Sometimes I find food pictures from so long ago, I can’t remember which dish is which. The good thing about the food from The Royal Orchid in Dubai was every plate was really tasty, so that should speak for something! It was also my first meal off the plane in Dubai. You guys should kind of already know about my food experiences here. They have some great mint hookah and tea right outside at Chandelier. The best ever actually.
A little shameless self-promotion never hurt nobody. Check out this month’s Marie Claire with Rachel McAdams on the cover if you haven’t already. I was really lucky to write for a recurring feature called “Beauty Roadshow,” where we go to different cities around the world and interview women about what they love about themselves.
Last October, I went to Dubai and interviewed about 50 be-yoo-tiful women all day at the Mall of the Emirates. I met some interesting people from literally all over the world, and it was such a fun experience! We narrowed it down to a handful of women, but it’s in this issue currently on newsstands for you to check it out yourselves and let me know what you think!
If I could go back to one restaurant from the many I visited while in Dubai (and believe me, we went to many amazing ones), I would go back to More. I love Shake Shack as much as the next person, but I can confidently say that the burger I ate at this place easily blows any burger I’ve ever had out of the water. I went there on my last night in Dubai, and still can’t forget the taste of their More Burger (55 dirhams, so about $15), which came out in a four-tier serving tower with nine different relishes and spreads (and yes, it has the name somehow magically written on the corn rye bun).
We also ordered lasagna with mornay and green herb sauce ($15) Risotto with shitake mushroom and topped with a dollop of mascarpone cream (about $14.50), hazelnut and chocolate gelatos, and a fruit treat. Just trust me on this one.
I went to Dubai last October for a week and OMG. I can’t say I had even one bad meal there. Eating time was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. Let’s start with Shakespeare and Co. café.
It’s a chain of restaurants that has also expanded itself into a pâtisserie and flower shop. The décor is very cool-granny chic – it has elegant chaises and embroidered upholstered fabric sofas for seating and crystal chandelier lighting throughout, but even more inviting is its laidback fare of paninis, pastas, pizza, coffee blends, and juice cocktails.