I had the privilege to attend a Dinner by Design with the fashion media posse at a private soirée held at the stylish Ramusake Japanese restaurant in The Double Tree by Hilton Jumeirah Beach. The authentic Japanese interior was as inviting as it was impeccably beautiful. Lanterns penned with Japanese calligraphy hung from the wood panelled ceilings, and the walls were artfully decorated with traditional Japanese paintings.
Ramusake is a modern Japanese dining concept that aims to recreate classic dishes with an innovative twist. For starters, we had not your ordinary sweet potato fries, it had a little bit of spice, that makes all things nice! The selection of drinks were haute off the menu, and the best drink in the house was a mocktail called the ‘Mockingbird’, a succulent mix of lychee and passion fruit with a lather of lavender and honey, which I sipped to the very last drop.
With three hours of gastronomical delights, the food kept on coming, leaving you wanting for naught. The volcano roll, a pungent surprise made of soft shell crab, avocado and jalapeño mayo is my new favorite sushi! And two more dishes deserved the spotlight: Fried truffle and cheese gyoza with a richness that tickles your taste buds and leaves you craving for more; and chicken kara-age sliders baked in crisp perfection.
As the night rolled on, more mocktails were served to cleanse our palate, appropriately named the ‘Last Ronin’ which was a refreshing splash of fresh lime, mint leaves, mango and passion fruit, and the ‘Geisha’ was a sweet summer cooler with fresh watermelon, raspberries, cranberry juice topped with fresh basil leaves.
And did someone say dessert? As the highlight of the night, we indulged in assorted mochi, homemade sorbet, lemongrass creme brûlée and kaffir lime cheesecake, a plethora of flavorful concoctions for the ultimate sweet tooth! Good food is best served with good conversation, and I had the pleasure to meet fellow bloggers from the Dubai fashion scene over dinner with a choice of red wine, white wine and red lipstick?! 🙂
Double Tree by Hilton,
The Walk at JBR, Dubai.
Tel: +971 45 595 300