Dubai-: Café Bateel, the homegrown and award-winning restaurant renowned for its exquisite dishes and heartfelt hospitality, has lauched its first-ever premium dinner menu in the UAE and KSA.
Curated by Bateel International’s Culinary Director, Nicholas Cuadrado, following his extensive sourcing expeditions in the Mediterranean, the menu has been carefully crafted to reflect dining experiences synonymous with Europe, from authentic ingredients to the traditional concept of sharing plates.
“Inspired by Italy’s traditional cicchetti and Spain’s famous tapas, we created an exceptional dinner menu with sharing plates as the key offering. We take pride in the heartfelt hospitality deeply ingrained in our brand and daily operations. Encouraging our guests to enjoy and share meals with their loved ones is an extension of this belief,” says Chef Nicholas Cuadrado.
Available across the UAE and KSA, the dinner menu has been tailored to the palates of each country, skillfully curated by Café Bateel’s chefs to deliver the highest standard of taste.
A highlight from the sharing plates is the celeriac risotto. The antioxidant and nutrient-filled celeriac is salt-baked with a hearty braised beef cheek and 24-month Parmigiano Reggiano. For a wholesome start, guests can also enjoy the date and fig salad, which tastefully combines the sweetness of dates and figs with the distinct flavour of goat cheese, bulgur wheat salad, finished with Café Bateel’s signature quince vinaigrette.
For the main course, the Scottish salmon au papillote has also been designed for sharing to cater to two people. Known for its sustainable sourcing and premium quality, the fresh Scottish salmon is the star of the dish. It is filleted and cooked to perfection with king prawns, aromatic herbs, and asparagus, with a classic French accompaniment, sauce vierge.
Aside from the sumptuous savoury dishes, the menu features a selection of indulgent desserts to complete every dining experience on a sweet note. The berry pavlova is a must-try for guests who prefers their dessert a mix of sweet and tangy. Café Bateel takes on the meringue-based cake, nestling Amalfi lemon curd into strawberry and raspberry pavlova, Swiss meringue, and mascarpone whipped cream. In the spirit of the dinner menu’s sharing theme, guests can also opt for a seasonal cheese selection platter served with pressed date, pecan cake, and seeded lavash crackers.
Café Bateel’s new dinner menu is now available across selected branches in Nakheel Mall, JBR, Arabian Ranches, Marina Walk, Dubai Hills, and The Dubai Mall branches in the UAE and across all locations in KSA.