Friday, October 24, 2014

Aqaba, new kid on the Lower Parel dining scene

I am a HUGE fan of Mediterranean food and hence jumped on the first opportunity to go to Aqaba.

High-ceiling- spacious - white, blue and tan interiors - 3D butterflies on the walls and those magical white trees.

Walking into Aqaba was a visual delight, though not very middle east looking. 

Located at Peninsula business park, it was the perfect choice for our team outing. 12 hungry people!

We ordered a lil bit of everything and here's my take on it:

  - smoked minestrone soup: smoked to perfection it was flavourful

Minestrone Soup!
- chicken shorba: hearty and packed with goodbess

- rasberry slush: i'm not too fond of slush abd i found it a bit too sweet

- hummus and pita bread: hummus was awesome, pita was fresh

- greek salad: yum!

- watermelon and feta salad: served in a bowl rather than a mound, it could do with a bit more cheese

- chicken shish taouk: cooked to perfection and served with generous amount of veggies

Shish taouk
- stuffed grilled bell peppers: looked delicious but didn't get to try

- chicken gyro: needed a bit more tzatziki sauce but the paprika sprinkled fries by the side won my heart

Gyro, though less on sauce, was my fav!

- mediterranian pizza: yes, it had hummus, tomatoes, olives and i loved it

Note - Hummus on pizza!

- greek pizza: again a must have for the burst of flavours

- spinach and ricotta ravioli: ravioli was a bit doughy for my liking but the sauce was perfect

- pink sauce pasta: passable

- baked cheesecake: served with blueberry sauce, its melt in the mouth

Cheesecake to die for!

Cheesecake close-ups!
- tiramisu: i've had much better

- chocolate fondant: brilliant and the only chocolate dish on the menu

- rose petal ice cream: subtle in flavour

Not much of a rose fan
The staff was friendly. Prices are a bit on the higher side (about 1350 pp without alcohol). But i would love to go here again for dinner when the magical trees are lit up!

#1. Go here in a large group to make to most of their extensive menu!
#2. Don't be lost.  Aqaba is located at Peninsula Business park - which is a newly opened office complex and not Peninsula Corporate Park. Both of these flank the main road!

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