Open in Umm Suqeim, I had my eye on Mozzo Centrale for a while; especially since all the Instagram posts over their fantastic breakfast menu (so much French toast). Although I didn’t manage to get here for breakfast, their vast all day menu proved great too.
A chilly Sunday afternoon sitting outside with a frozen cappuccino and a lemon mint sorbet because even in Dubai winter you need something cold! Both these drinks were amazing especially the lemon mint sorbet which is the best lemon mint to date (but each subsequent one tops the list so this might change soon, again).
As per our waiter’s recommendation, we went for the crispy chicken strips with jalapeno ketchup. I am not a fan of ketchup but this was something else, a tangy slightly spicy dip which when smothered over the chicken, made for a great combination.
Quinoa – part of the superfood trend in recent years is still going strong (unlike kale which is slowly dropping off menus), the Mozzo quinoa specialty salad has a unique twist. The base is of a regular salad but it has a delicious mix of sweet roasted pineapple, crispy fried sweet potatoes (fries!) and mushy avocado.
All of Mozzo’s hand helds come with thick cut fries and spicy sun dried tomato aioli dip. They had me at thick cut fries and then I saw the aioli dip and ordered a grilled chicken hand held pronto; succulent chicken, more creamy avocado and pesto on country bread. The only complaint I’d have is to add a few more sun dried tomatoes to the sandwich.
Recently, I’ve come to think that simplistic pasta’s are usually the best and this linguini provencale hit the spot. An olive tapenade, silky smooth feta cheese, rucola leaves and cherry tomatoes drizzled with olive oil.
The most photogenic dish of the ‘day’ (cause lunch): blackened sesame ginger salmon. Tender pink salmon with a soya sauce glaze and topped with sesame seeds and spring onions served with a quinoa rucola side salad. That soya sauce glaze tho…
Since the all day dining menu was amazing can’t wait to be back for breakfast, even our server hoped to welcome us back! Might even have to come back for dinner for their winter fondue specials, mmm fondue…