Exquisitely-styled Persian restaurant at Palazzo Versace Dubai
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Time Out Says

Being given a historic story every time we’re served food sounds a tad tedious – assuming that most diners aren’t hoping to be swept away by an engaging tale while a dish sits in front of them waiting to be eaten. But, as Michelin-starred chef Mansour Memarian puts it, cooking is storytelling, and the yarn at Enigma is worth tasting (and listening to).

Arriving at the traditionally (and lavishly) decorated Persian restaurant at the Palazzo Versace Dubai, we’re disheartened to see it very quiet, but given it took three attempts to book a table, we aren’t too worried. And sure enough, families started to flock in – and our expectations are fittingly high.

Seated at our spacious tables on vintage Persian chairs, we’re already impressed with the staff and their knowledge.

And dishes match up. You can opt for a three-course sharing menu for Dhs190, or go à la carte. Meats come with a twist, especially the kebabs, creatively served on mini grills. The meat is juicy, tasty and tender, though the wagyu beef doesn’t quite sit with the traditional Persian tales we’re told.

The veggie side of the menu is vast, and Enigma’s beetroot options steal show, with its yoghurt being a must-try with a vibrant colour and subtle hint of cumin.

A Persian experience worth booking.

Exquisitely-styled Persian restaurant at Palazzo Versace Dubai

Storytelling and traditional dishes

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 27 Oct 2019

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