Last month I received a mysterious invitation-#Fivebitesinabox. It asked me to come down to BOXPARK on the 21st of April around 6:30 in the evening. And I along with few other bloggers will be taken on a food tour of BOXPARK.
The invite also mentioned that we would be taken to five different restaurants. But it didn’t name those restaurants, instead it sent us five clues in a box that will lead us to the restaurants.
The clues were pistachios, cumin, a fork and a knife, chilly powder and powdered sugar. I tried to guess the places, but I got it all wrong. So thrilled to be a part of this experience, that I reached before time.
After we all gathered at BOXPARK we were taken to our first destination.
Le Trésor was our first destination. Le Trésor is a French/European cafe that opens early in the morning and closes late in the night. It has a chic decor.
We tried their afternoon tea which is reasonably priced at AED 89. The afternoon tea was inclusive of great variety of sandwiches, scones, cakes, pastries and unlimited tea. It was amazing, l’ll definitely be going back to Le Trésor.
Dri Dri was our second stop. Dri Dri is a cute little Gelataria which offers authentic gelato. I tried the chocolate chip n mint gelato and pistachio gelato. Both the flavors were fantastic. Now I know where to go when gelato cravings hit me.
Big Chefs Studio was our third stop. Big Chefs Studio is a spacious restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining area. It is headed by the very affable Chef Abs.
Chef Abs held a small cooking demonstration and taught us how to make artichoke hummus as well as fennel sprinkled muhammara. We also got to try starters like falafels stuffed with edamame and ricotta cheese and grilled halloumi cheese. Except the falafels, everything was good. I would love to come back again and have a leisurely meal.
Bikes ‘NBites was our fourth stop. It must be one of the coolest eatery in BOXPARK. Bikes ‘NBites is a garage inspired place. I felt like a member of a uber cool biker gang. All of us were completely wowed by the decor of this place.
Bikes ‘NBites mainly offers American food with a wide range of meats and mains. For vegetarians like me, the options are limited. We started off with the freshly baked bread and butter. The bread was so soft and tasty that, it just melted in my mouth.
The other bloggers had the ‘Phat Boy Feast’, which had a mixed review. I had the baked eggplant with creole sauce. It was okay, nothing extraordinary. Bikes ‘NBites is a nice place.
Kuai was our fifth and final stop. It is a home grown concept that offers Chinese cuisine with an oriental twist.
We had dessert and tea at Kuai. Our dessert was a platter of delicious Mochi ice cream (green tea, raspberry and espresso flavors) served with a side of funky cotton candy.
Our food tour ended on a delicious note. We had an unique and wonderful experience. I would like to thank Apco Worldwide for organizing this awesome event.