Restaurant Review: Al Muntaha, Burj Al Arab, Dubai
I’d forgotten just how good Al Muntaha was, so I’m glad its new menu gave me an excuse to revisit this venue 200 metres up in the sky. Just as I remember, the service is formal and superb, with elegant waiting staff eagerly trying to anticipate each diner’s every need. Music is barely audible; the soundtrack is the background chatter of other guests. The focus is firmly on the food, which, contrary to the Arabic name (meaning ‘The Top’ or ‘The Ultimate’), is modern French cuisine.
This slow-cooked octopus salad is loaded with flavours of the Med. Slow-cooking the octopus makes the flesh soft and succulent, and it comes with heirloom tomatoes, truffle and tasty Taggiasche olives. Native to Liguria, Italy they're grown naturally without exposure to pesticides and are considered to be the best olives in the world.