POP goes the Taco! UP goes the Satay!
Introducing the JLT Dining Pop-Up Series
Thanks to the popularity of events like the annual JLT Dining Restaurant Awards and the “Ten4JLT” food festival, JLT has gained a reputation for being Dubai’s no. 1 foodie neighbourhood. There are over 200, mostly independent and family-run, restaurants and cafes in JLT, which due to licensing rules mainly do not serve alcoholic beverages or pork dishes. Until now.
Introducing the JLT Dining Pop-Up Series: JLT’s best-loved unlicensed restaurants cooking up a fully licensed storm during upcoming dining collaborations.
Many of JLT’s best-loved outlets are independents and, we believe, food and hospitality-wise, can easily hold their own against some of the best licensed restaurants in the city, where it not for the lack of “house beverages “. We don’t think every restaurant needs to be fully licensed, but we and many of the restaurateurs we work with think it’ll be great to give the loyal fans of the neighbourhood’s best restaurants a chance to experience the food they love in a new dimension, so we came up with the JLT Dining Pop-Up Series.
The Series will kick off on Friday, 17th January, with Chalco’s Mexican Grill hosting a Mexican streetfood fiesta on Healey’s Terrace at the Bonnington Hotel. For AED 350 ++ per person, guests will be able to enjoy three hours unlimited Mexican streetfood incl. Shredded Pork Carnitas, Marinated Pork Tacos (Tacos al Pastor), and Shrimp Ceviche, accompanied by Mexican hops, fine grapes, freshly handcrafted mixed beverages, and Mexican tunes.
Vol. 2 of the Series will see much-loved and award-winning Betawi Café popping up an Indonesian evening brunch on the Bonnington’s pool deck on Friday, 24th January, complete with Chicken and Lamb Satay, Crispy Duck, Nasi Goreng, and other Indonesian and Balinese specialities. For AED 350 ++ per person, guests get to sample what many regard as the best Indonesian food in Dubai accompanied by selected house beverages, laid back tunes, and stunning views over the JLT skyline and Dubai Marina.
More JLT Dining Pop-Up Series events will be announced on https://www.jltdining.com/events soon. All events are “by reservation only” and “first come, first served”, due to limited availability. Online reservations for Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 are now open.