What do you need to make a good restaurant? Good food, good service and some nice music? These are the 3 things that come to my mind. Add great company to it and you have an amazing evening.
Few weeks back, I was invited to Dusty’s, located at the Al Fattan Tower, DIFC. My company for the evening was Rob and my amigos Sarah (Read her review here) and Jen.
As I entered the restaurant, I instantly fell in love with the decor (especially the tables offering the view of the small water fountain). The music playing was hip-hop and R&B from the 80s and 90s. I liked the music while Sarah was dancing in her chair, Jen was unmoved and Rob took a trip back to his childhood.
We sat down at our table and went through the menu, often being confused with what to choose with quite a number of dishes appealing to us.
It took a while but starters were finally selected. The starters being Beef Tacos, Lobster Tacos, Rock shrimp Tempura, Salmon Sashimi and some spring rolls.
Both the tacos were my favourites from the list and I loved the use of Avocado in the Lobster Tacos and guacamole in the Beef Tacos. #TeamAvocado
Moving on to the mains, we opted for 2 types of pastas namely Amriticiana Linguine and a Wild Mushroom Penne.
The Linguine was a tomato sauce based pasta while the Penne one was a creamy white sauce based pasta. I preferred the Linguine over the Penne.
The other mains we ordered were the glazed lamb chops and the black Cod.
I was impressed with the Black Cod which included the Cod being marinated in miso and caramelised. The dish was served with green chili and mango salsa. The flavours being well balanced and the fish cooked to perfection.
The lamb chops tingled my taste buds too. The chops being unique to any I have tried before were marinated in Korean spice mix served with pickled cucumbers. My mouth is watering just writing about it.
Dusty’s also has a good comprehensive drinks menu too. Wine lovers will be spoilt for choice, and yes they serve beer as well.
We were so full from all the food and had little space for desserts so we only opted for the French toast with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. I am not a very big fan of caramel sauce but would surely want a bit more at the side just to drench the toast in it.
The staff surprised us with a candy station which consisted of chocolate fondue, cake pops macarons, marshmallows and sweet crudités. The candy station not only looks cute but is a yummy treat as well.
My overall experience at Dusty’s was amazing. The food was good, the ambiance was great and the company was excellent. I will surely be heading back to the restaurant for more.
Some points you would like to note about the restaurant:
1. It has weekly specials (dishes from all around the world) for AED 109. Add AED 40 for a beer or glass of wine and a dessert.
2. Business lunch is served from 12-3.30 pm. A course lunch is for AED 79 while a 3 course is for AED 99.
3. A Wednesday night Brunch Deal is on offer for AED 200.
4. The restaurant and bar has a huge outdoor area which is usually used for the Ladies nights. (The area looks pretty cool)
I was invited to try the food at Dusty’s, therefore I have not provided any ratings for the restaurant. All opinions expressed are solely based on my experience and are not influenced by the restaurant or its management in any way.
Location: Level 1, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC
Contact No.: +971 4 3545435