Couples in Dubai have lots to keep them busy, from high pressured jobs to family commitments, hectic social calendars, and business trips! It’s so important for couples to slow things down and prioritize that all important, but often neglected “date night.”
Captivating neo-bistro, GARTH has all the ingredients for the perfect date night, especially for those food loving couples, given the amazing culinary offering. Launching on Thursday 30th June, and taking place every Thursday from 7 PM, the GARTH date night experience serves up 4 exceptional courses and a bottle of superb wine for AED 499 per couple. The stunning ambience lends itself to the ideal date night experience, being cosy, perfectly secluded, and very intimate, with lights dimmed, allowing romance to reign supreme.
Cocooned in the 9 Lounge, Kempinski Mall of Emirates, GARTH is a multi-dimensional dining destination, that was previously a member’s only establishment. Having recently opened its doors to the public, everyone is invited to bask in the laid-back and super chic ambience. This restaurant will evoke that “hidden gem high,” making it the perfect spot for couples who seek out new, exciting, and somewhat “under the radar” experiences.
The GARTH date night menu was co-created by Executive Chef Alena Solodovichenko and Head Chef Mohamed Musthafa, with this dynamic duo creating a stellar menu that serves up the most unique, Southern European cuisine that is both healthy and hearty, tasty and wholesome. A Nirvana for foodies, this delicious menu holds unconventionality in the highest regard, with every dish a re-imagined celebration of flavours.
Couples will begin the meal by choosing a fresh and flavoursome option from the raw bar, either Atlantic Salmon Tartare with an orange, passionfruit sphere and ponzu sauce or Beef Tartare served with truffle and Jerusalem artichoke crisps, moving on to appetizers of either Artichoke Hummus accompanied by scallion flatbread or Kale and Mixed Green Salad,
Mains are a delectable affair, with the choice of Sweet Potato Risotto with coconut infused cream, Slow-Cooked Beef Cheek Paccheri doused with veal jus and parmesan, or Hamour served atop zucchini linguine, scallop velouté and parsley froth.
The lime and lemongrass sorbet palate cleanser will set the scene for a mouth-watering dessert of either the much-loved Tiramisu Classico or the deliciously molten Hazelnut Chocolate Fondant served with malt ice cream.
Wine is not simply an afterthought of this date night experience, but optimally selected by hand-picked by international sommelier, celebrated wine journalist, and all-round grape aficionado Olga Bebekina to massively elevate the meal.
Four types of wine are offered, ensuring every palate is satiated with a grape that befits the romantic mood. Sparkling wines is represented by Prosecco Jeio Bisol Brut, an outstanding choice as it is sourced from Valdobbiadene which boasts a more premium product, with less sugar and more structure.
The choice of white is Albariño, a very fashionable grape variety from Spain and for good reason. Albariño is a firm UAE fav, given that it is light and fresh, with an added layer of complexity, making it the perfect bottle for a hot summer evening.
Red wine lovers will adore the incredible Rioja Crianza hailing from the Muga Winery, that is well-balanced, fruity, and smoky at the same moment. Finally, Rose is cult favourite M de Minuty, which is fruity, fresh, and the ultimate date night accompaniment. Each of these wines promise to wonderfully bolster the meal, immersing guests in the infinite world of wine possibility.
Dynamism is firmly rooted at the core of GARTH, boasting an unmistakeable vibrance, funky vibe, and a warm welcome. Bedecked in a tasteful palette of warm beiges, browns, creams, and dusky pinks with contrasting textures, a gorgeous pampas grass display, and a white baby grand piano, GARTH has all the ingredients for an effortlessly cool date night. It will be the type of night that couples will always remember and will return to often, seeking to once again, bask in the unmistakeable elegance and style of this fabulous new hidden gem.