Showing posts with label Dusit Hotel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dusit Hotel. Show all posts

Birthday Giveaway: WIN a Tandoori and a Mexican Dinner for 2 at The Californian

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Hello everyone! How is your Eid Holiday planning going on? While I am still waiting for my company's announcement of our holiday off, I am already day dreaming about this weekend's adventure.

I think I will have a breezy Eid adventure at sea this weekend. The husband said we will go fishing and I am really excited because I haven't gone fishing here before. I'm pretty sure the kids will enjoy too. If we are lucky enough, we might catch our very first fish on this fishing trip.

sailing on...

As promised, here is the second part of my Birthday Giveaway. Thanks to my generous sponsors, I am truly grateful.


The first giveaway is still running and if you haven't joined yet, you still have a few more days to join before I announce the winner on the night of my birthday which is a week from now.

Please go ahead, don't be shy, press the other link above, the more entries, the more chances of winning!

This time around, I am giving yet another Theme Nights Dinner for 2 but not just one but to two lucky winners. Each will received a dinner voucher for 2 at The Californian located at the 24th floor of Dusit Thani Hotel Dubai.

The Californian is the hotel's international buffet restaurant, plays host to wonderful dishes from around the world with its theme nights giving guest unlimited options.


I will be giving away vouchers from Tandoori Night on Sundays as well as Mexican Night on Mondays 


The newest addition to the famed Themed Nights is a haven to lovers of Indian cuisine, showcasing the Indian blend of spices’ subtle aroma and delicious taste in every dish.


Mexican Night on Mondays features Palmito Salad with Spicy Dressing, Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice, Mayo and Peas, Ensalada de Pescado and Tortilla with Aioli and a whole wide spread of Mexican delights! Need I say more?

They also have other theme nights such as New Orleans BBQ Night on Tuesdays
Sumptuous ribs, barbecued prawns and traditional jambalaya are just some of the delights featured on the menu. Enjoy the stunning views of the Burj Khalifa while sampling delights from the city of Jazz.

South East Asian Night on Wednesdays
Try out the finest quality dishes from South East Asia. A region well known for its spices and curries, offers a unique and varied menu options. Whether you are looking for Chinese Fried Rice, Vietnamese Noodles or Thai Green Curry, there will be something to suit every taste.

Deep Blue on Thursdays
Submerge yourself with the finest selection of fresh seafood from the coastal waters and deep ocean. Try carefully crafted sushi or choose your own fish and have our chefs cook it to your liking. Only the best cuts make the menus to ensure the finest quality enjoyment.

Around the World on Fridays
Dubai has become the global capital, attracting culture and flavours from all over the world, so what better way to celebrate than bringing together the best in International flavours. Why not start off with a delicately spiced Tom Yum Goong from Thailand before digging into a Sri Lankan Biryani, and topping it off with Italy’s finest Panna Cotta.


Before you begin, here are some of the Terms and Conditions
The giveaway will run from July 14-31, 2015

1 Use Rafflecopter app below and follow instructions to enter the giveaway. There are 2 giveaways, on the app, press the small arrow tab on the right to navigate between giveaways
2. The Voucher is valid for three months from the date of issue
3. This Voucher is non-refundable
4. This Voucher is not valid on Public Holidays or combined with other promotions
5. Prior booking is needed.
6. Winner will be announced here on the blog and on My Yellow Bells Facebook Page
7. Voucher can be collected from the Concierge of Dusit Thani Dubai and a valid ID must be presented.
8. Everyone can join as long as you can collect the voucher from the hotel.

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PAX Italian Restaurant and Lounge

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Hello everyone, how was your Valentines date?

Mine wasn't so bad, since I knew that the husband will be working on that day, we already went for a pre-Valentine's dinner last Friday. I'm very glad to receive my annual bouquet of red roses and box of chocolate on the day itself from the loving and ever supportive husband and that's all about it coz...


I don't want to bore you about my V-day date story but instead I want to show you this. Awesome isn't it?


This was our view the last time we were at PAX Italian Restaurant and Lounge at Dusit Thani Hotel Dubai.

A lovely restaurant that serves honest-to-goodness Italian food. 

PAX Italian Restaurant and Lounge was recently awarded the Certificate of Authenticity set out in the Ospitalità Italiana Seal Specification, under the Italian Industry & Commerce Office in the UAE for 2014-2015 joining the stellar list of certified Italian restaurants in the world






We were invited to sample its menu for February about a couple of weeks ago which was designed for winter or cooler months. Dishes hailed from the cities of Piedmont, Venice and Tuscany in Northern Italy, all orgasmically delicious and surprisingly affordable.

