WHISKEY ORIGIN STORIES

WHISKEY TASTING BY THE TASTING CLASS
Learn the stories of how American, Irish, and Scottish Whisky evolved thanks to the people, natural resources, and the politics of the day. Discover the key traits of each style.

What’s included in experience?
A welcome drink of a classic Bourbon cocktail
Tasting of six whiskeys. The whiskeys we taste changes at each monthly tasting. But some of the brands we frequently profile include Bunnahabhain, Aberlour, Jameson, The Glenlivet, Bladnoch, Jura, Ardbeg, Kilchoman, The Dalmore, Glengoyn, Kavalan, Four Roses, Michters, & Jack Daniel’s
A selection of light tapas dishes.
Guided lesson with a WSET certified spirit educator.

BOCA, Dubai
Date : 2 February 2022
Time : 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Please note: All our experiences include tasting samples of carefully selected alcoholic beverages, and we do not provide ‘free-flow’ or brunch experiences. Tickets for this event will close at 0900hrs on Tuesday 1 February, or earlier if sold out.

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GIN TASTING & COCKTAIL MAKING EXPERIENCE

Fancy a Gin?

This is an event where you make the cocktails with us, all while learning about the incredible history of gin and the stories behind the drinks we make. You’ll learn about gin’s birth, the gin craze, the invention of bathtub gin all the way through to the craft gin revolution which we are in the midst of now. We start with a neat gin tasting and talk about how it’s made. Then break up a history lesson by making and drinking 3 different cocktails. We will make a Gin & Tonic, Tom Collins and a Negroni, all while learning the stories behind these great drinks

What’s included in the experience?
Taste 3 different samples of gins
4 gin cocktails
A selection of light tapas dishes
Cocktail making and interactive lesson by The Tasting Class

BOCA, Dubai
Date: Sunday 30 January 2022
Time: 3 PM – 6 PM

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FESTIVE SEASON 2021

FESTIVE SEASON & NYE PACKAGES

Our Festive Season packages are valid from Sunday 21st of November 2021, until Friday 7th of January 2022 starting from AED 295 per person. New Year’s Eve all inclusive packages start from AED 405 per person.

FESTIVE SEASON EARLY BIRDS: Confirmed bookings with a 50% deposit by 20th of November 2021 receive a 10% discount.

NYE EARLY BIRDS: The first 5 tables to book will receive a complimentary bottle of Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut.

Guaranteed booking is essential | Kids below 8 years dine for free | Packages valid from Sunday 21st of November 2021, until Friday 7th of January 2022 including Boxing Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Please inform us of any allergies or dietary requirements when booking and we will customize the menu accordingly

BOCA FESTIVE MENUS 2021

For bookings: 043231833, hola@boca.ae or WhatsApp on +971521607507

NYETIMBER x BOCA

You are cordially invited to join us for a food & wine paired dinner to toast all things British in partnership with Nyetimber, the finest English sparkling wine. 

Wednesday 17th of November 2021 | 7:30 PM onwards | Four courses, eight sharing dishes, four Nyetimber expressions including Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs Traditional Method Chardonnay 2013 | AED 495++ per person | Limited seating | Advanced booking and payment are essential.

For bookings: 043231833, hola@boca.ae, or WhatsApp on +971521607507

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DÍA DE MUERTOS CELEBRATIONS by ALTOS TEQUILA 💀

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This Día de Muertos or Day of the Dead, we invite you to a celebration of food, drink, music, and storytelling dedicated to this life-affirming Mexican tradition. BOCA and Altos Tequila – the official sponsor of the World’s 50 Best Bars – invite you to honor this day over dinner with some of the most prestigious restaurants and bars in global gastronomy.

Chef Gerardo Vázquez Lugo of Nicos Restaurant from Mexico City, Mexico (No. 31 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 and winner of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants Lifetime Achievement Award 2018) will fly to Dubai for two nights with the UAE’s Tratok travel network to cook alongside Chef Matthijs Stinnissen of award-winning restaurant BOCA. Together, they will mark the day by preparing a six-course, twelve-dish menu that reflects their commitment and passion for sustainable processes: sourcing locally with a blend of traditional and modern cooking styles.

Diners can look forward to ‘Chile de Bola’, pumpkin seed butter and smoked chili powder on a corn tortilla, ‘Caramelized Tomato’ with marinated cherry tomatoes, ginger granité, soy and citrus vinaigrette,’Pesca en Escabeche Colorado’, a ‘Colorado Veracruzano Style’ sea bass loin from the southern states of Campeche and Veracruz in Mexico, and ‘Wagyu Beef Tonnato’ prepared with a mayo of caught bonito tuna, pickled watermelon skin, crispy black quinoa, pomegranate and oil infused with UAE native desert plant Shih شيح. Other highlights include ‘Tamal de Pato Ahumado en Adobo’, a steamed corn dough tamal stuffed with smoked duck confit in adobo wrapped in a banana leaf with dried chili sauce, ‘Grilled Octopus’ with sunchoke purée, black radish, confit la ratte potato, caper sauce and brown miso for main course and ‘Caramelized Banana’ with dried fruit mince on rice custard for dessert.

