Having visited the hotel a few times and always seeing the wall announcement that it was “Coming Soon,” I was curious when the restaurant would actually open and what kind of food it would serve. When I had a taste of the camel sliders during the cruise on Al Mansour Dhow with my sister, and again at the Taste of Dubai last March, at least I had an idea of what to expect. But these just made me look forward to its opening even more.
Hubby and I were greeted warmly as soon as we arrived and were led to one of the private dining areas. Entering the restaurant and taking in the pleasant music, lighting, colors and creative interior, you could immediately feel the traditional Emirati ambience it exuded. So calm, warm and relaxing.
|We had this area all to ourselves|
As soon as we were seated, we were given little glasses of saffron and rose water that were a bit sweet, but yummy nonetheless. You can see below the other mouthwatering dishes we enjoyed that night
|Watermelon Breezer and Smashed Berry Spritzer|
|Pan Roasted Quail Salad|
|Arabian Seafood Soup|
|Home Smoked Rack of Lamb|
|Seafood Saffron Rice|
|Baked Cardamom Cheesecake|
All throughout, our server (Jaquelyn?) was very attentive, accommodating and helpful. We asked for her recommendations on what to try, and as you can already tell, our palates and tummies were completely satisfied.
Aseelah is a restaurant we would highly recommend to anyone, especially those who enjoy or would like to try Emirati dishes. The ambiance is great, the service is superb, and most importantly, the food is excellent.
Disclaimer: We were invited to the preview of Aseelah Restaurant without any obligation whatsoever. However, we were so pleased with our experience that I wanted to share it on my blog.
Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek
Baniyas Road, Deira, Dubai