Molecule Restaurant and Lounge at Dubai Design District 

Molecule in d3 Dubai
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. 

Dining in d3 Dubai
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. 

Chardonnay wine
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. 

Starters 

Aubergine

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.

Mains

Goat cheese ravioli

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.

Dessert 

Japanese Green tea

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

Timings: 12pm-2am


Molecule Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Advertisements

Author: meghanar24

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my journey...you will enjoy the ride!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s