There was a choice of four starters and I liked the sound of the pig and fig terrine with golden beetroot piccalli and Melba toast
I liked the sound of the pig and fig terrine with golden beetroot piccalli and Melba toast
and Mrs Eats fancied the smoked Scottish salmon with sourdough, creme fraiche and capers.
Topped with quail egg and accompanied by a micron-thin Melba toast
, this is a dish that should make it to your Dubai food bucket list.
My partner went for the guinea fowl and ham hock ballotine, piccalilli, garlic chives and melba toast
- I told you this was no ordinary roast.
Then there is an appetisers section that offers caviar with chopped onion, grated egg, sour cream, melba toast
and blinis, as well as beef consomme and mushroom soup.
I opted for the duck liver parfait with a beetroot and orange chutney, served with melba toast
In 2011, aside from pan de sal with baked ham, also served in various food stations were salmon and tuna sashimi, California maki, kani and tamago sushi, chef's pate with melba toast
, vegetable sticks with dip in shot glass, fish and chips, bouchees with creamy shiitake and gorgonzola, chicken lollipop and bite-size cream cheese burger.
Knowing there was plenty of cheese to come, I decided to kick off proceedings with the simply named Meat Board (PS8), which was exactly what it sounds like - a wooden slab full of delicious cooked meats, including mouth-watering Parma ham, salami and a serving of an excellent chicken liver pate, served with the restaurant's own take on a Melba toast
, and superb gherkins and a wonderful chutney that I could happily have just eaten on its own.
Dinner begins with an extremely mourish baked dish of Saint-Marcelin cow's milk cheese served with melba toast
, which is gooey and tasty.
No-one even likes it but pate and Melba toast
, that's festive, right?
5 tbsp cream cheese 2 tbsp creme fraiche 1 tsp finely chopped chives 1 tsp chopped dill, plus 4 sprigs for garnish Zest and juice of a lemon 2 x ripe avocados 2 x handfuls watercress leaves 8 x slices JS melba toast
The four-course meal begins with Drunken Goat Crostini made with Rustic melba toast
with pulled goat, Sula Shiraz drunken cherry and cilantro oil, followed by the Goat Cheese Mousse Tower for an appetizer.