Teatro again - Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi
I started off with the Buffalo mozzarella salad, a dish similar to what I had the last time. It was bright and colourful, with one of my favourite ingredients, beetroot, prominent on the plate. Tomatoes, red and yellow brought a hint of sweetness to bear on the salad. Also, the mozzarella and pesto provided a dash of contrasting colour and taste. Finally, balsamic, nicely proportioned, rounded off the dish. The chunky pieces of beetroot were beautiful indeed. In short, a wonderful dish of goodness and freshness.
For my main course I had the Teatro Special Peking duck, or Beijing duck as you may know it. The secret for me is the crispy skin with the soft duck underneath - this was achieved by the chef. I would definitely have the duck again. As someone who lived in China for 3 years, I could appreciate chef's hand in this dish.
|The succulent and crispy Beijing duck|
Finally, for dessert I chose something sweet - the Baked Hawaiian - which consisted of coconut and mango ice cream, toasted meringue and lilikoi coulis. I loved, especially, the texture in that meringue and the surprise underneath. The berries brought a lovely tang to the dessert to balance the sweetness. A good choice.
|The toasted meringue|
Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi
02 657 3333
Starters 46-82 Dhs
Mains 68-275 Dhs
Dessert 35-45 Dhs