This past week involved a lot of food-related new stuff… yum! Thank heavens I’m a runner otherwise I’d be a total fatty 😉 I absolutely love eating (and drinking beer 😉 )!
JPEG hosted a dinner on Thursday night, inviting a few friends over who’ve been instrumental in her time in Dubai so far – 12 years! It was a great night! Started out with delicious food and ended off with hilarious reminiscing of old times.
So, the food you ask?
Well, she introduced (me) to this wonderfully easy way of hosting a dinner party… raclette! It’s kind of similar in a way to fondue in that there is no huge meal preparation beforehand – everyone sits around the table and basically makes their own dishes out of the different bits and pieces laying around the table.
Friday night was then a little bit different – off to a jazz restaurant for live music, dinner and drinks for Al’s birthday 🙂
We went off to Nola Eatery (Nola stands for New Orleans, Louisiana, which I learned on the weekend too!) which is located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.
We all arrived at about 7pm to take part in the happy hour which finishes at 8pm, and to get cracking on the food before the band starts at 9pm.
The food was delicious! I started off with a cheese and spinach dip (which was rather filling as a starter – could definitely be shared!), and then also ordered the pulled beef sliders, because I can 😉
But because I was actually rather full, I ended up eating only the pulled beef and left the buns, as well as ignored the chips completely!
However, what would a night out be without at least sampling the dessert menu, right?!
So a few of us decided to sample a few of the desserts – fried beignet (New Orleans fried dough), cheesecake and chocolate brownie.