Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Decent mezzeh but disappointing burger: Restaurant Oléa @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (17. February 2018)

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Decent mezzeh but disappointing burger: Restaurant Oléa @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (17. February 2018)

Given no restaurant was serving food during the afternoon in The St. Regis besides the ‘famous’ breakfast restaurant Oléa, I decided to eat something here. The “Cold Mezzeh (hummus, moutabel, tabouleh, fattoush, warak inab and pickled vegetables, marinated olives, muhammara, labneh served with Arabic bread)” (90 AED) was quite okay. The “Grilled ‘Prime Beef Burger’ […]

| July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Chef’s Table – a unique experience: Restaurant 55 & 5th Grill @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (16. February 2018)

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Chef’s Table – a unique experience: Restaurant 55 & 5th Grill @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (16. February 2018)

The Restaurant 55 & 5th has come up with a new idea when it comes to dining – the Chef’s table. Which means that you are literally seated in the kitchen right next to the chefs and you get to watch all of it in its intensity, smell and sound. The menu this day was […]

| July 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
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One of the best Bloody Mary’s ever: The Manhattan Lounge @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (16. February 2018)

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One of the best Bloody Mary’s ever: The Manhattan Lounge @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (16. February 2018)

The signature drink at the St. Regis is always some version of a Bloody Mary. And in The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort it is “The Arabian Snapper (The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi) – Russian Standard Platinum vodka, tomato juice, za’atar, cumin powder, Angostura bitters, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire suace, ground pepper and lemon […]

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Non-luxury-hotel breakfast buffet: Restaurant Oléa @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (16. February 2018)

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Non-luxury-hotel breakfast buffet: Restaurant Oléa @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (16. February 2018)

The Restaurant Oléa does not really match my view on ‘St. Regis’ quality. I mean, the food is good but the place is really just a large buffet place (also during the day). A concept I am not very fond of. And something I would definitely not have expected in a St. Regis. Anyways, you […]

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
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The perfect Angus Short Rib: Restaurant 55 & 5th Grill @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (15. February 2018)

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The perfect Angus Short Rib: Restaurant 55 & 5th Grill @ The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (15. February 2018)

I walked into the Restaurant 55 and 5th because it was the only restaurant in the premise which still served food after 11pm. Luckily! As an amuse bouche, a “chicken fritter with sweet chili sauce” was served. Simple but great to tickle your palate. The “Foie Gras Mille Feuille (marinated foie gras, pear panna cotta, […]

| July 8, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Great summer Abu Dhabi Chaîne event: Restaurant The Vista @ The Club (9. December 2017)

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Great summer Abu Dhabi Chaîne event: Restaurant The Vista @ The Club (9. December 2017)

It is always a pleasure to attend a Chaîne event somewhere around the world as you meet interesting people each time and you’re always very warmly welcomed by the local bailliage. The luncheon (600 AED) started with plenty of “Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne, France” which was perfect on this sunny day on the terrace. Once […]

| April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
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All but an Italian food offering: Restaurant Mezzaluna @ Emirates Palace Hotel (8. December 2017)

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All but an Italian food offering: Restaurant Mezzaluna @ Emirates Palace Hotel (8. December 2017)

I love Italian food – and since I’ve lived one year in Milan, I’ve grown even more fond of it. However, the Mezzaluna which calls itself an Italian restaurant isn’t really an Italian restaurant. The “bread and spread” was fine and actually quite good. The tomato pesto with pistacchios was an interesting combination and quite […]

| April 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Decent breakfast selection but not over the top: Restaurant @ The St. Regis Abu Dhabi (8. December 2017)

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Decent breakfast selection but not over the top: Restaurant @ The St. Regis Abu Dhabi (8. December 2017)

My limited experience with The St. Regis hotels has set the threshold rather high. The St. Regis Puerto Vallarta and The St. Regis Mumbai have set the bar incredibly high in terms of breakfast standards. So, obviously, I was expecting the same from The St. Regis Abu Dhabi but unfortunately it didn’t live up to […]

| April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
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