SEA FU, FOUR SEASONS Resort, DUBAI AT Jumeirah BEACH
The hero dish has to be the Chilean sea bass. The robustly sweet and salty flavour has accents of a Chinese-style char sui dish, with the fish’s flavoursome fat chargrilled along the side. The sweetness comes from regionally sourced Balqees honey, produced in Yemen. Before serving, the soft juicy fillets are stacked and decorated with a slice of crispy fried lotus root – the presentation is worthy of a social media post.
Don’t be averse to having sea bass for both your starter and main. Many of us feel it’s somehow wrong to double up on the same meat or fish during one meal (variety being the spice of life, and all), but it’s a silly self-imposed rule that shouldn’t be followed, especially at Sea Fu. The chef has ways with sea bass that make every mouthful an opportunity not to be missed. The sea bass crudo is a sizeable portion of finely sliced sashimi, dressed with black garlic, which is fermented in pure sea water – a delicacy that originates from the Aomori region of Northern Japan.
There’s also a fresh-from-market menu. You can order 200g of wild sea bass, turbot, yellow fin tuna or John Dory for Dhs200; lobster weighs in at Dhs500 for 600g. For meat eaters, there’s Wagyu grade 6 Cote de Boeuf and rib eye. Each option can be served with a selection of delicious sauces from ginger beurre blanc to spicy sate.
The alfresco terrace is as big as the restaurant’s interior. Its beachfront location lends a romantic vibe, and low lighting encourages intimate conversation. But to enjoy the view, opt for a long glamorous lunch over dinner.
Starter Sea bass crudo, Dhs105
Main Chilean sea bass, Dhs220
Dessert Caramelised baby pineapple, Dhs60
Address: Jumeirah Road, Dubai
Telephone: 04 270 7777
Timings: 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-11.30pm daily
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