Vasco's - The Hilton Corniche, Abu Dhabi.
|The entrance to Vasco's|
The menu is varied. On the menu I see a selection of starters, soups, pastas, pizza, fish, surf and turf specialities and some Indian dishes - the latter not surprising considering Vasco da Gama's travels. For my starter, I order the Buffalo mozzarella. and also the Lobster bisque. I decide against the salad bar - why order from there when you can have salads that are freshly made? By the time my order is taken, I already know what I like best about the restaurant - the view and ambience of course, but also the service. I am not sure how long our waiter has been working at Vasco's, but it feels like forever. Satheesh effortlessly goes through everything from offering drinks, recommendations and making chit chat. He is so at home here. Excellent. Moreover, in that opening 15 minutes, I have already interacted with three other staff, and my judgement of the service seems to be spot on.
|I was immensely pleased with the Lanson|
For my drink I order a bottle of Lanson Black Label Brut champagne. There are not many restaurants in Abu Dhabi that serve this champagne, which is a pity because it is a fine entry level champagne. Elegant, fine beading with a fresh, very dry taste. I could have it again, and again.
When my starter is served I am pleasantly surprised. The mozzarella, beautifully presented, finds itself on a bed of grilled vegetables and of course a generous amount of reduced balsamic. A welcome departure from the mozzarella and rucola that is so ubiquitous. Colourful. Tasty. As for my soup, the generous sized lobster pieces bring a defined bite to the bisque. The rest, smooth and creamy. A good soup.
|This guest was quite happy with her evening.|
Hilton Corniche Abu Dhabi
Mozzarella salad 70 AED
Lobster Bisque 55 AED
Irish salmon 125 AED