Connector September 2023

CONNECTOR.AE 18 CONNECTOR.AE 19 Dining Around Dining Around Toro Toro at Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, is a great place to enjoy delicious Pan-Latin cuisine, from Peru to Brazil. The restaurant has captivating interiors with dark walls, palm leaves and tribal patterns. While at the restaurant, tuck into tasty dishes including Chilean sea bass, grilled octopus, lomo saltado empanadas that are pastries with beef tenderloin stuffing, soft shell crab tacos, and Toro Toro tres leches, which is a passion fruit sorbet with whipped mango and red currants. To entertain guests, live performances from Samba dancers, decked out in carnival gear is also held. 04-3176000 Hotel Cartagena at JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, is a great place to explore Latin American flavours, with a backstory. The restaurant is inspired by Mrs Buendia’s father, who travelled through Latin America, collecting memorabilia and keepsakes, and has since become a place to relax with friends and loved ones. Relish in dishes like mushroom truffle empanada, bao cubano which is a pulled lamb and beef sandwich, guacamole and chips, Puerto Rican braised short ribs, and pulled lamb tacos. 04-3509287 Clay Dubai at Bluewaters Island, is an amazing place to enjoy a fusion of South American and Asian flavours. The restaurant serves Nikkei cuisine, which is a fusion of the tastes from Japan and Peru, and has a delicious menu featuring dishes like cebiche platter, soft shell crab bao, taco de maguro which is a tortilla stuffed with bluefish tuna, Andean short ribs, Chilean sea bass, churros and yuzu cheesecake. The venue also features a unique ambience, with the decor inspired by South American colours and Japanese black timber. Asado Restaurant at Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai, is a brilliant place to enjoy the tastes of Argentina. The main highlight of the restaurant is the parrilla, where various cuts of meat are prepared on an open wood fire grill, a popular style of cooking in Argentinian cuisine. Savour in dishes including quinoa salad, vegan chorizo, homemade artichoke ragu stuffed ravioli, Argentian mix grill and fondant de chocolate. Uno Mas at Centara Mirage Beach Resort, Dubai Islands, is a brilliant restaurant to enjoy Argentinian food at its best. The venue serves amazing charcoal grills and dishes to tantalise the tastebuds including tuna ceviche, prawn in garlic tapas, portobello burger, Argentinian steak salad, black tiger prawns, grilled lamb rack, churros and tarta de chocolate. Relish in the tastes of Latin American cuisine at Esco-Bar at Radisson Beach Resort, Palm Jumeirah West Beach. Take in the views of West Palm Beach at the restaurant decked out in green and earthy tones, inspired by the Amazon rainforest. The venue offers a spin on Latin American and Texas flavours, and diners can enjoy dishes including beef mushroom, tomato tortilla, tacos de carna, salmon ceviche, shrimp fajitas and grilled prime beef tenderloin steak. 056-4447575 Tamoka at JBR is a lovely place to enjoy delicious fusion flavours from Caribbean and Latin American cuisines, while taking in the views from the beach. The restaurant offers a variety of entertainment, from live music and DJs playing captivating tunes. Specialising in ceviche, seafood and meat, all served with a contemporary twist, diners can savour in dishes like chickpea flatbread, skewed beef tenderloin, charred leeks, salmon ceviche, craw lobster and Venezuelan chocolate tacos. 04-3186099 Toro Toro Grosvenor House Uno Mas Centara Mirage Beach Resort Tamoka JBR Asado Restaurant Asado Restaurant Esco-Bar Radisson Beach Resort Hotel Cartagena JW Marriott Marquis Clay Dubai Bluewaters Island