What do you get when you mix French luxury and artisanal craftsmanship? The luxurious artisanal French restaurant, Café Des Artistes of course. Opening its doors to the public just a week ago, I am honored to be one of the few people who have already discovered the restaurant.
Merging luxury know-how with the urban contemporary chic of modern Dubai, Cafe Des Artistes offers a dining experience that celebrates quality, exquisite design and handmade artisanal products.
I came here on a Sunday night, a time when bars and cafés are not supposed to be busy but to my surprise, a lot of people are coming in and out of the restaurant. I was also amazed at how every single one of them took pictures inside. I think this is because the interior and the whole restaurant is just Instagram-worthy. I myself, took a lot of pictures because everything inside was pleasing to the eyes.
Café Des Artistes boasts a mix of fine dining French cuisine with exclusive patisserie and chocolate offerings that are the height of artistry. I have learned that they are open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner and the menu offers French-Mediterranean fare, with the team’s boutique approach to the cuisine ensuring that guests are transported to Europe with every bite.
As soon as you are seated, you are given this complimentary bread. Then we ordered our starters and mains. Looking at the menu, you will see that they don’t offer a lot of choices for the main courses which I don’t think is a bad thing because it means they are focusing on their specialties – quality over quantity. They do have around 5 options for fish, 5 for chicken, 5 for beef and a few vegetarian selection.
When our food was served, I can’t help but to think about the dedication and consider the time it took for them to create the menu and to actually serve it the way they did. Not only were they aesthetically pleasing, they were also palatable and flavourful. I’ve never been to France but I’m assuming it is similar to this.
It’s unbelievable how they came up with their unique takes on classic dishes like the Beef Tenderloin with glazed vegetables to distinctive creations such as the Confit Duck Leg Cannelloni. The food was exceptional and filling and is best enjoyed with your closest loved ones, all rejoicing in exquisite food in stunning surroundings.
Overall, I’m really glad I gave it a shot and visited this restaurant. I have to commend their impeccable service from the reception to the waiters and applaud their chef for creating a menu that infuses the best of high-end European cuisine with contemporary touches and offer something completely unique to Dubai. I’m predicting Café Des Artistes will flourish and is set to be a must-visit destination for lovers of both food and fashion.