Dubai is a city replete with awesome date night venues, but sometimes one comes along that really stands out and raises the bar when it comes to being truly unique! Couples who are looking to unleash their creativity will love the one-off date night with an artistic twist that will take place at Garth on Thursday 25th August from 7pm.
Everyone is welcome at this date night with a difference, from budding artists to those of us who have rarely picked up a paint brush. Rest assured the artists at Artfem will guide you through the workshop, encouraging each guest to let their creativity run wild. All art supplies will be provided and at the end of the night, everyone gets to take their very own work of art home with them. Who needs Picasso when you have your own creation!
In addition to the super fun art workshop, couples can expect the same stellar dining experience that includes 3 delicious courses complemented by a fantastic bottle of wine for AED 850 per couple. The stunning ambience lends itself to the perfect romantic experience, being cosy, perfectly secluded, and very intimate.
The GARTH date night menu was co-created by Executive Chef Alena Solodovichenko and Head Chef Mohamed Musthafa, with this dynamic duo creating a stunning menu that serves up the most unique, Southern European cuisine that is both healthy and hearty, tasty and wholesome. A Nirvana for foodies, this delicious menu holds unconventionality in the highest regard, with every dish a re-imagined celebration of flavours.
Couples will begin their three-course meal by choosing either Atlantic Salmon Tartare with an orange, passionfruit sphere and ponzu sauce, Artichoke Hummus accompanied by scallion flatbread, Smoked Duck Salad with pear and Jerusalem artichoke espuma or Green Salad with kale, mixed greens, sesame and avocado.
Mains are a delectable affair, with the choice of Truffle Risotto with fresh black truffle, Slow-Cooked Beef Cheek Paccheri doused with veal jus and parmesan, Grilled Salmon served atop cabbage and anchovy velouté, Corn-Fed Chicken and baby spinach & lime or Grilled Cauliflower Steak accompanied by truffle mushroom sauce. Mouth-watering dessert options include of the much-loved Tiramisu Classico, Beetroot Brownie, homemade ice cream or sorbet.
Wine is not simply an afterthought of this date night experience, but optimally selected by hand-picked by international sommelier, celebrated wine journalist, and all-round grape aficionado Olga Bebekina to massively elevate the meal.
Four types of wine are offered, ensuring every palate is satiated with a grape that befits the romantic mood. Sparkling wines is represented by Prosecco Jeio Bisol Brut, an outstanding choice as it is sourced from Valdobbiadene which boasts a more premium product, with less sugar and more structure.
The choice of white is Albariño, a very fashionable grape variety from Spain and for good reason. Albariño is a firm UAE fav, given that it is light and fresh, with an added layer of complexity, making it the perfect bottle for a hot summer evening.
Red wine lovers will adore the incredible Rioja Crianza hailing from the Muga Winery, that is well-balanced, fruity, and smoky at the same moment. Finally, Rose is cult favourite M de Minuty, which is fruity, fresh, and the ultimate date night accompaniment. Each of these wines promise to wonderfully bolster the meal, immersing guests in the infinite world of wine possibility.
Cocooned in the 9 Lounge, Kempinski Mall of Emirates, GARTH is a multi-dimensional dining destination, that was previously a member’s only establishment. Having recently opened its doors to the public, everyone is invited to bask in the laid-back and super chic ambience. This restaurant will evoke that “hidden gem high,” making it the perfect spot for couples who seek out new, exciting, and somewhat “under the radar” experiences.