Expect to have your hidden gem radar to be well and truly activated by the captivating neo-bistro, GARTH that is cocooned in the 9 Lounge, Kempinski Mall of Emirates. This isn’t a restaurant that you’ll happen to chance upon, it requires some seeking and that’s all part of the appeal.
The menu boasts a range of mouth-watering dishes. The Beef Tartar is a re-imagined classic, starring in an interesting performance alongside capers, sun-dried tomatoes and truffle sauce, served with Jerusalem artichoke chips and generously sprinkled with Gruyère cheese.
The Endive Salad with blue cheese ice cream sees crispy chicory leaves combined with a spicy green onion sauce with pecans. The whole composition on the plate is complemented by author’s blue cheese ice cream.
White Asparagus with Black Caviar, delightfully gourmet white asparagus cooked in brown butter, served with a classic French champagne béarnaise sauce and black sturgeon caviar.
Seafood lovers will rejoice at the prospect of local Hamour with scallop velouté and zucchini linguine that sees the freshest hamour encased in a crispy crust and served with a delicate creamy scallop-based velouté, lightly marinated and moderately crispy zucchini linguini combined with parsley foam.
Desserts have also been completely updated, apart from the branded Tiramisu, which guests adore. Offerings include Hazelnut Fondant with malt ice cream and Beetroot Brownie with coconut sauce to name a few.
GARTH, The 9 Lounge, Kempinski Mall of Emirates, +971 585 307 499