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

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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

Talk Of The Town-Ramusake

eRamusake at first glance transportation you to a different world all together. The decor is impressive with Japanese paper lamps and trendy wall art showcasing the era of 1920s in Tokyo. It’s funky and its eye catching! This London brand by Piers Adams is now one of hottest restaurants in town!
The dishes are designed to carry the modern izakaya dining experience.Vegetarians at a Japanese restaurant are a bit of an odd pair but well the restaurant does have some good vegetarian options which work to a decent meal.
Every dish we tried packed a punch! Right from the signature Ramusake salad with wafu dressing to the desserts. Absolutely loved the fried truffle & cheese dumplings with ponzu so good that we had to ask for it twice! Some of other dishes we tried were sweet potato fries, Yasai Nigiri & Vegetable Futomaki. Since they did not have any main courses for vegetarians, we were served a repeat of previous courses and whipped potato with shiso butter which is a side.
For desserts, we tried the the green tea, chocolate and vanilla mochi, lemon cheesecake and assorted sorbets and ice creams. Absolutely loved the mochi and the house-made assorted ice creams were delicious too!
Fabulous food paired with some interesting cocktails and upbeat atmosphere. Ramusake impressed me in the first go! My favorite drink from the evening was Asahi.
Please note: This review is from the media night held at the restaurant’s launch in June 2016. Since I had lost my data, the same was not published in time. Luckily, I have recovered the data and am posting the detailed account written back then. Most of the dishes mentioned above are still on the menu. 
  • Full Bar Available
  • Wifi
  • Valet Parking Available
  • Live Music
  • Ladies nights on Wednesdays
Contact 04 5595300 for reservations, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai
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Simple Indian Food – Rajdhani

The first time I tried Rajdhani was at a mall in Mumbai, India and my family had loved the thali experience. When they introduced their outlet in Dubai, I went twice once with my friends and then family to try out their thalis. The idea is pretty simple everything is served at the table the appetizers, the curries, rice, breads and Sweets in a dish called Thali ( large metal plate)
I  am not a thali person because I don’t like to try lot of dishes at one time. However I like the concept and their hospitality due to which I visited twice. Coming to the food, thali has around four curries, four types of lentils, three starters, three types chutneys, four breads, two types of rice and three types of sweets.. phew. Sounds a lot isn’t it? And the best part is that they truly believing hospitality like they are inviting you to their home for a lunch or dinner.The servers build rapport by talking about the dishes and also sweetly encourage you to try everything that is available. There is also buttermilk and drink of the day served alongside your meal. The food is homely and wholesome!
Photos click from my phone
Even though the food is nothing extraordinary, the service certainly is! Right from the manager to the servers everyone is courteous.
Contact:  04 2753071
Location: Ground Floor, Al Khafajy Building, Opposite Ministry Of Interior, Al Karama, Dubai
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Restaurant Review: Wolf & Friends Lounge

Health cafes is a trend catching up soon in Dubai. More so in New Dubai, places such as Jlt, Marina and Barsha heights have new cafes are sprouting up frequently. One such interesting visit was to Wolf & friends Lounge. Located in Jlt, this cafe serves healthy and organic eats at reasonable prices.
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I tried range of soups, Margarita pizza, pastas & drinks. From soups, the Broccoli and Cheese soup was delicious. Our Margarita pizza was great! Flavorful and fresh out of oven. They prepare the sauces by themselves. The in-house ketchup has a bit if smokey flavour palate but I would prefer it any day over the bottled version.
Out of the handmade pastas, I enjoyed the yogurt and garlic pasta was something different. I hadn’t tried that earlier so it was interesting to see how the flavors were. The pasta were a bit thick for my liking but were cooked alright. Spiral cucumber salad is a good option for those who want to go gluten free/healthy and halloumi grill is delicious too!
Overall, Wolf & friends is a place still developing but I really do like the simple decor and farm to table concept. I had visited the restaurant at the launch week so expecting that the service would have picked up from the initial days. The owner was explaining the concepts of how difficult it is to source high quality products from farms and places unreachable, it was interesting to learn about the same.
contact for reservations:  04 4371694

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Dessert Heaven At Divan Patisserie

