Dubai Chai

By Kelly Pleau

Dubai... accented by bougainvillea and late night Kellage Halloum in taxi cabs, it is a culturally diverse, economically fast-paced and sand-framed metropolis. Here is a series of sketches I made during my time there, from December 2009 to January 2010, as well as a recipe for Chai Lime Punch.

Kelly Pleau - Beehive Kelly Pleau - Beach Park Kelly Pleau - Untitled Kelly Pleau - Palm Kelly Pleau - Emerati Women Kelly Pleau - Expat Cafe

Recipe for Chai Lime Punch

Inspired by 'Zen Chai Punch' at the Limetree Cafe in Jumeirah and provided as compliment to 'expat café' (based on observations made at the Limetree)

1. Steep tea with cloves, cardamom and cinnamon, and let cool.
2. Strain tea through a sieve to remove leftover spices.
3. In a pitcher, combine lime juice, orange juice and sparkling water.
4. Add cooled tea to pitcher and stir.
5. To sweeten, add agave nectar and stir.
6. Garnish with slices of lime and orange.
*Can be served with ice.


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