How do you spend your Thursday evening? I spend my Thursday evenings relaxing over a glass of wine watching Netflix or reading. This Thursday was an exception as I visited Leonardo Italian restaurant with my hubby to experience Grappolo Dinner. And what an absolutely phenomenal experience it was.
Grappolo Dinner happens every Thursday evening from 6pm onwards at Leonardo. The Grappolo menu features Three and Five courses of decadent culinary artistic creations with a wine pairing option.
Before I delve into the Grappolo menu, let me tell you about the gorgeous venue Leonardo. Located in Stella Di Mare hotel in Dubai Marina, Leonardo transports you to 15th century Italy, to the Renaissance.
The Renaissance era inspired atmosphere of the restaurant is stunning, elegant and classy. Life size models of Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest works elevates the settings of the place to another level.
Now coming back to our Grappolo Dinner, we opted for the three course menu with wine pairing. We were served complimentary platter of fresh Bread and Bruschetta as our amuse bouche.
Prosecco was paired with the simple and basic Insalate or the salad for first course. Their Grappolo menu offers tuna or prime beef tartare for the first course, being vegetarians we were offered the salad instead.
Next we were served Cold green pea soup, orange infused goat cheese which was super refreshing, light and oh-so-good.
The next course was their signature homemade Potato Gnocchi with basil pesto, stracciatella and bread crumbs. The gnocchi was oozing with freshness and it was utterly delicious. Hands down the best gnocchi we’ve had in Dubai. This course was paired with Sicilian White Wine.
The final course was the dessert and we loved the unconventional twist on the classic Tiramisu. The liquor pairing of homemade Pistacchiello went perfectly well.
Our Grappolo Dinner was exquisite. We were taken on a culinary journey of all things Italian. The dishes were authentic yet innovative and contemporary, prepared from freshest and finest ingredients available. Each dish was presented in a playful and creative manner using theatre and showmanship for dramatic effect.
3-Course- AED 179 Per Person
5-Course- AED 249 Per Person
Wine-Pairing- AED 120
04 563 5555/ 055 619 4720