Cho Gao, Crown Plaza, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Chinese New Year is fast approaching this year taking place from January 28 to February 11. 新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè) – happy Chinese New Year to all those celebrating! As this is my first year in Abu Dhabi, my husband and I are far away from our families, but we found comfort in finding restaurants like Cho Gao who remind us of our traditions!
Welcome the Year of the Rooster during our week long celebration! Expect authentic Chinese dishes, live entertainment, and great prizes to be won at Crown Plaza,The Garden. During the week, guests can also enjoy delicious Cantonese specialties in Cho Gao! Date: 27th January – 3 rd February 2017 Time: 12:00 – 16:00 (The Garden)
During Chinese New Year, these 7 foods are believed to be LUCKY
- Fish – prosperity
- Dumplings – wealth
- Spring Rolls – wealth
- Tangyuan (sweet rice balls ) – family
- Oranges/Clementines – fullness
- NianGao – high income/high position
- Noodles – happiness and longevity
Many of these items can be found at Cho Gao! Read on further for my experience on their scrumptious sharing platters of divine dim sum and sushi! Day & Time: Wednesdays, 18:00 – 22:00 Price: AED 160* with unlimited house beverage
Hiccup Cafe, Fotouh Al Khair Mall, Abu Dhabi, UAE
This particular location of Hiccup Cafe is a hidden gem among the hustle and bustle of the Abu Dhabi city core. Its located in the mall beside the World Trade Center on the 1st floor of the Fotouh Al Khair Mall. As soon as you see the Marks and Spencers on the 1st floor (not ground level), delicious food is just steps away! Hiccup has several branches within the UAE, this one, is the largest one where it fits all occasions – whether it be a romantic candle lit dinner with your beau, family meal with kids, or just a cake-and-latte kind of night.
I was invited to sample the menu at the restaurant. Read on more for my experience and suggested must-try items.
Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Khazana, Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor, Hong Kong, Brooklyn Shuffle, the Yellow Chilli, Sura Vie, Options by Sanjeev Kapoor, Gold Leaf Banquets, and Jimmy Hu, what do all of these restaurants have in common? They are all under the SK (Sanjeev Kapoor) brand! Sanjeev Kapoor is an amazingly talented and adored celebrity chef, TV personality, writer, entrepreneur and more! Think of him as the Gordon Ramsay of Asia. I wonder if they are friends :P. Mr. Kapoor has his own food channel and hosts the longest running TV show of it’s kind in Asia with over 500 million viewers!
I was lucky enough to be invited to sample the Royal Feast menu at Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor as part of the Food Run at Nation Towers. The Signature restaurant brand aims to offer customer’s a memorable and artistic fine-dining authentic Indian experience. Read on further about my experience with the Royal Feast at Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor.
While you are at Nation Towers, spend worth AED 150 at any of the outlets to be in a chance of winning a brand new Nissan Patrol as part of the #shopandwincampaign!