Carnival By Tresind Season 3 Review

Carnival By Tresind is only getting better every season. For starters they have introduced a new section small plates. While other fine dining restaurants have increased the costs, Carnival has bought them down by reducing the portion sizes.
The amuse bouche for season three was the truffle bun. So delicious that I would gobble more than one of these.
We tried the chef’s tasting menu and every dish he we tried was really interesting. Especially their version of P,B & J which has slabs of paneer stacked together served with berry jam.
My only dislike from the entire set courses that I tried was the Gatte Ki Sabzi which didn’t taste anything interesting.
This season Carnival has upped their cocktail game with crazy cocktails like the grenade, Toddy which was actually served with a toddy field presentation. The eye of the tiger which was presented beautifully & my favorite the Irish Bar.
From the desserts, I would highly recommend the Palang Tod ( breaking the bed would be a literal translation). Cooked milk resembling like crumbles
topped with nuts. This dish is decadent! We also tried the gems ( M & Ms of INDIA) inspired dessert that was stuffed with mango puree. This dessert was a good too but for me the former one was the winner!
Overall, Carnival By Tresind’s menu is always exciting that this time around they have left no stone unturned. Quirky concepts and interesting dinnerware used throughout our courses definitely left a huge impact! No wonder why the celebrities choose to dine here.
Full Bar Available
Brunch
Wifi
Luxury Dining
Valet Parking Available
Kid Friendly
Contact 04 4573732 for reservations

Carnival By Tresind Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Best Of Both Worlds At Scoozi Dubai

Dubai Mall is my absolute favorite place to be as I do my cardio here.. I mean my shopping . Along with plethora of brands and stores popping in there is a wide variety of dining options available too!

Spotted Scoozi in Dubai Mall that serves the two most popular cuisines, Japanese and Italian. At first I was wondering which cuisine to choose but since there was large variety my guests and I decided to order the best from both.

They have fantastic selection of coolers to begin with. My favorite of all was the strawberry cooler, so refreshing & the fruit flavor bursts out making even the most warmest days go cool. For appetizers my guests & I selected mozzarella crocante, vegetable spring rolls, Tricolore (burrata dish) and avocado maki. Surprisingly everyone voted for avocado maki & crocante to be the favorites from this set of courses. Rest of the dishes werent less delicious but these two were just perfect!

 

For mains we all went italian as vegetarian selections were not too many in japanese. We ordered a Margarita pizza, gnocchi quattro formaggi, ravioli & Farfelle Al Funghi.  Our favorite was definitely the gnocchi quattro formaggi as it was so creamy & so rich! All their dishes are well portioned and their pasta are all fresh! My guests were truly impressed with the main courses & so was I.

For desserts we opted for Chocolate fondant & Flourless chocolate cake. Both of them rich, chocolaty and simply superb! Lacked a bit in presentation but overall tasted really good!

My only concern was the service as it was a bit slow post the appetizers and the staff were hesitant to give their suggestions on the dishes. Also they weren’t attentive enough as many a times I had to repeat my queries.

Pro tip: If you ask for a table towards the fountains you get the perfect view without having to stand in crowds or even in heat for that matter of fact. Paired with delicious food, Scoozi makes the perfect place to dine in.

contact: 04 3399406 or 800726694 for reservations. 

Scoozi has two branches JBR & Dubai Mall.

  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • vegan friendly
  • takeaway available
  • Salad Bar available
  • Family style dine in area
  • Sushi Conveyor belt

Scoozi Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

McDonald’s Hand Gesture Campaign

Ramadan is the most significant event for Muslims around the world. Abstaining from food and water from dawn to dusk is the pattern followed by observers.

Brands invest in heavy advertising during this period & take this opportunity to promote food products through various mediums. It’s not an incorrect practice to promote food products & related services during fasting hours. However, innovative campaigns always work well as they stand out from the crowd.

