Capital Grill - Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi
|Refinement and warmth in the lobby of the Dusit Thani|
|Some might call it masculine.|
|Art softening this dining area.|
|Then this adjoining room has to be feminine.|
|Special menu for the day, stylishly and simply presented.|
|This picture is not worthy of the bread.|
|No, not ice cream, but the inventive butter selection.|
Next, the Cream of pumpkin soup was a celebration of the natural. The sour cream was was more decorative than influential in taste. It meant that you were left with salt and pepper as the discernable flavours, apart from the pumpkin itself. There were times I felt I was taking scoop of pumpkin that had been steamed and mashed - It was so natural, but super smooth. So subtle and delicate. I absolutely loved it. To add to the experience, I enjoyed a Franschoek Cellar Chardonnay, another easy, crisp South African beauty.
|Young but well matched.|
|The pumpkin soup - One word: exquisite|
|Beef brisket will never be the same for me after this dish. Yum.|
|This deep ruby red Shiraz went down really well.|
|The essence of beauty is simplicity as shown in this cheese cake presentation.|
|A beautiful Rosé wine.|
As I left the restaurant I could not but help reflect on my journey that night. It started with that characteristic Thai hospitality as I requested to take the picture of the Thai lady who was playing the khim, and she graciously smiled, acknowledging her consent. It continued as I was lead to the restaurant. Next, my waitress guided me through every course of my meal, warmly explaining every course and showing herself to be a fitting conductor for me on this culinary journey.
As I walked to the exit, I turned around, smiled, and considered my lucky to have had such an evening- Power dining meets soul.
The low down
Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi,
02 698 8888
Starters 35-75 Dhs
Mains 82-775 Dhs
Vegetarian 60-75 Dhs
Dessert 45 Dhs