Six of the best places to get Burrata in Dubai
All that posh cheesy goodness...yum
One thing people that live in Dubai tend to do a lot, is travel. And the advantage of jetting here, there and everywhere – bar the incredible air miles – is the treasures they bring back to the UAE. Case in point? The oh-so silky Burrata cheese. A few years ago this humble Italian delicacy began popping up on the fanciest menus in our city, and now, there are tons to choose from. Here are the top six...
La Petite Maison
When burrata (with tomatoes and basil – AED 95) is served as the signature dish of one of Dubai's chicest restaurants, you know it's not a menu item to overlook. Home to the glossy posse, with taste palettes as expensive as the shoes on their feet, the La Petite Maison clientele in DIFC will have no doubt sampled this delicately creamy, yet robust, cheese first hand in Italy, and LPM (as regulars know it) is guaranteed to whisk you there in just one mouthful.
Yes, there is a great deal of comparison between French fancies LPM and La Serre, but bar a few menu similarities (which, let's face it happens in most luxurious restaurants specialising in food from a certain region) they have completely different vibes. While the rich and smooth burrata here (AED 95) is served minimally with wonderfully ripe tomatoes, its light and airy Downtown Boulevard setting feels that bit more relaxed than its DIFC counterpart. It is the ideal place for a simple lunch with a sophisticated edge, just like burrata itself.
What Roberto's in DIFC don't know about Italian fare, isn't worth knowing. Their burrata is the most expensive of the recommendations here at AED 105, but well worth those extra dirhams. In this stylish, yet homely restaurant, you are served a warm shell of fresh burrata (with plenty of those slightly chewy and creamy strips), along with sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh garden basil. It is fragrant, generous and will have you going back time and again.
Just like Sass Cafe itself, the burrata served here is a bit flashy, very swanky, and defiantly dedicated to being different. With their hunk of milky cheese served with truffle honey and grilled peach (AED 95), this party spot have made a usually predictable dish as exciting as the mixed drinks that also feature on its menu. This is a dressed up take on a classic, yet the adventurous play with such an iconic dish pays off. It's really, really delicious.
Wafi Mall's trendy Qbara offers yet another unique take on burrata, with theirs coming paired alongside fava beans, minted peas and kalamata (AED 95). While it may not be the most expected style of serving, it's definitely memorable – for all the right reasons. The smooth and almost sweet flavour of the cheese is beautifully accented with the freshness of the garden herb and earthy salad, making you appreciate it in a whole new way. Top marks.
For those seeking a little fine dining alongside their spending activities, Eataly is a game changer. They serve a hearty – and delish – portion of fresh burrata cheese atop a bed of warm and rich pomodoro sauce, finished with a customary dash of basil for a not too costly AED 75. With convenient locations in both Dubai Mall and Festival City, a casual trip to the shops could transport you further than you think.
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