Dubai; A new food blog crossed FooDiva’s path recently all thanks to our 100+ UAE clan of Fooderati Arabia bloggers – by the very appropriate name of Life in the Food Lane. I introduced the fabulous Francine on Twitter as ‘the Larousse of the food blogging world’ – she’s an eating encyclopedia and can pretty much tell you the origin of any dish or ingredient – but she best describes herself here. Francine joined me for a review of Marco Pierre White’s Titanic with my Gourmet hat on, which you’ll be able to read next month, but in the meantime as I know you’re gagging to find out, click here for her take on our dining experience.
When you’re done with that, here are a few of FooDiva’s own photos and musings from our mid-week lunch date.
FooDiva’s only real quibble with the food was the pretty as a picture ice-cream layered Eton Mess. Whilst I appreciate Titanic has stayed true to a Marco Pierre White recipe, ingredients for an Eton Mess are meringue, fresh cream and fruit (originally strawberries, but other berries or tropical ingredients abound). A bite of that ice-cream ruins an already perfect combo of textures. But oh my, that hot raspberry souffle takes that icy taste away – and worth the journey to Bur Dubai alone.
Sadly atmosphere was lacking in a near-empty restaurant, admittedly over a mid-week lunch in a non-central location - but the Dubai grapevine tells me business picks up in the evenings and weekends. Food is exquisite and at AED 240 per head for three courses and soft beverages, very reasonably priced for a licensed restaurant in a sexy boutique hotel. So FooDiva Friends, Titanic’s definitely worthy of your custom for one journey at least. Let’s not forget that plenty live in that vicinity. But will FooDiva return? If I was docking in Port Rashid, then perhaps I will.
Titanic by Marco Pierre White is located at the new Melia hotel in Bur Dubai’s Port Rashid area just off Kuwait Street. Click here for the menu. Licensed. Open daily for lunch and dinner. T; +971 4 3868111 E; firstname.lastname@example.org Price per head AED 240 without booze.
Have you dined at Titanic? Is Bur Dubai a convenient location for an upscale dining experience?
Enjoy the long weekend et a bientôt!