Back home to Dubai, and back to Friday brunching. Patiala Restaurant in Souk Al Bahar recently launched a brand new Friday brunch, its a set menu brunch where all the dishes are served to your table course-wise with a selection of mocktails, cocktails and other drinks.
They offer two kinds of packages- Friday brunch without alcohol and with alcohol. Here’s the best part, they have a Friday brunch promotion going on till the end of September, where you just pay AED 179 without alcohol and AED 279 with alcohol for 2 People. What a steal!
Patiala is an authentic Indian restaurant, don’t expect any molecular gastronomy or drama. What you can expect is delicious, flavorful and traditional North Indian food in a contemporary set up.
First, we were served drinks, as we opted for the package with alcohol, we got to try four of their delectable cocktails like- Rau Punjab Di, Kala Katta Collins, Paan Slush and Gol Gappa Margarita along with wine and beer. For the non alcoholic package, they have a small selection of mocktails, juices and soft drinks.
Patiala offers vegetarian and non vegetarian set menu, we opted for the vegetarian one.
Our first course was the Chaat. They served us two kinds of chaat- Aloo Papri Chaat, a cold Chaat that was tasty and tangy. Our favorite was the Chilli Nadhru Chaat, an extremely delicious chaat made with lotus stem.
Next course was the Appetizer and our vegetarian platter consisted of Tandoori Broccoli, Corn Leaf Tikki, Crispy Pepper Potato, Paneer Tikka and Palak Shammi. Except Corn Leaf Tikki, which we felt was a bit salty, we liked all the other appetizers, each one of them bursting with great flavor and taste.
For main course, we were served Kadai Paneer, Mushroom Palak, Dal Makhani and Subzi Biryani. All the three curries were well-cooked and had distinct flavors. The Veg Biryani was slow cooked on dum and tasted good.
Bread Basket that consisted of Wasabi Methi Naan, Tandoori Roti, Caramelized Onion Blue Cheese Naan and Garlic Naan. We didn’t like the Caramelized Onion Blue Cheese Naan as it was too sweet and the combination didn’t work well. All the other bread was freshly baked and went well with the curries.
The last course and my most favorite part of the meal, yes I am talking about Dessert, was a scrumptious affair. We were served exotic desserts like Apricot Kheer, Rose Petal Halwa and Mango Lassi Ice Cream. Each of them tasted fabulous, but the Rose Petal Halwa was simply outstanding.
We really enjoyed the Friday brunch at Patiala. The food, the service and the atmosphere is amazing.
For reservations call: 04 451 9151