Tucked away by a scenic lake is a quintessentially English tavern, an unlikely find within the urban jungle of Dubai.

Reform Social & Grill is located in The Lakes Club, a treasured secret among the Emirates Hills dwellers.

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Do you remember the ‘Reform Club of London’ from Jules Verne’s classic novel ‘Around the World in 80 Days’? This was where the main protagonist, Phileas Fogg, started off his epic journey. Reform Social & Grill is named after this fabled club.

What do Dubaiites do on an idle weekend? Mall-hop ofcourse! Nothing more gratifying than a bit of retail therapy and window browsing.

A couple of Thursdays ago, my family and I found ourselves in Mirdiff City Centre. After an epic shopping spree, we had to do justice to our growling stomachs and decided to do Italian at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

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Chili’s, the iconic Tex-Mex restaurant chain, needs no introduction. I don’t know of many people who haven’t dined at Chili’s, and perhaps you’ve visited their newest branch at Yas Mall since my last post here?

I am such a huge fan of the Chili’s Chocolate Molten Cake, you can bribe me with a plate of this any time! I haven’t got the recipe for this (yet!) but why not give their equally delicious Quesadilla Explosion recipe a go?

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China Grill, one of New York’s most sought-after dining destinations, has finally landed in the Dubai foodie scene.

China Grill Dubai is located in The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, the uber stylish five-star property at the heart of Dubai’s Media City.

We booked a table at China Grill this weekend, and were transported into a hidden world of fusion Asian cuisine. china grill interiors 2

Craving a home-style Italian meal? I suggest you book a table at Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Offering a trattoria (or casual dining) setting befitting of a memorable night out with friends and family, Romano’s Macaroni Grill has a line up of rustic Italian favorites including Lobster Ravioli, Cannelloni Bolognese and a very delicious Penne Rustica.

Dine at any of Romano Macaroni Grill’s six branches in the UAE (see their Facebook page for details), or try replicating their Penne Rustica at home.

Penne Rustica

Penne Rustica is a delicious medley of roasted chicken, shrimp, rosemary cream, prosciutto and parmesan.

Read on for the recipe by Romano’s Macaroni Grill: