Ottoman’s, Grosvenor House Dubai-BBC Good Food Middle East
What it looks like: a wall of twinkling candles invites you to enter, where there is a parliament-style lounge and bar leading to the main dining space. Yes, there are gold and chandeliers here, but not the kind you expect-it is matte, polished gold and minimalist teardrop-shaped chandeliers, conveying arabesque patterns, but in a complex, …..
What does it look like: A wall of twinkling candles invites you to enter, where there is a parliament-style lounge and bar leading to the main dining space. Yes, there are gold and chandeliers here, but not the kind you expect-it is matte, polished gold and minimalist teardrop-shaped chandeliers that convey the arabesque but in a refined, understated manner Present. Under the guidance of the hospitable restaurant manager, we quickly ordered Acili Ezme, a chopped vegetable, tomato and chili sauce as part of our appetizer, and we were eager to recreate the memories of the Istanbul holiday. In addition, we ordered the signature Pide (a Turkish flatbread pizza) and the delicious scallop moussaka-grilled scallops in the shell, placed on a bed of eggplant and grilled cheese. For the main course, I opted for the classic Adana kebab (skewered with marinated minced lamb), accompanied by Bulgarian pilaf-which is really a revelation-and grilled vegetables. My partner’s chicken rice is another unique discovery-with mashed potatoes, this slightly sweet chicken dish shows the complex flavors and aromas typical of Turkish cuisine in every bite. For dessert, we ordered something very unorthodox—chocolate fudge and vanilla ice cream—to share. We are sure that this counts as “Modern Turkish”, but it does not matter because it is one of the best versions of the European classics we have tried.
If you wanna go: A four-course summer set meal is 250 dirhams per person, please call 04-3176000. — Sudesna Gosh
Most suitable: Distinctive Arabic