Life In Dubai: Where To Eat Like A Frenchie
I rarely talk about food on Bonjour Chiara because honestly it’s not my favourite topic. But in these last 10 days I discovered two gems in Dubai that I think it’s worth to share with you. They are both very Bonjour Chiara’s style!
One of my favourite places in Paris is Merci. Merci is a concept store which sells a delicate selection of deinty jewels, all fashion brands you need to wear to be a Parisienne, the best interior pieces and a fabulous selection of stationary. There are also few in-store coffee bar and restaurant where you can eat heathy food or grab a coffee (or, even better, fresh juices).When I lived in Italy and I worked in Fashion I used to go to Paris around 4 times a year, for the fashion weeks. Each time ended with me grabbing all the things I could grab at Merci. It’s really my n.1 place in Paris.
Explained this fact about me, you can now understand how I felt when I visited Comptoir 102. I felt like I was in Paris again. This place reminds me Merci so much. It took me less than 10 mins to declare that I had officially found my favourite place in Dubai.
Comptoir 102 is perfect to host you and your girlfriends for a breakfast full of gossip, healthy food (that kind of food that we, women, LOVE to eat) and a bit of shopping. You can also have lunch and a light dinner.
LA CANTINE DU FAUBOURG
First time I heard of La Cantine Du Faubourg I was still in Doha. They hosted an event in collaboration with an illustrator that I really like: Camille Walala. At the time I thought how nice this place looked like and what a shame that I wasn’t in Dubai.
Now that I live in Dubai I finally paid a visit to this place which satisfied all my expectations.
La Cantine Du Faubourg is located in Emirates Towers, which makes this place perfect for business lunch or post-work dinner. The best part of the place is the outdoor terrace, kept private from the rest of the city thanks to a lot of green and plants. The restaurant serves Parisienne food, which is a mix of different cuisines, exactly as Paris is: a multicultural city.
Also the table where Massimo and I seated reminded me very much about Parisienne coffees and those tiny wood round tables.
Talking about food. We went for dinner and we ordered:
-Quinoa and kale salad with apple, goji berries and Parmesan cheese. A new in into the menu.
-Fried calamari with scallions and spicy mayonnaise. Very delicious, not greasy at all.
-Pan fried foie gras with beetroot and cranberry sauce and crispy carrots. I didn’t try as I don’t eat meat but Massimo said it was his favourite choice.
As main courses we had:
-Jumbo prawns with home-made sweet chilli sauce. OMG! It was so so good.
-John Stone tenderloin façon parisienne. Again, only Massimo tried it and he gave the thumb up!
And then desserts came. I was thinking just to mention that if you visit this place you HAD to order dessert, without adding any other details to avoid to ruin you the surprise. But I can’t talk about La Cantine Du Faubourg without mention:
-The GIANT champagne glass of fruit salad, cream (cream, and again more cream) and meringue. You easily say Au Revoir to your entire year of work out for the amount of calories presented in this dessert. But it’s sooooo worth. Really really worth! In fact it’s the signature dessert.
–We also had a chocolate warm cake, but between all the things I tried that night, this wasn’t my favourite.
- April 3, 2018
- 41 Comments
- Comptoir 102, Dubai, Food, La Cantine Du Faubourg
Mademoiselle CoconathApril 4, 2018
The place looks so cute! Thanks for sharing!
Bonjour ChiaraApril 4, 2018
We are super happy you liked! Let us know if you pass by Dubai :D
xoxo, Bonjour Chiara's Girls
Alexandra UdinovApril 4, 2018
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Bonjour ChiaraApril 4, 2018
Thanks Alexandra, we loved to hear that!
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SimoneApril 4, 2018
This place looks very amazing and the food so delicios! Got to visit next time I'm in Dubai.
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sophi clicknApril 4, 2018
awesome post dear, i love dubai & i love these beautifull pictures..
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IrinaApril 4, 2018
My mouth is watering. I hope I will visit Dubai very soon!
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RachApril 4, 2018
These places are so cute! Definitely a great find and worth blogging about!
NikolineApril 4, 2018
Sooo yummy! Would love to go to Dubai <3
jodie filogomoApril 4, 2018
We always love exploring new places like this---how wonderful that you found these!!
GemmaApril 4, 2018
Looks amazing! Have a great week.
DeborahApril 4, 2018
Oh this place looks adorable!
Courtney HardyApril 4, 2018
These places look so cool to visit.
Maria EugeniaApril 4, 2018
Saving this for whenever I find myself in Dubai! Gorgeous post!
Maria Eugenia ☀
Hannah @ AndThenWeTriedApril 4, 2018
If you hadn't said that you were in Dubai I totally would have thought these were French spots! Great finds!
melApril 4, 2018
Ok so now I officially want to travel to Dubai! Such cute places!
Viva La VidaApril 4, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous photos and ideas!! Love this post so much! Thanks for sharing ♥
Have a great week! xoxo
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Missy MayApril 4, 2018
Sounds like a nice place to dine. Nice setting for sure.
Alexis R.April 4, 2018
The food looks amazing! I've always wanted to visit Paris so I definitely appreciate you sharing these places!
vanessaApril 4, 2018
what an amazing place!
Rachel @ The Confused MillennialApril 4, 2018
omg it looks like a dreammmm!! I want to visit dubai so badly!
nicholleApril 4, 2018
I've been loving salads with Quinoa! They're so filling! This all sounds delicious!
Michelle PaigeApril 4, 2018
Yummm! Everything looks/sounds so delish! I love cute little places like that that serve healthy food options. Always my go-to when eating out for sure!
Laura MitbrodtApril 4, 2018
This all looks so good, I am hungry now
KathrinApril 4, 2018
Looks delicious! I wish there were good French food places where I am...
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Tega EnaiApril 5, 2018
It's a very beautiful place. Definitely going to visit.
Thanks for sharing. And how are you loving Dubai?
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SarahApril 5, 2018
I've never been to Dubai, but I went to Paris last year and I would totally be looking for French-inspired restaurants wherever I traveled! Looked amazing!
AnnalieseApril 5, 2018
Dubai is on my travel bucket list for someday!! And I think you've just convinced me even more with these food options!
Ellen from Ask Away BlogApril 5, 2018
All the food looks so delicious!
LilyApril 5, 2018
This totally makes me want to visit Dubai and indulge in French cuisine!
the sophia diariesApril 5, 2018
dubai is quite high on my to-visit list, and the photo of all these foods make me want to go even more!!! can't wait to visit one day <3
AshApril 5, 2018
Aah the food looks super amazing! Can’t wait to travel and eat everything!
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NicholeApril 5, 2018
Wow, all of this looks incredible! I'd love to visit Dubai! The cuisine alone entices me.
EmilyApril 6, 2018
ahh this is awesome! I haven't been to Paris or Dubai but both are at the top of my list for sure. I love the aesthetic of these places so much.
JessicaApril 6, 2018
What a cute and cozy place. Loving their rustic and homey vibe. Really captures the French atmosphere!
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MelissaApril 6, 2018
I love those places! The food looks amazing!
ChloeApril 8, 2018
Loving these visuals!
adrianaApril 9, 2018
Everything about this is amazing! I have always wanted to go to Dubai, it's definitely on my list! Love this!
Kait Around The KingdomApril 10, 2018
Wow these photos are just stunning! I'm dying to visit here someday!
SydneyApril 10, 2018
Wow that all looks so yummy! I would love it all!
AllisonApril 14, 2018
How very cool! I've never been to Dubai, but it's so great that they have something that reminds you of your favorite place!