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Food: Salero Tapas and Bodega’s new menu

Having heard amazing things about Salero Tapas and Bodega, we were thrilled to try their offerings and what’s better than to dine with Chef Oscar himself!

Wednesday is the day to visit, since it is the only day that the restaurant has a special live ‘flamenco‘ dance performance (from 8 pm onwards) which provides great entertainment while you indulge in the best Salero has to offer.

Started off with gazpacho andaluz – refreshing cold tomato soup with cucumber, pepper and croutons.

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Ensaladilla rusa – creamy marinated Spanish potato salad served with juicy tuna chunks and hard boiled eggs, sounds simple but is delightful.

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Anchoas del Cantàbrico con congollos de lechuga y vinagreta de jérez – talk about a long name. This dish consists of baby lettuce topped with Cantabrian anchovies and drizzled in a sherry vinaigrette.

Took a slight break from the delicious food and ventured into some Spanish classics like: queso manchego (manchego cheese) and some absolutely amazing cecina de león (air dried beef ham). Continue reading Food: Salero Tapas and Bodega’s new menu

Food: Bukhara – a traditional Indian haunt in the heart of Kempinski Ajman

Having heard quite a bit about this acclaimed Indian restaurant, we decided to visit the Kempinski Ajman and it was well worth the drive. We left content while contemplating the next scrumptious visit!

The restaurant itself has a rustic authentic feel to it with a focus on wooden interiors and tapestries hanging from every corner! There is an open kitchen where you can see every part of the cooking process including the tandoor oven! The team is headed up by Head Chef Manoj who is doing a brilliant job.

Before we get to the food a little fact: in Bukhara, apart for serving, there is no cutlery provided so get ready to get your hands dirty. Also instead of napkins they have aprons so don’t worry about getting your clothes dirty 🙂 Since there was so much we wanted to try we got mixed platters with a bit of everything!

The roasted papad served with the slightly spicy goji berry chutney and non pungent garlic pickle was just fantastic; you definitely don’t want to miss out on the garlic pickle!

Starting with the best: the show stopping tandoori lobster; which is served with: dal Bukhara and garlic naan.
A 2 pound lobster marinated in: garlic, peppercorns, and tandoori masala then cooked in a traditional Indian clay pot oven. Creamy lobster meat left everyone going back for seconds. It’s a must try, even if you don’t like seafood, trust us it’ll win you over! Continue reading Food: Bukhara – a traditional Indian haunt in the heart of Kempinski Ajman

Afternoon Tea at Aspen by Kempinski Mall of the Emirates

We were quite excited to try out Aspen’s afternoon tea since it isn’t served in the typical manner – it’s served in a chest of drawers which differs from the norm but was an extremely fun experience for us.

The restaurant itself is elegant and inviting; loved the green, white and orange color scheme. The service is top notch too with the manager visiting every table checking in to make sure everything is tailor-made to the customer’s requests.

As soon as we walked in, the counters brimming with cakes instantly caught our attention: drool worthy! But we’ll talk about the glorious cakes later on.

Doesn’t this chest of drawers look amazing, a super unique idea finished with the usual Kempinksi finesse. This afternoon tea also revolves letting you choose where to start off: savory or sweet. Continue reading Afternoon Tea at Aspen by Kempinski Mall of the Emirates