I am lucky that I work in a building with a fabulous array of award-winning restaurants in. My rapidly expanding ass doesn’t agree!!
Today I met my lovely friend Denise for lunch at Hakkasan. It is the first time I have been here in years as the last time I went (a couple of years ago for Chinese New Year), it was abysmal. I am pleased to say, that is no longer the case. I am now a fan and will totally be going back!!
We had the 3 course business lunch. It’s AED120 for food, or AED140 with a glass of house grape.
There are 4 options per course, and each one of them sounds amazing. I have an easy way of deciding… which of the dishes do not have nuts in!!
To start with I had the glass noodle dumplings. Then I had some or other spicy minced beef on lettuce leaves. Then I had crispy Chilean sea bass with capsicum and black olive rice (which yes, is a little odd!!).
Not only was the food perfectly cooked and portioned, the flavour profiles blended perfectly and were presented beautifully. On top of that, the staff were attentive, knowledgable and friendly.
What a fantastic lunch spot! I am absolutely going to be going back, and look forward to my first post-Ramadan lunch already!
(NB: Hakkasan is open only for dinner from 6pm until 1am during the Holy Month of Ramadan.)