Abu Dhabi Restaurant Week: Circo

Fill up at this excellent eatery 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 the excellent Circo.

With a cool circus-inspired interior this Italian restaurant at the Intercontinental Abu Dhabi serves a superb selection of traditional dishes.

For Abu Dhabi Restaurant Week is offering three courses for Dhs199.

Highlights of the tempting set menu include the pizza with mozzarella, mushrooms and truffles, squid ink and calamari risotto and torta caprese. You can choose one option from each course. 

First course

Pizza with mozzarella cheese, fresh cream, porcini mushrooms, bresaola from Valtellina and fresh black Umbria truffle
Salad with slow-poached octopus, croutons, onion, cucumber, tomatoes and crustacean mayonnaise
Mixed seafood, crustacean sauce, homemade semola battuta pasta, garlic, parsley and citrus zest

Second course

Squid ink and baby calamari risotto, crispy octopus and roasted Sicilian datterini tomatoes
Homemade agnolotti filled with braised beef, mozzarella cheese fondue, hazelnuts and black truffle from Umbria
Grilled tiger prawns, bread crumbs and vinegar and mint marinated fried courgette

Third course

Torta caprese - moist chocolate and almond cake, vanilla ice cream and raspberry gel
Sirio’s maccioni crème brulee
Tiramisu - mascarpone sabayon, bitter espresso-soaked sponge, amaretti cookies and cocoa dust

Dhs199. Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (02 666 6888).

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