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I LOVE FRIDAY BRUNCH – CARNIVAL BY TRESIND

FRIDAY BRUNCH CARNIVAL TRESIND REVIEW DUBAI FOOD BLOGGERSo if I were to choose my favorite spots for Friday Brunch, I had to add Tresind to the top of the list. The whole molecular gastronomy concept is magically undertaken by plenty of restaurants in Dubai these days, but Carnival by Tresind takes the charm to the next level.

Earlier this month, they kick-started a Friday Brunch, which is more like a mega feast to the tiny little Rahma. Unlike, the regular Brunch, this was not a buffet, but a live foodilicious sorcery by the best in business.

Location & Staff: Over the years, I’ve been to some fancyish fine dining spots, but never have they welcomed us with extraordinary bubbles, ‘okay!! the inner child in me might be taking over’. But Tresind knows how to explicitly spoil their customers from head to toes. Now, I’m not so easy to be impressed, but the Staff, especially our attendant, was just a heartwarming treat, he took care of us from the start till the step out their doors.

Food: Honestly, one post wouldn’t be enough to justify, how enchanting & artistic the entire menu was, and that’s why I decided to vlog my entire experience. You really need a big appetite when it comes to tresind, because they have a master plan to make you eat the entire menu in one sitting, but you can be as lazy as you want. We started off at 1pm with a selection of bread and 4 kinds of butter and left at 5 pm only because we had a movie booked for later.

Apparently, Tresind doesn’t believe in a Drinks Menu, in fact, the only ask for your favorite fruits & what mood you are going for. It may seem weird but the experienced Drinks mixologist comes up with extremely amazing & refreshing drinks.

Truth be told, the never ending list of appetizers do leave you considerably full and when the actual main course arrive, you are staring blankly at the attendant. One thing, I’ve learned is, not to over eat any item, because the next best thing is around the corner. The Delhiite in me, just couldn’t get over the cold spicy Dahi Bhalla served with nitrogen power and the unique Waffle Dosa concept baffled me to my very core.

Hand’s down the entire menu is InstaWorthy,  at times, I had to make the tough call between clicking pictures and enjoying the flavors, without any regrets, I selected the latter.

As we went ahead to the main course, you get a palate cleanser, Strawberry Murabba, and another feast on your way. From family picnic box filled served in tiffin boxes to popular demand of Punjabi’s – Sarson Ka Saag Aur Makki Ki Roti, everything is a trip down my favorite childhood memories.

Lastly, to roll down the final curtains, they dropped a giant bomb, literally. A massive bomb filled with all types of chocolate goodness & peanut butter awesomeness. Bewildered by the entire menu, we bid our goodbyes, promising to return very soon with my whole family.

Verdict: Though my love for Friday Brunches has increased tremendously, I believe they are often overpriced since people like me aren’t cut off for buffets and regretting at dinner. However, as the entire menu is served personally to you, with a relevant gap of 10-15mins, your stomach gets a nice little break to digest after every course. I won’t mind paying the amount for a 5-hour lunch, yes you read it right, reach at the doors exactly at 12 to enjoy the most of the menu.

PRICES – AED 190++ PP without ALCOHOL
TIMINGS – Every Friday from 12 PM – 5 PM
CONTACT – 04 2759071. Table booking recommended
LOCATION – Podium Level, Burj Daman, DIFC, Dubai

Carnival By Tresind Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

05 Undeniably Best Restaurants in Dubai That Deserve a Shoot Out

Yes! I’m often offered free food.
Yes! I’ve gained weight during the past one year.
And Yes! I love trying out new Restaurants.

Food blogging – an insane delicious adventure discovering some of the best in Dubai, probably some perfect fits for foodies which deserve a shootout. I surely have ticked off ‘Try new cuisines’ from my bucket list. I travel to the gist of Middle East fields with Authentic Arabic feasts to legendary Mughlai dishes of Northen India, from artistic Chinese Supper to fascinating seafood delicacies, but always falling back to my home country’s traditional recipes, I can never deny my soft corner for spicy Indian treats.

So for this post, I thought of a little throwback to my favorite eatery in Dubai, a quick guide to Dubai’s best. A list of my 5 top go-to spots while a guest is in town or a deluxe dinner for special occasions in on the agenda.