We started off with cream of pumpkin with amaretto flavored crisp. Our waiter recommended that we dig in while it's warm. It was love at first sip, so creamy and satisfyingly good.

Crema de Zuca al Crocante D' Amaretto AED35

For antipasti, Vitello Tonnato is not much to look but I tell you underneath that tuna caper sauce is a delightfully appetizing pink thick slices of slow-roasted veal in a bed of crunchy red cabbage.

Vitello Tonatto AED45

First course was risotto with green asparagus, radicchio and teleggio cheese. I don't know about you but most risotto dishes I've tried at Italian restaurants tend to be a little too salty for my palate. Maybe it's just the way it should be but I tell you if this wasn't the case, it would have been a perfect rice dish for me. The risotto rice was cooked well and the asparagus has a bite to it which added texture to the dish.

Risotto con Asparagi, Radicchio e Taleggio

We also had beef ravioli tossed in tuna veal jus, forest mushrooms and spinach of which I have all the praises. The ravioli was cooked al dente and it was perfectly seasoned with enough sauce to keep it moist. The spinach in a pasta dish is new to me but I welcomed it with open arms.

Ravioli Di Manzo Al Sugo D'Arrosto Fungi E Spinachi Novelli (Piemonte)

For our main course, we had grilled corn-fed baby chicken, roast potatoes and grilled vegetables with herb extra virgin olive oil. The chicken was crisp on the outside and juicy on the inside. I love chicken dishes but unfortunately it was served with a very strong contender...


Galleto Alla Grigla Con Patate Arrosto, Verdure Alla Griglia In Salsa Alle Erbe E Olio D'Oliva (Veneto)


...the star of the night - the grilled T-bone steak with pan fried zucchini and capsicum.


Costata Di Manzo Con Zucchine E Pperoni Saltati in Padella (Tuscany)

Look at those beautiful grill marks and juice that sits on the meat (gosh writing this make me salivate and crave for it right now). If you have a big appetite then this is good for one but can also be shared by two person and still be sated.

The juicy succulent meat was so flavorful and tender with fat that melts in you mouth, yum. I promise to return to PAX with the husband just for this part of the menu.

We cap our dinner with greetings of happy birthday to two of our friends Sheila of AB and ME and Kenneth of Ken Surat and shared an oh so creamy half pound cheese cake and two cups of tiramisu for dessert.



It was indeed a lovely evening spent with good friends over good food.

So will I bring more friends to PAX?

Yes definitely and I do suggest you trooped with your friends too and let them try the t-bone steak and you'll never go wrong with it. The service was quick but not rushed and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Discover a little bit of Italy at PAX Ristorante & Lounge
24th floor, Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road
Lunch: 12:00 to 15:00 | Dinner: 19:00 to 23:30
For reservations 04 317 4515
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Crab Craze at Benjarong Royal Thai Cuisine, Dusit Thani Hotel Dubai

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I love crabs. Actually I am crazy about it.

Back in the Philippines, I can eat two big fat steamed mud crabs alone but since it is rarely available here in Dubai I go for fresh water crabs and I can finish four or five in one sitting, depending on the size of it.

I don't know how to cook any other crab dish except for the easiest steamed crabs. I eat it with bare hands, dip the crab meat in a Filipino style vinaigrette which is just a simple mixture of palm fruit vinegar, crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Eat it with rice and I am a happy kid.


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Rain washed away my fears

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It rained last night, heavy (like how I feel), drenched almost all parts of UAE. A hint of summertime ♥ love it ♥

The best thing was it made me feel good inside when I stepped out of my apartment this morning. It was cloudy but everything looks radiant and fresh, like spring time. Plus some good news from my dearest made my day. I reached the office at 7am, still early. I stare at the window for a while after I switch on my computer. As usual to pass the time (we start between half past eight and nine o’clock) I logged on the FB to see what’s going on at the other side of the world. I browsed every update and I hopped into someone’s photos – a friend of a friend whom I barely know. Her photos tells a story, it was inspiring and again inside I felt better, got inspired to take some photos from the rooftop of our building and they are amazing.



the Dusit Hotel and the Complex Defense R/A




Dusit Hotel



DIFC Gate Drive




Some Towers


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