Connector March 2023

CONNECTOR.AE 22 CONNECTOR.AE 23 Dining Around Dining Around City Social, at Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai Marina, is perfect for a brilliant dinner with a stunning view. Opened by Chef Jason Atherton, the highly celebrated celebrity chef and owner of two Michelin starred restaurants in London. On entering the restaurant, the stunning ambient setting welcomes you, as you head to the outdoor terrace to enjoy drinks, with indoor seating available at the bar. Set on the 43rd floor, the views from the terrace highlight the magnificent views of the Dubai skyline and Marina in a beautiful way. We started the meal with appetisers and were served the delicious wild mushroom ragout with a fried egg and REVIEW: City Social - Upscale Dining With A View Take in the stunning Dubai skyline while enjoying great food and drink. a toasted piece of brioche, which was a perfect blend of flavours and different textures, and was followed by the crispy Patagonian squid, fried to perfection and when dipped into the ink aioli, was definitely a flavour bomb. Starters also included caviar, oysters, aged beef tartare, melon and tomato gazpacho, roasted Norwegian scallops and more. For mains, the rigatoni pasta with burrata, made it the perfect savoury dish with the right amount of sauce to leave you wanting to come back to enjoy the dish. We also had braised smoked short rib, served withmashed potatoes and a spiced glaze. Cooked to perfection and so tender it slid off the bone. Other mains that we will try next time, include roasted French cod, lamb rack and grilled Maine lobster. The miso sesame chocolate parfait with white soy ice cream, is the perfect way to end the meal and just the right amount of sweetness, with the chocolate mousse pulling together. The menu also features sweets including citrus curd and white chocolate panna cotta, choices for every palette. 0pen Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 2am, Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 3am and closed on Sunday. The average cost per person for a starter, main and dessert is around Dhs 650. Call 04-4022222