Tresind Studio an exclusive and intimate modern Indian dining experience within the award winning restaurant Tresind opened last summer. And in a short span of time it has become a go-to venue for discerning foodies. The menu is curated by the talented chef Himanshu Saini. Tresind Studio is known for its elaborate 16-course dégustation menu. And recently they introduced a new menu, Chapter 2– French classical with Indian twist. Few days ago, we visited Tresind Studio and tried the new menu.
Open for dinner six times a week from Monday to Saturday, Tresind Studio has a capacity of just 20 and promises to give diners an unforgettable culinary experience.
The interiors of the restaurant is modern, minimalistic and classy with a spectacular view of the Sheikh Zayed Road. The atmosphere of the restaurant is enhanced by the music on the gramophone, loved the fact that guests can bring their own vinyl or choose from their collection.
As this was my first time, I cannot comment on chapter 1. Before we could go through their 16-course dégustation menu, we ordered some of their cocktails like Thirsty Bird, Touch of Phoenix and Trust Me. All the cocktails were perfectly mixed and went well with the food.
Here’s what team Tresind Studio has to say about the new menu:
French flavors are rich, but not bold; delicious, but not aggressive. The new menu takes the elegant and revered culinary tradition and applies playful, whimsical innovation.
You can expect classic technique with a fun and contemporary flair that creates an immersive and progressive experience. The 16-course dégustation menu offers vegetarian and non vegetarian options and being vegetarians, we went for the vegetarian menu.
Our culinary journey began with Hors d’ Oeuvre. Pani Pani Ballon was an explosion of diverse flavors. It was served on a vinyl record. Next we had Missi Roti which was the only bread course in the menu that was served with chili butter. This moreish combination had us asking for more.
Chaat Tart had all the exquisite Indian flavors but with a French touch. The delightful and bite-sized Morel Sandwich had mushroom meringue with morel mushroom, truffle and lettuce.
Dahi Kebab Cornetto was a super fun twist to the traditional Dahi Kebab.
The Pumpkin Rassa was the soup course and its taste and flavor took me to my home in coastal India.
The next course was the utterly delicious Roasted Corn, Corn Butter. The roasted corn was covered in red sauce topped with crunchy corn kernels and served along with creamy butter.
Our vegetarian entree was Kadhai Paneer Panna Cotta, the best and most creative interpretation of the humble kadhai paneer that we ever had.
We liked the mildly spicy Sago Vada, Black Pepper Sauce. It was time to cleanse our palate and get us ready for the next course, so we were served the refreshing Raw Mango Sorbet.
The Steak Curry was a vegan steak served with five distinct curries in different colors and flavors. All the five of them went very well with the steak.
One of my favorite course was the Legumes- Khichdi, a comfort food made with rice and dal. It is a one-pot dish that is eaten in all parts of India. Chef Himanshu made it with 20 different ingredients from 20 different regions in India. We had it with Raita and crumbled Poppadum.
The next four courses were the pre-dessert and desserts- Payasam, Cherry Blossom, The Bird Nest and Petit Fours. All of them were great, difficult to choose a clear favorite.
Our dining experience came to an end with black tea from the Himalayan mountain range of Kanchenjunga. The tea was served along with organic Sidr honey from Fujairah. A perfect ending to a memorable evening.
Place: Level 2, VOCO, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Days & Time: Monday to Saturday, 7pm to 11:30pm