Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER

SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER

Alone at the beachfront, I stared at the sea and continuously walked.  When the sun began to set and the moon rose in a burst of sky formations of varied hues of red, the humidity was then unbearable and so I took shelter at one of the eleven dining areas of the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach.

The dinner treat from Four Seasons Dubai management was about to commence and I will be the first to be served (for being too early) as I long for air-conditioned enclosures.  And the best part is – the restaurant has the reputation of the best seafood restaurant in Dubai.  I will have my dinner at the Sea Fu Restaurant.

SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER
THE BONFIRE
The menu of modern seafood will be served in this elegantly designed restaurant where I opted for the indoor space.  If not for the weather condition, I should have stayed at the outdoor with shaded terrace including a sunken lounge with a fire pit complemented by closer vantage to the Arabian Gulf.  There is a mini-bar as well at the doorstep of the restaurant.

SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER
DINNER SET-UP
Mediterranean-style dishes and Asian-influenced delicacies are served and can be delivered at the beach or the pool.  Being closer to home and the Philippines being a producer of a bountiful sea harvest, it was easy to place an order on what to eat for dinner.

As an appetizer, the mixture of red radish, green apple, bread chips and ponzu vinaigrette in a dish named New Caledonian Obsiblue Prawn Tartare was placed on my table.  Surprisingly, I enjoyed the mixture of the appetizer.


NEW CALEDONIAN OBSIBLUE PRAWN TARTARE (120 AED or approx PhP1,560.00)
SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER
THE STARTER
 Comté cow milk cheese foam complemented Potato Fondante was my side dish.  The unpasteurized cow’s milk was a good choice to mix with mashed potato.  It was a good version.


SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER
POTATO FONDANTE (35 AED or approx. PhP455.00)
As main course, I was torn in ordering between lobster and prawns.  In a few seconds, I decided to have Tiger Prawns served with spicy satay sauce and lemon butter.


SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER
TIGER PRAWNS 600 GRAMS (240 AED or approx. PhP3,120.00)
In the course of dining, I was impressed of how personalized service is.  The servers would not simply ask of what you want for an order but explanation vis-à-vis personal preference of guest is analyzed and matched.   


SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER
FILIPINO PIONEER STAFF OF FOUR SEASONS DUBAI
I met Jeff and Wella, both Filipinos and pioneer staff of the Four Seasons Resort Dubai while dining.  In the course of conversation, I learned how life was and is for them.  I am not used seated alone in a fine dining set-up but since my friend who could have accompanied me that night has to work, I have to go alone.  Fortunately, I was entertained by Jeff, Wella and the entire waiting staff and manager of the restaurant.  Service was efficient.

To complete the fine dining set-up, I was offered a bottle of chardonnay white wine.  A variety of cheese and bread were further offered.


SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNERSEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER

SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER
BREAD AND CHEESE
For dessert, I had caramelized pineapple with a combination of meringue, tamarind, peanut sauce and mango sorbet.  The contrast of sweet and sour has a different effect on my palate.  It was something different and worth the try nonetheless.


CARAMELIZED PINEAPPLE (AED 55 or approx. PhP715.00)
I left the restaurant with a heavy heart.  The restaurant is so good that it could have been great to share the table with someone or with family and friends.  I am glad however of the opportunity to meet new friends in Dubai that I look forward to meet them again on my next visit to this Arab nation.


SEA FU RESTAURANT FOUR SEASONS DUBAI: THE ARABIAN GULF DINNER
OUTDOOR DINING AT THE BAR - HUMIDITY CAPTURED
Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Lunch: 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Bar Menu: 12:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Tel. 971 (4) 270 7777


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