1.Mint Leaf of London
Cost: AED 350 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: Indian, North Indian

If the view & location doesn’t give you a royal wave, the attendants surely will. Mint Leaf of London is based purely on the foundation of a lavish elite dining experience. From the eye pleasing ambiance to the intricately crafted menu, the restaurant puts ahead a regal touch to everything. If you are looking for a luxurious dining to dazzle a special someone, then Mint Leaf’s heartwarming atmosphere, aesthetically tasteful Mock-tails & Supremely fashioned Entree is the answer. Forget about your money & enjoy the luxurious experience at this innovative Indian restaurant combining the best of both worlds – classic & progressive.

2. Nom Nom Asia
Cost: AED 125 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Asian

Nom Nom Asia, a Cafe style Asian restaurant inspired by South-East Asian street food culture, serving both Chinese & Thai. The graffiti walls & quirky hashtag chopstick logos does catch your eye instantly. The Menu is compact yet a bit complicated offering over 108 dishes in veg,  chicken, fish, prawn, tofu & beef. The best feature about them would surely be their affordable prices. You could easily eat your heart out under 100 AED with such exceptional portions. This restaurant is perfect for takeouts or delivery too.

Also, recently they launched a beautiful heartfelt initiative, where Nom Nom Asia feeds a free meal to unemployed individuals at their Karama Branch.

3. Pizza Express @ Jazz
Cost: AED 200 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza

Anyone who knows me will know how overly obsessed I am with pizza. With so many Pizza outlets, why this particular one? In terms of cost, Pizza Express stands right in the middle junction. The menu has an array of new and interesting flavors every season, as well as exciting new dessert options which deserve a try. Coupled with a smooth and classy soundtrack delivered daily from our world class musicians, An elegant and intimate venue with an upbeat atmosphere – the New Jazz@PizzaExpress covers up all love doves.

4. The Melting Pot – Box Park
Cost: AED 300 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: European, American

Revolving around the wild fondue experience, ‘The Melting Pot’ offers a premium fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique entrees, salads, and indulgent desserts. Honestly, the whole concept of sharing the hot fondue with others on the table is so intriguing & beautifully enhances your entire meal. This is one restaurant which I’ve gone back over and over again too. Plus, the super-hyped ‘Big Night Out offer basically a four-course meal for two only for AED 349 is worth every penny.

5. Tresind
Cost: AED 500 for two people (approx.)
Cuisines: Indian; Molecular Gastronomy

If you would like to really impress someone, Tresind’s unique concept & fine dining approach sets the mood for you. Executive Chef Himanshu Saini explores a new take on some of the most popular Indian street & traditional dishes with Molecular Gastronomic presentation while the helpful staff aids your understanding of what’s going on along the cloudy Nitrogen gameplay. Honestly, each dish served at this restaurant had thumbs up from me and my friends. Though it comes down to a pricey range, I believe a little extravaganza is always good at occasions.

Until next time, Much Love

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Mint Leaf of London Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Melting Pot Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Nom Nom Asia Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Tresind - Nassima Royal Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

PizzaExpress Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

SKYE & WALKER – RESTAURANT REVIEW

 

“’It’s not How much you eat, It’s What you eat’”

Lately, whenever & wherever GUILT FREE food is involved, butterflies start gushing up in my stomach. Being a working woman who has two equally important job, eating healthy can be cumbersome. But I’m determined to stay on track with my diet & health food restaurant like Skye & Walker at Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek makes it somewhat manageable.

LOCATION & AMBIANCE

Located in the core of Old Dubai and being a walkable distance from Deira Metro Station, makes it a decent choice for a hangout spot for teenagers. You get to select between outdoors (the view isn’t anything near fun & exciting) or indoors. It’s their appealing interiors which give you a warm sense of belongingness. The furniture, flooring & decor are made from natural, recycled & reclaimed materials – Go Green!! ! Bring on your laptop on board for work or chill out while watching something interesting on TV.

SERVICE

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Around of applause for their short & sweet menu, nothing complicated whatsoever. Our server was super nice (she kept taking away my menu for some reason) but you might get a tad bit fuzzy, over how much time they take to get the food on your table provided very few customers were dining at that point.

