Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pascal Tepper

Hi Guys,

For those who don't know, Pascal Tepper is a French Bakery & Cafe located in the IPIC building (Abu Dhabi) 

So, much like the 5 M's of Advertising, there are 5 letters to a Food Review too i.e. F - S - P - A - R (Jumble the words) just joking, I'm going to actually make sense out of this. 

So F stands for Food, S stands for Service, P stands for Pricing, A stands for Ambiance and finally R stands for Rating (or Report Card?)

Food - I called for a Croque Monsieur Classique, Paccheri A La Arrabbiatta along with an Iced Tea Jay on the rocks.

Croque Monsieur Classique - Emmental cheese, turkey ham & turkey bacon, what's there not to like?

Paccheri A La Arrabbiatta - Tube shaped pasta cooked in chili tomato sauce, olives and parmesan cheese. This is originally a Vegetarian dish but I added AED 15 for a chicken version of the same. Absolutely loved it, definitely recommended. Also the quantity is good enough for 2 people. 

Iced Tea Jay on the rocks - Out of the many variants to choose from, I decided to opt for the 'Maybe Baby' which was an organic red fruit mix with hibiscus. I couldn’t have asked for a better summer drink. Also it's suitable for 2 - 3 people. 

Service - Extremely friendly & well informed staff. 

Pricing - You would spend about 150 - 200 for a meal for two, which is not bad at all. 

Ambiance – Got to love the Pink & Purple feel to Pascal Tepper, also the beautiful purple wall with the hanging silver beads is definitely a picture worthy spot.

Rating - I would rate it a 4//5

Monday, May 9, 2016

Jodhpur Royal Dining

Hi guys,

This is not a full-fledged review but just a little peek-a-boo into my meal at Jodhpur Royal Dining located at Al Murooj Rotana (Dubai)

Unfortunately my photos don't do justice to the fabulous food I had here, but trust me if you're looking at a great authentic Indian meal in Dubai then do yourself a favor & head here (thank me later) ;)

The ambiance as the name suggests is royal in every aspect, absolutely love the huge pillars and golden mirrors at Jodhpur. You have an indoor and outdoor option.

5 dishes I would definitely recommend here are –

1.     Macaroon Chaat
2.     Achari Jhinga
3.     Roomali Paneer Tikka
4.     Kashmiri Mirchi Korma
5.     Chur Chur Kulcha

Once you’re done with your oh-so-royal meal at Jodhpur, don’t forget to say hello to Chef Pradeep Khullar.

I would rate Jodhpur a 4.5/5 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Hakkasan Afternoon Tea

I was recently invited for the Afternoon tea tasting at Hakkasan located at the magnificent Emirates Palace. 

The Afternoon Tea which is available between 3 pm to 6 pm everyday is priced at AED 98 and offers a selection of teas, sweet treats & dim sums. Also if you fancy a glass of Louis Roedere Brut, you can opt for that for an additional AED 100

The beautiful dessert & display stand reminded me that of the Aldar Building located in Abu Dhabi (Look at the picture & you would agree with me *wink*)

This stand however comprised of Vanilla Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce, Chocolate Macaron, Truffle, Fruit tarts, Chicken Taro Croquette, Crispy Box Dumpling and Squid Dim-sum (Had to give this a miss as I'm allergic to squid, Sigh! Yes, life is not easy without squid in it)

But I absolutely relished everything else, my favorites being the Truffle, Macaron (Hakkasan ALWAYS does this right) and the Chicken Taro Croquette

Now since I had already tried & tested the Jasmine Green Tea which I loved (You can tell from the picture below which is from my last visit) I opted for the Silver Needle which found its origin in Fujian (China) - It was light, refreshing & rich on the palette.

I don't even need to get into the ambiance bit because it's Hakkasan we are talking about and Hakkasan is probably now a synonym to royalty which is depicted through its interiors largely. 

Special shout-out to Akheel, who took good care of us & made sure we had a good time.

I would rate this a 4/5 - Definitely recommended for an afternoon out with the girls/ family

Hakkasan - Emirates Palace Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato