Restaurant Review – Porterhouse

About Porterhouse:
Porterhouse, which is popularly known for its succulent juicy steaks and cuts that makes an avid carnivore’s knees go weak, opened its doors to the team of WhereMyFoodAt recently to savor the best that it has to offer. Being ardent meat eaters ourselves, we guess you could blame us for being imprudent enough to have never visited this place. Now that we did, better late than never right? And what a perfect way to kick start our fascination with the meat at Porterhouse than to sample its newly introduced “Saturday Roast” concept.
Concept of Saturday Roast:
The Saturday Roast is a set menu that is served (every Saturday) from 5pm – 7pm. Being a classic of all traditions, the Saturday Roast is a three course menu that’s serves everything you’d expect. Succulent meats, flavorful trimmings and not to forget an extraordinarily delicious dessert at the end; this Roast is all things good and wholesome. On an added note, we were also positively intrigued with Porterhouse’s intention to promote early dining (explains the timings).
The Food:
Our set menu comprised of the below;
– Soup or Salad of the day
– Roast Beef with a Herb and Pepper crust beef cube roll
– Snow Peas and Shallots Fricassee, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy.
– Caramelized Granny Smith Apple Crumble with Apple Crystalline and Salted Caramel Sauce.

Our salad was a bit ordinary, however a lighter and healthier alternative to the soup. For us though, we relished that Potato Soup until we licked the bowls clean. It had a perfect consistency and the flavors were spot on. Absolutely wholesome!
As for the Roast Beef, there were mixed reviews on the table as one portion was perfect cooked and melted in the mouth, while the other was over cooked making it very hard to chew.
As far as the trimmings go, we loved them all and felt that complemented the Roast Beef perfectly. In particular, the Fricassee has the most amazing flavor and sauce that tasted good even on its own. Another favorite was the Yorkshire Pudding that was crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Drench it with the gravy and it tastes heavenly.
The dessert too, didn’t disappoint. Right from the juiciness of the apples to the perfect texture of the crumble, one bowl was definitely not enough. We also loved the addition of Salted Caramel sauce as opposed to regular crème anglaise since it enhanced the richness and flavor of the dessert.
Address & Contact Details:
Sofitel Dubai The Palm
East Crescent Road
Dubai, UAE
Tel: 04-4556600

The Bill :
Saturday Roast Lunch – Dhs 195 per person

Ambience: 4.5/5
Food: 3.5/5
Service: 4/5
Value: 3.5/5

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