Sunday, November 12, 2017

Not Your Average Backyard BBQ {Aqua- The Rosewood Hotel}



Theme nights are everywhere in Abu Dhabi, and I find that most are really enjoyable, so finding those that stand out from the crowd is not easy. The Rosewood has recently revamped their dining offerings with the launch of weekly theme nights.  And the best part is that they are all lead by Chef Sid, whom used to lead the all star Indian restaurant Spice Mela.  So while we all dearly miss Spice Mela, we can still find Chef Sid's amazing creations at Aqua.  There are just a handful of BBQ nights in the city, and The Rosewood has just launched and excellent one at Aqua that focuses on cooking up that hot juicy beef, featuring all of the favorite cuts.  Tender Prime Rib, Flank Steak, and especially the favorite...Brisket.   

BBQ Night is every Wednesday, and there is plenty of seating outside if you want to experience the grill first hand. In addition to the excellent cuts of beef, you can also pick your own seafood or veg to be seared right in front of you and served hot to your table.  Even the salads and side dishes are not a side thought at all.  Just a few of my favorites were the Heirloom Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella, Spinach and Roasted Pear, and even a Create-Your-Own option.  I was impressed they had crispy fresh radicchio.  The Tuna Quiche is a excellent accompaniment to a hearty salad, and on the more decadent side, the creamy Mac and Cheese is studded with chunks of chorizo making it a filling meal of its own.  

In past years I have not been too impressed with Aqua's desserts, but since Chef Sid has taken the helm, you can not skip the sweets. The variety is interesting and flavorful without being over the top.  There are equal options of chocolate and fruit, but personally I usually choose chocolate, except when the fruity choices can't be missed.  Need I say I ate them all?  Apple Crisp Pie, Brownie Cheesecake, and even coconut chocolate "Bounty Bar"... 
Just have one less piece of Brisket (I know that is a lot to ask) so that you can fit in some serious sweets.  

  
Aqua
Rosewood Hotel
Abu Dhabi
BBQ night is every Wednesday, starting at 6:30pm (185aed per person)
For Reservations: 02 8135552








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