Christmas is just around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about all things indulgent. Traditional French treats which bring a touch of the continent to our balmy December nights. Oysters and caviar, plateau de fruits de mer, buche de Noël and warming winter cocktails, to name but a few.
Dubai is fast becoming a hub for foodies and there are new places popping up all over the city where you can find quality ingredients from around the world for festive home cooking. Here’s our pick of four places to find great seasonal food and ingredients for festive season.
The Ripe Food & Craft Market, Zabeel Park, +971 438 076 02
The Ripe Food Market champions seasonal, organic fruits and veggies in Dubai. We love their Festive Box, which contains ingredients like Brussel sprouts, parsnips, chestnuts and cranberries, and is on sale throughout December.
Check them out every Friday from 9am to 2pm at Zabeel Park.
Greenheart Organic Farms, Arjan, Al Barsha 2, +971 566 407 060
Greenheart Organic Farms offer delivery of fruits and vegetables. They have seasonal boxes of fresh produce ready for delivery every week, all year round. December will see beautiful heirloom tomatoes and turnips come into season.
Their store at the Light Commercial Tower in Al Barsha is open from 11.30am to 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. They also have a pop-up market at Comptoir 102 between 11am and 1pm in winter.
Baker and Spice Dubai, Farmers’ Market on The Terrace, +971 4 4516121
Our friends at Baker and Spice have their Farmers’ Market on The Terrace at Souk Al Bahar where they sell local, organic produce straight from the farms. Beautiful and fresh produce is available to buy every Friday morning from 9am throughout November and December.
With the beautiful winter weather, and loads of great produce on offer, this is a lovely way to spend a Friday morning.
La Serre, Vida Downtown Dubai, +971 4 428 6969
And of course, we have a few Christmas tricks up our sleeve. In La Serre, we will be serving dressed Cornish crab with homemade mayonnaise and a two-tiered platter of blue lobster, scallops, and smoked king crab for four to share.
Swing by the Boulangerie to pick up potted foie gras, fresh bread and other European delicacies.
Also be sure to check out our full listing of December festivities at La Serre – we have seasonal set menus perfect for office parties and merriment with friends and family.