Catch 22 is a quirky new restaurant that recently opened at the super cool Jumeirah Beach Residences. It’s one of those places where you can actually just relax and almost forget about everyone. Why? Because the restaurant’s decor is so refreshing and unique and it makes you feel at home, like your in your own room with the big posters stuck on the walls.
The name symbolizes the fresh catches that they are offering the guests. Bring the best of the land and the sea and serving it directly to the tables is their specialty. I can’t agree more when they started serving the food. For starters, it looked delicious and absolutely appetizing.
We ordered their sushi rolls or what they call the ‘magnificent rolls’ to start with and each order comes in 6 pieces and you can choose the flavors that you want from the selection. Aside from the fact that they were presented nicely, they were surely scrumptious.
We also ordered the C22 Shrimp, their signature delicacy of tasty batter fried shrimp tossed with spicy chili aioli served with green onion and fresh lemon and it was really good and not that spicy.
Next up we ordered their Lobster Mac and cheese. Of course, you can never go wrong with mac and cheese. The lobster was slowly cooked tossed with a generous dose of velvety cheese sauce and baked with toasted breadcrumbs. This was unquestionably delicious and is highly recommended.
We then ended the meal with something sweet and we heard that they have this popular Lotus french toast so we ordered that along with the popcorn chocolate ganache which is ganache baked with chocolate chip cookies, caramel popcorn, fresh raspberries and vanilla ice cream.
All I can say is that the Lotus french toast was amazing! Their creation of crusted Brioche stuffed with lotus cream and topped with vanilla bean cream anglaise was just out of this world. It’s so good, I’m coming back for that soon!
All in all, the Catch22 experience was one for the books. It looks amazing from the outside and even better when you come inside. The food was delicious, the service was highly commendable and the prices are reasonable.
If you haven’t visited then I think now is a good time to do so. But don’t just take my word for it, try it for yourself and let me know what you think. I’m sure you’ll be pleased as well.