Weekly A to Z, July 2nd.
The one with the brilliant collaboration.
Sunday was an absolute delight, and 100% worth the late seating at Tresind Studio. The Chef Himanshu x Chef Christophe Hardiquest collab was memorable, with all new dishes. Some favorites? So glad you asked. The mustard-infused chicken kebab was a perfect combination of rich, savory broth, and herby texture. I also loved the Spaghettoni Indiani, served with jackfruit Foccacia. Much like the Lido 84 dish (which I fondly remember), this was a delightful portion of pasta. Here are some highlights from the evening, if you’d like to see. #invited
On Tuesday, I received some unexpected goodies, first from a Mexican bakery, Con Alma Mexicana (from the talented chefs at Andes, which I visited ages ago). My favorite? The Conchabor a México (but I’d happily order any of the pastries again). A second delivery arrived from long-time favorite For Real Dough, who has recently launched a range of peanut butter cookies and products. Peanut butter is Hubs’ weakness, so these were all appreciated (and won’t last long). #gifted
On Wednesday, it was time to get out of the house to Rumba, located in Club Vista Mare, which I haven’t visited in ages. While I think the service could be a bit improved, as well as the interior ventilation, the price points and portions are very generous. Here’s a video, if you’d like to see some of what we enjoyed. #invited
On Thursday, another new to me brand, Dough Pizza, located in JLT, sent me a selection of their menu, including the very delicious Crispy dough (topped with cinnamon and icing sugar). It’s in the same style as my beloved PitFire, but PitFire remains my favorite pizza in the UAE. #gifted
Here’s Lindsay and I discussing a favorite topic, rose. Instagram
Delighted to see BOCA on the 2021 Wine Spectator list. Wine Spectator
Also happy to see BOCA nominated in the Gulf Sustainability Awards.
The pleasures of eating early. Count me in for the first seating any time, anywhere. New Yorker
Me on a podcast chatting about all things Dubai. Far Moore Travels
For my PR peeps, all the food holidays in a year. Foodimentary
This is me (throughout the year, not just the summer). Vice
Welcome to the cake hole. Architectural Digest
Creating the perfect cooking playlist. (Hubs and I do meal prep to Radio Paradise every Saturday). Food and Wine
Nick Cage lost his pig. I can’t unsee this. (Thanks, Liam??) HuffPost
The bid for a four-day work week. The Atlantic
Be kind to your post-pandemic body. Vice
A conundrum for salt and pepper. Twitter
Does the Eleven Madison Park vegan menu live up to the hype? Grub Street
Would you eat cucumber ketchup? The Takeout
Making plans to have these waiting for me in the States. Infatuation
The happiest people in the world are eating this for lunch. Medium
Degustation goals: a four-course weed pizza meal. The Takeout
News you can use: how to stop over snacking. Better Humans
Er, no. Food and Wine
Nigel x Nigella (missed you, Uncle Roger). Facebook
Sweden just turning into a massive open air bar. Travel and Leisure
The thrill of old restaurants. Grub Street
Enjoy a taste of Noma at home. Eater
I’m sincerely looking forward to my press trip with Butter Stories next week. I’d be delighted if you follow along on my French adventure, and please know I am traveling at their generous invitation. And now I’m off to get a PCR test!
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