Catering to the myriad of cultures that flaunt the bustling corporate hub of DIFC, Carnival by Tresind is a celebration of Indian food, where Indian food comes of age to shed its erstwhile glamorous modern avatar and take leaps ahead to enter the postmodern era.
Nowadays, Carnival by Tresind is almost synonymous to molecular gastronomy. That is because every item is
served, presented nicely in a sort of theatric way. The restaurant tries to push the boundaries of fine dining to transcend into a nostalgic culinary experience and I believe they have been successful in doing so.
Entering the place, one can’t just help but be flabbergasted at the unbelievable decor and interior of the whole restaurant. Every piece of decor was well thought out and you can see different intricate pieces making up the design as a whole. I was just amazed at everything and took as many pictures as possible. Even the music was just right, not too loud and you can still talk to each other without shouting.
As soon as were seated, the waiter gave us a warm welcome complete with bubbles and then asked us what we wanted for our drinks. He asked us if he can surprise us with the selection and that we can just tell him our preference for the flavor. I asked for something with strawberry and he said he will give us another one of their most ordered drinks. He was so confident to say he’s going to replace it with another one if we happen to dislike his recommendation.
Good thing they were good and the presentation of drinks was already a show in itself. With flashing lights and elaborate details, diners were absolutely in for a treat. What followed the drinks was an unlimited supply of starters. I almost lost count but here they go in the order that they were served.
The first part of the starters was cooked in front of us and the rest were served minutes after we finished each one of them. The pacing was just right and we were given ample time to have a bit of “rest” after every course.
We ordered fish and shrimps for the mains so we got these two and they were paired perfectly with rice and the traditional bread. I have to say I didn’t expect the food to be good but every single dish was delectable and the presentation was just captivating.
Finishing the meal off was a three-course dessert that included homemade ice cream/yogurt prepared in front of us, caramel cake and these unique cookies.
To sum up, I believe Indian cuisine lover or not, you will definitely enjoy the dining experience at Carnival by Tresind. I loved the fact that all the waiters were knowledgeable about the items on the menu and were ready to suggest depending on the client’s request. I have never been so excited to eat at a restaurant the way I felt dining at Carnival. It was a restaurant I have been wanting to try for the longest time and good thing it didn’t disappoint and my expectations were met.
There were small details and nice touches that you will notice if you were paying attention like the carousel on each table and the artist that draws some caricature in the washroom area.
And as we were about to finish our meal, I just looked around the whole place and I just saw everyone having fun. There’s no doubt about it, the Carnival experience will offer a roller coaster ride of emotions with every dish, and there is absolutely something for everyone.
Carnival by Tresind is located at the Burj Daman Building, Dubai International Financial Centre and you may visit the website – www.carnivalbytresind.com
For reservations, you may call tel: +971522424262 / + 97144218665 or email carnival@Passionfandb.com