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Icy blue tones combine with intricate design details to create an almost subliminal sense of flame- and water-inspired aesthetics. Service is seamlessly executed, with a sense of style and theatre throughout the meal. The showcase starts as the waiter brings over a tray of steak cuts to explain the difference. Even the adventurous descriptions on the menu spark a sense of excitement akin to the theatrical curtain going up. After spotting ‘poached egg ravioli’, we have to test the kitchen on this technically tricksy dish. It’s actually a raviolo (singular), but is beautifully presented, sitting proudly among an elegant scattering of green and white from the watercress and asparagus. It’s accompanied by what’s described on the menu as a parmesan crouton, but as goat’s cheese by the waiter. Either way, it has the dehydrated appearance of loofah, but disappears in the mouth, leaving a mellow, ripe flavour behind. The raviolo is pretty special, and we’re pleased, even though the pasta could have been cooked a touch more, and the egg a touch less.
Open daily 6pm-11pm. Licensed. All major credit cards accepted. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 230 8580).
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