💚VALENTINE’S AT BOCA: A Love-Filled Adventure with Nature

VALENTINE’S AT BOCA: A Love-Filled Adventure With Nature
Dine, Plant a Mangrove, and Kayak for a Memorable Celebration

 Join us for a Valentine’s that’s not just about love but also about nature. MICHELIN Green Star restaurant BOCA invites you to say it with a delicious meal, a mangrove tree and an adventure through mangrove plantations this year.

Treat your loved one to a unique, nature-friendly experience that includes a memorable meal for two, a bottle of French sparkling, planting a mangrove tree, and taking a kayaking trip through the enchanting Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi.

ABOUT THE MENU – See menu here
The four-course Valentine’s Day menu includes ‘Dibba Bay Oysters’ served with our signature tomato dressing, local beetroot, and seaweed, followed by ‘Gambas al Ajillo’ featuring gulf shrimp, garlic, chili, and artichoke cream. For sharing mains, choose from a ’Butterflied Gulf Seabream’ with sweet potato puree, samphire and warm vinaigrette or a ‘Grilled Grass-Fed Angus Ribeye’ with sweet potato puree, and confit pearl onions.

Couples are also invited to opt for the vegetarian menu that includes the restaurant’s ‘Ice Packed Manzanilla Olives’ stuffed with lemon & calamansi, followed by ‘Superfoods & Dessert Plants’ made with organic quinoa & amaranth. Mains include ‘Seared Confit Artichokes’ and ‘Green Spelt Risotto’ made with spinach, broccoli, pistachio & Manchego cheese crumble. Cap off your meal with a refreshing ‘Lemon & Grapefruit Tart’ served in a kataifi nest with citrus curd, confit skin, lemon albedo puree, and meringue in both the pescetarian and vegetarian options.

To add a touch of sparkle, and inclusive of the package, BOCA is offering a choice between a bottle of artisanal French Sparkling from the house of Frerejean Frères or from French Bloom, Le Rose, 0% Non-Alcoholic.

In partnership with the local marine conservation nonprofit Azraq, BOCA will plant a mangrove tree on behalf of each couple, accompanied by a personalized certificate card. Your act of planting a baby mangrove tree contributes to the restoration of the UAE’s mangrove forests, storing four times more carbon than the Amazon rainforests. Mangroves serve as a sanctuary for wildlife, fostering a vibrant underwater ecosystem and aiding in mitigating climate change.

Valentine’s doesn’t stop there – enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi on either two single or a double sit-on-top kayak at a day and time of choice. The kayaking experience also includes complimentary access to Jubail Mangrove Park’s boardwalk. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the mangroves and discover diverse wildlife species thriving in this unique ecosystem. See details below for booking and access.

This exclusive Valentine’s Day menu is available on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The package including a four-course meal, a bottle of French sparkling, mangrove adoption, and a one-hour kayaking tour in Jubail Mangrove Park for two, access to the Jubail Mangrove Park’s boardwalk is available for AED 595+ per person and in limited supply.

Don’t miss out on this extraordinary Valentine’s Day celebration – reserve your spot now and let love and nature take center stage at BOCA!

For bookings guests can contact 04-3231833, WhatsApp +971521607507  or email hola@boca.ae.

Guaranteed booking and advanced payment are essential.
Menus may change at the restaurant’s discretion without notice.
Mangrove tree planting will be done on behalf of the couples by marine conservation non-profit Azraq.
Guests will receive a certificate with details of the mangrove tree.
A one-hour kayaking tour in Jubail Mangrove Park will be available for guests to book at a time and date of their choice and subject to availability from the tour operator.
Kayaking is available daily at the park, however, the slots are limited due to tide levels.
Jubail Mangrove Park access and kayaking tour package is valid for six months from February 14th, 2024.
Packages excluding the tour and mangrove tree planting are available upon request.
Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT and are subject to 7% authority fees.

🍾 WINE CELLAR SERIES | Champagne Vilmart & Cie

Champagne Vilmart & Cie
Laurent Champs & Thomas Champs

BOCA’s first Cellar Series dinner of the 2024 season: A paired Champagne dinner with the famed Champagne Vilmart & Cie hosted by winemakers Laurent Champs & Thomas Champs along with champagne connoisseur Ben Kouider. Our hosts will guide us through a captivating evening of culinary artistry and effervescent delights.

Five courses and four Champagne expressions from the house of Vilmart.
See menu here HERE
For one night only on January 24th at 7:30 PM.
Limited seating. AED 695++ per person.
Secure your spot through 043231833, WhatsApp +971521607507 or email shiv@boca.ae

++Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT and subject to 7% Authority Fee and 10% service charge

ABOUT Champagne Vilmart & Cie
This is a champagne family house that now spans 6 generations. It was founded in 1890 by the 1st generation, Désiré Vilmart. It is now run by the 5th generation, Laurent Champs, who has been supported for over 3 years by his son, Thomas Champs.

One of the great particularities of the Vilmart house is that all the vinification is carried out under wood, either in foudre (for non-vintage cuvées) or in barrel (for vintage cuvées). All cuvées are vinified for 10 months in oak barrels (from harvest to bottling, which takes place in July).

Another particularity of this operation is that they do not carry out malolactic fermentation, in order to retain the freshness and finesse of their wines. Their philosophy has always been to let their cuvées age for a long time, in order to develop complexity and aromatic richness.

The 11-hectare vineyard is mainly located in the commune of Rilly la Montagne, with only a few plots in the neighboring village of Villers Allerand. The entire vineyard is located 800 meters from the house and is certified HVE (Haute Valeur Environnemental) and VDC (Viticulture Durable en Champagne).

🇦🇪 Celebrate UAE 52nd Union Day at BOCA

To mark the momentous UAE 52nd Union Day, we invite you to enjoy a feast comprising nine carefully curated dishes, using the UAE’s finest locally sourced ingredients, ranging from fish and seafood to endemic desert plants. The sharing set menu for two is available for AED 395 per person and includes a complimentary house filtered water, coffee and tea.

  • Available all day, December 1st to 7th, 2023
  • Sharing set menu for two. See menu HERE
  • UAE National Day set menu to be enjoyed by the entire table
  • AED 395+ per person

Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT and subject to 7% authority fees. For bookings guests can contact 04-3231833, WhatsApp on +971 52 160 7507, email hola@boca.ae.


sustainable, low impact, responsible group packages at BOCA

During the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai and throughout the festive season of 2023, we have a limited number of available dates for ‘sustainability packages’ tailored for group and corporate bookings.

Whether you prefer reception-style canapés or sit-down dinners, individual or shared-style spreads, our menus feature plant-based and well-balanced, low-emission options.

The package includes:

  • Welcome speech and a sustainability briefing by BOCA’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
  • Guided food and beverage pairing presentations by the restaurant’s Executive Chef and Head Sommelier.
  • Environmentally friendly seeded paper menu printing.
  • Carbon emission calculations.
  • Opportunity to directly offset dinners through planting mangrove trees in the UAE. 

Packages start from AED 400++ per person.

Drop us a line to get a quote and to see menu options for your group booking on WhatsApp +971521607507, phone 043231833, or email hola@boca.ae.

++Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT and subject to 7% Authority Fee & 10% Service Charge.



A six-course dining experience by six of the city’s prominent chefs at BOCA in DIFC.

Bethany Kehdy, Faisal Naser, Greg Malouf, Patricia Roig, Rita Soueidan, Sara Aqel and refreshments by Leen al Zaben

Choose any of the donation options listed on the website — all will grant you equal access to the event, inclusive of food and non-alcoholic beverages.

The entire ticket value will be donated to @emiratesrc

Click here to book and purchase your ticket now LINK

🍉 Date: Sunday, 12th November
🍉 Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
🍉 Location: BOCA, DIFC

🎨 Artwork by the talented Palestinian artist, Abeer Anabtawi




We have just launched our 2023 Festive Season menu running from November 20th, 2023, to January 6th, 2024. Join us for a sharing festive Mediterranean menu with families, friends, and colleagues.

BOCA’s executive chef Patricia Roig has created an intimate all-inclusive family style sharing vegan, vegetarian and regular menus with an array of scrumptious hot and cold tapas like the warm traditional Catalonian bread, COCA made with goat’s cheese, caramelized onion, and plums, FRIED CALAMARI with smoked paprika alioli and TORTILLA DE PATATAS made with caramelized onion, olive oil mayonnaise.

Main dishes are equally exciting with a mouthwatering spread including GULF SEABREAM with grilled local bock choi, dry sherry & green curry sauce, BOCA-TOUILLE made with roasted vegetables, balsamic glazed red onion, herbes de Provence and the signature 12-HOUR BRAISED LAMB cooked with sunchokes, and caramelized pearl onion.

Having eaten to a fill, guests will conclude the feast with PAN CON CHOCOLATE & ACEITE, IDIAZÁBAL SMOKED CHEESE CUSTARD and SPANISH TURRON & BISCUITS.

The elegant spread starts at an outstanding value of AED 295 with special discounts for large groups and corporates.

See vegan, vegetarian and regular menus and packages here

AED 295 | Festive menu, unlimited consumption of soft drinks, and water.
AED 395 | Festive menu, unlimited consumption of selected wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails, soft drinks, non-alcoholic sparkling wine, and water.
AED 595 | Festive menu, unlimited consumption of Champagne, premium wines, beers, premium spirits, and cocktails, soft drinks, non-alcoholic sparkling wine, and water.

AED 495 Festive menu, unlimited consumption of soft drinks, and water. Dibba Bay oysters & one glass of non-alcoholic sparkling wine to ring the NYE
AED 695 | Festive menu, unlimited consumption of champagne, premium wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails, soft drinks, non-alcoholic sparkling wine, and water
AED 405 (drink packages only, food charged a la carte based on consumption.) Unlimited consumption of selected wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails, soft drinks, non-alcoholic sparkling wine, and water.


  • Guaranteed booking is essential
  • Festive Menu is available for 6 guests and above
  • Kids below 8 years dine for free
  • All packages are valid for 3 hours from the time of booking
  • New Year’s packages start at 08:00 pm and end at 11.00 pm
  • BOCA is open until 04:00 am on New Year’s Eve
  • Festive packages are not valid with other discounts or promotions
  • Packages valid from Monday 20th of November 2023, until Friday 6th of January 2024 Including Boxing Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and
  • New Year’s Day.
  • Menus may change at the restaurant’s own discretion and without notice.
  • Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT and subject to 7% authority fees and 10% service charge

For bookings guests can contact 04-3231833, WhatsApp on +971 52 160 7507, email hola@boca.ae.

WINE CELLAR SERIES | Kevin Grant, South Africa

special super host, Kevin Grant
Ataraxia, Hermel-en-Aarde, Western Cape, South Africa

Every month, BOCA offers food and drink gourmands unique gastronomic experiences through a series of cellar dinners. These events are hosted by our cellar keepers and feature visiting guest winemakers and principals from some of the most exciting vineyards and producers worldwide.


  • Kevin Grant, Ataraxia, Hermel-en-Aarde, Western Cape, South Africa
  • November 8th, 2023 reception at 7:30 pm
  • Capacity: 12 guests only
  • Menu: reception, snacks and bites, three-course dinner, guided matching wines, water, coffee and tea.
  • Price: AED 655++

To make a reservation, you can book directly with our cellar master Shiv on WhatsApp +971 52 160 7507, email on shiv@boca.ae or call us at 043231833. 

+Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT and subject to 7% Authority Fee and 10% service charge

BOCA’S CULINARY EVOLUTION: Modern Spanish Flavors Meet Sustainability

Chef Patricia Roig’s New Menu Pays Homage to Andalucia While Pioneering Sustainable Dining

Experience a new chapter in BOCA’s exciting culinary journey led by newly appointed Executive Chef, Patricia Roig. Hailing from Seville, Spain, Chef Patricia brings over two decades of global culinary expertise, including stints at Central Restaurante in Lima, Peru, Newman Street Tavern in London, MICHELIN star recipient Abantal Restaurante in Sevilla, Spain and more recently the Palocortado Restaurant group in Gran Canaria, Spain. Patricia brings with her a wealth of experience and a commitment to elevating our dining experience and sustainability practices.



While we have retained some of the iconic dishes that have delighted guests for years, our new direction places a spotlight on inventive and contemporary Spanish flavors. We prioritize responsible sourcing from local, regional, and global producers and seek to showcase the potential of often-overlooked ingredients.

Chef Patricia Roig emphasizes our commitment to celebrating local farmers, fishermen, artisans, and responsible ingredient purveyors. She states, “Our culinary vision continues to honor these values while expanding to include traceable ingredients from sustainable farms globally, when local sourcing in the UAE is not possible.”

In crafting our new menu, we draw inspiration from Spain’s diverse culinary landscape, particularly Andalusian techniques, and Mediterranean flavors, reflective of Patricia’s heritage.


Anticipate pronounced Andalusian flavors in our tapas dishes, including the Tortillitas de Camarones, reminiscent of summer on the streets of Sanlúcar de Barrameda near Cádiz in Andalucia, in addition to Gambas Al Ajillo (Arabian Gulf shrimps in garlic), Padrón Peppers, Tortilla de Patatas (traditional potato omelet), and Beef Croquettes. “These are definitely the perfect start to any meal in BOCA” adds Patricia.



Our starters feature Green Gazpacho with local beetroot tartar, a refreshing cold Pistachio Ajoblanco with smoked tuna, Arabian Gulf Kingfish served like a ceviche with passion fruit leche de tigre, seaweed gel, and salicornia, and collagen rich Kokotxas de Bacalao (cod jowls) with green peas and parsley velouté.

