Following its success with over 50 restaurants in Spain comes a new addition to the Dubai food scene. This hidden restaurant has paved its way in the heart of DIFC waiting to surprise Dubai residents with one of a kind Spanish cuisines
Laluz, a very successful and famous restaurant in Spain, has opened a branch in Dubai to serve succulent and mouthwatering dishes with a Mediterranean twist.
It was a food blogger meet up which was hosted by Monica from doinDubai and I must say that I love these meetups its because you get to meet people who share the same interest as you do.
We went there on a Wednesday night to try out their Rumba Night Promotion which is composed of 2 glasses of Wine/House Mocktails, 5 starter dishes, a main seafood paella course, and some sweet desserts to end the meal.
The interiors of the restaurant have different sections which are the Restaurant area for quiet dinners, Open Kitchen Area where you get to see the chefs in action and the Bar & Lounge area which is for party goers. Since we were there to try out the Rumba Night, we were seated at the Bar & Lounge which has a bit of a dark area having candles to light up the table.
One thing I notice here is the excellent serve that they have. From the entrance up to your seat, the staff are very hospitable and gives you a VIP treatment kinda thing that you couldn't quite forget. It wasn't long when the staff started to surround our table with some PINCHOS.
(Pinchos are little snacks, the word comes from pinchar which means to pierce, so originally all pinchos were served using a cocktail stick that pierced a morsel of food and attached to a piece of bread! The word is specific o te Basque region of Spain and is different to tapas)
Some of the starter dishes that was served to us were the following:
After the satisfying starter dish, we were then introduced to the main course which was a Seafood Paella.
Paellas is one staple dish of Spain and having to try this in a renowned Spanish restaurant you just expect a lot. Tasted it with some fresh seafood and garlic sauce, True Enough I had the best paella in Dubai. Being a Filipino, I can judge that the rice is perfectly cooked and seasoned well with spices and the fresh seafood that comes with it made it perfect.
One thing that you should note about dining here is that the serving is quite small though the size of the main course is on the average. The good thing about this is that you won't have that bloated feeling afterward.
We finished the meal with some beautiful one of a kind desserts. Tried at least 4 of them and I loved them all. The presentation was amazing and the taste did justice on how beautiful it looked.
Some of the ones we tried were the following:
Catalan cream mini “Magnum” - Mini Magnum de crema catalana
A dessert with a white chocolate magnum bar on it. Love the presentation of this dish.
3 textures of Chocolate with passion fruit granita - 3 texturas de chocolate con sorbete de fruta de la passion
Probably my favorite dessert that I've tried here. It's rich with chocolate and has some gold dusting to top it off. Definitely one luxurious dessert to try
Torrija with yeast ice cream, torrija con helado de levadura
This simple looking dish got me at first bite. The fluffy and soft spanish french toast bread was soooooo good. I love the subtle caramel flavor that comes with it and the ice cream on the side is just the perfect pair for this dish.
Goat’s cheese cake, cream ice-cream, beetroot and raspberries - Pastel de queso de cabra, helado de nata, remolacha y frambuesas
This sour tasting dish is a good palate cleanser to balance out the sweetness of the 3 other dish. I am more on the sweet side that's why I didn't munch on this dish that much but it taste pretty good and the presentation is just stunning.
* SORRY FAILED TO HAVE A DECENT PICTURE OF THIS DISH :(
I seriously needed this cup of tea after all the food we had.
Overall, We had an amazing time trying out some of the best dishes served here at LaLuz. Big thanks to Monica from DoinDubai for making me part of this successful meetup. Also, we had a chance to talk to Alain Devahive which is a Barcelona-born chef and who happens to be the head chef at LaLuz.
As a foodie, I would approve that the unique experience one can have here makes it a worthy stop for a food destination. Try it out Guys and tell me what you think. Leave a comment below and share your experience :D
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