Texas de Brazil

The largest Brazilian steakhouse in the US carves up an unparalleled dining experience with over 50 gourmet salad options and variety of premium meat options.

Texas de Brazil, the famous Brazilian steakhouse from the USA has opened its doors in Yas Mall, bringing the unique churrascaria dining concept to Abu Dhabi. The restaurant’s menu combines the cuisine of Southern Brazil with the generous spirit of Texas, for a one-of-a-kind foodie experience. At Texas de Brazil, the all-you-can‐eat concept comes to life as Gauchos prepare, cook and personally serve each table, carving an array of grilled beef, lamb, chicken, prawns and beef sausage, as directed by the guest’s green and red disks that indicate when to bring more meat, or when a break is needed. The impressive selection of cuts are prepared in a traditional Brazilian method over an open flame, and presented tableside by only the best skilled Brazilian gauchos, known as the cowboys of Brazil – YAS! The steakhouse also boasts an elaborate salad area, beautifully decorated by large tropical flowers and featuring tempting fresh gourmet items such as imported cheeses, roasted vegetables and creamy lobster bisque. Texas de Brazil also offers a variety of beverages and decadent desserts from the à la carte menu, which includes a selection of specialty mocktails, to further enhance the dining experience.

Stewart Black, CEO, Gourmet Gulf, said: “The food and hospitality industry in Abu Dhabi is thriving and there is growing demand for best in class international restaurants. Yas Mall is one of the largest shopping destinations in the UAE with a vibrant food scene and is an ideal location for us to launch the highly successful Texas de Brazil dining experience to Abu Dhabi residents and visitors,” he added. The 600sqm restaurant features a large chef ’s table, an openview grill in the dining area and ample space to accommodate 218 guests. Texas de Brazil located is located on the ground floor, next to the Ferrari World entrance at Yas Mall. It’s open from 10am to 10pm, Saturday to Wednesday, and from 10am to midnight Thursday and Friday.

GO: Call (0)2 563 1424 or visit www.texasdebrazil.com for reservations and more information.


An Exciting Ramadan at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

THIS RAMADAN, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL ABU DHABI, THE LUXURY WATERFRONT PROPERTY ON AL MARYAH ISLAND, INVITES GUESTS AND RESIDENTS TO EMBARK ON A UNIQUE DINING JOURNEY AND TO TREASURE MORE TIME TOGETHER WHILE AN ABUNDANCE OF SAVOURY AND SWEET FAVOURITES IS SERVED STRAIGHT TO THEIR TABLES.

In line with the hotel’s extensive culinary offerings, a collection of special Ramadan menus has been carefully crafted to satisfy the most discerning guests. When the sun goes down, Butcher & Still, a 1920s Chicago style steakhouse, invites guests to a sizzling Iftar experience, where they can indulge in a special three-course menu from AED250 per person, including an appetising choice of starters, succulent cuts and decadent desserts. Italian food lovers can take in the stunning sunset views from Cafe Milano’s chic and sophisticated setting before tucking into a freshly prepared, classic Italian three course menu. Guests can relax in a contemporary fashionable ambiance and treat their family and friends to a special Iftar all’Italiana from AED200 per person. True to its name, Al Meylas, the “Living Room of Abu Dhabi,” will gather families and friends in a relaxed Middle Eastern elegance to savour a refined four-course Arabic Iftar experience at AED175 per person, with a mouth-watering selection of authentic delights.

Guests are also welcomed to the capital’s favoured lounge to enjoy evening Suhoor treats as they gaze out at the glowing city lights and play card games as well as chess and backgammon. Corporate groups celebrating the Blessed Month can enjoy an array of customised Iftar and Suhoor arrangements to bring teams closer together. A host of special packages and a choice of exquisite venues are available for medium to large groups, starting from AED175 per person. Ramadan staycationers can indulge in a blissful weekend getaway at Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, taking advantage of an exceptional offer with 20 percent off the Best Available Rate including a sumptuous Iftar for two in Al Meylas, starting at AED750 per room per night. An ideal retreat to unwind in a comfortable stay, world-class dining venues and Four Seasons’ legendary service.

GO: Call (0)2 333 2222 for reservations and more information.


RAMADAN RECAP

HERE’S A QUICK REMINDER OF ALL THE AMAZING IFTAR AND SOHOUR EXPERIENCES FOR YOU TO ENJOY THROUGHOUT THE HOLY MONTH…

WHERE: IFTAR IN THE CLOUDS, THE ST. REGIS ABU DHABI
WHAT: IFTAR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED250+++ PER PERSON, ON THURS, FRI AND SAT

Setting the standard for luxury in the capital with exceptional, unique experiences, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers elevated Iftar celebrations in the majestic Abu Dhabi Suite. The world’s highest suspended suite presents Iftar in the Clouds available exclusively for up to 50 guests on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the Holy Month. Savour on an extensive array of exquisite, traditional Arabian delicacies, a dedicated dessert room featuring Kunafa and Atayef and Ramadan beverages served by the welcoming St. Regis culinary team. The 1,120 square meter setting features décor that blends Arabian traditions and contemporary sophistication, guests can expect 24-karat gold leaf accents, velvet upholstered walls, intricate glass mosaics, and cascading crystals, all creating a regal vibe.

