Finally visited LALUZ Restaurant, which was there in my must-visit restaurant list of Dubai, thanks to the BME event organized by DoinDubai. Opened few months ago, LALUZ has already taken the bustling Dubai dining scene a notch higher.
This well known restaurant from Barcelona is located in the Four Seasons, DIFC. But it is completely independent of the hotel and it can be accessed through DIFC Gate Village.
LALUZ is fronted by Chef Alain Devahive, who’s worked at the three Michelin starred El Bulli in Spain. I had the pleasure of meeting the very down to earth and affable chef.
The ambience of LALUZ is sleek, suave and sophisticated. It is sprawled across a vast area, with a separate dining, lounge and bar areas.
Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm, LALUZ hosts a Rumba night. Priced at AED 275 per person, it is inclusive of 2 glasses of Spanish Cava/wine or 2 house mocktails, 5 Pinchos starters, Catalan Arros and Coffee/tea with something Sweet.
As it was a BME event, there were few other bloggers. After being seated in the comfortable corner of the lounge, we were served Cava, Spanish sparkling wine.
I’ve always had Tapas whenever I have visited a Spanish restaurant or a bar, at LALUZ I got to try Pinchos for the first time. Pinchos are little snacks, this word is specific to the Basque region of Spain and different to Tapas. To begin with, we were served Spherical Olives. The Spherical Olives were an unique molecular treat, with a burst of olive flavor in the mouth.
Gazpacho Shots was served next. I am not a huge fan of Gazpacho and mostly avoid having it. The Gazpacho shots at LALUZ was not too tangy, it was smooth and refreshing. Glad, I decided to try it.
The vegetarians in our group were served Mushroom Croquettes while the non vegetarians were served the Chicken Croquettes. One of the best Mushroom Croquettes that I ever tried. Crisp, creamy centered Croquettes were sitting on a soft and velvety sauce.
A must-try is the LALUZ Tortilla. It was served in a martini glass and it had 3 layers- confit onion, yolk emulsion and potato foam. It was dressed with Mediterranean olive oil and salt. Heaven in a martini glass!
The Aubergine with black olive miso was another great dish, it just melted in the mouth.
We were also served freshly baked bread with our meal.
As our main course, we were served LALUZ Catalan Arros(rice) While the non vegetarians enjoyed the Seafood Paella, we vegetarians were offered the Veggie Paella. It had a melange of well cooked veggies with rice and pine nuts. It was full of flavor and taste.
We were served 4 different desserts. These desserts are not part of the Rumba promotion. I’ve a little confession to make here, I don’t know why, but I had already decided in my mind that the ‘desserts won’t be that great’. And I was totally wrong. The Catalan cream mini “Magnum”, Goat’s cheese cake, cream ice cream, beetroot and raspberries, Torrija with yeast ice cream and 3 textures of chocolate with passion fruit granita were not only beautifully presented, tasted exquisite too. It was wiped out in seconds.
Overall, we had a fabulous experience. The food, the drinks, the service, the ambience and the music was excellent. I would love to come back again and try the rest of the menu.
Phone: 04 359 7777
BME by Monica Kapila of http://www.doindubai.com