I must be the last person to visit Dubai Design District or d3 as it is popularly known. d3 is the new hipster district in Dubai dedicated to design, fashion and luxury. Its a creative community that engages and promotes local and global design talent.
Dubai Design District is home to eclectic dining options. One eatery that has created a lot of buzz in d3 is Molecule. This venue introduces to Dubai, the concept of Bistronomy, which means gourmet food in a casual setting.
Molecule is a French restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef Udo Moreau. Its a licensed outlet and also has an in-house DJ belting out funky music.
The decor of the place is cool, chic and very contemporary. There is a huge wall dedicated to support regional and homegrown talents. And every three months the artwork on the wall keeps changing. Molecule has a very artsy vibe.
We loved the geometric wooden flooring, hip furniture and trendy tableware. Molecule also offers an outdoor dining area, which looks like a secret garden.
We visited Molecule for dinner on a busy Thursday evening, the bar area in the restaurant was packed. I need to specially mention about the attire of the staff, as they wore such super cool and colorful outfits.
Their menu is brief and concise, so ordering was easy. We started with the drinks first. Apart from their signature cocktails, they also have a good selection of cocktails, mocktails, fresh juices, wines and other spirits. We ordered a glass of light and sweet White Wine.
While we were waiting for our food to arrive, we were offered a platter of complimentary Bread that was freshly baked in-house.
At Molecule, they focus on using seasonal and organic produce. You can expect French food inspired by regional flavors.
Aubergine, the humble vegetable was transformed into a piece of culinary art. Grilled aubergine with Labneh and pomegranate tasted amazing.
Molecule Salad is their signature salad made with carrots, celeriac, fennel, chicory, baby gem with hazelnut-almond dressing and tomato-oregano crisps. Loved the crunchy and nutty flavored salad.
Goat Cheese Ravioli is served with lemongrass prawn foam, but as we are vegetarians, we were offered the veggie version. I am a huge fan of ravioli, but didn’t like the ravioli at Molecule. There was too much foam on the ravioli and hence it was too soggy and lost all its flavor.
Courgette Flowers is a new addition to their menu. It had the French classic ratatouille with spicy tomato basil. This was a good veg option and it was packed with bold flavors.
We ordered Sweet Potato Fries as our side dish. It is a simple dish and you can’t go wrong with that.
Apart from desserts in their menu, they also have different pastries that is freshly baked in-house. We ordered Crème brûlée Tart, it had custard creaminess in a crispy tart. With the fragrance of vanilla, the tart tasted divine.
We ended our dinner with a hot cup of aromatic and soothing Chamomile Tea.
We enjoyed our dining experience. Quality food, unpretentious setting, flawless service and reasonable prices that’s Molecule for you.
Phone: 04 245 4700