In a country where more than a third of the population dines out two to three times in an average week and five-star restaurants are on every corner, it’s hardly surprising that the national preference leans heavily towards gourmet fare. Results of a new survey conducted by Jumeirah Group, the first poll of it’s kind to be carried out in the UAE, have shown just how discerning the UAE’s diners are. During Jumeirah Restaurant Week, guests at the luxury hotel group’s restaurants were asked to respond to a questionnaire about their favourite food and the top three choices included steak (10 percent), grilled lobster (five percent) and sushi (four percent).
“Steak has long been a staple dish across the world, however it’s fair to say that we are seeing a resurgence in its use here in the UAE, with the country’s ambitious and adventurous culinary leaders taking the opportunity to develop what is essentially a very classic dish and take it to the next level, with unique and often spectacular results. There’s so much that we can do with great quality steak and it’s great to see the people of the UAE choose it as their favourite dish,” said Christian Gradnitzer, culinary director at Jumeirah Group.