Sikka Café, City Walk and La Mer outlet

Sikka Café, the homegrown, multi-location restaurant concept serving Emirati, Arabic, Indian and Persian cuisine, has created a menu of traditional dishes to celebrate Diwali. Indian food fans can enjoy a delicious thali for Dh49 at Sikka Café’s City Walk and La Mer outlets.

The thali includes a wide variety of Indian dishes such as mutter paneer, chicken curry, aloo gobi, dal makhani, fried kingfish and boondi raita, with sides of fresh white rice, crispy poppadums, home-made Indian bread, tangy mango pickle and mixed Indian salad. Drinks include Indian buttermilk.

To end the Diwali meal on a sweet note, Sikka Café is offering a limited-edition ‘sparkling’ gulab jamun cheesecake, signifying the traditional fireworks displays associated with Diwali.

Celebrants can also enjoy a limited-edition Diwali drinks menu with options including Sikka falooda (strawberry ice cream, fresh milk, vermicelli, nuts, rose water, strawberry syrup and basil seeds), Mango lassi (fresh mango, fresh yogurt, saffron), and Passion fruit masala spritz (passion fruit puree, passion fruit syrup, fresh passion fruit and sparkling water).

With a rich cultural vibe and decorations such as rangoli, candles and flower petals to mark the occasion, the limited-edition Diwali menu comes with complimentary vouchers that offer breakfast for two for Dh74 (normal price Dh124).

Sikka Café’s special Diwali thali is available until Nov 14, 2020 at its La Mer and City Walk venues. Book by emailing restaurants@saroodhospitality.com or call 800 666 353.

Oberoi, Dubai

The Oberoi, Dubai, is inviting guests to celebrate Diwali with a special ‘Signature thali by Chef Saneesh’ menu at its multi-cuisine restaurant Nine7One. Providing the right blend of service and luxury and deservingly having received accolades for the food and service, the menu will be available until November 15, 2020 and will be offered alongside their usual à la carte selection every day from 7pm onwards. On November 14th, the restaurant will offer this menu during lunch hours as well.

India, a country known for its vast culinary heritage, has been successfully captured by Chef Saneesh in his Signature Thali. The Chef has included some of the finest and unique dishes like the lamb galouti kebab, basil and ginger fish tikka, murgh angara, lamb nihari, bengali chingdi masala and Awadhi dum biryani for the signature thali. To end the meal on a sweet note, the specially curated meal includes desserts like chukander ka halwa, malpua with pineapple rabri and Rasmalai espuma.

This Signature Thali, designed for vegetarians and non-vegetarians is priced at Dh175 per person and Dh250 per person respectively.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 04 444 1407 or email Restaurants.Dubai@oberoihotels.com.

SpiceKlub at Al Mankhool, Dubai

Looking to enjoy vegetarian style Indian cuisine for this year’s festival of lights? SpiceKlub may be just the place for you. Taking pride in using fresh ingredients to develop wholesome flavours, presentation, is secondary.

This Diwali, guests along with their families and friends can enjoy this festive season with a dine-in experience at SpiceKlub with a 3-course set-menu, inclusive of drinks and unlimited food for Dh111 per head and Dh79 for kids. A la carte is also available.

Choose from a delicious array of appetisers such as Pav Bhaji fondue, Pani Puri, Galouti Chaats, followed by mouth-watering paneer tikka masala, chole, dal accompanied by veg dum biryani, steamed rice and a mixed bread basket and topped with a bubbling kulfi and a rasgulla cheesecake.

Email: dubai@spiceklub.com; or call 04 393 1233.

Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai

Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai, is inviting guests to celebrate Diwali until November 30 as award-winning executive chef Vikas Milhoutra and his team have put together a fancy, four-course family style menu accompanied by a selection of a la carte festive mocktails.

With lunch from 12.30pm to 4pm and dinner from 6pm to 12am, guests will be spoilt for choice with a variety of dishes to celebrate this festival of lights.

