.  It was quite an exciting find really.  I’ve not been to anything in the new cluster of hotels, and so there was the excitement of catching up with Carla, and there was also exploring somewhere new!

It was FUN!  I really liked it.  It’s insides I would describe as “industrial chic” and there were very “Gaucho” cushions in the booths.  The booths themselves are very high backed so you don’t get disturbed by the party behind you, and they are actually super comfortable which is surprising!

The team are great.  I have ice in my wine because I like it very cold.  normally I have to ask over and over again, but this guy (whose name escapes me due to aforementioned wine) remembered every time!  He is a gem!! Continue reading

Ladies Night at Nezzas!

It’s been quite a while since I went to Nezesaussi Grill at the Manzil Hotel, Downtown.  At least 6 months, I’m sure.  Good news is that it’s still great!  Just thought I would let you know!!

(P.S.  Whilst googling how to spell this venue’s name, I have discovered there is one now in the Marina too.  I wonder if they have the same offers?  I will leave that for you to work out because the marina is faaaaaaar!)

I’ve got to work out how to take better menu pictures! Also, there is steak/salmon too.


The Tuesday Ladies Night offer still remains the same.   Continue reading

Eat The World!

img_7423Sounds like a great idea to me!  Sadly “the World” consisted only of Singapore, the UAE, the UK and the US.  That was a great start though, unlike the start of this post which I think is weak.

What am I banging on about, I hear you wonder?  Well, part of this year’s Dubai Food Festival was a street food market called Eat The World!  It was held in Burj Park (Downtown) and the idea was that you would wonder about and eat a bunch of stuff from a host of different places.

Let me get the negative out of the way first… Continue reading

Claw BBQ Crabshack & Grill, Dubai

I would like to give a shout out to Claw in Souk Al Bahar, which is consistently good.  So few places are anymore. From the food to the team; there is no bad here as far as I can tell.

I had a bit of a rubbish day so to cheer me up The Boy took me to lunch.  He knows that Claw will always work instantly.  They have pork ribs.  I am so easy to please.

This time though I decided to be different.  Check me being all brave and darey!! Continue reading

Oops…

So after my last post which was full of good intentions, I feel that I should confess to my breakfast.


Sorry about that. I do have some nice positive recipe posts all set up and ready to go. I just wanted to be honest. 

Thank you to the Clinton Street Baking Company for once again feeding my sugar addiction!!