For my first post of the new year I thought it would only be fitting to share with you something that embodies the meaning of new.
Pay close attention – I have an amazing restaurant to share with you.
One word – Tresind (you have to read it to yourself in a semi-french accent alright?)
Take the elevator up to the second floor (you feel higher up than you’d think) and you enter the chic, transfused world of Tresind.
Now before we go and sit down take every association you have with Indian food and toss it out the window.
Tresind is anything but your buttered curry street chicken and piles of rice.
This is a real experience that words cannot even describe.
You must taste.
For the start of the evening we had the restaurant almost fully to ourselves.
Having been crazy hungry we headed out for dinner at 7:30 (this is an early dinner in Dubai and most restaurants wont fill up until 8:30 -9 – even on a work night)
As we had no idea what to order we went off of the recommendations of the our very knowledgable waiter.
He prepared a whole tasting menu for us with some ‘complimentary dishes included – just so that we could report them back to you.
The first dish was the modernist chaat trolley, based off of local street food and prepared for us by the sous chief himself right at the table.
Though the official dish was actually called tandoori auchchi consomme with morai tea leaves and truffle milk powder.
Served in a small tea glass. No bigger than an expresso shot glass actually.
This ended up being the perfect size.
Fall off the bone delicious.
And this crunchy savoury treat changed up the pallet once again.
Mr. Z was recommended to try an old fashion prepared in a not so old way.
And there you have it.
Oh yes, those were all just the starters of course.
As I was saying, this was turning out the be quite the culinary experience.
A duck meatball with a soft center yoke (now before you think you’ll skip it I have to say it was my favorite of the two).
Remember don’t be scared of the egg center.
This is an adventure remember!
Like any sweet ending to an adventure there is dessert.
We ordered the cheesecake (mishtidoi cheesecake that is) – those little white puffs are actually freeze dried almonds or as Tresind call it ‘almond snow’.
Pretty cool eh?
As a kind gesture (and again so I could share with all of you) our lovely waiter brought out this whipped treat, daulitki chaat (a whipped foam with a very sweet taste) topped with 24K gold sprinkles.
Tasting almost as light as air the dessert is really it’s own masterpiece and while I was skeptical to try it (be a texture person and all) I can happily say I’d order it again.
And why not some coffee flavored cotton candy to end the evening?
The evening brought so much more to our pallets than we had anticipated.
Remember – throw everything you think you know about Indian food out the door.
If you are as intrigued by Tresind as I hope you are, then you can make your own reservation here.
Join Me !