Ever dreamt of place that serves decadent cakes, a chocolate fountain and waft of chocolate everywhere?
I think our dreams have just been fulfilled with Divan Patisserie’s new store at Dubai Mall.
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Divan is a well know Turkish brand from Divan group of companies. I didn’t know much about them prior my visit but once I did, I can’t stop talking about them. The store is located at the lower ground level just next to my once a favorite La cure Gourmande.
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My guest and I opted to try their signature Hot chocolate that is served in a delicate flute glass, loved the presentation and the drink was so rich full of chocolaty goodness. A tray full of chocolates were served all of different kinds, some dark, some milk based all so melt in mouth and divine !
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The Turkish coffee we tried was super strong and perfect blend for my office mornings. post my caffeine fix we tried some mini cakes that were looking gorgeous! the most delicious one was the one with macaroons.
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All the dishes including the macaroons and cakes are prepared fresh but their mixes are prepared and bought from Turkey. I am not a fan if Turkish delights but I was totally gorging on them here because they were so fresh and perfectly chew-able. apart from these sweeties they also serve the famous Buraks which are filo pastries filled with cheese or spinach and cheese mix. it’s not their forte and not the best I have had but a good accompaniment with your tea/coffee.
The chocolate fountain is another delicious treat to watch! I totally forgot about the Dubai Mall fountain after watching this beauty… so sinful, so mesmerizing!
Whether you opt to dine in or pick up some assortments both the ways the service is quick. they offer in house chocolates, biscuits,Turkish delights, mini cakes, assorted mini savories, buraks, coated nuts, cakes per KG, macaroons and even cater to events. they do have prepacked gift assortments too which are perfect to giveaway to your loved ones.
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Personally recommending the place to try their fantastic offerings.
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Contact : 04 3253204

Restaurant Review: A Riot Of Colors At Carnival By Tresind

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Is it right to describe fine dining experience as magical? no I didn’t get transported any new land  but a Carnival itself! Carnival by Tresind is based on post modern Indian cuisine. This new restaurant in town has made the game only tougher for its competitors as they offer some great dishes and the creativity levels have doubled! Below is my detailed account of the 14 course chef’s tasting menu (vegetarian) my view on the decor and excerpts of chat with Chef Vinu.

On our arrival, we were greeted with bubbles which instantly liven up the child in you and makes one smile. Our server, Mr Himanshu a cheerful and equally enthusiastic chap set to explain us the courses, heightening our suspense as each course arrives.

Prior to courses we were served the Happy Halloween. Essentially a kulcha stuffed with pumpkin which was baked with spices. I wasn’t too excited with this one as I found the taste to be very average.

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The amuse bouche, Makhan Phal stole the show! Cacao butter hive topped with avacado lime cream was something I hadn’t tried earlier. it was delightful and the presentation creates instant drama on the table. out came the phones and cameras to capture the beauty.

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Life is short eat dessert first : thats so true isn’t it? what if a dessert comes in the form of chaat? well this was exactly that. Crispy jelabis that were lightly sweetened paired with yogurt mousse, chickpeas and sweet and sour chutney. We loved this so much. as our server explained, the jelabis remained crisp till the end of the dish.

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Game of Corns: at first, the texture of this dish was meaty, like processed soy but the taste was so fresh. We were then explained that this dish consists of coconut milk solids, strained and formed into a cutlets served with goji berry chutney and kewpie mayonnaise.

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My next course came in a tiny cup. it was Dal Cappuccino topped with Truffle ghee and cumin coco cookie. I wasn’t too big of a fan of this one. I just found it too bland and I couldn’t taste the that earthiness of truffle flavor distinctively.

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Morel science: There came a wooden dish which consisted of a wheat crisp and underneath the same was a fritter that was a dedication to the indo Chinese dishes found across the country. the fritter was made out of Gucci mushrooms which are the most expensive mushrooms in the world. Found in the Himalayas, these mushrooms were cooked to perfection and the taste was earthy yet spicy as they were coated with the sauces.

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Palak paneer: palak paneer as a appetizer? i inquired to my server and he just smiled at me. I definitely knew there was something he wasnt disclosing. when the dish arrived, I was surprised to see a toasted bun topped makhani sauce, cottage cheese mousse and julienne of fried spinach. We loved this!

