A taste revolution is going on at Tresind

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A taste revolution is going on at Tresind

There is a danger South Asian fare connoisseurs may eye the menu with suspicion.

By David Light (senior Reporter)

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Published: Wed 18 Mar 2015, 8:13 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 7:59 PM

This town is no stranger to Indian cuisine. No matter in which part of the city you find yourself, you’re never too far from a decent curry and a variety of rice dishes. Therefore, like trying to make a plate of fish and chips stand out in an English southern coastal town, it’s going to take something special for an Indian restaurant to become ‘the place to go to’ in Dubai.

Amazingly Tresind at the Radisson Royal Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road has done it. It’s noticeably more upmarket than the competition, but this alone is not what makes it brilliant. Inspired by molecular gastronomy, the menu takes its inspiration from authentic Indian delicacies but gives them just enough of a bend as to make them completely novel. The dishes are the brainchild of genius Himanshu Saini who aims to create a one-off dining experience. And that he does.

There is a danger South Asian fare connoisseurs may eye the menu with suspicion. Many will remark, when looking at the recipes, that it’s the same old ingredients simply mixed with a bit of showmanship such as the use of dry ice to pull in the punters. Such a view, however, would be a mistake. As soon as the food is delivered to your table, one taste is all you will need to convince you something special is going on in this kitchen.

During our taster menu feast we were lucky enough to sample some of the most popular starters, mains and desserts. Plates of pani puri, patrani rassa or flying fish roe, followed by highlights including mushroom galouti, braised lamb chops, Malay lobster curry and baked jalebi papad, pana cotta and daulat ki chaat along with a charming candy floss ‘tree’ were some of the greatest.

It’s always difficult to critique an eatery you instantly fall in love with. The Tresind experience was absolutely faultless. From the well-informed and friendly staff to the gargantuan amount of delicious food, to the comprehensive drinks menu to the well-appointed premises, there is nothing to pick at. Go along and you too will find yourself lost for words at how magnificent the food is. And expect the same reaction when you return again and again and again.

For reservations or for more information, call 04 308 0440


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