We’ll be checking out some different selections for those breaking their fast or simply wanting to try a new venue during this special time of year in Dubai. Here’s a special one to kick off with…
This is made more so with carefully placed fabrics, low-lighting and – for Ramadan – an oud player who fills the room with traditional music to add to the decoration and ambience.
A large ‘tent’ connected to the rear of the venue extends it onto what would usually be the outdoor terrace, between the main building and the pool.
As anyone who has sampled Ewaan previously would expect, the kitchen excels at iftar.
There’s hearty roast beef and chicken for big meat fans, and moist beef rib eye enhanced by wild mushroom sauce as well as colourful sushi for lighter savoury appetites.
Ewaan chefs stretch their creative legs with zesty coconut chili prawns and rich mutton chukka - both very moreish - while arguably stars of the show are a memorable seabass cooked with subtle carrot and cumin sauce and decadent roasted quail with sumac.
The test, as always, is not to fill up on the savoury options.
Imagination has gone into desserts that include eye-catching pastries, dainty creations that blend artistic flourishes with pleasing bursts of sweet flavour, and a lavish chocolate mousse cake that cannot fail to wow its audience. Plus there's the all-important chocolate fountain for, ahem, younger diners.
IFTAR at Ewaan, The Palace, Downtown is from sunset until 9pm during Ramadan.
IT costs AED 255 per person (25% off during the first week of Ramadan), inclusive of buffet, Ramadan juices and water; children aged six-11 dine at 50% off and children aged below six dine gratis.
SUHOUR at Ewaan Ramadan Tent is also from first day of Ramadan until 15 June; weekdays 10pm to 1am; weekends, 10pm-2am.
THAT costs AED 170 per person (25% off during the first week of Ramada); children aged six-11 dine at 50% off and children aged below six free.
EVEN Asado is offering iftar via its many nuances of Argentinean cuisine. A special unlimited set menu for iftar will be presented, along with front row seats for the Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa.
AND Thiptara, surrounded by Burj Lake (Thiptara translates as 'magic at the water') puts its award-winning Far Eastern culinary marvels into a special iftar set menu.
FOR reservations call 04 888 3444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AND check The Entertainer for regular dining offers at six Palace Downtown outlets.