One of my favorite places in Madinat Jumeirah is the tapas restaurant Al Hambra, located in drop dead gorgeous Al Qasr Hotel in Madinat Jumeirah. It’s been more than a year since the last time I was there, so Thursday evening, Pia and I took our husbands out for some Spanish treats.
The two times I have eaten Filipino food earlier I haven’t had a clue about what I was doing. I didn’t know how to pronounce the names of the various dishes, and I certainly had no idea of what kind of food those funny words Bulalo, Goto and Sinigang referred to. When Rachel and I decided to have lunch today,
Westfield shopping center is just a few stops from Bond Street subway station, so in the unlikely event that you get tired of the shopping around Oxford Street, Westfield offers some great mall shopping variety.
When it comes to Chinese food, I am a total illiterate. I know that number 36 on the menu at Xing Long Grill around the corner tastes good, and that I’m not so fond of jellyfish (which I tasted in Chinatown in Bangkok some years ago), but otherwise Chinese cuisine a huge black hole on my culinary world map.
Before we went to London, AC and I were drooling over AC’s Hawksmoor cookbook, so when we got hungry on Tuesday night, and Hawksmoor on Air Street apparently was the only restaurant with a table available, it didn’t take long before we decided to slip inside.
AC had a lot of pounds burning in her pockets, so I was dragged around most of central London’s department stores. London has some of the world’s oldest and finest department stores, so even though I didn’t shop myself, I enjoyed having a look inside those beautiful old buildings.
The weather was wonderful during my days in Oslo, and we spent most of the time out in the sun on the balcony. Anna-Carin is also passionate about food, so we cooked all the meals together and grasped the opportunity to exchange recipes and try out different techniques.
This week, it’s Jumeirah Restaurant Week and Dubai is teeming with excellent and inexpensive dining opportunities at all the Jumeriah Group restaurants. This is one of the foodie highlights of the year, but it wasn’t until yesterday that we finally had the time to join. We went for The Rib Room, which is a steak restaurant in Emirates Towers. I’ve wanted to dine there for a long time, so when I saw their Restaurant Week menu, which included beef tenderloin and crème brulée, it was an obvious choice.