La Petite Maison – Dubai
I usually don’t listen to peoples suggestions when it comes to fine dining, especially coming from Kuwaiti definition of ‘fine dining’. As i grow older, and work more and more with different types of food as well as travel, I try to educate myself with different types of cuisines, and decided to try something new every time; food i would never of eaten prior to my journey. Never asking for extra sauce, or without this, or add that, just ordering the food as it is, and experiencing a chefs art.
La petite Maison is a sister restaurant to ZUMA which I considerone of the best restaurants in the world, so someone who can establish a restaurant like Zuma and owns a french restaurant with such an endearing name “La Petit Maison’ meaning ‘The Small House’ should be amazing.
When i asked the operation manager of Zuma Dubai about the place, he simply said “It will be the freshest food you will ever try.”
I was eager to go, and after my first visit, i was hooked. Ordering literally the whole menu ( not an exageration) I challenged myself to eat everything; loving some dishes and others, although fresh, weren’t to my personal liking.
First of all when someone thinks of French cuisine you ultimately think CHEESE. Though im not a cheese person, i kept getting suggestions to order the burrata, my friend suggested i order two; one for my left hand and another for my right!
Well, get this. The day i ordered the buratta, i ended up ordering three. One for my right, one for my left and one to share with the wife. Thats how amazing the buratta buffalo cheese was. Its as fresh as it gets, topped with tomatoes, basil leaves.
The crab lobster salad was simply one of the best salads ever with an amazing flavor and after taste that you wana have the whole day.
I also ordered the Aburgine which is eggplant and of course it was something really different and the eggplant was so fresh and huge and full of yummy flavors and tangs with prawn and tomato paste on top.
Next is the warm prawn with olive oil! Speaking of the olive oil, lets take a moment and give the green goodness a standing ovation. The oil they use to cook is also at the table, simply one of the best olive oils I’ve tried; thought of actually drinking it. Yes. Its that good.
Moving onto the entrees…
When i see a baby chicken anywhere i just go crazy! so offcourse ordered it. It looks like a chicken but it was lighter than a feather , u cant tell which part is which that means its super tender.
The sole fish, which is one of their signature dishes, was superb.
The rib eye and lamb chops are both amazing but always order it medium other wise u wont get the right taste. With whatever i decide to order, i have to order the potato gratine, a side dish that’s creamy and goes well with
From their fresh warm chocolate soufle, oozing with chocolate goodness to their creamy creme brulee, i fell in love with La Petite Maison even more.
The only two negative things about this place are their pastas and service. Both are average, or the service sucks more, still not sure.
Kuweat there. Seriously.