One such noticeable campaign launched last year was by McDonald’s UAE. Their “No distractions” billboard was appreciated by many. This campaign garnered positive responses and resulted in launch of a similar campaign this Ramadan known as ‘The Hand Gesture Campaign’

McDonald’s has set a perfect example for how marketing is done in this era. There has been a shift of focus from just product advertising to consumer oriented marketing. ‘The Hand Gesture Campaign’ focuses on respecting Muslims observing Ramadan by keeping the food displayed on outdoor mediums to a minimum. What’s interesting to observe is that this campaign too like the former one continues to focus on theme of being respectful in holy month of Ramadan.

‘The Hand Gesture Campaign’ includes digital billboards which show empty hands “recreating” a burger before iftar & then gets replaced by the same hands holding a burger close to Iftar time. These hands can also be seen on some static billboards and scattered across panels around the country.

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Another aspect focused in this year’s campaign is diversity. From details such as hands used in ads across to sharing Ramadan stories from people of different ethnicities, all have been covered. The Ramadan stories shared on their Instagram McDonald’s UAE  are personal experiences by actual people. These experiences & memories are not only heartwarming but also gives an insight from various perspectives. This clever campaign creates instant connectivity between the brand & the audience with little focus on the product itself.

McDonald’s hand gesture campaign revolves around their latest offering which is the Ramadan meal. Exclusively designed for UAE, this meal includes a choice of burger, refreshing McFizz with Vimto Flavor, delicious Date custard Pie  & Nuggets all for the price of AED25. Being a vegetarian I never actually get to try out Ramadan meals but this time McDonald’s has covered the same too. Their choices do include vegetarian burgers as well! Love how detailed their strategy is. This makes a difference and allows products to penetrate amongst various segments of the market.

Have you spotted this campaign recently? What are your thoughts on the same? Do write to me in comments below.

 

 

 

Salads & More At Richy’s

As I always say, dining in JLT is fun now that’s because there are so many options! One of delicious options is Richys that serves wraps salads and smoothies all day long!
I tried the following salads, some custom made and some of their in house specials.
Zippy Tofu salad with goma dressing is,a must try as its zingy and I love the addition of edamame beans to it.
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The Krunchy kale salad, again what a delicious combination with sweet potato and feta giving that creaminess.
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My diy salad ( tricolored fusilli/grilled portebello mushrooms/ sundried tomato/corn/zucchini/ olives/Mozzarella/basil pesto) not low carbohydrate dish but really filling and it’s perfect for a light lunch.
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They do offer delicious soups too. My favorite was the tomato and basil soup. Not a fan of fried crunchies but it adds a good crunchy element to the dish.
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They have interesting wraps as well. What I tried was their veggie wrap which I replaced the feta with halloumi. My only concern was that the dressing of the wrap was a bit salty.
Coming to the desserts, I absolutely loved the fresh strawberry cheesecake. It not overtly sweet but the right amount of sweet.
Overall, Richys is a really good option for those looking to try new and healthy salad combinations. Also those who love DIY-ing own wraps and salads is a great idea!
Find more about Richys on Richy's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Contact them on 800742497 for orders

Restaurant Review- Saj Bistro

Are you obsessed with middle eastern cuisine? I think I am a bit because I cannot live without hummus and my favorite halloumi. Giving a twist to these simple ingredients a modern concept of Saj Bistro was created.
Located conveniently at Aspin Towers, Saj Bistro offers a wide selection of burgers, wraps, face ups (manakeesh).
For appetizers, I ordered the quinoa salad and my guest opted for eggs sunny side up, fresh juices and halloumi wrap. The pesto halloumi wrap was delicious and interesting.
Must tries from the menu are definitely the akawwi cheese faceup that doesn’t only look delicious but the stringy cheese is a sight for cheese lovers.
For desserts, we opted for lotus waffle with ice cream and baklawa with ice cream.The former was light and not overtly sweet except the sauces while the latter was too sweet for my liking.
Overall, Saj bistro serves delicious fusion of leventine cuisine. Their quick service and delivery system sets them apart from the restaurants catering similar cuisine.
  • Home Delivery
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wifi
  • Open 24/7

