After a full weekend of birthday celebrations Monday the 1st finally came and to bring my birthday to a wonderful end Mr. Z surprised me with a dinner to one of Dubai’s DIFC’s newest restaurants, The Artisan.
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Entering the sophisticated but cozy restaurant we decided to take a seat at the bar before heading to the dinner table.
I am very glad we did.
The drinks at the bar are definitely worth a go as they offer some unique concoctions.
The cocktail menu includes a little detailed sketch of each drink next to its description.
A very cute touch.
A classic for Z and a little refreshing number for me served in a large seashell with a metal straw.
After finishing our unique cocktails we were shown to our cozy corner table for two.
With the fresh bread selected and the wine poured we decided on a selection of starters to begin the evening.
~ Fresh burrata topped with truffle and presented with a side of sweet roasted cherry tomatoes
~ Steak tartar with a creamy dressing
~ Slow cooked Octopus in a home made olive oil served with fresh green beans, potatoes and black olives
Needless to say everything was fresh and delicious.
True Italian quality. So true in fact that I later found out the burrata is flown in weekly from Italy!
Enjoying the evening and the nice break between courses it wasn’t long before our mains arrived.
~ Home made agnolotti stuffed with Mantova pumpkin, sage, butter, roasted almonds topped with parmesan fondue
For Mr. Z
I’m not even exaggerating when I say this is the best pasta in Dubai.
I haven’t had a true pasta dish like this since being in Italy. It’s the real deal.
Simple ingredients done right to create a masterpiece for the palate.
Mr. Z enjoyed his scallops as well (always a favorite of his) but also agreed next time he will be having the pasta!
It’s just too good to miss.
Feeling very satisfied and enjoying the ambiance of The Artisan I couldn’t help but developed an ear to ear smile when our dessert order of millefeuille with raspberry was brought out with a little happy birthday decoration just for me.
We ended our evening at The Artisan with a beautiful glass of bubbles.
A wonderful birthday dinner at what I am sure will be a classic Dubai hotspot.
The Artisan Details:
Phone: 04 338 8133
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