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.
Ensaladilla rusa – creamy marinated Spanish potato salad served with juicy tuna chunks and hard boiled eggs, sounds simple but is delightful.
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
Dean and Deluca recently opened up their newest branch in Mall of the Emirates – as part of the new extension. Cafe style seating and separate stations including: cafe kitchen, espersso bar, fatayer and pizza. Each station is decked out with an array of Dean and Deluca’s fabulous retail items! (more on that below)
Can’t start the day without caffeine, and that meant coffee – this latte and caramel frappe sure makes you feel human again!
The Dean and Deluca breakfast platter is quite filling with: crisp beef bacon, meaty beef sausages, sauteed mushrooms, roasted potatoes, grilled tomatoes and 2 eggs of your choice (sunny side up for me).
A healthy option would be granola which for the first few bites tastes great but as you dig deeper there’ll be an overpowering sweet flavor of honey which makes it a tab bit too sweet, especially for breakfast.
I dined alongside a few other bloggers and they spoke highly of their dishes: the halloumi, breakfast pizza, pancakes and carrot cake!
Walked away with some really nice goodies, addicted to their peanut butter milk chocolate paired with some chamomile tea!
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
Since I’m always running around for gift cards I was introduced to www.yougotagift.com ; a unique new concept of an online mall for gift cards. It offers a fun and convenient way of celebrating occasions by sending prepaid eGift Cards from leading brands using the web, and mobile devices.
They have heaps of options from food, fashion, beauty to home, sports, arts, charity and much more. They have a bunch of foodie options like Chilli’s, Jones the Grocer, Steak n Shake. Continue reading A new concept with YouGotaGift.com