Many Swedes consider that it is essential to make time for fika every day. It just means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a small bite to eat. A ritual is loved by Swedes, so much so that the concept of fika is ingrained into the very fabric of the society – both social and commercial. In fact, researchers consistently reaffirm the notion that Fika reduces stress amongst employees, enhancing wellness and opening the mind. It is a social encounter, where connections with each other are as important as the food as itself.
An impressive fitness facility at Jumeirah Beach Hotel – Fika by chef Izu Ani has described a menu of clean indulgence, the acclaimed local chef who wants to serve dishes that “nourish the mind, body and soul”. Chef Izu’s restaurants always has the bread among the highlights andnd Fika is no exception. A freshly baked selection of four options is presented to diners. For mains, the linguine aragosta is a generous bowlful of linguine that’s uncomplicated and delicious. Grilled king prawns can be cooked in black garlic and harissa marinade and then served back in their shell, the fresh simple flavours sing.
Hours: Daily: 08:30 – 22:00 (23:00 Thurs & Fri)
Contact: FIKA Dubai Jumeriah Beach Hotel Beach Road Jumeirah St Dubai – United Arab Emirates. Tel.: +971 04 406 8700 Web: www.jumeirah.com/en/dine/dubai/beach-hotel-fika
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