An Italian Iftar @ BiCE Ristorante, Hilton JBR Dubai

Having spent a week in Sicily in April didn’t stop us from heading over to BiCE for iftar. You could never say no to good italian food. BiCE has been around ever since we moved over here back in 2012, and I’m sure it was around even before that. There’s a reason why restaurants “survive” in Dubai – and it’s reassuring that BiCE is one of those who maintains its consistency.

So how was iftar?

Mum and I still talk about the ravioli. Such a simple dish – spinach-filled with ricotta – yet so perfectly done. The cream, the texture, the taste. It’s a difficult dish to win points when served in a buffet scene – c’mon you know that it doesn’t look very appealing. The colour is bland, you’ll probably pile it on your buffet-filled plate with everything else. But when you actually taste it – that’s when you realise you are in a great italian restaurant. The 3 year old demolished it ๐Ÿ™‚

As you may have already realise – BiCE does iftar with an italian twist. The spread is small – but it makes it up with quality. The grilled sea bass – juicy, the mushrooms cooked with truffle sauce – appetising, I ended up mixing the potato gnocchi with it. The mushroom soup, we kept going back for more. And the pumpkin soup. With salads – definitely try the beef bresaola with rocket leaves and shaved parmesan.

They do serve the traditional arabic sweets, but we went straight to the Italian standard – the tiramisu ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a win-win for all as the kids ate a lot (possibly more than me!) – and that puts  a smile on any mum’s face.

The crowd was a mix – you get families with kids, you have groups of adults, you have couples. It’s quite a romantic atmosphere – low-lights and all, and if you sit by the window it overlooks like pool outside.

Iftars don’t normally end up here on the blog, but this is definitely an exception. If you don’t make it to BiCE’s iftar before Ramadan ends, do give their brunch a shot – they’ve a 241 going on right now with beach access as well! I remember when we went for their brunch many years ago now – do let us know how it is ๐Ÿ™‚

What to do after iftar…. go for a walk ๐Ÿ™‚ Pictured, mum and the 1 year old ๐Ÿ™‚
  • BiCE Ristorante
  • Hilton Dubai Jumeirah – Ground Floor, JBR Dubai 
  • Website
  • Deal : Iftar – 249 AED per person, or 249 AED for two with the Entertainer!

Disclaimer : We were guests of BiCE Ristorante to review their iftar.

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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