Antique has been around in old town Dubai at the renowned Four points Sheraton Bur Dubai for a lot of years. It has been one of those restaurants that have been consistent with their food, ambiance, and staff . All these elements coming all together have surely reflected in the food which I had day before.
An Arabic Touch
Antique Bazaar has come up with a very innovative menu that is an Indo-Arabic fusion starting from November 21st until the 2nd of December. This is in line with UAE National day celebrations. Might sound odd but believe me the chef has done a great job with it and all I can say is, it made my Indian and Middle Eastern heart quite happy.
I tried a number of items from the menu and all of them were quite a delight to my tongue.
First off, the entire venue has such rich hues of reds, browns and yellow and have so much detailing in every element of the restaurant, which makes you feel just like you have arrived at a Royal Palace.
My starters were a variety of dishes, but tiny portions are the best way to try a bit of everything – also gives your palette a variation.
- Tandoori Sumac Laccha Aloo – One of the best, the tandoori flavour was so evident and the twist of sumac gave it a tangy yet spicy taste.
- Zaitoon aur Zataar Paneer Tikka – The paneer was so soft that it was breaking under my fork – just wished it was marinated in a little more zaatar
- Masala Falafel – Again a great take on the traditional Arabic falafel – the filling was actually made of the Indian yellow lentil which was quite interesting
My favorite from the mains’ was the foul Masala. Foul or Fava beans are an everyday food for many households across Middle East. The chef has added an Indian touch by creating a tomato based gravy with Indian spices to spunk it up and I give it three thumbs up.
“Nobody goes home without Dessert”. My line at the end of every family meal.