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CHEF TALK

EATING LOBSTER 101

In celebration of our favorite week of the year, Lobster Fest, here’s our advice on how to get the most out of your lobster.

Now that you’ve got it all down, come show us your skills!

Book your table now for Lobster Fest from August 8 to 18.

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1.7.19

THE DAILY FIX

We know that procaffeinating is a ritual - which is why we’ve created one of the most exciting coffee menus in the city.

From classic espressos, macchiatos, cappuccinos, could brews to daring turmeric, macha and salted caramel lattes our Street Eatery coffee menu is designed to please any coffee aficionado.

But what makes our coffee great?

The first thing is our water. To ensure its purity, we’re using Reverse Osmosis: a technology that removes ions, unwanted molecules and larger particles from the water and gives it a long lasting mineral taste.

The second thing is the quality of our blends. To create our dream coffee, we partnered with homegrown coffee roaster, NightJar, and added our ‘Specialty Coffee’ to the menu.

Sourced in very different countries (Rwanda and Colombia), it celebrates two of the world’s hemispheres by bringing their rich, dark, nutty flavors together.

Straight from the farmer’s field to your MAINE cup, our ‘Specialty Coffee’ is crafted to bring you tears of joy!

Our home blends and ‘Specialty Coffee’ are available at The MAINE Street Eatery, Studio City.


1.5.19

MOTHER KNOWS BEST

After keeping it secret for 3 long years, our Chef shares his famous bread recipe with the MAINERS!

“It’s all about the Polish mother dough” explains Chef Saradhi, referring to the pre-fermentation basis of his bread.

He goes on to explain: “this process may be complicated, but it allows for delicious loaves that are hard to recreate.”

The MAINE mother dough was first crafted in 2016 and is since then re-fed on a daily basis.

Added to Raggi Flour and fresh rosemary, it is the basis to our bread famous yeasty flavour, and crunchiness.

Now, how about some butter on that toast?

The MAINE Oyster Bar and Grill Dubai JBR

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1.4.19

third time’s a charm

Fun fact: The MAINE goes through 1 ton of potatoes every month - just to make french fries.

And our french fries aren’t your regular fried potatoes.

They’re hand cut, rinsed and blanched to allow slow cooking and to keep them as tender as possible. Our Chef then leaves them to cool down, before frying them a first time at low temperature.

Finally, they’re cooked one last time right when your order is taken. This ultimate frying gives them their golden glow and leaves them crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside - just the way they should be.

Whether as a side, accompanying a juicy steak or in a Poutine - they’re unbeatable.



14.12.18

steak tartare

Give a man a Steak and he eats for a day. Give a man a Steak Tartare from The MAINE and he’s hooked for a lifetime.

Our Steak Tartare, lively, with lovely punchy flavours. For those who appreciate the charms of finely chopped raw beef, this simple classic is something not to miss out on.

Steak Tartare may be just the beginning to testing out some truly delectable dishes that you never thought of before.

If you want a serving of meat that is packed with flavor and never boring, give this Steak Tartare a try. This dish is sure to impress and will definitely drive your senses overboard! See you at The MAINE!

Check back for a continuous banquet of stuff Head Chef, Sarahdi Dakara is cooking up…

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14.11.18

Short Rib Ragu Parppadelle

Rich and complexly flavored, a ragù made from slow-cooked short ribs makes for an impressive special this month at The MAINE.

An irresistible sauce gives this beef another dimension of flavor.

It’s decadent rich comfort food that’s perfect for a cold winter’s night.

Make sure to call in to make sure this dish is available in the kitchen because this is one you’d definitely want on your table!


06.09.18

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!

Sounds fishy? We don't think so!

This tasty yet light combination of tangy and fresh pico de gallo, generously placed atop battered cod with a flavourful juicy crunch, whilst being tucked in between homemade soft flour torillas, and drizzled lovingly with lemon aioli...

Need we say more? This dish will definitely drive your senses overboard! 

See you at The MAINE

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26.07.18

There’s Nothing Bigger Than Colossal!

Shrimp cocktail may not have the adult sophistication of raw oysters or chilled lobster, and it's not an acquired taste, like sea urchin.

Nope, shrimp cocktail is a dish that everyone always enjoys and that's exactly why it's a classic.

Made of juicy, plump, colossal shrimps paired with horseradish cocktail sauce that is incredibly flavorful with a perfect balance of spicy tangy heat, this is a dish thats perfect for anytime of the day.

Now if you'll excuse us, we'll be chilling indoors chowing down on some shrimp with a refreshing cocktail at hand...


08.07.18

Slice, Slice, Baby!

We’re  pretty sure we can all agree that pizza is the quintessential meal.

t crosses all boundaries and pleases people of all ages and genders, but our version of Mushroom & Truffle Pizza takes your usual from fine to sublime and might even inspire you to change your relationship status to “engaged to pizza”.

If only you could smell this. Really. If only you could smell this combo of fresh baked bread, earthy mushrooms and musky, sexy, truffle… 

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03.06.18

We Only Have Pies For You

If you didn't leave room for dessert, did you even dine at The MAINE? 

Enter: Our Key Lime Pie.

Sweet, tangy and rich, there’s a reason why this is a beloved classic that sells out almost every night. Since we're not down with that pre-made crust stuff, every last detail in this damn delicious dessert is made from scratch.

With just one bite, you can tell this silky key lime filling paired with our salted crust is going to be difficult to share. With summer around the corner, here’s to a season full of sugar highs and tangy sweets.


08.05.18

Jerry’s Rum Baba

Time flies when you're having rum – especially when it's in dessert form and inspired by a classic cocktail.

