Dubai has restaurants serving Mexican and Italian in every nook and corner, but when it comes to progressive cuisine with twist nothing beats Quattro. To tell you the truth this was my second visit, the first one not being impressive, I was a little skeptical about the experience. Quattro is a bliss for vegetarians.
Me and my spouse visited on our anniversary day, and the treatment given was a seven-star. Fortunately, we booked in advance, to our surprise the restaurant was packed as we entered. The staff escorted us to the corner table, which was followed by flow of dishes, one at a time which left us spellbound. At the end, there was no room left for more.
Mocktails like spicy watermelon cooler and classic mojito, served as icebreakers. As we got comfortable, came taquitos, a gluten and guilt free, protein filled snack spiced with jalapenos, topped with yummy avocado ice-cream adding appeal.
We were awestruck with Risotto Palle, a fancy preparation of cream risotto and cheese, pierced with tiny test tubes of chili oil in simple words. The taste was equally good.
Eight unique dips, 4 Italian and 4 Mexican, were provided which were impressive. Just when we thought we were ready for main dish, came another surprise in form of olive and mushroom crostini. Juicy olives burst open in our mouth, flooding the taste buds, while mushrooms floated for their survival, on toasted baguette.
Margherita upside down sounded too corny for a main dish, and can be compared to a roller coaster ride in a food theme park. It was grilled with cheese and tomato salsa on top and tasted awesome to the core.
This was followed by Jalapeno Riso Cottage Cheese Platter which was a spicy rich medley of risotto rice with a large chunk of baked cottage cheese served along with pepper sauce. The serving was huge and we could suffice only with half.
Grilled cheese Fajitas were worth grabbing with grilled veggies filling & fiery chili sauce along with condiments like sour cream, Mexican beans and Pico de Galle.
I could write a separate review for exhaustive desserts which are eggless and gelatin free, however we just managed to try two after spoiling ourselves with all above dishes. Chocolate Saturn came in a form of chocolate shell filled with mousse. Hot chocolate soup was dripped over the shell splitting it open and revealing the orange & mango jello, like a pearl inside an oyster. White chocolate added to the excitement.
If this is not enough to drip your saliva, TresLaches – a vanilla flavored cake was exclusively served to us as an anniversary special. I will leave you here without giving more details as words cannot justify the real experience.
A visit to this restaurant is must!