Being in this part of the world you will surely come across such events in Ramadan where you will be seated in the gatherings with mix nationalities, cultures as well as religions of different colleagues and friends which is actually very inspirational and benevolent. This provides you a platform with peace, great vibes and understanding as this is what the spirit of Ramadan is sharing and having feast together and thanking God for all the blessings been enchanted on us.
We have been invited to preview the iftar menu at Mint Leaf of London in DIFC. Nested on the 15th floor of the Emirates Financial Towers, South Tower in the heart of Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), Mint Leaf divulges a superior fine dining spot with contemporary set-up and surrounding. We did truly cherish the warm and friendly social experience of eat-out with other Bloggers, and array of traditional Indian cuisine with simple tradition. Arabic concoctions that promises a truly special and humble experience. They kept is very simple and non-complex food in their Ramadan menu which is one thing we liked as its complimenting the spirit of the occasion, although they are been known base for innovative contemporary twist. they went for modern and respectful take on authentic Indian classics.
Décor: The restaurant had indeed the most amazingly crafted henna enthused impressed wood pieces and modish interiors and extra ordinary gripping views of Downtown Dubai, with Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building straight infront.
The Iftar Menu: Dates, Roasted Almonds, Pistachios & Cashew-nuts were been set on the tables first along with refreshing Mint Lemonade, Rooh-Afza ΄Rose Flavoured Chilled Milk’ & Laban to break the fast.
Then comes a trail of COLD APPETIZERS where we enjoyed Sprout Beans & Chickpeas chaat / Kuchumber salad / Beetroot & Corn Summer Salad. My Favorite of all is beetroot salad & Papadi Sev Chaat.
HOT APPETIZERS platter look so attractive consist of Achaari Paneer Tikka, roasted fennel seed & garlic hamour, cardamom & cream cheese prawns, Lahori Boti, Australian Lamb Kebabs, Lahori Tandoori Chicken & a Saffron Broccoli Florets. Balance of seafood & green was great.
I was actually stuffed by the time we come to mains however the aroma and strong presentation tempted us to try some and its tasty as well, comparatively appetizers are more appealing and tasteful. In main course of Iftar they served Chicken Tikka Korma which is mildely spiced chicken tikka in pistachio & cashew korma sauce. Unique & different. Saag Gosht has Australian lamb leg braised in spinach & garlic paste. Then there is a Veg Gravy which is not spicy i-e yummy Subz Makhni and Yellow Dal with great blend of tomatoes in it with Steamed Rice. Naan, Tandoori Roti is also there to savor with curries.
Desserts menu was so balanced especially complimenting the Ramadan Iftar idea with Homemade Gulab Jamun, Chocolate Mousse and some mixed fresh fruits cuts.
- Staff being attentive for all your needs.
- We loved the whole sharing concept where food being served to the table with frequent gaps
- The group seating arrangement was so convenient actually to meet such social gathering and inspite of table and chairs give this tradition Fast breaking feeling where the food is wide spread infront of all and they sit together and feast.
We did embark on an epicurean journey through India at this exclusive Iftar preview. We enjoyed an extensive range of high quality Indian dishes at Mint Leaf Dubai.
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