Chef Gerrardo and Chef Matthijs will be joined by Odd Strandbakken of Himkok, Oslo, Norway (No. 30 on the World’s 50 Best Bars, 2020 and the first bar in the world to win the World’s 50 Best Bars Sustainability Award in 2018). Supported by the bar team at BOCA and Altos Tequila’s global brand ambassador, Odd will bring his flair for minimalist and clean ingredient-driven cocktail creations to the dinner. He will serve six cocktails made with Altos Tequila matching the six courses with ingredients that showcase true Scandinavian flavors.

Monday 1st, and Tuesday 2nd November 2021 | 7:30 PM onwards | Six courses, twelve sharing dishes, six Altos Tequila cocktails | AED 445++ per person | Day of the Dead Attire Encouraged | Limited seating | Advanced booking and payment are essential.

For bookings: 043231833, hola@boca.ae, or WhatsApp on +971521607507

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UAE VINE FESTIVAL

This November our friends at The Tasting Class host The UAE Vine Festival. A month-long celebration of grapes in all shapes, form and glory, showcasing some of the very best wine, food and hospitality on offer across the United Arab Emirates.

There are two experiences hosted in BOCA as part of this festival: The Monte Carlo Wine Game on November 5 and New World Wine Dinner on November 13.

Click here to secure your tickets before they sell out!

MAISON MOËT & CHANDON DINNER

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BOCA and Maison Moët & Chandon invite you to rediscover the simple pleasures of life. Revisit the times you travelled, explored, laughed, and loved – guilt-free, simple, and without any pressures. There is nothing more calming, nothing more centering than being gently guided to take time for yourself. There is a secret though: these joys can only be discovered when you are in love with life.

Join Mr. Charles de Pontevès, Moët & Chandon’s Global Brand Ambassador, and BOCA’s award-winning team for an evening of conversation, live music, food, fine champagne and joie de vivre.

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Wednesday October 20 | 7:30 pm | Five courses, nine sharing dishes, five Moët & Chandon editions including a first reveal of the 2013 vintage | Live Jazz | AED 645++

For bookings: 043231833, hola@boca.ae, or WhatsApp on +971521607507

BOCA’s LATEST MENU RELEASE

BOCA Explores New Native Local and Regional Ingredients in Latest Menu Release

An abundance of local and regional seafood and fish is in season, and the land is rich with fresh produce. In this menu edition, our kitchen uses only locally grown tomatoes from Pure Harvest Farms, and a new aromatic native desert plant called ‘Shih’ شيح makes its debut. We want you to try local sea snails and Dibba Bay’s summer oysters, and strongly recommend you do not skip the ‘Arrocito con Ostra’, a recipe developed with paella master Vicente Rioja from Benisanó. Do not miss out on the cheese course, where we introduce a rare variety from Lebanon and celebrate Cypriot Halloumi finally getting the PDO status it deserves. We have kept all the BOCA tapas favorites, of course.

Tasting Menu

BOCA is offering a tasting menu of ten dishes recommended for sharing between two guests for AED 345 pp including water and AED 495 pp including five wines from vineyards that are certified biodynamic, organic, or sustainable with a focus on native grape varieties.

Check out some of the newly launched dishes below or click here to see the new menu. 

For bookings: 043231833, hola@boca.ae, or WhatsApp on +971521607507

THE BIG EID EAT

Join us for Dubai Summer Surprises The Big Eid Eat.

Between July 20th and 24th from 1 PM to 4 PM guests are invited to enjoy a sharing set menu of ten dishes and beverage packages starting from AED 260+ per person with children 12 and under dining free with every paying adult.

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Tag @DSSSocial @BOCADubai #BigEidEat and #MyDSS from 20-24 July for a chance to win up to AED20,000* worth of prizes. Click here to find out more. 

For bookings: 043231833, hola@boca.ae, or WhatsApp on +971521607507

CELEBRATE TAPAS WEEK

Tapas Week is a celebration of unique Spanish culinary delights at UAE’s iconic Spanish restaurants. Join us and the Spanish Tourism Office from 20-27 June and celebrate the glorious tapa with the world.

Enjoy a week of promotional menus at BOCA as well as Bebemos, Casa de Tapas, Lola, Quiro, El Sur, Salero and Seville’s in Dubai and Diablito in Abu Dhabi. Menus from AED 40 for 1 tapa + 1 drink.

Rate the restaurant that serves the best tapas and vote on social media. Take your best photo of the tapas and upload it. Tag @Spain @SpainintheUAE on Instagram or @Spain.info.me on Facebook and the restaurant you visited. The best photo wins a meal voucher & other exciting prizes.

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For bookings and payments: 043231833, hola@boca.ae, or WhatsApp on +971521607507