If you are a fan of booze-laced adults-only desserts, these soul-soothing babas are designed for those icy cravings of yours.

Soft, indulgent and full of flavor, this dessert is almost too pretty to eat…

Perfect to pair with one of our signature cocktails while enjoying the final few weeks of Spring on our terrace.

Check out all our dessert items here...

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04.04.18

Sticky Toffee Pudding  

Too much of a good thing can be bad...but we believe that too much good sticky toffee pudding is barely enough.

Tuck into this classic British dessert - a moist sponge base filled with dates covered in salted caramelised toffee — special enough to be served for company and simple enough to be enjoyed after a weeknight dinner.

We challenge you to resist. Book your table right now!  


28.02.18

Blueberry Cheesecake  

What’s that saying?

“A cheesecake a day keeps the doctor away?” Ok so we’re no medical consultants, but The MAINE is an expert at creating delicious dishes, and dessert is no exception.

You'll know you’ve found true love when you’re willing to share your a slice of The MAINE's Blueberry Cheesecake.

Light and creamy, this dessert is a fabulous dessert for any occasion during any time of the year. 

Book your table right now!  

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22.01.18

Rigatoni Arrabiatta  

We over at The MAINE love cooking up an Italian dish, and a world without Rigatoni Arrabiata feels like a very bleak place indeed.

The pasta that bites you back as the thing that distinguishes arrabbiata from the tens, possibly hundreds of other tomato-based sauces in the Italian repertoire, the chilli element feels important– it is not shy of a bit of heat.

Topped off with some burrata and fresh basil, we’ll definitely be seeing you back for this dish, book your table right now!  


14.12.17

Apple pie a la mode  

Flaky buttery crust, perfectly cooked apples speckled with plump cinnamon raisins, and topped off with a heap of ice cream.

Just like Grandma makes; This is what the holidays taste like, at The MAINE. Share this festive dessert with your loved ones, book your table right now.  

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07.09.17

Jerk Crabado  

Using spice, our crabs are brought back to life, so be careful -- it may snip... it may snap... Indulge at your own risk. 

Don’t worry though, our Jerk Crabado has got smooth avocado to balance it all out. Plus the freshness of this shellfish starter makes for a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Dishes like this are an hommage to seafood heads everywhere, proving why we're obsessed with offering the best seafood in Dubai.

Grab this dish by the claws, and don't forget to enjoy it with one of our cool Gins (don't miss that damn trolley!) and book your table right now.  


31.07.17

Steak TarTar 2.0  

You could say, we like it raw at The MAINE. So our tartares are no laughing matter, which is why the latest makeover of our filet mignon steak tartare is noteworthy.

A decadent dish featuring bright flavors and gorgeous garnishes like Italian green olives, pink peppercorns, and mustard aioli.

So sexy, you might not want to eat it. But if you do, you can book ahead of the rest here...

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28.06.17

Lime is the Key  

When the perfect bite of tangy bright lime is cushioned by heavenly soft meringue, you’re probably indulging in our Key Lime Pie. 

The delicious dollop of house made whipped cream sitting on top of our favourite summer dessert is also why it’s a must-try after a solid dose of ocean-fresh oysters and white wine.

The unsung hero of The MAINE’s menu, this chocolate alternative is a hit.

Book your table now to see for yourself…


14.06.17

Better Than Your Grandma's  

Classic North American cuisine is incomplete without a warm chocolate chip cookie covered in cool vanilla ice cream.

As an homage to this crowd pleaser, we continue to find ways to make it better than your grandma’s recipe (impossible, maybe...but we’re ambitious at The MAINE).

So we’ve consulted with the experts to bring you an even more decadent version; it’s cheat-day-fantastic and waiting for you to book your table.

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29.03.17

Pecan Pie For The Win 

We’re obsessed with making everything at The MAINE, and our desserts are no exception.

The Maple Pecan Pie is an incredible brown butter medley covered in a Canadian Maple sauce. A decadent tree nut on it’s own, our Chef creates a medley of sugar cradled in a buttery crisp of a shell.

An East Coast classic, skipping out on dessert is technically a crime, so don’t be heinous and treat yourself.


29.03.17

The Fisherman's Soup

The Fisherman's Soup is a beautiful mix of our favourite shellfish in a silky tomato garlic broth, and every once in a sand storm, the city of Dubai actually cools down - making it the obvious choice.

When the chill blows through town, tuck into a booth (or watch the rain sprinkle from our sprawling terrace) and enjoy this incredible soup.

Even if it's not raining, we all know how the air conditioning can keep us on the borderline of catching a cold, so don't risk it, eat at #TheMAINEDXB instead.

You can reserve your booth here.

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28.12.16

Salmon Tartar

One of the newest items on the Fall / Winter menu, we take the incomparable quality of Norwegian Salmon and mix it up with fresh horseradish, capers, dill, salsa verde, shallots, and homemade potato chips.

There is nothing quite as satisfying as this combo of flavors paired with a damn good glass of wine. Lunch is served. 


14.12.16

Chargrilled Octopus

By far the most popular dish at The MAINE (after the Fish Tacos of course!) is the Chargrilled Octopus - a delicate meat; tender, purple, and just about perfect dish that chef always prepares himself. 

See, Portuguese octopus is a delicate meat that needs not to be covered in sauce or accompanied by complicated ingredients. When prepared right, a simple coat of high quality olive oil or butter makes for the perfect dish.

Fresh herbs and some seasonal veggies is all we do to garnish, but the real trick boils down to the water: how long the octopus soaks, the heat of the water, and preparing it 'à la minute'.

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