Right from the inception of WhereMyFoodAt, we’ve had alot of events that we’ll never forget in a million years.. This is one such event. Last week, we got the money-cant-buy opportunity to #DineWithAhlan Magazine at Al Grissino located at Business Bay.
Needless to say how ecstatic we were about this event since we knew it with be a night to remember. Not only did we get to know the crew of Ahlan a bit more better, but we also got to meet a few other bloggers and influencers as well that totally livened up the night.
We began our beautiful dinner literally under the clounds at the bar of Al Grissino that protrudes a very chic and classy vibe. The dimly set lighting and the glass wall overlooking the Burj Khalifa definitely set the tone for us.
Once we were acquainted with everyone and enjoyed our drinks, we were then transferred to the seating area that exhibits a completely different vibe. We loved the well lit ambience with minimal and effortless decor that somehow managed to portray Al Grissino as a very elegant restaurant.
Here again, the glass walls that adorned the dining area were a feast for the eyes as we managed to enjoy the Burj Khalifa overlooking us as we relished our meal. The staff too were very welcoming and attentive and seemed to cater to almost all our needs making sure we felt like we were at home.
However, setting all this aside, the true reason for Al Grissino standing out for us most definitely had to be because because of the food itself. We were presented with a set menu before us that seemed to focus purely on seafood (which is completely fine by us).
We started off with a portion of Bis Di Carpaccio which is a Tuna and Swordfish Carpaccio. We loved the presentation and simplicity of this dish. We felt the dressing elevated the flavor of the fish and did not overpower the fish too.
Next we moved on to Risotto Ai Frutti Di Mare which simply is a mixed seafood risotto. We loved how the aroma of seafood captivated our taste buds. The risotto was cooked perfectly al dente (not too mushy) and the seafood bisque used in the sauce amped up the flavor of the risotto to a whole new level. Definitely got to be one of the best risottos we’ve had.
For our third course we had the Orata Al Cartoccio which is seam bream with cherry tomatoes and olives. Simplicity at its best, this dish is a classic example of how effortless cooking can look and taste phenomenal. We loved how flaky the fish was and how it melted in our mouths as we dig into to. Perfect if you’re looking for something light.
To end our amazing experience, for the “grand” finale we were presented with a selection of some of the best desserts that Al Grissino has to offer. From the moment our table set eyes on the desserts, we went into a frenzy trying to grasp how beautiful each dessert plate looked and couldn’t wait to tuck into them.
Our favorites from the “Dessert Chef Selection” comprised of a beautifully presented Panna Cotta with berries, Traditional Tiramisu, Cioccolatoso which is a chocolate degustation of Dark Kayabe 72%, Dark Vanuary 63%, Milk Kayabe 45% and Gianduja Chocolate. Each uniquely and gorgeously presented , bringing their own unique flair to the table.
Another popular dish was this quirky dessert that looked like it had been picked from Alice in Wonderland. Presented in the shape of a cute mushroom, this dessert has the perfect balance of meringue, custard, marzipan and chocolate.
Bis Di Carpaccio – N/A
Risotto Ai Frutti Di Mare – Dhs125
Orata Al Cartoccio – Dhs150
Panna Cotta with Berries – Dhs50
Traditional Tiramisu – Dhs50
Cioccolatoso – Dhs65
Food – 4/5
Service – 4/5
Ambience – 4.5/5
Value – 3.5/5