18 degrees @ Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel

18 degrees @ Hyatt Capital Gate

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We have stayed at the hotel a few months ago, and enjoyed a beautiful experience at the well architectured Capital Gate Hyatt boasting of an inclination of 18º, therefore leaning more than the Tower of Pisa at Italy. The design is urban chic, and to coincide with its standing feature, the restaurant is located at the 18th floor, and is named 18 º. The view hereafter from any restaurant or room is splendid, placing the whole of the Abu Dhabi city in a showcase. Each visit has been a worthwhile experience.

We had a dining voucher, which included a complimentary 3 course meal for 2 persons, plus adding an Entertainer® Voucher which would render one free main course for one, left us eating the best gourmet dishes at the price of just one.

With regard to taste, I’ll be as brief as possible here, and let the food pictures do the talking.

Oven Fresh Bread

Oven Fresh Bread

Appetizers: Grilled Stuffed Calamari

Appetizers: Grilled Stuffed Calamari

Grilled Tiger Prawns with Sumac Tomato Salad & Olive Aioli

Grilled Tiger Prawns with Sumac Tomato Salad & Olive Aioli

Spaghetti with Shrimp & sundried tomatoes

Spaghetti with Shrimp & sundried tomatoes

Grilled Salmon Fillet with dill in white sauce

Grilled Salmon Fillet with dill in white sauce

Desserts: Chocolate Fondant with Ice cream

Desserts: Chocolate Fondant with Ice cream

Desserts: Painter's Pallette

Desserts: Painter’s Pallette

In my opinion, the Painter’s Palette of petit-fours was one of the best surprises this restaurant could offer. It had a little bit of everything: a slice of chocolate cake, Madeleines, berries, mousse, fruit and more. A total delight for the senses.

Overall the staff was very friendly, they checked to make sure we had a fabulous time and that everything in our spread was perfect; and very accommodating (they packed us an extra loaf of the oven baked bread when my Dad requested for it). The portions were gracious, and we had to pack the extras. The desserts however were too seductive to resist and we managed to gorge them all. The restaurant was well lit, perfect ambiance, great music, prompt service, and had customers enjoying themselves until late into midnight. This place is really worth it for the view, great food and impeccable service.

Dress Code: Smart Casuals

Price for 4 persons: AED 2500 – 3000. [With vouchers just AED 240.00]

Indoor & Outdoor seating available.

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Jimmy’s Killer Prawns

Yippee…weekend again!

Been a long and stressed filled week…was supposed to be at a night club last night, but couldn’t find the energy to move after returning home from and putting down my bags…so I just tossed myself to sleep.

Didn’t have much household chores for today & besides, did not have any part-time either, and…oh yea! forgot to mention…yesterday my folks purchased The Entertainer Abu Dhabi edition, where each of us as family members had to contribute equally. I think for all of you foodies out there in Abu Dhabi, The Entertainer is a brilliant saver for AED 395. It gives you and your accompanied companion a chance to afford food ranging from high class gourmet spreads, to the simple hamburgers for the price of one. And this year’s edition comes with an awesomely fantastic offer for one night’s complimentary stay at Ten selected 5 star hotels / resorts, with the purchase of one night’s booking! The book is available at all leading bookstores. I recommend you get your copy from Borders, as you will earn a AED 60 voucher on further purchases.

Anyways, making best use of the offers and vouchers we selected a place to dine out tonight and shortlisted another seafood delight…Jimmy’s Killer Prawns @ Mushrif Mall.

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Often we have past this place, and have been very tempted to get inside, but I’ll be frank…I couldn’t afford those platters for me and my sis. Today’s voucher made a huge difference to our wallets as we shared the price of one platter 😀

I underestimated the crowd at the mall! It was like the entire city was right there. After thorough searching we managed to squeeze our car into one of the slots in the basement parking. My mind suddenly dreaded the thought of not finding seats at the place, but my sis assured me we’d find a table for two easily. She was right.

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The ambience was perfect. Plush and clean interiors & the aroma of cooked shrimps filled the zone as soon as you entered. The staff were very professional in seating, waiting and recommending the best – promptly. So no limitations where service was concerned.

As usual we couldn’t possibly miss the Calamari for our appetisers. We had a choice of grilled or fried. Other similar first courses included garlic bread, seafood salads, soups, etc. I must mention the freshness of the calamari as both the fish as well as the batter melted in your mouth promptly.

My sis chose the Prawn & Calamari platter for her main course, which included grilled calamari and grilled prawns with some rice that tasted like paella.

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Mine was a similar platter with grilled fish & prawns, served with rice, french fries and fried veggies.

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As you can notice, the portions were large making it absolutely worth its price. Each of these platters ranged between AED 70 – 150 depending on ingredients. We were also served with sauces – spicy tobasco, butter & mustard. A waste bowl was also placed on the table for ridding your prawn shells, etc.

The entire set up was fantastic. Non-seafood eaters who wish to treat your seafood-eater-counterpart could also enjoy traditional steakhouse dishes like rib-eye steaks and grilled chicken. We were too full to manage any desserts, but yes they were available.

Overall experience was good, though I must advise to take your own mouth freshners (unless its not date night or it doesn’t make any difference to you), as well as your own wet tissues in case you have used your hands to shell your prawns. Bon Appetite.