It has been a non-stop food frenzy over in this part of the world. With Taste of Dubai (TOD) just around the corner, we had the pleasure of being invited to preview a taste of the goodies set to be shared at the three day festival this coming March. The first of these tasting series was at Carluccio's Dubai Mall. Now, Carluccio's is no stranger to TOD, but they expect to see a lot more foot traffic this time with the popularity of this event growing year after year. The menu featured here are the exact items available at the festival, and in the same generous serving size! Chef Alessandro put his heart and soul into these dishes and has created the perfect menu to represent the country of his origin.
Pictured below are the famous Carluccio's Arancini. These morsels of goodness are deep fried saffron flavored risotto balls filled with melted mozzarella cheese. Served with a side of marinara sauce these Sicilian style antipasti are a delicious way to whet the appetite for the other treats to come. If you like extra sauce like me, don't be afraid to ask for more!
If you're like me and plan your meals for days and weeks to come, make sure you work Carluccio's into that schedule. The restaurant itself has a couple of outlets in Dubai including Dubai Mall, Marina Mall, and Mirdiff City Center. However if you are planning on attending Taste of Dubai 2013, (http://www.tasteofdubaifestival.com/) then put this eatery on that list. With items ranging from Aed 15-Aed 20, you are getting excellent value for money at this quality establishment.