The culinary philosophy behind Ananta at The Oberoi, Dubai is the creation of a gastronomic bridge between traditional and post-modern Indian cuisine. Ananta restaurant serves a tantalizing array of culinary masterpieces; innovative specialities and classical dishes embellished with contemporary flair. Sleek and minimal, the decor of Ananta is a world away from most Indian restaurants. It can sometimes be a bit quiet here, which detracts somewhat from the atmosphere. Ananta offers unparalleled luxury fine dining in Dubai. Luxuriously furnished in rich crimson with crisp, white linen tables, Ananta is dominated by a magnificent show kitchen where guests can watch our master chefs hand craft Indian delicacies in tradiional, coal-fired clay ovens. At Ananta, you’ll find beautifully presented dishes, created using some serious chef skills.
I was excited to taste their delicious food as it was my favorite, Punjabi cuisine. the spread was so delicious, lavish and Chef Bali himself cooked all the dishes for us including some live cooking too.
Now to start with we were served Papad with Chutneys and Pickles, all in house prepared and fresh.
We were served a delicious Lassi, the traditional way in a Matka and it tasted so divine and refreshing,both me and Neelu ended up having two matkas at one go.
From the starters we were served :
- Tandoori Champaan, it was marinated Lamb Chops in Tandoor.
- Sarso Wala Jhinga, tiger prawns marinated with homemade mustard cooked in tandoor. It was so very perfectly done, all spices infused till the last bite.
- Bhatti ka Kukad, chicken marinated in a special paste with mustard oil and bhatti masala roasted on charcoal grill. I was in love with the chicken as it was topped up with a garlic sauce and it left a delightful flavor to the chicken.
It was served with an in house salad, plated with a beetroot yogurt sauce.
There was a live cooking session by Chef Bali where he not only cooked but also gave us some awesome tips about perfect cooking. He prepared Bhatti di Murgh and Kadhai Lobster.The spices he used was roasted, grinded in front of us using the perfect ingredients to amke the dish more flavorful and delicious.
Here is the pic of the delicious Kadhai Lobster.
From the mains we were served the most traditional way on a banana leaf thali, it reminded me of my festival back in India.
Chicken Butter Masala, tandoor cooked chicken tikka simmered in tomato, butter and cream sauce flavored with dried fenugreek seeds. I really love the gravy and with the Indian bread it tasted even more better and delicious.
Rahdya Meat, duo of Lamb Shanks & Chops, slow cooked with roasted cumin and coriander. This was the hit if the show, the meat all juicy and tender, spices infused till the last bite and tasted so delicious and divine.
Methi wala Kadhai Jhinga, stir fried prawns with fresh fenugreek leaves.
Maan Sabat, urad and channa lentils simmered overnight with tomatoes, butter and cream.O this tasted so good, it was thick, creamy and so very mouthwatering. I really love places who serves the tasty dals.
Gosht Dum Briyani, perfectly done and the lamb was all juicy and tender with the briyani masala mingling so well.
Here comes my favorite part the Punjabi Dessert Platter, it was delicious and mouthwatering Badaam ka Halwa, Pista Kulfi and Kesari Phirni.
I was lucky enough to get a book written and signed by Chef Bali, this will really help me in my culinary skill.
Overall it was an amazing experience and I am definitely going back to try their other delicacies.
Highlights : Full Bar Available,Valet Parking Available,Luxury Dining
Known For : Dramatic with crimson furnishings and crisp white linen tables dominated by a magnificent show kitchen where guests can watch our masterchefs hand craft Indian delicacies
Phone Numbers : 04 4441407 04 4441444
Cuisines : Indian, North Indian
Cost : AED 480 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted
Opening hours : 7 PM to 11:30 PM, 12:30 PM to 3 PM
Address : Lobby Level, The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai