Abu Dhabi Restaurant Week: Mijana

This elegant Arabic hotspot is cooking up a storm for Dhs199

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We know that going out to restaurants is one of the main hobbies of everyone here in Abu Dhabi.

A big reason for that is due to the sheer number of incredible places to eat in the capital.

Well, the dining scene just got that little bit more exciting thanks to the introduction of Abu Dhabi Restaurant Week powered by Time Out Abu Dhabi.

It’s part of Abu Dhabi Food Festival, one of the capital’s most popular annual events.

Between December 6 and 15, some of the city’s finest eateries will be offering special set menus, giving foodies the chance to sample some of the best food around for either Dhs99, Dhs149 or Dhs199.

You can find the menu of every single restaurant taking part at our dedicated section here.

The bumper list of capital favourites includes Arabic treasure Mijana.

The romantic restaurant by the Grand Canal serves a superb selection of hot and cold Middle Eastern dishes.

The set menu for Restaurant Week includes one hot and cold mezze, main course and dessert for Dhs199.

Take your pick from authentic dishes from across the region, including baba ganoush, batata harra, kabab halabi and baklava.

First course

Choice of one cold mezze
Hoummus beiruti – chickpea purée, sesame paste, garlic, parsley and nuts
Moutabel shamander – beetroot, tahina, yoghurt, rosewater, pistachio and olive oil
Baba ganoush – aubergine, pepper, tomato, onion, walnut and olive oil
Muhammara – breadcrumbs, chilli paste, mixed nuts and pomegranate molasses
Tabouleh – chopped parsley, tomato, onion, crushed wheat, lemon and olive oil dressing
Fattoush – cucumber, tomato, romaine lettuce, watercress, fresh mint, toasted bread, lemon juice, sumac and pomegranate molasses

Choice of one hot mezze
Kibbeh maklyieh – minced Lamb, crushed wheat, onion and pine nuts
Rokakat – fried cheese roll
Batata harra – potato, garlic, chilli paste, coriander and olive oil
Falafel platter – crushed chickpea, vegetables and tahini sauce

Second course

Mijana lahem meshui – marinated grilled beef
Arayes – flat Arabic bread with minced lamb, onion, tomato and fresh mint
Shish tawook – grilled chicken skewers
Kabab halabi – minced meat, onion, parsley and Arabic spices
Garden vegetables – grilled artichoke stuffed with vegetables and tomato sauce

Third course

Assorted baklava – filo pastry dough, nuts and sugar syrup
Um ali – puff-pastry pudding, milk and nuts
Fresh seasonal sliced fruits

Dhs199. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

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