New Menu at Eighteen Degrees - Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel, Abu Dhabi
As she explains, I look at the menu and am also amazed by the prices. With cold cuts starting at 20AED and a risotto at 60AED, for example, I am pretty sure that you will share my feeling of amazement, especially if you had been to the old restaurant where dishes were often in the 200AED range.
|Michelle Muller, Executive Sous Chef at Hyatt Capital Gate|
Finally, I have the Beef short rib, glazed with quince jelly. As with the Foie gras, I am impressed that they have gone with an unusual ingredient in quince. The last time I had this fruit was when I was about 13 years old! Robust on the outside and tender inside, the short rib which sits on a layer of parsnip puree is a fitting way to end my journey. incidentally, this is my daughter's favourite dish on the night!
with its relaunched concept, will now be able to do what the old restaurant was generally challenged with - getting more residents to come to the restaurant, despite what is often described as a challenging location - something I could never really understand. For money-conscious Abu Dhabi, Eighteen Degrees is the perfect antidote. A night out that costs under 180AED including a glass of wine at a gorgeous restaurant? And when you go with friends that drops significantly because of the sharing concept. Very nice indeed.
But it is also about the food of course. The focus on three key regions will find a home with many diners. I for one, am much more enamoured with this approach rather than the previous concept. Eighteen Degrees, so long a favourite with critics, should be loved even more now.
The low down
Hyatt Capital Gate,
+971 2 596 1234
Average price for 2 incl a drink - 300AED