Barfly by Buddha Bar - The Venetian Village, Abu Dhabi
I am shown my table, but not before I notice the marriage of wooden floors, metal bolts and high ceilings. At this moment, it dawns on me that even if one were to come here only for the aesthetic pleasure of this restaurant, it would make for a beautiful evening in its own right. However, we are also here to try the food, so we are seated.
Finally, and this was a tough call. To dessert or not to dessert? I succumb to the sweet tooth in me, and when my Chocolate fondant is served, I am not sorry. I joked earlier with my incredible waitress, Sanya, part of a well-trained group of waitresses and hostesses, that I was not expecting much because I know where my favourite chocolate fondant is in the city. She was adamant that I would like what was served to me. She was right.
I break it with my spoon and chocolate...oozes out. Sensuously. Yes, it is true that I love the edible flowers and the delightful pears served two ways, but it is the chocolate fondant that does it for me. Classic, despite the plate that has so much else going on. Recommended!
Overall, Barfly by Buddha Bar is simply a stunning venue that offers some exceptional evening out options for guests. A very strong bar offering with killer cocktails creatively put together by a stellar team meets dishes beautifully put together by Executive Chef Tofik whose own kitchen staff do some really creative plating with their deliciously Asian-inspired dishes.
Barfly by BuddhaBar,
At the Ritz Carlton,
Barfly by Buddha Bar
+971 2 4041951
Average price for 2 - AED500