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Arabesque is the terminology for the fusion of Europe with the influence of the Arab world. Located in the ground level of Danat Al Ain Resort, Arabesque restaurant gives emphasis to the modern, open area with Arabic and North African influence visible in the decor, cuisine and presentation. A wonderful array of flavors, textures and aromas. Its good food with a lovely environment.
Create a memorable Ramadan at Danat Al Ain Resort. Immerse yourself in the true spirit of the Holy Month as you reconnect with those that matter most. Get together with friends and family over relaxing stays, as well as exquisite Iftar and Suhoor, as you surround yourself with the essence of spirituality.
I was invited for the Ramadan Iftar Event at Danat Al Ain by The Idea Agency to experience their lavish spread of Iftar. From Salads, Cold Mezze .Hot Mezze, The Roasted Turkey, 3 Live Station, Main Course to Dessert everything was so elegant and well presented.
The servings of juices was my first spot at Arabesque, beautifully placed on jars with a slightly more variety as compared to other places. The Kamar Al Deen, Karkadeah, Orange, Jallab, Laaban and Tamar Hindi was so refreshing as soothing after a long day of fasting.
To start with these place serves the most delicious and with lots of diversity of salads, to name a few Smoked Salmon, Seafood Salad, Chicken Salad, Fish Salad, Tomato with Feta Cheese, Makdous with Tomato, Tuna Salad. All spreads were luscious and i bet i you will find so delicious salads ever, a heavenly feeling during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The Signature Salads were placed on a separate placing with the artistic cutleries used, placed ingeniously with the delicious delectable on. Rice Roll with Vegetables, Cucumber Gazpacho with Mint, Grilled Shrimps with Mango Salsa, Sweet Corn and Crab Meat.My personal hit was the grilled shrimps with mango salsa, a pungent taste to the tender meaty prawns. The Sweet Corn and Crab Meat was delicious and i ended having two bowl.
The Soup section had the 2 most delicious on with The Arabic Lentil Soup and Chicken Clear Soup with Vegetables and Barley.
The house made Breads was fresh, warm and right from the ovens of Arabesque restaurant.
The Cold Mezze, was again the hit of the show. With a wide range of selections the Hummus, Vine Leaves, Moutable, Fattoush, Baba Ganoush, Tabouleh, Chickpeas with Tahina,Fried Vegetable with Tahina Sauce, Foul, was the extreme blow.
The Hot Mezze servings was Meat Sambousek, Cheese Sambousek and Kibbeh.
The Roasted Turkey live station was one of its kind, delicious and out of the blue.You usually do not get turkey served on Iftars but it was outrageously mingled along with all the other serving. The meat all juicy,spices infused till the last bite.
The Main Course was a lavish spread of the delectables from varied regions of the Arab World.
Arabic Mixed Grilled, delectable bites of chicken cubes, lamb minced kofta. The meat all juicy and tender and perfect for Iftar servings.
Fish Harra, love the boneless fish in a tomato based gravy. Delicious and spices infused very perfectly.
Another live station for Chicken Liver and Lamb Soujouk,freshly prepared, warm and delicious.
Vegetable Lasagna, all cheesed up with the freshest vegetables, a delicious treat to oneself.
The Shawarmas served were hot and fresh with meat all juicy and spices infused till last bite.
Chicken with Potato, It was replica of what my mother prepares in her kitchen,the same taste, very light and perfect for Iftar servings.
Lamb with Fasolia Salona, a different yet a delicious dish by the Chef. Perfect with rice or Briyani.
Lamb Ouzi,These dish is usually made with rice, meat, vegetables, and a mixture of spices. The spices used are largely responsible for its taste, these are generally black pepper, cloves, cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, black lime, bay leaves and nutmeg.The main ingredient that accompanies the spices is the meat. The meats used are usually chicken, goat, lamb, camel,beef, fish and shrimp. The spices, rice and meat are augmented with almonds,pine nuts, peanuts, onions and sultanas. A popular way of preparing meat is called mandi. This is an ancient technique that originates in Yemen, whereby meat is barbecued in a deep hole in the ground that is covered while the meat cooks.
The Lamb Ouzi at Arabesque was so delicious and the flavor of the rice was done by the lamb itself, all juicy and meaty. My personal hit.
Now as i have the utmost cravings for dessert this place has got some real bites of happiness. To start with the pastries they were Chocolate Fudge Cake, Diplomat Cake, Chocolate Steamed Pudding Cake, White Chocolate Brownie, Carrot Cake,Black Forest Cake. Delicious bites of happiness in my mouth.
Now comes the options for the other delectable desserts, Berry Tart, Strawberry Mousse, Chocolate Marquise, Praline Tart, Lemon Meringue Shooter, Toffee Apple Sundae etc. All perfectly prepared with minute details to the taste.
Lemon Meringue Shooter
Um Ali, is a dessert that combines the creaminess of bread pudding and cinnamon nut stuffing of baklava. It is a wonderful treat warm out of the oven or cold out of the fridge. The Um Ali at Arabesque was one of its kind, delicious and soothing.
The sweet section was spread keeping in mind the traditional Iftar ambiance. The spreads was Khilaz, Halayabin Jabin, Baklava, Kunafa Osmalia, Katayef Nut, Basboussa, Katayef Cheese. The delicious spread was laid in a traditional style with a modern twist.
The Unique Ramadan Tent will open from 8:30 pm onwards.
The Iftar will cost AED 110 for weekdays and AED 125 for Weekends.