Check out the grilled sea bream at Mediterranean joint Morah
For those of you who love the Canadian saloon Weslodge, listen up. The team behind that bundle of comfort food joy have opened another new venue above it, a Mediterranean restaurant called Morah, which sits on the 71st and 72nd floors of the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay.
With branches already wowing diners in Toronto and Miami (where it’s called Byblos), the venue seems perfectly poised to be successful here, serving dishes inspired by the produce and flavours of the eastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon and Egypt.
One of our picks from the menu, which naturally features a lot of seafood, is this grilled sea bream. The locally sourced fish has its bones removed before being wrapped in vine leaves and grilled over charcoal. It’s served with chraimeh – a tangy Persian tomato sauce – grilled lemon and dried lime. It’s a perfect example of what the restaurant does, using traditional recipes and local ingredients, and cooking them simply.
Morah’s executive chef, Stuart Cameron says: “We are building on the essence of tradition, letting it guide us as we create a new method and develop our own unique interpretation of eastern Mediterranean cuisine.”
The menu also has plenty of mezze dishes for tables of friends and family to get stuck into, and the mains are served the same way − as large portions designed to be shared. Dhs150. Morah, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 560 1799).