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Bab Al Qasr is the latest addition to the already impressive collection of hotels in Abu Dhabi. So in true Time Out style, we made a beeline for the newly opened Corniche West hotel, to sample what Limo – its Peruvian restaurant – has to offer.
Still in the soft opening stage, Limo is serving up tapas-style hot and cold dishes to educate and intrigue the capital’s diners on the south American cuisine, before offering an à la carte menu. After our waiter impresses us with his knowledge on each dish (and their lengthy names), we start with tiradito Middle East – salmon tataki in dates leche de tigre, tomatoes, onion and avocado brûlée. It is refreshing and gentle on the palate, but shows an intelligent mix of traditional Peruvian flavours, with a hint of Asian cuisine that Peru so often adds in to its dishes, plus inventive use of Middle Eastern oomph.
From the hot plates selection we try the beef anticucho – beef tenderloin brochettes with smoked anticuchera sauce – alongside what could maybe be the most daring thing we’ve seen come out of a kitchen: a deconstructed pizza in a tall glass. The beef, we hope, will make its way to the à la carte menu because it is simply magnificent. Tender, juicy and flavoursome – we couldn’t ask for more. And the pizza? Well – the eating process is somewhat different (and perhaps a little challenging), but the cheese foam, beef ragu topping and other components make this a must-try.
Admittedly, we’re not sure how Peruvian it is, though…
The service, the setting and the food are all neatly packaged, giving us a restaurant that’ll impress the most discerning of us.
The bill (for two)
1x Tiradito Middle East Dhs25
1x beef anticucho Dhs35
1x Pizza LIMO Dhs35
1x nigri anticuchero Dhs35
1x jalea de marisco Dhs35
1x amazonas Dhs25
1x passion fruit ice cream Dhs25
Total (excluding tax) Dhs215
The bottom line
A tasty first impression. We can’t wait to go back for more.
Time Out Abu Dhabi,
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