Don’t miss the starters such as Kagaz Wali Machi while mains call for Jheenga Masala and the popular Butter Chicken accompanied by Kashmiri Pulao and fresh tandoori breads. Alternatively, guests can enjoy vegetarian favourites, Paneer Kadhai and Chilgoza Falli (green beans with pine nuts and cherry tomatoes). Diners can end their meal on a sweet note with an array of classic desserts including Gulab Jamun and Sharifa Rabdi.

The four-course set-menu starts at Dh295. Via The Entertainer, guests can avail 25 per cent off the set menu (excluding public holidays and valid for up to four people including the card holder). Via Citi Bank, guests can avail 20 per cent off the set menu (valid till 14th and for up to four people including the card holder).

Prior reservations are required. Call 04 438 3222 or e-mail fbreservations.dubai@tajhotels.com.

Shamiana, Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers

Celebrate this festival of lights by exploring the culinary heritage of India at Shamiana with a four-course menu with interactive live food stations including a Delhi Mathura Chaat and Kulfi Falooda station.

On November 13 and 14, indulge in Shamiana’s signature dishes for either lunch (12.30-3pm) or dinner (7pm-10.30pm) by choosing from an array of options such as seafood shorba soup, duo of chicken tikka, nalli gosht and Ajwaini prawns. To top off the meal, immerse yourself in a trio of Shamiana’s signature desserts including moti gulab jamun and pistachio rabdi.

With the vegetarian four course set-menu at Dh175 and non-vegetarian at Dh225, your experience in Shamiana will be taken up a notch with the help of some engaging activities for the little ones at the table while ladies can be delighted with mehndi by mehndi artists. Guests above the age of 60 can eat complimentary, but with a maximum of two per table with a minimum of four additional diners at the table.

For further information call 04 574 1111 or e-mail reservations.jltdubai@tajhotels.com

Flavours of India, Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR

This Diwali take your loved ones to Flavours of India, the new restaurant at Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham JBR as it unveils a Diwali Eve dinner offer. The restaurant is offering a special Diwali Eve dinner for Dh169 for two adults and two kids six years old and below. Guests will have a variety of speciality dishes to choose from, including a selection of kebabs and salads for appetisers; mutton biryani, butter chicken and darbari keema for main course; and gulab jamun, kaju pista and gajar ka halwa for dessert.

Flavours of India’s Diwali Eve dinner is available on November 13 from 7pm to 11pm. To book a table, call 04 309 8177, send a WhatsApp message to 052 398 1654, or email dining@ramadajbr.com.

Indybox

If you are looking forward to spending this festive season in the comfort of your own home, but at the same time, hoping to not miss out on delicious Indian dishes, Indybox may be an option. From lamb galouti sliders to Amritsari chole served with delicious kulchas, the newly launched delivery-only restaurant Indybox offers a wide variety of dishes to enjoy. The outlet delivers across Dubai. The menu offers starters such as chicken khurchan tacos and tandoori avocado at Dh21 and the main course options such as jalapeno chicken curry and kale palak paneer which are served with either naan or kulcha at Dh39. For rice lovers, Indybox also serves butter chicken chawal and Irani berry pulao at Dh43 each. Some of the desserts offered to help round up your meal include Nutella kheer and shahi tukda at Dh19 each. Call 050 568 6362 or visit www.indybox.ae to place an order.

Amritsr, Karama, Dubai

With 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Amritsr, the Amritsari restaurant in Karama, Dubai, is all set to celebrate Diwali with an array of delicacies especially prepared for the festival of lights.

To sweeten the festive occasion, Amritsr is offering guests 15 per cent off on all orders on Diwali day – November 14. With plenty of options for both vegetarians (choose from among others, vegetable cheese grilled sandwich and vegetable bombay sandwich; paneer makhmali kabab, veg seekh kabab, hara bhara kabab) and non-vegetarians (chicken tandoori tawa masala, chicken tawa champ, mutton tikka tawa and mutton bun tikki are just a few), you are going to be spoilt for choice. Among Diwali specials are dal makhni, special Angara aloo, paneer tikka kulcha with choley and paneer hariyali tikka. And for sweets, there’s moong dal halwa, gajar ka halwa and gud da kada, among others.

For orders, call 04 327 8622, 050 678 0096 or email amritsrrestaurant@gmail.com

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