Culinary Boutique Cafe - A new Dubai favorite!

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In a nutshell

This is the Culinary Boutique cooking school's cafe, right in the heart of Jumeirah. The setting is one of the most beautiful I've seen in Dubai and the food is, as expected from a culinary school, refined and very tasty. My new Dubai favorite! 

the mood

Fresh and contemporary in design, the cafe at Culinary Boutique offers a lovely setting both indoor and on their outdoor terrace overlooking Burj Khalifa.

the food

These dishes for the win:
- Lobster tail with sun dried tomato spicy butter sauce (we ordered this twice!)
- Wagyu carpaccio with rucola, truffle mousse and parmesan (twice as well!)
- Burrata with pesto
- Goat cheese and beetroot salad
 

Lobster tail with sun dried tomato spicy butter sauce 

Lobster tail with sun dried tomato spicy butter sauce 

Wagyu Carpaccio / Burrata with pesto / Goat cheese and beetroot salad 

Wagyu Carpaccio / Burrata with pesto / Goat cheese and beetroot salad 

THE damage

AED 150 - 300

Culinary Boutique Cafe
Jumeira Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 345 0023

    JG Kitchen - Worth the hype?

    Tuna tartare with ginger marinade

    Tuna tartare with ginger marinade

    In a nutshell

    JG Kitchen is supposedly the more "casual" chic cafe by Jean Georges restaurant. What the menu has to offer is indeed more casual than what you would get at Jean Georges Dining room, in a more casual setting as well, but is it worth the price? or the hype? I'm not so sure. 

    the mood

    Chic casual setting with a hotel lobby kind of vibe.  

    the food 

    JG Kitchen offers a tapas-like menu - sharing is definitely recommended. Highlights include: 
    - Burrata with sorento lemon jam
    - Crab toast with lemon aioli
    - Tuna tartare with ginger marinade
    - Snapper ceviche
    - Wagyu cheeseburger
    One thing to note: their pizza oven was not working that night and we couldn't try their very famous truffle pizza. Stay tuned for an update on this post. 

    Burrata with sorento lemon jam 

    Burrata with sorento lemon jam 

    Crab toast with lemon aioli 

    Crab toast with lemon aioli 

    Snapper ceviche

    Snapper ceviche

    Wagyu cheeseburger

    Wagyu cheeseburger

    the damage

    More than AED 450 

     

    JG Kitchen
    Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road
    Tel: +971 4 3436118

     

    Bianca - Mozzarella & More

    bianca

    In a nutshell

    Bianca is a hearty italian restaurant located in boxpark with simple traditional italian dishes. They locally produce their dairy products, burrata amidst them, and this ensures you get the freshest products in town.  Perfect spot for a casual weekend lunch.

    the mood

    As the name implies, Bianca's interior is all white and contrary to all Dubai restaurants, it's small enough and cozy enough.  

    the food

    Do not leave without ordering one of these:
    - Al Bicchiere: Burrata served in a jar mixed with juicy cherry tomatoes, spinach leaves and croutons. The freshness of the burrata is amazing!
    - Parmigiana di Melanzane: This melanzane has the perfect balance of aubergine, pamesan and tomato sauce
    -  Tagliatelle con funghi al profumo di tartufo: You will really enjoy the creaminess of the mushroom sauce enhanced with the perfect amount of tartufo
    - Penne alla Siciliana: Aubergines wins again with this dish

    Burrata Al Bicchiere

    Burrata Al Bicchiere

    Parmigiana di melanzane

    Parmigiana di melanzane

    Penne alla siciliana

    Penne alla siciliana

    Tagliatelle con funghi al profumo di tartufo

    Tagliatelle con funghi al profumo di tartufo

    the damage

    AED 150 - 300 

     

    Bianca - Mozzarella & Co
    Boxpark, Al Wasl Road
    Phone: +971 4 34 55 300