Savour la dolce vita without ever leaving Qamardeen Hotel, with three great Italian inspired outlets offering everything from a quick shot of espresso to wake you up in the morning to leisurely cocktails and aperitivos to wind the evening down to a close.
**NEW** Start the day at Esca Caffé, the charming street-front dining destination which offers a great spot for a quick bite and that favourite Italian pastime – people-watching. A relaxed ambience, stunning views of Burj Khalifa and sweet and savoury Italian favourites come together for the ultimate Italian café experience, complete with an extensive offering of hot and cold coffees and other beverages. Esca Caffé is an all-day dining venue, open from 7am – midnight with shisha service available from 4.00pm - 11pm.
Enjoy a traditional Italian lunch served family-style at Esca Restaurant every Friday and Saturday, with pass-around pizzas, pastas, risotto and assorted dishes and a great buffet spread of hot and cold piccolo piatti. The Italian Weekend Lunch is available from 12.30pm – 4.00pm.
AED 145 per person including water, soft drinks and fresh juices
AED 195 per person including house wine and beer
Kids below 6 eat for free and kids from 6 -12 get 50% discount
The Menu di Tavola at Esca Restaurant lets you go on a multi-course gastronomic journey through Italy with our chef as your personal guide.
The three-course menu is available for AED 135 and the four-course menu is available for AED 155, all week long from 6:30pm to 11:00pm.
A la carte delicacies such as Panzerotti con arragosta e pure di prezzemolo – plump ravioli stuffed with parsley puree and lobster medallion in foaming butter – also await on Esca Restaurant’s menu from 6.30pm – 11.30pm daily.
Italians know how to eat, drink and be merry every day of the week and we are giving you plenty of reasons to do the same all through November and December with Esca Restaurant’s Seven Days of La Dolce Vita:
Monday: Enjoy 2 for 1 on all our pastas from 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Tuesday: Ladies eat for free on selected items (subject to availability) 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Wednesday: Enjoy a free glass of house Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Valpolicella or Birra Moretti when you dine with us anytime between 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Thursday and Friday: Join us for Napolitano Nights - with aperitivos, piattis, secondis, Napolitana pizzas and wine for AED 199 per person from 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2 for 1 on all our pizzas from 6.30pm to 11.00pm
Channel the unique vibe at Esca Restaurant all through the week, where a delightful spread awaits for busy businessmen looking to leave the office behind for an hour or two. Diners can choose from a refreshing selection of greens, cold meats, pasta salads and other specialties laid out as part of the quick Salad Buffet Business Lunch for only AED 50, or enjoy a succession of Italian delicacies as part of the 3 Course Lunch Buffet for AED 90, inclusive of water and soft drinks. Complimentary valet parking is also available.
Esca Restaurant’s Salad Buffet Lunch and the 3 Course Lunch Buffet are both available Sunday to Thursday from 12:30pm – 3:00pm.
Lobby Lounge presents Cheese and Wine Unwind with Riedel Glassware, placing a special spin on its regular Cheese and Wine evenings that take place on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6.00pm – 9.00pm. Enjoy a flavourful selection of soft, hard, blue and marinated cheeses, all accompanied by a selection of fresh bread, crackers, sweet and savoury condiments and fresh and dried fruit with a glass or three of selected red and white wines.
The package, inclusive of 3 glasses of wine and unlimited cheese is available for AED 109 every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night from 6pm - 9pm.
For AED 195 you can also take home a delicate Riedel wine glass to sip from on quiet evenings in.
Guests can also enjoy that charming Italian tradition of complimentary nibbles with pre-dinner drinks with Aperitivos at the Lobby Lounge offered Monday to Sunday from 6pm and 9pm.