FOOD & EXPERIENCE

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESOur expedition began with some fancy tropical pink Pomegranate lemonade and Strawberry infused Coconut Water. Their complimentary crispy oven baked Kale Chips served with lemon slices, sea salt, ground chili & black pepper are my current go to munching treat.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAs I skipped through the menu, I found my childhood love –Buttermilk Pancakes paired with whip cream butter, maple syrup and fresh blueberries. For starters, my friend got Kale Ceasar salad, a mixture of gluten free croutons, pomegranate seeds, shaved parmesan & grilled chicken. She wanted me to specifically mention the salad was absolutely divine and kale couldn’t taste any better than this.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWe kicked off our main course with their JUICY Organic Beef Burger along with  baked sweet potato fries ordered by my friend.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAs for me, I got some slightly flavored Salmon fillet alongside Asparagus & Saffron Rice topped with Mushroom Gravy – a combo recommended by the chef himself. I found the Salmon to have no real taste, but the delicate mushroom gravy complimented the “FLAVOURLESS” Salmon perfectly making it somewhat bearable.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESBefore I forget, the highlight of my evening was their customizable pizza – plenty of topping to select from. The thin crust gluten-free chicken Pizza was my absolute favorite. I liked it so much that I was craving it the next day.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAs for desserts, none of them exceeded my expectations but were average! The Flourless Chocolate Cake served with Vanilla & Strawberry Gelato & Chocolate Sauce was too cold. Rather I would have loved to be served a warm cake complimenting the icy cold gelatos.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe Raw Carrot Cake  is served chilled in a mason jar, demolishing all the yummy goodness I needed to end my amazing lunch. Lastly, the Matcha Chia Pudding topped with bits of kiwi is made for all those who want a slight sweetish touch with a healthy edge.

VALUE FOR MONEY

For a guilt free nutritious meal, the prices are quite good.  But some might stay away from the desserts  which are exceptionally cold for my liking, on the contrary, their buttermilk pancakes are must try and so worth it. Also, the restaurant offers an affordable deal worth AED 65 for a soup/counter salad, counter hot food (pizza/casserole) & dessert.

ANOTHER VISIT?

If you are in a mood for healthy eating, this is the place to go. I won’t mind going back for the drinks, pizza or pancake with my girlfriends for a cozy chilled out evening. But this ain’t a place for satisfying your heavy lunch/dinner cravings unless you are ready to pay a huge amount.

Skye & Walker Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Address: Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek, Rigga al Buteen, Deira,

Telephone: +971 4 213 1221

Open 7 days a week from 6:30am until midnight

Website: Skye and Walker

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skye & Walker or any other company. The meal was offered complimentary for review purposes, however, no compensation was given. 

THE GINGERBREAD BOX

New Subscription Box in UAE for desserts | Gingerbread box reviewAttention Foodies! Today, I bring you a completely new deliciously mystical subscription box catering to your sweet tooth. You know my love for monthly boxes so you can imagine my excitement when I found out that a premium dessert box was on the leash. Say hello to The GingerBread Box for the ultimate ‘sugar rush’ experience in UAE.

Though I couldn’t make it to the Taste of Dubai event, dear Safiyah from The Gingerbread Box sent over a hint TOD goodness to my office. The Gingerbread Box is a mystery box subscription with 3-5 gourmet & artisan sweet treats designed to satisfy the most ridiculous of cravings & take you on a journey to sugar heaven.

Subscription packages are monthly, three or six months with prices ranging from AED 89-99 per month (shipping included). Price worth paying for the ultimate ‘cheat day’ experience with premium brands, gourmet bakeries, and chocolate connoisseurs.

New Subscription Box in UAE for desserts | Gingerbread box review

So how are the desserts? Here’s a quick rundown of everything that was included in this Taste of Dubai inspired subscription box.

COOKIES & CREAM GOURMET POPCORN BY POPCORNPOLIS: This popcorn is ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY AMAZING. Yes, I am typing in all caps. As soon as you open the bag, you smell OREOS. The popcorn is FRESH and crunchy. The crushed oreo cookies that’re layered on just taste SUPERB! I can’t stop raving about it. You can taste each and every layer. It’s a delight to munch on. I’ll definitely order more and so glad I was introduced to this company.

CHOCOLATE CAKEPOP BY CUP N CAKES DUBAI: It’s cakepopolicious – Not only was this chocolate cakepop appealing but also finger licking delicious. The melted milk chocolate colored in red was enough to fly me off to the wonders of Candyland.

