This dish is a baked portobello mushroom topped with a snow bed of grated parmesan, buffalo mozzarella and parsley, served with lightly grilled and tossed zucchini. A delicious combination of ingredients with the mushroom redolent of the forest floor and a generous portion as well, it is delightfully fresh on palate and simply delicious.
This presentation was a timbale of small, diced pieces of beef that were nicely seasoned and tender and a pleasing taste on the palate. The Dijon mustard also provides a pleasant kick on the bite yet less dominating nor too pungent which is another blessing.
These pan-fried scallops came in a lemon supreme confit with butter and fresh baby spinach. The scallops were well seasoned and nicely seared to a light burnt crust on top complimented by a zesty butter citron sauce and whole peppercorns, the leafy spinach counter balanced the citrusy sauce and harmonized the entire dish. The scallop could be easily cut with just a touch of the knife. Nicely done and highly recommended!
This chicken dish is delightfully presented with a bed of sautéed colorful spring vegetables – baby carrot, snow peas, string beans and broccoli as well as round baby potatoes. The grilled chicken breast and thigh marinated on lemon and herbs may need more time to soak in the flavour as it was rather bland in taste. The aroma of the lemon sauce was the first stimuli for the appetite but the breast was rather dry. The dish overall was very enjoyable, plus the vegetables were cooked to perfection. That is always a challenge to master a chicken dish as such where the breast meat is cooked to perfection but the thigh is still uncooked evenly inside or the breast meat is rather overly done while the thigh remained moist and tender. And the latter was presented to us.
This dish is such a classic – a beef fillet with pan-fried duck liver atop all sitting on a bed of potato pancake and drizzled with truffle sauce. The presentation was stunning but on first bite, that ‘wow’ factor didn’t occur – the meat was not as tender as it should have been and was quite grainy, chewy and slightly dry despite it was cooked to our medium rare liking. The lightly crusty pan seared potato pancake turned out to be the star of this dish that was utterly delicious and unfortunately being let down by the rather bland, stale and uninteresting duck liver.
Our supposed last taste of the evening and it finished on a high note with the caramelized flaky and crispy puff smoothly stuffed with the cream filling ice cream, which was equally delicious. A classic French dessert carried off with panache!
A dessert ‘buffet’ platter of cut fresh fruits, mango cheesecake, madeleines, pecan nuts, pistachio choux pastries, macarons and marble cake was delivered to us by surprise. This is what they serve for afternoon high tea, beautifully presented, neatly aligned in order and joyfully worth a snap shot! While we were not enthused about every bite, overall a great value and a wonderful way to try out a multitude of different flavours from their dessert selection.
While we had hesitation at the beginning and now the apprehension is no longer required on the culinary front, it seems that the kitchen brigade can create and deliver a fair French flair from a couple of dishes that we have sampled. Some ingredients need a bit of tweaking and some dishes are highly recommended. Feruz, our server was attentive, but a bit more in depth product knowledge would be an advantage. Being a ‘dry’ restaurant (no alcohol being served) was a bit strange for us and to many other diners (perhaps) as French cuisine and refined wines go hand in hand for an enchanting dining experience but if that is not a deal breaker, then you can avail yourselves of some tasty mocktail concoctions to add a bit of colour to your table for pairing some refined gastronomy, and then some…in Rue Royal’s surprising fusion and unique way of dining experience.
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 3/5
Food & Beverage: 3.8/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Entrecôte Boeuf Grilled Black Angus
The Pointe Buiding #12B
Palm Jumeirah Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 241 2828
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