LaLuz Rumba nights: starting the weekend early!
Recently Monica from DoinDubai invited a few bloggers for a Rumba night at the pristine Four Seasons, DIFC, although the restaurant isn't associated with the hotel, the hotel staff is more than happy to accommodate you and you can even use the hotel's valet service.
We were invited to get a feel of their newly launched Wednesday's Rumba nights which takes place from 7.00 to 11:30pm and priced at AED 275.00 which includes all of the items listed in the review (except the desserts but they do offer something sweet and tea or coffee)
Post 9 pm once the music begins you'll notice the change in vibe of the evening and every corner of the restaurant turns into a dance floor! Also if music isn't your thing the left of the restaurant has a completely different setup which is even quite romantic and much more sobered down.
We started the evening with an explosion of flavour with Chef Alain's spherical olives, as soon as you bite into this the refreshing flavour of olives just bursts, it reminded me a lot of Tresind's version of a pani puri.
One of the best pinchos we tried that night was the chicken croquettes, the chicken was so tender and had a cheesy after-taste, definitely one of the best dishes of the night we unanimously agreed.
The LALUZ tortilla is another must try just because you don't know what to expect, all we were told by the waiters was to start from the down-up! This not so little pincho took the table by storm, everyone loved it! It had a three layer confit onion, egg yolk and potato foam! A must try!
For the mains we got their version of a seafood and vegetable paella called the Laluz Catalan Arros (in which black rice was used instead) both these dishes were delicious but I personally prefer the seafood one more.
For the desserts, the Chef surprised us with a variety my personal favorite was the Catalan cream mini "magnum" priced at AED 45.00. The texture of this ice cream was not too rich and just perfect, esp. in the summer this dessert would be a treat!
We were also served the 3 textures of chocolate with passion fruit granita (AED 72.00), goat's cheesecake, cream ice-cream, beetroot and raspberry (AED 45.00) and the torrija with yeast ice cream, torrija con helado de levadura which was almost like a french toast, slightly toasty on the outside but
so moist on the inside give this a try a well, you won't be dis-appointed!