#HauteHangouts: Carine, Dubai

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#HauteHangouts: Carine, Emirates Golf Club Dubai

With its Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, intimate setting and service with a smile, Carine adds a dose of fine French flair to Dubai’s delicious dining scene and is one of MOJEH’s favourite #HauteHangouts

If you didn’t make it to the south of France this summer, fret not—there’s a little slice of the Mediterranean tucked away in Emirates Golf Club, and its bistro-style furnishings and traditional dishes with a modern twist will transport you direct to the French Riviera quicker than you can say bonjour. Run by culinary royalty Chef Izu Ani, Carine defines hidden-gem status, with regulars dropping in for classic French dishes like escargots and foie gras. What’s more, the prices are reasonable and the informal atmosphere is romantic, making it the perfect spot for a date night or birthday celebration with friends.

Carine, Dubai

If you only try one thing at Carine (though we recommend getting everything) make it the creamy burrata

When it comes to the menu—as with all good French food—simplicity is key. Starters are split into salads plus hot and cold dishes, comprising everything from creamy burrata and lobster salad served with yuzu dressing, to crispy calamari and beef carpaccio with Comté cheese and truffle dressing. As for the plats principaux, choose from an array of hearty pastas (highlights include gnocchi sorrentina, spinach ricotta ravioli and rigatoni with truffle) plus land and sea-inspired dishes including salt-baked sea bass and whole chicken with Périgueux sauce. Designed to share, order a selection and sample as many as you can. Perhaps most famous for its dessert, an irresistible banana brioche comes smothered in warm date sauce, while its crème brulee is up there with the best in town. Stopping by for breakfast? Indulge that sweet tooth with waffles topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream or French toast with homemade jam.

The breakfast of champions

As the weather starts to cool, cocktails on the terrace overlooking Emirates Golf Club’s manicured greens make for the perfect end to a special evening you won’t forget in a hurry. Longevity, commitment and class—Carine has it all. Book now

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