Jumeirah Fishing Harbor is a hub of waterfront restaurants, from Brazilian to Thai to raw and vegan desserts, inside the little dining souq you may only find a handful of eateries but the variety on offer is exciting. Bait Misk is one of the restaurants located inside the dining district and proud on its Lebanese roots.
The moment you enter you feel like you have transported to vintage era of middle east like a Prince of Persia movie. Old torn walls and hanging arabesque lamps disconnects you from the world for sometime and transports you to the old era. In short you relish good food amidst of vintage surroundings.
We started our culinary journey by ordering some fresh juice. The chef came over and introduced us with menu and then it all started with the set menu. First we were introduced with the cold mezze in which we got assorted salads like Fattoush, Moutabel, Tabouleh, Baba Ganouge, WarakEnab and Hummus etc. For me hummus is like a barometer of the quality and standard of the taste and here it was super class. Rich creamy and I think one of the best I have ever had, so half of the work was done as I got instantly impressed with it.
In Hot mezze we got to try Batata Hara and Chicken Liver. Potatoes being my favorite was impossible not to try them. Cube fried potatoes served with garlic and coriander was mild spiced, still they made me my taste buds happy but you can ask for spicy version while ordering whereas chicken liver my husband avoids to eat so I was the one who tried and relish.
Not to forget the fresh out of the oven breads came on our table which I preferred to enjoy with hummus. If I hadn’t had to taste other dishes I could have filled myself with just this combo of hot bread and authentic hummus.
In main course they served us mix grill platter which was just a utterly treat for carnivorous like us. It was a combination of kofta kebab, lamb kabab, shish taouk, lamb chops and kabab hilabi. Each piece was marinated well with inhouse 7 spices, black pepper and salt and grilled to perfection. I relish each of them with the served garlic paste along with it. Ahhh!!! heavenly. My husband loved lamb chops where as for me shish taouk and kofta kabab were the star of the evening.
After filing ourselves with sumptuous food we were served two different desserts. Cheese Kunafa and Halawa Bin Jibn. Those who don’t know Halawa bin Jibn its a roll of sweet cheese with lots of pistachio and drizzled sugar syrup on the top and kunafa needs no introduction as its one of the most popular dessert in the world. Both were enough to satisfy our sweet cravings and thats how we ended our session on the sweet note and made our way happily to home.
If you are a Lebanese food lover do try out this place. Not only food but the service here is on point. Fresh and superb taste is what you will find here.