Restaurant Review: Al Nafoorah, The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Location: Lower Level, The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Tel: 04 319 8088
Dress code: Smart-casual
Times: 12.30pm to 4pm and 7pm to 1am, Sunday to Thursday; 1pm to 1am, Friday to Saturday.
Price Range: $$$
Tucked away in the base of Emirates Towers, Al Nafoorah enjoys a reputation for serving the finest Lebanese food in Dubai. Chef Ali Hussain has carefully created a mouth-watering menu that will tickle your tastebuds and pamper your palette. Hot and cold mezzeh dishes are specialties at this award-winning restaurant and the authentic cuisine will mesmerise even the most discerning connoisseurs of Lebanese food.
From the grill, the beef shawarma, lamb kebab, minced lamb and hammour are all exceptional. Also, the lamb sausage is a must-eat for carnivores. Vegetarians can get a taste of gastronomic heaven with the rocca salad which comes with magical pomegranate dressing.
With so many options, it might seem hard to know where to start with the menu. Luckily, the friendly Lebanese waiters are on hand to helpfully explain the choices.
Don’t forget to leave room for dessert at Al Nafoorah! The fresh fruit with fresh cream, drizzled with honey is simple yet divine.
But it’s not all about the delicious food, the pretty courtyard is a beautiful setting for dining al fresco during the cooler months, while the elegant dining room has its own charm when the heat proves too much. Enjoy the delights as the live Lebanese music makes a fine soundtrack for your meal.
Food for Thought: Suzanne Husseini, Chef, Television presenter and author of Modern Flavours of Arabia
“Arabic Cuisine boasts a tapestry of flavours woven by a sophisticated food culture that encompasses the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East. People the world over have been captivated by the exotic tastes and scents of citrus, vibrant herbs, hints of saffron, glistening red pomegranates and the enchanting aroma of rose water.”
On the Menu
Mixed hot mezzeh, Dhs32
Fattoush salad, Dhs35
Mixed grill, Dhs85
Grilled shrimps, Dhs125
Classic Arabic milk, sugar and rose water pudding, Dhs40
Fresh cream with almonds and pistachios, drizzled with honey, Dhs40