Michelin starred chef Frederic Vardon has leveraged the very best by bringing French elegance and classic recipes to Dubaiâ€™s new hotspot, La RÃ©sidence Restaurant & Lounge. He has recreated a beautiful set up that transports you straight to France.
Name: La RÃ©sidence
Location: Raffles Hotel
Ideal for: A French experience!
What I ordered:
-Organic soft poached egg: Loved this variation of the egg that came with a foamy mushroom broth and garlic toast.
-Parisienne Style King Crab: Plated beautifully, served with summer vegetables and herb mayonnaise, the crab was soft, cold and so delicious.
-Seabass Grenobloise- The Sea bass was floating in a sauce made with browned butter, capers, parsley and lemon topped with swiss chard.
-Grilled Tenderloin: Cooked to perfection and served with fries and peppercorn sauce. The steak was nice and tender but the sauce was a little bitter in taste.
-Jumbo Prawns: Grilled perfectly and served with Bernaise sauce and French fries.
-French Toast: This just made my night! It was warm, soft and delicious served along with salted caramel ice cream.
-Valrhona chocolate square: Presented with gold flakes on the top, this dessert is so chocolaty, creamy and divine. The texture was like chocolate mousse but more rich and flavourful. A must try!
-The place was buzzing and packed with groups of well dressed guestsÂ on a Thursday night.
-Honestly, I loved the bar area the most. The dining area was more formal and perfect for a sit down meal.Â The leather sofas, a huge piano, crystal chandeliers, abstract art, dim lights and candles made for the perfect Parisian setup.
– You definitely cannot leave without trying out the French toast and Valrhona chocolate square.
Bill: AED 300 approx per person for a three course meal.
Service: Â The hostess at the door was extremely welcoming and sweet but our waitress lacked product knowledge and wasnâ€™t very good with recommendations.
Contact: laresidence-dubai.com/Â +9714 396 2211
Even though the service and recommendations were not the best, it was a pleasant experience at this modern French brasserie. If your open to experimenting, do try the burgundy snails, foie gras and their sea food platter.