Over the last week, BOCA, Dubai’s most sustainable restaurant, joined forces with Dibba Bay Oysters and Gin Mare share to express a deep connection with the sea, gastronomy and marine conservation. BOCA invited guests to share this passion with them through a ten-day celebration featuring Dibba Bay Oysters specials, Dibba Bay Oyster pairing menus and Gin Mare cocktails.
BOCA has been serving only one type of oyster since 2018; Dibba Bay Oysters from the pristine waters of Fujairah, UAE. Thanks to the unique conditions of the ocean, which made Arabia world-renowned for its lustrous white pearls, the Dibba Bay oyster is thriving and continues to showcase the heritage of the region through its distinctive and vibrant white and gold shell. The unique qualities of the waters of the Emirates, which have been historically through the legendary white pearls, now live on through the Dibba Bay oyster shell.
Together with Gin Mare, who share a deep love and passion for the ocean, oysters and gastronomy, we come together to celebrate with special offers on freshly shucked oysters, specially curated pairing menu and new Gin Mare cocktail creations.
During the ten-day celebration, BOCA offered guests special pricing on freshly shucked Dibba Bay oysters throughout the day and presented a five-dish oyster menu and three Gin Mare cocktails for AED 260 per person. On the menu, guest saw BOCA’s SIGNATURE COOL SEASON DIBBA BAY OYSTERS with clementine and Gin Mare vinaigrette, Pure Harvest tomatoes and calamansi gel, OYSTER CROQUETTES with piccalilli mayo, ARROZ NEGRE with Indian Ocean Octopus, bergamot allioli, Spanish Bomba black rice and a DIBBA BAY OYSTER ICE CREAM OR ‘OYSCREAM’ with cucumber gel, Opalys Valrhona chocolate and sea salt tuile. Gin Mare’s creations are priced from AED 45. See menu here or find it part of the press kit below.
The celebration supported reef projects by local non-profit marine conservation organisation AZRAQ. AZRAQ, in collaboration with the Freestyle Divers Conservation team, protects and propagates coral off the coast of Dibba, Fujairah, through the construction of coral nurseries and artificial reefs. Dibba Bay Oysters, BOCA and Gin Mare will help by collecting and transporting cleaned Dibba Bay oyster shells to be used as building blocks for creating habitat and ecosystems to support marine life.