“Brasserie Angélique makes you feel as if you have found your very own corner of France. And once your food arrives, you will be convinced.” Jumeirah Etihad Towers
True elegance and extravagance go hand in hand at Brasserie Angélique, the multi award winning French restaurant located in The Avenue at Jumeirah Etihad Towers. It’s not only the stylish decor that makes you feel like you are dining in a swanky Paris bistro but also the menu that offers a true taste of French cuisine.
We were privileged to be invited to sample the three-course Restaurant Month Abu Dhabi menu that will be available throughout September. While smaller than the normal a la carte menu, it showcases the restaurant’s most popular and authentic dishes for an extremely affordable AED 195 (net) per person. Each dish we ate was superb as was the impeccable and friendly service that can only be described as first-class, up there with the best I’ve experienced in the city.
The other half started with French classic Escargots de Bourgogne (Burgundy Snails), the heavy aroma of garlic filling the air as they arrived, I had the warm goat’s cheese salad that was delicious, a winning combination of crumbled goat’s cheese served on toasted bread paired with mixed salad leaves, fresh poached pear slices and pinenuts with a balsamic vinaigrette. As there was no vegetarian main course option I was offered a cheese souffle which was perfectly golden and crisp on the top yet light and creamy inside. The other half opted for the herb crusted rack of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes and stuffed baby vegetables, the alternative main course option is baked salt crusted sea bream that is deconstructed and served at the table.
The high calibre of presentation and taste continue into the dessert course, I can recommend the vanilla creme brulee with lemon shortbread for those with a sweet tooth, the other half chose the French Artisan cheese selection served with dried fruits, nuts, breads and crackers. We sampled a selection of wines from the extensive four hundred bottles in their collection as recommended by the sommelier, for those who like fine wines the restaurant now has the Coravin extraction system so previous vintages can be extracted glass by glass.
The décor and food go hand-in-hand at Brasserie Angélique to create an unforgettable experience for its guests. Monochrome tiled flooring is offset with a palette of rich golds, large ornate crystal chandeliers sparkle, white panelled walls and large mirrors add to the art deco feel, contrasting textiles are replicated throughout the different seating areas and the fine china and glassware are perfectly set on the crisp white linen table cloths. Diners can choose from the main area banquettes or alcoves, the chef’s table situated by the open kitchen or the more secluded tables at the rear of the venue that offer more privacy.
We finished our evening in the separate adjoining bar with post dinner drinks of French mojitos and G & T’s, more intimate than the main dining area but equally as classy and so Parisian. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, the menu was a delicious blend of French flavours and unbelievably good value, if you haven’t visited Brasserie Angelique yet then Restaurant Month is the perfect opportunity.
Location: The Avenue, Jumeirah Etihad Towers
Telephone: 02 811 5666
Restaurant Month Abu Dhabi offers residents and visitors specialised gourmet dining experiences at participating restaurants across the capital until 30th September. Thirty restaurants will be offering diners a three course menu for a set price of AED 195 net per person. The concept is the brainchild of Dining and Nightlife Abu Dhabi magazine in conjunction with restaurant search and discovery service Zomato, which offers a booking option for every establishment.
When: 1st – 30th September 2016
Book: To book via Zomato and see all the menus available on Zomato Collection click here
The thirty participating restaurants are listed below by location:
Nation Riviera Beach Club
Catch – Seafood, Sushi
The Hub at The Mall, World Trade Center Mall
BU! – Latin American (Level 4), Tamba – Indian Inspired – (Level 6)
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Li Jiang – Southeast Asian
Venetian Village at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal
Inakaya – Japanese, Sushi, Brasserie Flo – French, Seafood, Todd English’s Olives – Mediterranean, Barfly by Buddha Bar – Asian, Sushi, Punjab Grill – Indian
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Brasserie Angélique – French, BiCE – Italian, Tori No Su – Japanese
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Byblos Sur Mer – Lebanese, Circo – Italian, Belgian Café – Belgian, European
Beach Rotana Hotel
Benihana – American, Japanese, Indigo – Indian Fusion, Rodeo Grill – Fine Steaks and Grills
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri
P&C by Sergi Arola – Spanish, Bord Eau – French
Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi
Benjarong – Thai
Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel
18 Degrees – Mediterranean
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort
Sontaya – Asian Fusion, Thai
St Regis Abu Dhabi
Villa Toscana – Italian
Le Royal Méridien
Market Kitchen – Modern American Cuisine with Local Influence, Stratos – Revolving Lounge Bar and Grill
Acropolis – Greek
Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island
Crust – Healthy Global Cuisine
Yas Viceroy Hotel
Atayeb – Arabic Mediterranean, Noodle Box – Southeast Asian
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Frankie’s Italian Restaurant & Bar – Italian
I was invited to this restaurant but all the views are my own. Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this page © Jo Brett 2016. All rights reserved.