La Résidence

Michelin starred chef Frederic Vardon has leveraged the very best by bringing French elegance and classic recipes to Dubai’s new hotspot, La Résidence Restaurant & Lounge. He has recreated a beautiful set up that transports you straight to France.

Name: La Résidence

Location: Raffles Hotel

Cuisine: French

Ideal for: A French experience!

What I ordered:
-Organic soft poached egg: Loved this variation of the egg that came with a foamy mushroom broth and garlic toast.

-Parisienne Style King Crab: Plated beautifully, served with summer vegetables and herb mayonnaise, the crab was soft, cold and so delicious.

-Seabass Grenobloise- The Sea bass was floating in a sauce made with browned butter, capers, parsley and lemon topped with swiss chard.

-Grilled Tenderloin: Cooked to perfection and served with fries and peppercorn sauce. The steak was nice and tender but the sauce was a little bitter in taste.

-Jumbo Prawns: Grilled perfectly and served with Bernaise sauce and French fries.

-French Toast: This just made my night! It was warm, soft and delicious served along with salted caramel ice cream.

-Valrhona chocolate square: Presented with gold flakes on the top, this dessert is so chocolaty, creamy and divine. The texture was like chocolate mousse but more rich and flavourful. A must try!

My experience:
-The place was buzzing and packed with groups of well dressed guests on a Thursday night.

-Honestly, I loved the bar area the most. The dining area was more formal and perfect for a sit down meal. The leather sofas, a huge piano, crystal chandeliers, abstract art, dim lights and candles made for the perfect Parisian setup.

– You definitely cannot leave without trying out the French toast and Valrhona chocolate square.

Bill: AED 300 approx per person for a three course meal.

Service:  The hostess at the door was extremely welcoming and sweet but our waitress lacked product knowledge and wasn’t very good with recommendations.

Contact: laresidence-dubai.com/ +9714 396 2211

Even though the service and recommendations were not the best, it was a pleasant experience at this modern French brasserie. If your open to experimenting, do try the burgundy snails, foie gras and their sea food platter.

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