Location: Shop 3, Aspin Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai

contact: 04 3210253

Saj Bistro Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

A Cheesy Affair At Taste Of Italy

Taste of Italy is a casual dining restaurant by five Michelin star chef Heinz Beck. Burrata and friends, a perfect name of the event held at Taste of Italy. As the name of the event explains it all, there is a lot of cheese and fun with friends involved.
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Burrata is made of fresh mozzarella and stracciatella . Always been curious to know how it’s made and I got a chance to view it live at this event. The talented chefs were applauded for their skills of making something so difficult look so effortless! There is a lot of technique involved in the making of this cheese, right from treatment of cheese through various temperatures to setting it.
Missed out on the dishes served at the beginning of the evening as I reached a bit late. However I did try some delicious hors d’ oeuvres that were served throughout the evening. Freshly baked foccacia sandwiches with burrata, tomato and basil, ricotta filled pastry puffs, Margarita pizza bites and many more. Same was with the drinks as we were served basil lime soda, ice tea mojito and carrot and ginger based shots all of which were refreshing and a perfect accompaniments with our dishes.
The live burrata station was my favorite! Fresh burrata served with accompaniments like the truffle sauce, pesto alla genovese, Antica Salsa Rassa, Pakino Cherry tomato pesto and Olive crema or paté as its known. The cherry tomato pesto was my favorite with sweet and subtle flavours complimenting the richness of burrata.
There was also a cheese tasting area which showcased the variety of cheeses made with cow’s milk like Taleggio, Cuor Di Noci, Fontina and then there were those made with sheep’s milk like moliterno, castagno. These were offered with interesting spreads like apricot jam and figs spread with chocolate.
Our entrees were Pacchero stuffed with Ricotta & Spinach, Rigatoni Pesto Burrata, Avacado & Rocket risotto. The common crunch element to Rigatoni and Risotto was the tomato and pesto bread crumbs and it worked perfectly well balancing the dishes and giving it that vibrant golden garnish. A special vegetarian version of risotto was served for us which was a very sweet gesture by the staff as the original dish was served with shrimps.
The desserts were Ricotta Cheese based Mousse with honey & cacao and Tiramisu. Besides this we also tried the Nutella Gelato and Tiramisu gelato, both were absolutely delicious!
The restaurant also retails Italian merchandise, fresh cheeses and ingredients so that you can make your own delicious versions with classic Italian flavors. TOI is casual dining restaurant with both outdoor and indoor seating options.
Overall, Burrata and Friends was a huge success and I have been informed that similar event will be taking place in New future. It’s a treat for burrata lovers like myself. The burrata was the star of the night and it remained throughout. I am super impressed with the dishes and will definitely be back to try their Ala carte menu soon.
Burrata and Friends event was priced at AED145 all inclusive.
Thanks TOI for the invite and our server, Mr O-jay for being so prompt and enthusiastic!
There are a lot more images loading all on Taste of Italy by Heinz Beck Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato and tripadvisor
  • Wifi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Kid Friendly
  • Reservations recommended
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Contact 04 3438292 for reservations 

Winners for Christmas Giveaway sponsored by Baked By Sheila

I am thankful to Ms Sheila from Baked by Sheila Cakery who has generously sponsored this giveaway. 

Two winners are entitled to a DOZEN of delicious cupcakes from Baked By Sheila. I have draw out the two winners..have a look below to check who are the lucky ones. To be fair, I chose to draw out winners through Miniwebtool.com/Random-Name-picker.

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Winner are requested to facebook message me at the earliest for prize collection details.

– If winner does not get in touch within 24hours, another winner will be drawn out. 

For those who didn’t win, worry not.. more giveaways are to come. 

Merry Christmas in advance 🙂