Dusty’s located in Al Fattan Currency House DIFC was hustling and bustling as usual on a Thursday afternoon. Dusty’s offers outside seating next to a waterfall which would be fantastic for this weather – I however ended up inside with its sleek and artsy interiors, better for photographs!
The menu itself is simple and straight to the point with a business lunch on offer too which sells out fast, by the time we got there out of 3 there was only 1 main course left! So ended up opting for a mix of a few small plates we kicked off lunch!
Tomato and pesto crostini – topped with rich cheese and ripe cherry tomatoes.
Lobster tacos – with a guacamole base with bits of lobster hidden inside a perfectly crispy taco shell.
This was almost my favorite item off the menu but then mains happened. Rock shrimp tempura with chipotle mayo – tender deep fried shrimps which when dipped into the chipotle mayo results in an almost perfect slight kick.
Recently I’ve been infatuated with burrata and the one at Dusty’s doesn’t disappoint. A creamy rich mound of cheese topped with roasted bell pepper and chopped basil. Since the cheese is quite heavy, I’d have loved some crisp bread as an accompaniment, but no such luck.
Linguini siciliana – a well done classic, topped with more burrata (don’t stop till you get enough) heavy on the olive oil. Great tomato based sauce with no heaviness from cheese or cream with perfectly al dente pasta.
Mushroom risotto – an incredibly flavorful risotto, the smokiness from the mushrooms and the creamy broth laden rice make for a great combination.
Being an eternal sucker for a well torched brulee, the brulee trio sure sounded tempting. With 3 flavors: subtle coconut, strong coffee and tangy mango. All 3 brulee’s were perfectly caramelized with the layer of hard caramel breaking with a slight touch of the spoon to reveal a thick custard.
With fantastic business lunches/breakfasts and value deals Dusty’s sure is a hidden gem in DIFC. They do a pretty fantastic coffee too and their coffee deals with desserts are a steal!