Call (0)2 694 4553 for more information.

WHERE: MARKET KITCHEN, LE ROYAL MERIDIEN ABU DHABI
WHAT: IFTAR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED200++ SHARING MENU

This Ramadan, Market Kitchen’s head Chef Grant Ballingner teams up with Suzanne Husseini to bring the modern flavours of Arabia to Iftar! Indulge in a wide selection of delectable menu offerings, with celebrity Chef Suzanne’s twist, served straight to your table.

Call (0)2 674 2020 for more information.

WHERE: LAYALI EL HILMIYA, LE ROYAL MERIDIEN ABU DHABI
WHAT: IFTAR AND SOHOUR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED160 NET PER PERSON, SOHOUR – AED70 FOR SET MENU, A LA CARTE AVAILABLE TOO

Relax and enjoy a traditional Iftar buffet in Layali El Hilmiya, featuring traditional Ramadan favourites alongside international cuisine. Children are well catered for with an attractive children’s buffet too. For Sohour, enjoy the a la carte menu with a variety of entertainment. The air-conditioned tent will offer an array of hot and cold mezzes, fateer, and traditional saj to name just a few of the many delicacies on offer and all made in front of you. Sweets cannot be missed either with the season’s specialties
like kenafa and katayef. Ramadan juices and teas complete the offerings. Variety flavoured shisha will also be available to enjoy inside the tent, while varied live entertainment options will set the mood, such as games, large TV screenings of your favourite Ramadan programmes, and a live Oudh player.

Call (0)2 674 2020 for more information.


 

WHERE: GIORNOTTE, THE RITZ-CARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL
WHAT: IFTAR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED185++ PER PERSON; AED90++ FOR CHILDREN AGED SIX TO 12; CHILDREN UNDER SIX YEARS OF AGE DINE FOR FREE

Opening its door at sunset, the Iftar buffet at Giornotte features family favourites from the region, including Lebanese, Egyptian and local Emirati cuisines, in unique décor made up of Arabic lanterns, date displays and traditional fabrics. With a lavish menu changing daily, guests discover new flavours throughout the month and interact with chefs showcasing their creative flair at the live stations. Local water, specialty juices, coffee, tea and assorted desserts are all included.

Call (0)2 818 8888 for more information.

WHERE: MIJANA TENT, THE RITZ-CARLTON ABU DHABI, GRAND CANAL
WHAT: SOHOUR
PRICE: SOHOUR – MINIMUM SPEND OF AED160++ PER PERSON ON WEEKDAYS; AED180++ ON THURS, FRI AND SAT

Mijana welcomes guests to a festively decorated and elegantly furnished Ramadan tent, with covered outdoor seating facing a serene landscape of illuminated palm trees. In this relaxing al fresco setting, family and friends enjoy an a la carte menu served daily from 7.30pm to 2am, along with a collection of signature shisha flavours, accompanied by a variety of board games and a traditional oud player.

Call (0)2 818 8888 for more information.


WHERE: LAYALI AL SAHAR, LE MERIDIEN ABU DHABI
WHAT: IFTAR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED155 NET PER PERSON; AED75 NET FOR KIDS AGED FIVE TO 12; CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF FIVE DINE FOR FREE

Decorated with traditional artistic elements, giving guests the opportunity to break their fast with a wide choice of carefully selected dishes while enjoying a beautiful traditional and warm Arabic setting, Latest Recipe will serve up a mouthwatering Iftar. Designed to be enjoyed with family and friends, the buffet will offer a variety of dishes prepared from the freshest ingredients. Guests can expect a selection of soup, hot and cold mezze, followed by mains of seafood, grilled meats and chicken such as Hammour Harrah, Lamb Ouzi and Morrocan Chicken Tajine, while a range of traditional Arabic desserts like Kunafeh and Umm Ali will be available to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Call (0)2 644 6666 for more information.


WHERE: CROWNE PLAZA ABU DHABI
WHAT: IFTAR AND SOHOUR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED135 NET PER PERSON, SOHOUR AED100 NET MINIMUM SPEND ON A LA CARTE MENU

Gather your family and experience the spirit of the Holy Month with a sumptuous traditional Iftar buffet at The Garden Restaurant. Serving up all your favourite yummy dishes for the occasion, this Iftar is a cosy affair. For Sohour, head to the Emirates Ballroom for a journey of 1001 Arabian nights. Enjoy traditional Arabic delights, shisha, and time honoured live entertainment, while immersing in the peaceful spirit of Ramadan.

Call (0)2 616 6166 for more information.


