Weekly A to Z, Dec 10th.
The Saturday/Sunday one.
The week kicked off with a visit to Celebrities by Mauro Colagreco, and you can catch highlights from the meal here. #invited
On Tuesday, I finally (!) accepted an invite from Gigi of Girl and the Goose, and enjoyed my first supper club experience, which was a collab with Casa 21. I had a lot of fun with my group, and both Gigi and Jatin are two very talented chefs (Burrata + Clementine, amazing, and I loved the Scallops and Cacao tacos). Although I’m fairly set with my friend groups, if you are new to Dubai, I think supper clubs would be the best way of meeting people in the city. The vibe is chill, the food is excellent, and there’s no pressure. Want to see what it was all about? Click here. #invited
Wednesday saw me over to Dubai Mall for some last-minute items for my special guests next week, and then to Time Out Market Dubai to try some of the festive offers (available through January 5th). You won’t want to miss the Bistro Bird 3.0 at Pickl, among other delicious treats. Also, if you’re at the mall, please check out the Melange x Bloomingdales pop-up. #invited
And Thursday, I was back to One and Only to have a cheeky lunch al fresco at the Beach Bar and Grill by Mauro, which is definitely worth a visit. #invited Post-lunch, I was over to ICCA for a quick spot on Dubai Eye (catch the podcast here, I’m on from about the 40:00 minute mark). It was lovely seeing Chef Troy again (and the lamb was delicious!). I thought I was ending the night at TopGolf, with an invite from the German Tourism Board, but ended up at the Peroni activation at Rex Bar and then to Hunter and Barrel for a late dinner (which I would definitely go back to).
The best gift this holiday season? Sponsoring a dog a K9 Friends! (We now accept online payments).
My books also make great presents, just saying. Amazon
World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 — congrats Zuma, Galaxy Bar, and Bulgari Bar!
I love a good declutter and this list is excellent. Apartment Therapy
The ongoing debate of recipe theft. NYT
A description of a Michelin meal gone wrong (and the response from the chef is EPIC). Twitter
Turn any cocktail into a dessert. Punch
What does climate change do to the planting season? Civil Eats
If you’re not watching The Great, you’re missing out. Some considerations on how Peter might be a modern Michelin chef. Eater
Bloody Mary dip (yes, with vodka). The Kitchn
In case you’ve missed my Instagram Stories, I am ALL ABOUT some holiday films. Here’s a list, in case you need inspiration. NPR
I mean, don’t I want a box of dog food with Poppy’s face on it? Sundays
Relevant to my interests: a history of cheesy pasta. LitHub
Really wish these were sold here. The Kitchn
Is eating the same thing every day good for you? The Takeout
This weekend I’ll be seeing Zahra and some other foodie friends, as well as an impromptu get-together with some of the Bookers. Next week, the tour of Dubai with my parents begins — but I’m going to leave the official details a secret for now. Also, you can mark your calendars for next Saturday, I’ll be hosting the Festival Plaza Book Club. Entry is free, and I’d love to see you there.
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