It is the time of the year again when I start on (semi) deciding my travel plans. Day dreaming is now part of my everyday tasks, thinking of places I want to explore, praying and wishful to experience those adventures that I have been reading in travel blogs and travel magazines (and travel youtube channels).
At first, I didn’t realize that planning for a trip will take a lot of my time (and energy). I thought It was just all fun hahaha. From the time that I started planning for my Euro backpacking trip, I knew already that every year there will be a period that this dreadful season will come (something that I will never complain about). My internet browser is now full of opened tabs that I need to read in order to weigh destination reviews and tips (thank you internet and friends).
This year, I have a few places that I am thinking for visiting. As my leave will be divided within the year (same that previous ones) I have been talking to my travel friends on the possibility of visiting them. South America and another European trip are on top of my list…..and this month I am actually embarking on my first weekend trip to Sri Lanka.
Planning, saving, reading and actual decision making is very stressful but at the same time exciting! I love it!….and I love my new camera. ^^
Last week, I was invited to attend the grand launch of The Beach Canteen in Kite Beach. This project is part of The Dubai Food Festival which will run for 10 days starting last 27th of February.
At first, I thought I will not be able to make it to the event cause I will be leaving work at around 7pm and the event will run from 5pm to 8pm. I decided to try to catch up, at least to see the full set-up of these pop up food stalls.
I have made a few concepts based on refurbished cargo container before and it will be interesting to see how this was implements.
I love how Dubai is now exploring different avenues which can cater to a diverse set of people. This particular venue will surely attract those beach bums and hungry tourists ready to grab a quick bite and also those who just want to chill and enjoy the Dubai Sunset.
The Beach Canteen in Kite Beach offers nine food stalls. These are:
Bikers Cafe - International Cuisine
Loca - Mexican Contemporary
Saladicious - International Cuisine
Giolitti - Italian
Coffeol - Gourmet Coffee and Light Fare
Extreme Shawarma - Arabic
Power Burger - American Cuisine
Hadoota Masreya - Traditional Egyptian Cuisine
Seaview - Seafood
Aside from the Kite Beach, there are 2 other venues where you can find the Beach Canteen,Jumeirah Open Beach and Sunset Beach.
You can find the following stalls in Jumeirah Open Beach
Cafe2Go - Coffee and Light Bites
Lebaneesh - Maneesh with a Twist
La Creparis - French Crepes & Waffles
Roti Mum Cafe - Roti Buns and International Dishes
Here are the list of food stalls in the Sunset Beach
Kyo Cafe - Contemporary Japanese
La Provence - French Cuisine
Ines Paris - French Patisserie
The Beach Canteen will be in these areas on a limited time only. If you think you are in the mood to bathe under the sun and be refreshed while enjoying the view of the wide horizon, visit The Beach Canteen. ^^
Kite Beach Location
I have seen these videos a long ago and I was so impressed during that time.
Since I started travel and food blogging I became more aware of the excitement of discovering food and places that are different from what I got used to. The beauty of God’s creation.
These set of videos entitled Move,Eat and Learn by Rick Mereki sums up this passion that is burning inside of me (naks). Dreaming of a long trip and explore this beautiful world someday!
Enjoy the video!!!
Check out more videos by Rick Mereki in his Vimeo account:
I have blatantly and over confessed my love for the Cronuts ever since I first entered Monseir Dominique Ansel’s Bakeshop in New York (Food Blog: The Quest For A Cronut).
Far away from the Big Apple, I have been craving for this sweet creation here in Dubai. Trying to search online, I was very much unsuccessful until one day, in an event project meeting I met this local lady who is a friend of our ‘VIP’ client and out of the nowhere she mentioned that she knows someone who creates ‘this famous desert from New York’ –I jumped immediately and asked—is it the Cronut?
Hearing a big YES, I took the details right away. The name of the bakeshop is Butter Dubai Salon, they have an instagram page (ihttp://instagram.com/butterdubai#) and from there you you’ll be instructed on how to order.
I love their packaging, the white boxes with black ribbons look so chic and stylish.
They are doing all transactions online. Normally, you will send them an SMS or email and tell them your order and then they will arrange with you the day of the pick up. They have 2 pick-up points, one in Mercato Mall and the other in Century Mall.
This was actually my second order from them (needless to say that I was very much satisfied the first time).
I ordered the caramelia cronuts, vanilla cronuts, nutella cookies and a biscoff crumbs.
Caramelia Cronuts (my favorite)
In comparison with the original Dominique Ansel Cronuts, this one from Butter Dubai is at par with the original one. It has that interesting merger of a round sweet donut and a layered flaky croissant. I have tasted all their Cronut flavors, saffron, rose, vanilla and caramel. I love the caramel one the most.
Another hit as voted by my taste buds is the Nutella Sea Salt Cookie. This was a complete surprise for me. I was not really a fan of Nutella but this made me join the famous chocolate bandwagon. In every crunchy bite, there is an oozing sweet chocolate waiting for you inside (waaah I want to place my order again!).
Nutella Sea Salt Cookies
All in all, I was a satisfied dessert eater. With a very affordable price ranges, I would really recommend to all sweet lovers out there or those who are just curious on the Cronuts craze.
I love their motto, “Life is short, eat dessert first”…yey for DESSERTS!
To contact Butter Dubai, check the information below:
'Butter dessert salon Dubai based Seasonal Desserts Bakery .For orders, call 042038513 ( except Fridays) or e-mail email@example.com 9am-6pm www.butterdubai.blogspot.ae’
You can follow them in their instagram page and twitter account: @butterdubai
Check out their menu for November 2013 to March 2014: