Tuck Into Fresh-off-the-Grill BBQ Nights With Paros' Mazi Chill-out Thursdays in JLT Dubai
We tucked into a selection of perfectly grilled BBQ meats, fish, and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in Dubai
18 January 2023
Come together for unforgettable Greek and barbeque evenings at the award-winning Paros.
With the UAE's winter weather beckoning us to al fresco dining and fresh off the grill barbeque to warm us through chilly winter nights, we were drawn to a tantalising unlimited Mediterranean BBQ in Dubai with free-flowing drinks.
Every neighbourhood in the emirate should be lucky to have a chic rooftop Greek restaurant with stellar food like that of Paros', located in the Taj, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT).
We've previously enjoyed this popular Mediterranean dining spot's fabulous Ladies Night, and recently, we went back to try their Mazi Chill-out Thursday BBQ special.
Paros serves flavourful dishes with influences from Southern Europe, the Levant and the Middle East, and a relaxed vibe that pleases nearly every diner.
Head on up to the 46th floor of the Taj JLT, where you're welcomed into a restaurant-bar with splendid views over Dubai - it's practically a Greek culinary paradise.
'Mazi' (meaning 'together' in Greek), is the restaurant's philosophy every Thursday, when diners are invited to chill-out with friends, coworkers, or family, while soaking in the evening ambience with live music played by talented violinists or saxophonists.
The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable, assisting us through the menu and what to expect.
As a huge fan of Greek food, I was very excited to try out the new barbeque night at Paros.
The cold meze starter was just too tempting, and it didn’t disappoint! There were three different dips: taramasalata, tzatziki, and hummus with a generous side of toasted pitta bread, plus Greek olives.
For the sides, we enjoyed some traditional Greek specialties including a mouthwatering domatorizo (a tomato pilaf), vegetable moussaka, and baked rigatoni with vegetables.
While we often associate barbeques with American-style grills, the smoky luxuriance of Paros' lamb kofta, marinated prawns and squids, grilled red mullets, chicken souvlaki, and vegetable skewers are a standout with its Mediterranean flavours, especially when enhanced with the sauces available: salsa verde, Greek dill yogurt, chimichurri, tartar, and tomato basil.
We finally ended with a selection of desserts: a refreshingly tart portokalopita (an orange pie), a manouri mousse with honey and walnuts, and galaktoboureko - a traditional Greek treat made with layers of golden brown crispy phyllo, sprinkled with melted butter, and filled with deliciously creamy custard.
Although the Mazi Chill-out Thursday menu may sound like a lot of food, the portions are perfectly sized for it to not be overwhelming.
For a chill Mediterranean-inspired barbeque evening with glimmering views of Dubai and live music, I would highly recommend this wonderful Thursday treat in JLT.
- Where: Taj Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai
- Timings: Every Thursday, from 7pm - 11pm
- Offer: AED 249 for unlimited Mediterranean BBQ with free-flow of grape and hops / AED 299 for unlimited Mediterranean BBQ with unlimited house beverages