WHERE: EMIRATES PALACE
WHAT: IFTAR AND SOHOUR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED250+++ PER PERSON, SOHOUR – AED150+++ MINIMUM SPEND REQUIRED ON A LA CARTE MENU

Emirates Palace’s iconic Iftar is locally known as the capital’s most extravagant fast-breaking feast, and this year Emirates Palace has raised the bar by constructing the Iftar tent in a stunning new location. Cast your eyes upon the unrivalled tent by the sea. Allow the panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf to remind you of ancient traditions and the historical importance of the sea as you indulge in an unforgettable meal surrounded by loved ones. Signature fare and traditional delicacies will be offered in a seemingly neverending buffet every night for Iftar. Live cooking and carving stations will whet every palate, as guests select the most succulent grilled meats with traditional accompaniments and Emirati favourites. Followed by a selection of continental delicacies and an assortment of desserts, the Ramadan Iftar buffet and à la carte Sohour menu will offer a truly inspiring experience for all senses.

Call (0)2 690 7999 for more information.

WHERE: KHAYMAT AL BAROUK, CROWNE PLAZA ABU DHABI YAS ISLAND
WHAT: IFTAR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED175 PER PERSON; AED75 FOR KIDS AGED SIX TO 13

An elegant Iftar awaits at Khaymat Al Barouk where guests can savour a splendid Iftar buffet made up of all your Ramadan cravings! A live oud player and tanoura dance show will keep you and your loved ones entertained.

Call (0)2 656 3053 for more information.

WHERE: AL ANDALUS TENT, FAIRMONT BAB AL BAHR
WHAT: IFTAR AND SOHOUR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED195+++ PER PERSON WITH RAMADAN JUICES; AED225+++ PER PERSON WITH WATER, SOFT DRINKS AND JUICES, SOHOUR – MINIMUM SPEND OF AED160+++ PER PERSON IS REQUIRED ON THE A LA CARTE MENU

Bringing the ultimate Iftar experience with a breathtaking buffet and live cooking stations, break fast in the contemporary and refined air conditioned Al Andalus Tent. indulge in a broad selection of seafood, meat BBQ items and a wide spread of hot and cold Arabic mezzeh alongside the hugely popular Emirati food station serving thareed, hares and machboos. A delicious selection of Arabic and Western sweets, premium dates and Arabic coffee will bring a tasty touch to your Iftar. For Sohour, the modern Arabic tent with influences from Andalucía will transport you to an architectural delight with themes and design from the Spanish and Islamic culture. You can immerse yourself in the sophisticated colour palette full of rich turquoise and emerald green, perfectly complemented by the warm beige surroundings that offset the use of glass throughout the tent.

Call (0)2 654 3238 for more information.


WHERE: SHANGRI-LA HOTEL QARYAT AL BERI, ABU DHABI
WHAT: IFTAR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED205+++ PER PERSON

Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi celebrates Ramadan with a Grand Iftar Buffet at its popular allday dining restaurant – Sofra bld. With authentic Middle Eastern delicacies from across the region, the lavish buffet served from sunset until 8pm is prepared under the guidance of 2 Michelin star Executive Chef Mansour Memarian.The highlight of the iftar is a large Ouzi station in the heart of the buffet spread, where guests an find a range of traditional Ramadan favourites. Price is inclusive of teas, coffees and juices.

Call (0)2 509 8555 for more information.

WHERE: INTERCONTINENTAL ABU DHABI
WHAT: IFTAR AND SOHOUR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED225+++ PER PERSON, SOHOUR – AED150+++ MINIMUM SPEND REQUIRED ON A LA CARTE MENU OR AED180+++ AND AED200+++ FOR SET MENUS

Take a seat at the sophisticated Byblos Sur Mer for an Iftar to remember. Serving up hot and cold mezze straight to the table with three different options of main course and a rich dessert buffet to satisfy the sweet tooth – you’re in for a treat. Includes Ramadan beverages. For Sohour, head to the Sahaara Tent which offers an exclusive experience, with Emarat FM’s famous quizzes and exciting prizes in addition to a rich food and beverage menu.

Call 800 423 463 for more information.


 

WHERE: JUMEIRAH AT ETIHAD TOWERS
WHAT: IFTAR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED150 NET PER PERSON AT LAYALI AL BARAKA; AED205 NET PER PERSON AT ROSEWATER AND LI BEIRUT

Give yourself an authentic treat this Holy Month of Ramadan and experience Iftar at one of three beautiful venues; Layali Al Baraka, Rosewater or Li Beirut. Iftar is inclusive of traditional favourites and a selection of Asian and European specialties alongside traditional Ramadan beverages and water, live entertainment by an Oud player, and Arabic coffee and dates. You can also collect Etihad Guest Miles while breaking your fast in Layali Al Baraka or in Rosewater.

Call (0)2 811 5666 for more information.

WHERE: ASIA DE CUBA, THE ST. REGIS ABU DHABI
WHAT: IFTAR
PRICE: IFTAR – AED200+++

Break fast with a Chino-Latino-inspired offering made up of a selection of small plates, entrees and desserts to be enjoyed amongst friends and family during the Holy Month. Some of the dishes to try at Iftar include sweet potato hummus, shrimp and lemongrass shumai, stir-fry mojo duck noodles, churros with chili chocolate ganache and so much more. From 7pm onwards.

Call (0)2 699 3333 for more information.