Hey y’all !
I know I know .. I’m very late. But here I am. (Finally!)
So I went here for my Birthday, and lemme tell you .. It was ah-mazing. You’ll know why .. Keep reading!
I decided to come here for my birthday as I had heard a lot about this place and my birthday seemed like a perfect excuse to visit this cute place.
They have 2 outlets. One in business bay and one in Jumeirah. The one I visited is located in Jumeirah. Tough to reach if you don’t have a car. Fortunately, my friend did. Parking can a bit of a hassle if you come here on a peak day or a peak hour.
Here it is ! Cute, right ?
Upon entering we were greeted by the staff. The interiors were pretty fancy. Gave a whole italian feel. Check em out!
Coming to the foooood! (Yes, even thinking about it gets me excited)
We ordered :
antipasto di verdure (V) aka the veg platter : It’s a PerTe Special and vegetarian ! So its a wooden platter. Very healthy I must say, it consisted of all the right things.. Grilled Zucchini, eggplants, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes , Capsicums ..etc! So if you’re a health freak, this platter will probably reduce the level of cheat on a cheat day! Go for it !
penne all arrabiata – angry pasta (V) aka the red sauce pasta : Now being pasta freaks , We got too excited at the name of pasta and ordered a few (you’ll know as you read on) . We told the chef to make it a bit customized and include a few veggies in it and make it a pink sauce instead of plain red. The only thing that irked a bit was the pasta wasn’t pink enough. Tasty but not pink enough! That being said, it was one of the yummiest red sauce pastas we have had. So no complaints with the taste of the pasta.
penne con pollo e funghi aka the white sauce pasta with chicken and wild mushrooms: Quoting our bestfriend “This is the best white sauce pasta I’ve ever hadddddd” . The perfect balance between the chicken and mushrooms. The sauce had the right consistency. And the best amongst all the white sauces we have had!
And another pasta with red sauce and meatballs (Couldn’t find it on the menu) : Again this pasta was a winner! The flavours were bought out strongly and the spice was just the right amount.
We were also served some lovely complementary bread with 3 dips ; basil pesto, arabiatta and tomato sauce (sun dried) topped with sea salt. They literally stole our hearts!
The staff was attentive enough and the service was nice.
We recommend this as an ideal place for a date night or a special birthday.
Completely forgot.. MY BIRTHDAY PLATTER.
It was beyond amazing. Very different from a traditional birthday cake .. and it had ice cream ..like whaaat! I loved it.
#CTFRecommends : The Birthday Platter & penne con pollo e funghi !