The La Burrata
starter that arrived at our table -- fresh burrata
cheese, heirloom tomatoes and basil pesto -- was simply divine, while the Classica gourmet pizza -- with tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and anchovies -- was one of the best pizzas we have sampled in the Emirates so far (for those averse to anchovies, don't worry -- there are plenty of fish-less options).
The Italians elbow their way in with the next course, a fresh, creamy burrata
sat atop a vibrant Mexican take on pesto.
They come in Chilli, Basil (both vegan), Spicy 'Nduja Sausage, or Burrata
Apparently pleased with the results, they went on to develop other soft cheeses such as burrata
, fresh mozzarella, cherry mozzarella, stracciatella, provola and treccia.
Favorites include the Bourbon Maple Bacon, a pan-roasted, bourbon barrel-aged bacon dipped in sweet maple glaze for $13; Crab Cocktail, featuring colossal lump crab meat served on a mustard remoulade for $16; Lobster Bisque with rich shellfish stock, sherry and puff pastry shell for $10; Burrata
Salad, featuring fresh burrata
mozzarella, wild arugula, extra virgin olive oil and fig balsamic vinegar for $11; the SC Prime Chopped Salad, which includes romaine lettuce, bleu cheese, tomatoes; avocado, bacon and French dressing for $9; and more.
Starters and salads include burrata
with basil coulis and balsamic reduction, a king crab salad with avocado and baby gem lettuce, and a beetroot tartare with a green mustard sorbet.
500g tomatoes (use a mix of sizes and colours) 1/2 tsp caster sugar 150g broad beans, podded Handful of basil Handful of chives Handful of flat leaf parsley 1 tbsp tarragon 1 tbsp lovage 1 tbsp mint leaves 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp Dijon mustard Pinch of fennel seeds 1 lemon, zested 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 x 100g burrata
or 2 x 125g balls mozzarella 50g hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
Emirates' First and Business Class passengers travelling to and from Italy in August can look forward to an appetizer of the season's heirloom tomatoes paired with burrata
, an Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream.
Prawn and Sesame Salad with Fresh Burrata
and Mozzarella (July 8) Children love camps and this summer, you can sign them up for Engineering for Kids, ages 6-13 (June 17-20), World Language Italian Camp for ages 6-12 years old (June 17 to June 27) and Teen Beech Musical, a performing arts camp for 2nd to 6th graders (July 8-18).
Osteria Daniele's smoked burrata
with prosciutto and anchovies "In Barcelona, we grew up eating Italian and we have been going to Italy every year for the past few years (to research).
1: GRIDDLED BRITISH ASPARAGUS AND SHALLOTS WITH SALSA VERDE AND BURRATA
Ingredients Serves 4 and 1 small jar 1/2 garlic clove 2tbsp red wine vinegar 4 anchovies (in oil, not salt) 30g flat leaf parsley, just the leaves 30g basil, just the leaves Zest of 1 lemon 2tbsp capers 150ml olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 echalions 500g British asparagus 1 burrata
Directions Place the garlic, red wine vinegar, anchovies, parsley, basil, lemon zest, capers and olive oil into a hand-held blender and blitz until combined but still coarse.
Mehrotra also offers unexpected delights, such as papri chaat with burrata
. The chef explains, "We have replaced that (standard ingredients) with burrata-style mozzarella, with tamarind chutney, chili chutney, and mint chutney."