PICKLES I have a vague childhood memory of popping jarred cocktail onions into my mouth faster than my adult family members could put them into their drinks--olives and miniature gherkins too.
Continuing with the brand's ethos of serving cuisine inspired by flavours from around the world, Dubai residents can look forward to new menu items such as the Aussie Benedict (slow-braised wagyu shoulder topped with gribiche hollandaise and smoked pearl onion
relish), chilli scrambled eggs (puffed sesame banh tieu, shitake nam prik jam, roasted coconut garnished with crispy shallots and Thai herbs) and mango chia pudding (seasonal fruit, Greek yoghurt, caramelized seeds and Matcha almond milk).
AND CELERY STUFFING WITH JUNIPER AND GARLIC
For mains it could have been the eight-hour braised rand of beef, rosemary-scented Yorkshire pud ding with pearl onion
jus or, if feeling strangely vegetarian, smoked wensleydale, leek and garlic tart and roast cauliflower.
Shake, strain and serve in a Martini glass garnished with a pearl onion
skewered on a Martini pick with a black olive on either side.
* Pearl onion
and celery stuffing with juniper and garlic or pancetta, sourdough, and apple stuffing.
For the main course choose from perhaps: pan-fried rib eye steak with grain mustard jus; poached supreme of salmon with sauce vAronique; confit of lamb Henry, caramelised apples and thyme jus; marinated pork loin steak, pancetta and pearl onion
sauce; wild mushroom risotto finished with pesto; or pan-fried fillets of sea bass with char-grilled Mediterranean vegetables and black olive tapenade (which has a pounds 4 supplement).
yellow pepper, pork belly, and pearl onion
. Place skewers on grill.
While the baked haddock topped with a tomato basil cream sauce ($13) sounded interesting, I opted for the "surf `n turf," a sirloin, topped with a homemade pearl onion
whiskey glaze, along with sauteed shrimp in a basil cream sauce ($14).
Oysters roasted with chili lime aioli, smoked trout roe, cilantro and pearl onions
; raw oysters with caviar; and raw oysters with frozen cucumber and green strawberry mignonette with pickled strawberries.
FOR THE PICKLED PEARL ONIONS
: In a small pot, bring water, sugar, and vinegar to a boil.
I also mentioned the classic garnishes that go along with the stew, namely, sauteed button mushrooms, pearl onions
and matchsticks of bacon.