Spring rarely, if ever, comes to Dubai. We’re a two-season place – summer and slightly hotter summer. But this hasn’t stopped La Serre introducing a spring menu to its line-up.
In the cosy surrounds of the dimly lit French restaurant, we fuss over each tempting dish. One decision is made for us as the starters aren’t available. The thyme smoked foie gras, Josper grilled octopus, and artichoke and sunchoke salad are sold out. Maybe the popularity of the menu caught La Serre off-guard. Regardless, we opt for the deliciously healthy black and white quinoa salad with grilled vegetables and fresh fruit from the main menu.
Assured the rest of the seasonal menu is available we move on to the main event.
We opt for the lamb rack and mushroom risotto for mains. The latter sees Morel mushrooms glazed in butter served with a deep fried egg yolk. Risotto is a notoriously tricky dish to get right, but every mouthful – with the combination of moreish flavours – is a delight.