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Just when we thought we are almost done, a gentleman dressed as a worker comes by our table and opens his tool kit. At first I was perplexed and then the chef in workers clothes explains that he is going to transform a worker’s meal into fine dining dish. quickly he pulls out a halved bun and adds spices, chutneys and the potato fritter (vada) topped with micro herbs and chilli. the chef waited till we tried the result of this vada pav service and joked of how it needs to be eaten only with hands and no forks. This dish is a bit messy but fun!

Our next dish to try is the Malai barfee gola, a palate changer and light dish with absolutely no presentation. doesnt need one too as it’s purpose was served. This is a litchi granita infused wit raspberry and rosewater.

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Onto our main courses, in no time my table was filled with dishes presented in a beautiful manner. we had Gol Hatti and Not just butter Chicken! the Gol Hatti is a dish inspired by a dish called palak chole found in streets of Chandni Chowk. this dish is served with bread like kulcha and is presented beautifully. Our second main course, Not just butter Chicken is a rich and creamy dish with Soya cutlets in a gravy. we preferred the latter as it was more flavorful. served with fresh breads, all of course made in house.

Our next course was the desserts and my most favorite part of tasting.

My dessert, Chat Walla is a dessert I will remember for a very long time. Spot on with the presentation, mango puree piped artistically across the dish, small and crisp fritters (boondi) , the parfait set in a scooped out guava topped with dehydrated strawberry powder. I was immediately transported back to my time in India where a street vendors sell masala(spicy) guava in summers which are juicy and tangy. This dessert is purely for fruit lovers, my guest didn’t enjoy it but I loved it for the creativity. the only wway to enjoy the dish is to try it with every element on the plate rather than just having a spoonful of parfait itself.

My guest’s dessert, Go bananas served in a basket over banana leaves. This dessert is essentially banana three ways or more so paired with different elements. A warm caremelised banana served alongside toffee panna cotta topped with  crisp tuile Banana ice cream with crunchy bits. I lover this one too! Only flaw was the plating as it was in a deep basket. All elements served a purpose in the dish and it is perfectly balanced with no element bring overly sweet.

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At the end of our meal we were served miracle berry which was truly a fun thing to try. So at first I was asked to suck the lemon which was obviously sour and then I was asked to chew on the miracle berry. after which again I tried the lemon and it was sweeter rather than sour. the taste lasts up to ten minutes.

Along with our lunch we were served two cocktails both alcohol based. Mine was mystery tea, presented stunningly by the bartender. There is a play of dry ice with drink served in a tea cup poured out of a Japanese tea pot. the drink consists of elder flower, dried raspberry and vodka. a strong cocktail but really well paired with the dishes. my guest’s cocktail was Whiskey based drink paired with cinnamon and spices. I preferred my drink over the latter.

ambiance: The mascot of the Carnival is the humble lamb. As it is the meat eaten nationwide right from north to south. No two drink coasters are same on the table and so are the glasses. This has been done on purpose to break the norms in fine dining. besides the same, the color of chairs matches the color of the ribbon. I personally couldn’t understand the requirement of copper trees incorporated with the theme but with dark walls it did actually look beautiful. There is so much detailing with masquerade masks at one wall to hand painted kites on the copper toned trees.

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On my detailed chat with Chef Vinu,  I was been informed that they are willing to cater clientele of all sorts as long as the same is mentioned during reservations. they personally ensure that each and every guest feels comfortable dining at Carnival by Tresind. Besides the same, every dish is carefully thought and months have taken to perfect the dishes. Constant changes in menu are expected as the chefs are always testing and pairing unusual ingredients for dishes. As I pointed out to Chef Vinu that majority of their clientele were locals with their families or some even with their friends celebrating occasions. To which I was informed that they enjoy the twist of taste to Indian cuisine and ever since the opening they have seen many non Asian nationalities dining at the restaurant.

Thanks to Passion F &B for the invite. Also thanks to Chef Vinu, Chef Himanshu Saini and our lovely server Mr. Himanshu for taking good care of us.

For reservations contact  04 2759071 

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