Restaurant Review: Sass Cafe
This hip Dubai branch of the Monaco outpost offers a unique experience in every way
The Monaco original’s first outpost may not have Hollywood celebrities attending it on the regular, but there is no dearth of glamour and glitz in the opulent and hip Dubai branch. Live singers, a piano and awning ceilings with velvet cushions, all immediately set the tone for a night on the town.
Filet de Boeuf a la Sassa
Carpaccio de Loup de Mer & Vinaigrette de Truffes
My friend and I were dressed to the nines and felt like we had been transported to a 20’s club the moment we stepped in – replete with jazz tunes, a husky voice and copious amounts of food adorning tables. The scene was a-buzz but would it cater to the foodies in us? A Burratta Cremosa and Carpaccio de Boeuf a la Sassa later, our tastebuds happily in a jaunt, we were staunch Sass converts. Plush Carpaccio and a creamy Burratta that was melt-in-the mouth fabulous, were not easy finds. The mushroom risotto that followed was even more of a revelation; drowned in flavour with succulent mushrooms, it was one of the best we have had in a long time. Additionally, my friend’s linguine with truffle shavings (Linguine à la Crème de Truffes) was an indulgent truffle-lovers paradise with copious amounts of the precious mushroom tossed with smooth strands of linguine.
While we were stuffed to the seam, getting a peek at the dessert menu was of course, imperative. We congratulated ourselves on greed with divine results as we made our way through a large serving of the crunch and cream of the crème brûlée – Sass’ dessert portion was larger than we expected! The verdict? Sass is not only a fun spot to see and be seen, it also serves food that is deserving of the steep price tag.
INFO: Sass Cafe, Tower 2, Podium level, Al Fattan Currency House, 04 352 7722, www.sasscafe-dubai.ae