Rosso Restaurant and Bar - Amwaj Rotana Hotel, Dubai
Staying with Prosecco, I have a glass of Nino Franco Rustica. This is easily my favourite Prosecco and worth the extra few dirhams. You will be surprised how much more refined and graceful it is than standard proseccos, also maintaining its bubbles much longer. I am thrilled that it is available by the glass, one of 31 options.
Next and craving for pasta, I ask Chef Emmanuelle, Chef de cuisine at Rosso, to make me a small portion of Pappardelle ragu - it's uncomplicated, hearty and delicious. The lamb is tender, while some of the tomatoes have a crunch about them. Simple and wholesome.
For my final dish, I have the Pan seared Mediterranean Sea Bass. On the side is a portion of potatoes and sundried tomatoes, not overdone in terms of seasoning. This is what enables the sea bass to really shine. The surface is delicately crispy in places, while the sit has retained some moisture. Incidentally, at 185AED, it is one of two dishes in that price range, with nothing costing over 200AED, highlighting the affordable nature of the restaurant.
To end the evening I look to the dessert menu. Dessert is such a cliche in an Italian restaurant, so can you look further than the tiramisu? That is what I have. It is quite a substantial portion, and I find it rather indulgent, with smooth mascarpone cream in generous proportion. Buono!
Amwaj Rotana Hotel,
+971 4 428 2000
Rosso Restaurant and Bar
Average price for 2 incl a drink each - 400AED