Started my first Iftar this Ramadan on a healthy note. Pantry Cafe has come up with a special menu for Iftar, that will be available throughout the holy month of Ramadan. If you are not into buffet, then Pantry Cafe offers you the best option- Beat-The-Buffet.
The Beat The Buffet menu at Pantry Cafe presents 7-Courses of Middle Eastern inspired healthy dishes. It is served course-wise to your table, with complimentary Medjool Dates and Laban.
This 7-Course menu is reasonably priced at AED 125 per person. If you are not interested in the Iftar set menu, then you can order them individually from their a la carte menu.
About Pantry Cafe
Pantry Cafe is a homegrown gourmet cafe concept that offers fresh and high quality food from around the world.
Their menu features a delectable array of eclectic dishes. Open daily, from morning to late in the night, they offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. They pride themselves on producing wholesome food, and do their best to support local farms by using locally produced organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.
Pantry Cafe has two outlets in Dubai, we visited their Bay Square outlet in Business Bay for Iftar.
Our Iftar Experience
After being seated, we were immediately offered Medjool Dates and Laban. Next, we ordered our drinks-Tamar Hindi and Pantry’s Falooda. These two drinks are not included in their set menu, you have to order separately. Both the drinks were tasty and refreshing.
- The first course was Dips. It had dips like Hummus, Red pepper paste and Moutabel with Olive bread. Each and every dip and the bread was amazing. Perfect way to start an Iftar meal.
- We loved the curry scented Red Lentil Soup. It was fragrant, delicious and wholesome.
- The standout dish of the evening was their Quinoa and puy lentil Tabbouleh with minted hollandaise. Even a person who doesn’t like salad, will love this scrumptious salad.
- Next course was the starter, and we had a choice between 2 starters. As we are vegetarians, we opted for the Baba Ganoush Soufflé with spring fattoush and Kataifi tuile. We found the soufflé bland and flavorless.
- We were offered Watermelon and Rose water Sorbet as palate cleanser. It would have been better if they had used rose water subtly, as the Sorbet had overpowering rose water flavor and taste.
- For the mains, we had four options and we could choose one. We chose Falafel Waffles with lemony tahini and dill yogurt. It was not fried, but baked. This was a healthy option compared to the regular falafel. The tangy tahini and dill yogurt went well with it.
- We ended our Iftar with the utterly delicious and light Laban Panna Cotta with rose water, raspberry coulis and candied pistachios.
We loved their special menu for Ramadan and had a great Iftar experience.
For reservations call:
Pantry Cafe (Wasl Square) : 04 388 3868
Pantry Cafe (Bay Square) : 04 558 7161