I have been an ardent fan of Turkish cuisine and been in love since the day I landed this sheikhland aka Dubai. Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian and Middle Eastern.
Recently I got to try this restaurant, offering summer tent and will be continue to serve you till September. You can eat mouthwatering food with a spectacular view , who doesn’t like to have good food with opulent view? and specially if its iconic Burj Ul Arab, no one dare to say No ;). The menu at KAFTAN keeps traditional elements of Ottoman & Turkish cooking alive while creating a contemporary cuisine and a fusion representation for modern Dubai clientele
This was an intimate meetup of some bloggers where we got to try some mouthwatering dishes in a backyard serene setting. The whole place was adorned with hanging lights, traditional lanterns and accents. We were served number of dishes and seriously I had even lost the count. Keeping up with the all day breakfast concept, our tastebuds were spoilt with many choices, there were some breakfast items paired with main course. We all didn’t care to differentiate between breakfast and main course dish because everyone seemed delightfully engrossed in eating and trying each dish on our table.
What we tried there? its a long list loaded with some hit and miss. I will talk about my favorite ones. Starting from drink my husband and I preferred to order fresh juice than mojitos in order to quench our thirst. Firstly my eyes scanned the whole table and thought that I have missed some of the starters as I joined a little late but no worries, started my culinary journey with Anadolu Mezeleri Secmesi aka Anatolian countryside mezze and main course.
In main course the first dish I tried was Sujuk, definitely a treat for meat lovers, grilled to perfections served on an iron skillet along with rice. Kusbasili Pide a long pizza bread topped with hand-chopped tender lamb meat cubes, infused by tomatoes and capsicums. Every bite of it made me fall in love with this bread and I think I had 3 pieces of it (don’t judge me ;p). Vegetaryan Manti was totally new for me, it is a famous Turkish dish basically a Turkish style dumplings with a sauce, it is usually a tomato sauce.
Desserts were the highlight of the whole session. We got to try two items first one was Simit Katmer, it was circular phyllo dough rolled with turkish pistachios, filled with homemade fresh cream and tons & tons of pistachios. It had crispy exterior drenched with sugar syrup which was balanced by filling of the cream inside. The other dessert was PASA KADAYIF is made up of sweet shredded phyllo dough filled with crushed pistachio, baked in a copper pan until crispy, served with goat milk turkish icecream. It was little sweeter than the first dessert so for me Simit Katmer was the winner.
It was a lovely evening with bloggers and whitelabel team. In the last I would say if you are a Turkish food lover then check this place out, it would definitely impress you not just the food but the decor too.
Address:Opposite Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, Dubai
Phone number:04 2753062