Al MAeda,

Al Maeda

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Eat. Share. Love. Is Al Maeda Restaurant's tagline. And that is exactly what we experienced when we went there for dinner. 

Al Maeda is a Lebanese Moroccan restaurant overlooking the beautiful Jumeirah beaches. Located in Doubletree by Hilton this stunning restaurant is a treat for the eyes and for the stomach. It’s a perfect choice for authentic Levantine food, alcoholic beverages and shisha.

The ambiance of the restaurant is quite welcoming with spaced out seating You can opt to sit at the long dining table, by the bar, in the outdoor terrace or inside with beautiful wooden and marble tables. The interiors are very stylish and elegant with patterned tiles, a large shelf filled with potted plants, open kitchen, white and gold interiors, wine bottles stacked at one corner etc.

The outdoor seating is perfect for evenings to unwind over shisha with a beautiful view.

The service is prompt and pleasant. The chefs are warm and chatty, so don’t hesitate to have a word with them on what to order from the extensive menu.
We didn’t have to fuss over the menu, as our meals were pre decided (such a relief). No stone is left unturned in their desire to reawaken our senses, with everything from hummus to Mutabal getting a complete makeover. Add to that the excellent service and delightful staff, and you've got the recipe for a perfect evening on your hands.

While we were talking with Thirumalai Murugan, our table was already set with our drinks. I was surprised to see a tall glass of Granda Rosa and Sumac soda. The drinks were the perfect start to our meal. Our favorite was the Granda rosa, a combination of fresh pomegranate juice seasoned with a hint of orange blossom water and cardamom syrup. 

For the cold mezze we had Pistachio hummus, Mutabal, Beetroot Mutabal, & Warak Enab served with fresh bread.

The pistachio hummus flavours were just amazing. The dip had a subtle hint of spices in it that resonated well with my taste buds.

Mutabal went perfectly well with hot oven baked breads. The Beetroot Mutabal is a twist on the classic dish. If you like beetroot you should definitely try this.

I loved Warak Enak as well. The tangy freshness of the vine leaves along with rice and minced meat stuffing was too good to not go in for a second helping.

For the hot mezze we had  Cheese Rekakat, Cheese Sambouseh, Kibbeh, Meat Sambouseh: These classic beauties were fabulous. The sambuseks had a perfect crispy dough exterior, which gave way to the hot cheesy goodness with every bite. The rekakat was also very well done. The kibbeh were perfectly made having a crunch to it with the minced meat. Overall, a platter not to be missed out on.
For the mains we had Jumbo prawns and Lamb chops. The prawns were, large, fresh and delicious. We loved the marinade in which the prawns were cooked in. A definite must try here. The lamb chops were perfectly cooked and the spices were just perfect.

We also had a mix grill platter with a skewer of shish taouk, beef kebab and lamb kebab. The shish taouk was juicy and cooked well. We loved the tenderness of the chicken. The lamb kebab was well marinated and perfectly grilled.

For the dessert we had Basbousa Cheesecake and Mango Muhalabia
The cheesecake was a dome of white chocolate poured with raspberry syrup to reveal a knefeh cheesecake which was quite delicious! The crispy biscuit base with knefeh flavor and the white chocolate was a hit. The dessert was the right amount of sweet and it was amazing to see the dome melt away.

Muhalabia is essentially Levantine pudding. We were served the Mango Muhalabia in a Instagramable margarita glass. The crispy kunafeh topping with mango elevated its taste.

We ended our meal with coffee and green tea, and loved everything about Al Maeda.

If you are in JBR and crave for Levatine food, be sure to visit Al Maeda. Its a great dining venue for intimate and relaxed lunch/dinner dates. The ambiance is fantastic and the service is impeccable

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR
Timings: 12:00 pm to 02:00 am
Cost: AED 300 for two
Reserve your table at: 043749111

I was invited to Al Maeda and all views and images are © Urbanmodish, unless stated otherwise.

Al Maeda - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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