Minus a few, er, frustrations with a certain festival taking place in the next few weeks (!), it was a good week. On Monday, the Bookers and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Rosso at Amwaj Rotana. I was also able to swing by the Dry Age Boutique, now open at Wafi Mall, to test out the tasting room, and pick up a few choice steaks. The team was kind enough to throw in a few bones, which Poppy is a VERY big fan of.
On Wednesday, I made it over to Mimi Kakushi and was very impressed with the selection and the fit-out (even if the Four Seasons restaurant cluster continues to be a traffic nightmare). While there were plenty of favorites, we particularly enjoyed the Baked Bone Marrow, with Beef Tartare, AED62, the Salmon Tataki, AED68, and the Kagoshima wagyu, maki with onsen egg dip (!), AED130.
To close out the week, I was over to the Westin Mina Seyahi, to take advantage of their current beach and lunch package. It’s been a minute since I’ve been to Bussola, but I’m delighted how well it holds up. If you’re looking for a cheeky day out during the week (or weekend), this is your place.
Late Thursday also saw some home deliveries — some stunning quail ‘eggs’ from Brix Desserts (as must for any Easter gourmand’s basket), and Sausage Fabique sent over their New York Streets Box, as well as a collection of some of their other deli treats (we’re excited to try the Wagyu burgers and the chicken sausages next).
In personal news, I realize March 26th is a bit late to get started on one’s fitness in a year, but the combination of our new (refurbished) treadmill, downloading the Peloton app, and an Apple Watch has sparked a big fitness kick for me, and I’m delighted.
Marking my calendar for the opening of Time Out Market Dubai. Instagram
Listening to, The Culture of Drinking (even if you don’t drink). The Splendid Table
Learning how the cupcake was invented. Food52
The first female delivery driver in the UAE?! It’s 2021 and this fact seems ridiculous, but well done to the team at Freedom Pizza. Twitter
There’s a new pasta shape?! Food and Wine
Also, related: Starch Madness. Serious Eats
A beautifully written essay, COVID kitchen. Oxford American
Top 5 myths about Michelin debunked. Michelin Guide
Best restaurant-inspired recipes. Food52
No, I do not want a Peeps x Pepsi collab. The Kitchn
How Kit-Kats became a Japanese phenomenon. The Takeout
A new version of dine and dash. LA Times
Learning about bun-kebabs. BBC
The history of the mojito is muddled. Whetstone Magazine
Siri, what’s ‘alonely?’ Vice
Anyone else have ‘cooking block?’ The Kitchn
Personally, I’m into whatever it takes to get people vaccinated (including Krispy Kreme donuts). The Takeout
What is the future of delivery? Grub Street
What is a British biscuit, exactly? Atlas Obscura
Miller Lite scented candles, anyone? Food and Wine
Lots to look forward to next week — podcast recording (not mine), food club at Hidden Hog, and a particular collab between Carnistore and Jagermeister that I can’t wait for… Today, we’re off to Weslodge as certain members of our party were craving fried chicken (it’s me, I’m the ‘members’). Hope you have a fab weekend — it was a long week!