Iftar at Centro Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi
C.taste is cosy. This is a strength for me. They also manage to create an iftar feeling with a small but tastefully decorated table with dates, nuts and of course Arabic coffee.
As is the case at most iftars, the main dish is the lamb ouzi. However, to avoid the rush, I wait 10-15 minutes, sipping on my rose milk, one of three drinks as part of the iftar buffet. When things have died down somewhat, I start with the salad and mezze section. It speaks of freshness and bounty. I have the usual selection of cold mezze: moutabel and hummus as well as stuffed vine leaves. Despite waiting for the buffet area to become less busy, it is still full. It occurs to me that if guests were a little more polite in these situations, it would not be so unsightly. I quickly take my mezze and return to my table. The staff are busy doing their utmost, it must be said.
|A plate of mezze and salad|
|The highlight of the iftar|
|While I did not have dessert, as you can see, there was something for everyone.|
Despite the crowded buffet area, I think guests were more than satisfied with their evening. At 99Dhs, you cannot go wrong! Centro's c. taste never disappoints. It is good to know there are certain things you can take for granted.
Centro Al Manhal Hotel.
02 811 5000