Iftar at Tresind, Nassima Royal Hotel
Ofcourse a dinner at Tresind would begin like this, we'd been to Tresind last year too during Ramadan and it's a place I'd always suggest to others to try especially if they are looking for a dining experience rather than just a dinner.
The amuse bouche is really a teaser from what you can expect from Tresind, dates with popping candy, crudites with a parmesan cheese style hummus, zaatar edamame and a very refreshing saffron almond milk. I didn't really enjoy the edamame (but I've never been a fan of edamame) but the crudites were amazing!
Although this isn't part of the ramadan menu, the chef also sent us a plate of the pomelo and chestnut salad which was sweet and spicy, and we loved the burst of the sweet tamarind when biting into the pomelo.
The lava lamp drink is extremely unique, espicailly with its extra bubbly character but it isn't something I can explain well, it really is something that has to be experienced!
The sides were really like mains, since each person can choose 2 starters, we were stuffed before the mains even arrived, but the creamed mushroom and the lamb kofta were my favourite. The mongolian beef had a crisp exterior and reminded me of a beef crispy from a Chinese restaurant - I loved the texture of the meat, I would have this dish as a main <3 p="">
For the mains we opted for all things prawn! The malabar prawn curry is something YOU HAVE TO order, the gravy was rich and went so well with the buttered naan.
|Malabar prawn curry - was my personal favourite, a bit tangy and so rich.|
|Tandoori prawns - were gigantic!|
|Roast lamb chops - tender meat and I love the roasted potatoes which had a chatpatta tsate to it.|
|The lamb nihari portion is quite huge and the meat was so tender and the portion was easily enough for 3 people.|
|The prawn biryani and the waygu beef biryani|
The prawn biryani and the waygu beef biryani were so aromatic as soon as we opened the lid the aroma took over the table. We loved how tender the meat was - mixed with the Indian spices this was definitely a dish we enjoyed Tresind's take on.
For the desserts as always, Tresind's always shines, from this plate we really enjoyed their version of the churros.
Because of all the other desserts we got to try I couldn't really try all the items on this plate but I would recommend to go al a carte also and try their famous paan cotton candy and the dalut ki chaat.
The chef even assembled for us the deconstructed black forest cake and I loved the gooey salted caramel addition, the brownies this time around were much more moist as well.
Another must try as well is the paan cotton candy, even if you aren't a fan of paan - try this you won't regret it!
Since J hadn't tried their version of the pani-puri , Chef Paritosh was even nice enough to get a tray for J to try it - ofcourse it was amazing - still for me the highlight dish of Tresind.
Also, I was so excited when Chef explained that they will be launching a new restaurant soon called Carnival by tresind located in DIFC, I guess we'll all have to sit on seat end's till we know more...