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Best Places to Celebrate Birthday in Abu Dhabi

Celebrating Your Birthday in the Capital?

This one’s just for you.

Birthdays are always a very special day, regardless of how many candles you are blowing. And if you live in Abu Dhabi or happen to be around on your big day? Well, the city has plenty in terms of restaurants where you can mark the occasion with friends and family. Read on.

Villa Toscana

With its flavourful yet simple Tuscan cuisine, Villa Toscana is among the capital’s greatest locations to enjoy a memorable dining experience. A birthday party held here is a great opportunity to see how elegantly Italian specialties are served. The restaurant’s interior is decorated with paintings that cover the walls and ceilings of the dining area and a collection of dark wood furnishings in an antique finish. Although dining at Villa Toscana is never inexpensive, the good news is that everything this venue has to offer is suited to special occasions.

Villa Toscana, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, [email protected], 02 694 4553

Villa Toscana

COYA Abu Dhabi

This hip and trendy Peruvian eatery was always going to be tough to beat. In fact, it continued to rack up dining awards because of its fresh ceviches, flavourful tacos, and countless other outstanding dishes. We urge you to try it if you haven’t already, whether it’s for a relaxed day out or your birthday celebrations – an immersive experience inspired by vibrant Latin American culture awaits!

COYA Abu Dhabi, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, [email protected], 02 306 7000

Byblos Sur Mer

If you’re looking to accent your birthday celebrations with authentic Lebanese dishes and breathtaking views, then the always elegant Byblos Sur Mer is where it’s at – panoramic views of the private marina are available to diners at this restaurant, which is located inside InterContinental Abu Dhabi. The sheer range of hot and cold mezzeh, each ideal for sharing, is just the proverbial cherry on top.

Byblos Sur Mer, InterContinental Abu Dhabi, 800 423 463 

Zuma

Looking to stray from the standard birthday dinner and explore uniquely interpreted Asian cuisine? Zuma is the spot for you. Serving some of the city’s most delicious and inventive Japanese dishes, this is where Abu Dhabi’s young and trendy crowd gathers – and rightfully so. The restaurant’s alluring waterfront views are enough to instantly get people in the festive spirit. For a special occasion, we suggest going izakaya style, ordering dishes that are designed to be shared at the table.

Zuma, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, 02 401 5900

Zuma

Cho Gao Marina Walk

Live DJs, a playful atmosphere, and Pan-Asian flavours come together in this enormous restaurant that also boasts has a roomy terrace that overlooks the waterfront and transforms into a sleek al fresco lounge every evening. You and your friends can dine on the likes of fresh sashimi, spicy Thai curry, and fragrant Vietnamese salads before moving over to the bar area for a round of drinks.

Cho Gao Marina Walk, InterContinental Abu Dhabi, 800 423 463

Kopitiam by Chandy’s

For a birthday dinner that’s entirely unexpected, head to Kopitiam for a laidback night rife with Malaysian cuisine. This recently opened restaurant in Abu Dhabi already has a cult following owing to authentic dishes like char kway kak, char kway teow, and nasi lemak done right. Go on, mix it up this birthday!

Kopitiam by Chandy’s, Al Falah Street, 050 234 7278

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Applelicious Delights: Top 3 Irresistible Desserts

Sweet Apple Bliss

When it comes to desserts, apples are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in various ways. From classic apple pies to unique and creative treats, there’s no shortage of apple desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. These top 3 irresistible apple desserts are sure to become your new favourites.

Classic Apple Pie

This timeless dessert is a staple in many households around Dubai. The flaky crust, warm apple filling, and aromatic spices make this a winner.

Serving Size:
4 – 6
Time:
1 Hour
Difficulty:
Medium

To make a classic apple pie, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 6-7 medium-sized apples (Granny Smith or Honeycrisp work well)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 9-inch pie crust (homemade or store-bought)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Peel, core, and slice the apples into thin wedges.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Add the sliced apples to the bowl and toss until they are evenly coated with the sugar mixture.
  5. Roll out the pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish.
  6. Pour the apple mixture into the pie crust and dot the top with small pieces of butter.
  7. Roll out the second pie crust and place it on top of the apples. Crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  8. Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape.
  9. Brush the top of the pie with the beaten egg.
  10. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.
  11. Let the pie cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars

We urge you to try these caramel apple cheesecake bars. The combination of creamy cheesecake, tart apples, and gooey caramel is a match made in dessert heaven. Perfect for a party, a celebration or just for a picnic, and they’re sure to pull on the heart strings of your loved ones.

Serving Size:
4
Time:
50 Min
Difficulty:
Medium

To make caramel apple cheesecake bars, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium-sized apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.
  5. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
  6. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the graham cracker crust.
  7. Sprinkle the diced apples over the top of the cream cheese mixture.
  8. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the apples.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centre is set.
  10. Let the bars cool before slicing and serving.

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

If you love to experiment I’m the kitchen, it’s time you tried these baked apple cider doughnuts. These doughnuts are moist, flavourful, and have a subtle apple cider taste that will leave you wanting more. Plus, they’re baked instead of fried, making them a healthier option for your kids, coworkers or friends!

Serving Size:
4
Time:
30 Min
Difficulty:
Easy

To make baked apple cider doughnuts, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the apple cider, melted butter, Greek yoghurt, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into a greased doughnut pan, filling each mould about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Let the doughnuts cool before removing them from the pan.
  8. Optional: Dip the top of the doughnuts in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar for added flavour.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes Classic Apple Pie a timeless favourite, and are there any variations to enhance its flavour profile?

Classic Apple Pie is beloved for its comforting blend of sweet and tart apples encased in a flaky crust. The timeless recipe provides insights into creative variations, ensuring your apple pie experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

How do Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars combine the richness of cheesecake with the sweet crunch of caramelized apples, and can they be customized for dietary preferences?

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars offer a decadent fusion of creamy cheesecake and luscious caramelized apples. The delightful marriage of flavours can be achieved by substituting sugar with Our Allulose Sweetener to accommodate your dietary preference, ensuring everyone can indulge in this heavenly treat. Our Allulose Sweetener is a non-GMO corn-based natural sweetener. It tastes just like sugar, with a clean and moderate sweetness and no aftertaste. Because Allulose is not digested by the body, it has extremely few calories and has no effect on blood sugar levels. Allulose offers roughly 70% of the sweetness and intensity of sugar without any of the health hazards. As a result, it is becoming more common as a sweetener in food and beverages. Allulose has the remarkable feature of browning like sugar, making it the preferred sugar alternative for baking. Allulose has been demonstrated in studies to lower blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as aid in weight loss.

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