Hi loves, so I got invited to a food tasting at Al Fresco, an Italian restaurant inside the stunning Crowne Plaza. A little bit of history here did you know that the Crowne Plaza in Shiekh Zayed Road is one of the oldest hotels in Dubai, it was built in the early 90’s and so as Al Fresco. I was amazed when I found out about it cause the restaurant is still in good shape and very well maintained.
This is how it looks like at the entrance.
Just look how beautiful the interior is.
(Dome type restaurant.)
Wines, wines, wines and lots of wine.
About the food, I tried their 3 meal course called “Giro D’Italia” again another bit of info, Giro D’Italia is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in Italy, and as per the staffs of Al Fresco they have that menu for a month now and will be changed after May 2017. They also gave me some dishes found on their original menu so hooray for that!
Giro D’Italia Menu
(High-quality Olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
Started off with some bread platter and Burrata Caprese.
Of course, my brunch won’t be complete without having a cup of cappuccino.
Bruschetta con Gorgonzola e Pere (this dish is included in the Giro D’Italia Menu.)
Risotto Zafferano e Straccetti Di’ Ossobuco (both included in the Giro D’Italia menu and their main menu.) this is actually one of my favorites super yummy!
Moscardini in Umido con Polenta ( Baby octopus stew in polenta) (included in the Giro D’Italia Menu.)
Petto di Pollo Alle Ripieno Castegne e Porcini, con Carote Al Forno e Cavalo Nero (Chicken breast filled with chestnuts and porcini mushrooms served with roasted potatoes and black kale.) (inluded on their main menu.)Tagliatelle Fresche con Vongole E Pomodorini (Fresh tagliatelle with clams, Roma tomato and basil.) (Included on their main menu.)
@IamBerryHungry holding the Dessert Platter for me.
Montebianco Alle (Chestnuts Mont Blanc with vanilla sauce.)
Cioccolato Fondente (70% dark chocolate pudding and Vanilla ice cream.)
Panna Cotta semplice con Frutti (Classic Italian Pannacotta and mixed berries.)
All in all, my experience dining in Al Fresco was amazing, now I know why they are an award winning Italian Restaurant. The ambiance of the restaurant was great, super cozy and warm, the staffs are very accommodating too. for me this is a must go to if you really want to eat authentic Italian food.
My personal favorites are their Risotto, their pasta and of course, their Dessert Platter. Definitely, a must have if ever you’ll visit the place.
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
12noon – 11:00 PM
Located 2nd Floor, inside Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Trade Centre Area, Dubai.