Don’t miss our Superfoods & Desert Plants salad, incorporating organic quinoa, amaranth, and native desert plants from the UAE like ‘Khobez,’ ‘Homaid,’ and pickled ‘Khansour,’ complemented by roasted eggplant cream, cocoa nibs, and Dubai-grown edible flowers.

Main courses showcase star vegetarian dishes such as Roasted Cauliflower with romesco and pickled cauliflower leaves, and Seared Confit Artichokes with semi-dry cherry tomatoes, crispy sunchokes, and a vinaigrette made with native desert plant ‘Shih.’

Seafood enthusiasts can indulge in single-line-caught Grilled Octopus with organic puy lentil curry purée, labneh, mango, and red chili dressing, or sustainably caught Seared Scallops served with sweetcorn, squid ink, and onion relish. Additionally, Arabian Gulf Seabream is presented with grilled local bok choy, dry sherry & green curry sauce, while a free-range 12-Hour Braised Lamb from New Zealand’s Silver Fern Farms promises unmatched tenderness, accompanied by sunchokes and caramelized pearl onions.

BOCA introduces a dedicated rice section with dishes prepared Paella-style, featuring Spanish Dinamita rice served dry (arroz seco) with a toasted bottom or creamy (arroz meloso). Notable among them is the Arabian Gulf Rice with wild-caught Gulf Threadfin Bream (aka Sultan Ibrahim), mussels, Gulf shrimp, and garlic allioli.

Desserts are a delightful fusion of Andalusian flavors, waste-reduction techniques, and cheese, lots of cheese! Tocino de Cielo showcases a rich creamy egg yolk, labneh, and uses all parts of the pineapple, while Coconut Arroz con Leche offers slow-cooked rice pudding with a blood orange sorbet, cardamom tuille, and saffron gel. The Idiazábal Smoked Cheese Custard is essentially the heart of the Basque Cheesecake, accompanied by vanilla shortbread, raspberry & white chocolate ganache, and pistachio.

“One of the exciting parts of the past few months work, in the lead up to this launch was curating a tasting menu experience, and working with Shiv Menon, Head of Hospitality and Beverage on the beverage pairing.” comments Patricia. The result is a list of nine dishes priced at AED 395 per person including house-filtered BE WTR, with the option of pairing them with seven glasses of grape from sustainable producers, available for AED 645 per person. “The selection offers a storytelling experience, enhancing your dining journey.” shares Shiv.


Omar Shihab, Founder and Chief Sustainability Officer at BOCA, expresses pride in this menu direction, emphasizing respect for provenance and sustainability. He notes, “Our menu avoids ‘luxury’ ingredients. We wanted to move the conversation away from burrata, caviar, truffle and wagyu and champion storytelling, paying homage to the place, and to our home in Dubai and the UAE. This is the culmination of what we have worked on for the nine years in BOCA.” A newly introduced formal sourcing policy ensures systematic adherence to sustainable practices in all aspects of the restaurant’s operations.

BOCA’s commitment extends to a comprehensive sustainability framework covering respect for provenance, waste management, resource conservation, impact measurement, and community contributions.

“We are eager to share our sustainability journey with the food and beverage and the wider hospitality industry, locally and globally.” Adds Shihab. BOCA’s sustainability reports are included in the physical menus in the restaurant and are documented on the official website. The team welcomes collaboration and advocates for an overall positive impact approach, contributing to the global discussion on sustainability and conservation in the hospitality and food and beverage industry.

Click here to see BOCA’s new menu. 

Prices are inclusive of 5% VAT and subject to 7% authority fees. For bookings guests can contact 04-3231833, WhatsApp on +971 52 160 7507, email hola@boca.ae.


8TH OCTOBER 2023, 5:00 PM

8TH OCTOBER 2023, 5:00 PM

BOCA and Fann-À-Porter present the work of Azaïdé titled “Couture Divas”. This exhibition showcases vibrant and expressive pieces that celebrate independent and strong women in diverse settings. Azaïdé is a multi-faceted artist with French, Algerian, and Spanish heritage, raised in Madagascar, and has been calling Dubai her home for the past eight years.

On October 8th 2023 and for one night only, BOCA and Fann-À-Porter host dinner with the artist. Indulge in artistic conversation with the Azaïdé herself over an intimate gathering featuring 4-course dinner expertly paired with fine wines.

● See menu here
● Dinner 17:00
● AED 350
● Confirmed bookings are essential.

Guests can book through 04-3231833, WhatsApp +971 52 160 7507, or email hola@boca.ae