LEGENDARY BROWNIE BY OUSHE GOURMET BAKESHOP: These chocolatey rich & moist brownies taste so good & melt in your mouth right away. It smelled absolutely intoxicating and felt like a party in my tummy.  I’d say it’s more like fudge – but for that reason, it makes one of the most delicious brownies I’ve ever had

ASSORTED COOKIES BY BOULEVARD GOURMET: The fresh cookies were the biggest hit in my office, a royal treat indeed from Radisson Blu Hotel in Deira Creek. GingerBread Box delivers as it claims of serving Premium desserts.

SMORES JAR BY LOOSHIS: Unlike the traditional messy Smores that I love, these came in a jar (the mini mason jar caught my attention from the very first moment), maybe the idea behind was to introduce us me to a more civilized way of eating them. Though it was filled with Nutella, peanut butter, marshmallow goodness, it has to be my least favorite treat among the lot mainly because of the packaging.

 New Subscription Box in UAE for desserts | Gingerbread box review

Should I Buy This Box?

Verdict: This was a pretty solid box from TGBB! All of the treats were delicious, but I particularly enjoyed the Cookies & Cream Popcorn and Chocolate Cakepop. In terms of cost, this subscription doesn’t offer extremely superb value for 99AED, But I think it’s a lot of fun to explore new brands launching in UAE via GingerbreadBox. Honestly, receiving a giant box of sweet every month always puts a smile on my face!

The Gingerbread Box

Subscribe by the 29th of March to get your sweet fix by the first week of April 2016! Also, get a 20% off on your first purchase with an exclusive discount code “TASTE20” valid until 29 March 2016.

Email them on info@thegingerbreadbox.com or visit their website.

Disclaimer: The Gingerbread Box featured in this post is complimentary for review consideration. However, the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gingerbread Box, Taste of Dubai or any other company.

DELIVEROO REVIEW | DUBAI

Deliveroo Dubai Application Review

So what does a lazy foodie want?

A hassle free delivery of our favourite food with just a click right from the comfort of our home, sitting in comfy pajamas.Exploring different cuisines & flavours throughout Dubai without the trouble of traffic jams, reservations & constant stares by strangers which BTW is huge mood spoiler,  is what I call a flawless plan. seeks new food experiences.

So seeking new food experiences? Look no further, protect your dining experiences with Deliveroo.ae | Get amazing food from an incredible selection of local restaurants delivered in an average of just 32 minutes to your doorstep.

Deliveroo Dubai Application Review

Use the Promo Code: RT40 for AED 40 OFF on your order

Last Saturday I tried out their iPhone app for the very first time and was felt completely thrilled. Though they started off with few delivery areas in Dubai, my home wasn’t within the radius. So a lunch with college friends it was then! The diversified cuisine’s range listed on Deliveroo was what caught my eye, from authentic Mexican Quesadillas to the yummiest Chinese noodles, they have a decent amount of high-quality dining restaurants lined up for a starter.

Deliveroo Dubai Application Review

Enjoying the amazing weather at Kite Beach and not letting myself cheat on my diet, we decided to order food from an organic  food chain called Elevation Burger UAE. What I loved about this particular burger chain was how fresh it smelled. From the organic chocolate chip cookies to Beef Burgers, I had a tango carnival going on in my tummy. And to top it off, we had our food in our hands right on time (35 minutes to be precise) all thanks to Deliveroo.
Deliveroo Dubai Application Review | Elevation Burger UAE

You have the option to order via their user-friendly website or mobile application. It’s really quite straightforward – simply enter your postcode on the homepage, and it will show you all the great restaurants that deliver near to you. Choose the restaurant that tickles your fancy, put together your order, enter your address and payment details, and that’s it – your food will be in your hands as soon as possible!

The delivery time every day is between noon to 23:00. For orders over an AED50.00 subtotal, they currently charge an AED7.00 Roo Charge.

Deliveroo Dubai Application Review

Positive thoughts: Convenient for lazy foodies like me | High-quality  and diversified range of dining option at home | Quite Quick Delivery | User-friendly website system.

Negative thoughts:  No cash on Delivery option plus they only cover limited areas of Dubai as of now, but I am sure that they will work on it soon enough.

Will I use it again: Definitely Yes, in fact, I would be trying out way too many different cuisines.

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