New children’s restaurant White and the Bear to open in Dubai
Dubai’s first children-focused restaurant will soon open its doors in Jumeirah, offering more than just a special menu and play area for the little ones.
Rather, the entire concept behind White and the Bear has been conceived while keeping children of the city as the focal point. From the food, to the miniature seating and fittings to the workshops, everything has been designed to take food and recreation for children to a whole new level.
Hana Al Mulla, the mumpreneur behind the brand, created the restaurant after not being able to find a strong variety of healthy food choices for her children.
“I am very particular about giving my children healthy food, and it was frustrating for us as parents to go out and not be able to find a variety of healthy food choices for our children. We always try to develop healthy eating habits for our children at home but there is very little we can control once we are out,” she says.
“White and the Bear is exactly the stress-free solution that so many parents in Dubai need. A place where your child will only be exposed to healthy, fun food choices. The fact that we are a nut free zone and overall allergy aware allows parents to walk in without a worry. If anything, they can be assured that their child will walk out from White and the Bear with a unique experience and hopefully some fun cooking related skills too. Every aspect of the journey that we have curated here maintains your child as the hero.”
In order to live up to their promise of nutritious food, the brand has partnered with celebrity chef and leading children’s food expert Annabel Karmel to develop the majority of the dishes on the menu. Annabel, who is known for revolutionising food for babies, children and families with over 50 cookbooks published, visited Dubai for the soft launch of White and the Bear.
She said, “With White and the Bear, the promise begins with healthy, nutritious food that is fun for your children. In early childhood eating habits & tastes are formed for life, this is the time to introduce an array of different flavours. The menu for White and the Bear promotes food exploration. The menu offers a plethora of dishes taking cues from world cuisines, as well as healthy alternatives to fast food favourites. It’s important that children stay fueled on the right foods throughout the day, and my specially designed meals are super-fun, yet healthy and perfectly balanced for young palates.”