There’s a lot of buzz going on about the launch of some amazing new dining experiences in Park St, and we can’t wait to dive in. Top of our list to try is Le Flandrin.
The name is a giveaway, so we expect to immerse ourselves in some mouthwatering French cuisine. Feeling impatient about the imminent opening, we managed to get a sneak peek into what is expected to star on the menu.
Type of cuisine: Strongly French, with Mediterranean and International dishes featured as well. Breakfast, pizza, sandwiches and burgers are all available.
Signature items: Yet to be revealed, but we do know that the bakery and patisserie sections will be a hit.
What you Will Find
While browsing through the menu we came across a multitude of dishes that captured our attention. As big pasta and risotto fans, we are happy to see these well represented. The seafood and mushroom risotto would both be winners with us, and we are also intrigued by the truffle and mushroom cream ravioli.
That is, if we weren’t already tempted by the Linguine with Braised Shrimp, or possibly the Penne Chicken Alfredo, rich and creamy with chunks of chicken and mushroom. The range of starters and appetizers look creative and tempting.
We wouldn’t miss out on Salade Betterave et Buchette de Chevre, a delightful combination of beetroot with goat cheese, drizzled with a fresh, tangy raspberry balsamic dressing.
Or equally, Bresaola Salad with thin slices of beef bresaola, cashew drops, wild rocket salad, balsamic dressing and shaved Parmesan. We also love the idea of shrimps slowly cooked on a bed of tricolor quinoa, with mesclun salad and a mango dressing.
The main dishes showcase seafood, poultry and meat with aplomb, but being suckers for a true French favorite, we would go for Steak Frites Parisienne, grilled and neatly sliced, topped with Café-de-Paris sauce, and crispy fries on the side, thank you!
We rarely skip dessert, so would head for Pain Perdu, caramelized French toast served warm with Tahitian vanilla ice cream, or maybe a generous portion of Crème Brulee, to honor the glory of French cuisine.
One thing definitely on our list, a quick pass by the bakery section to stock up on all sorts of homemade bread and other goodies to sustain us over the days to follow. The breakfast items look extremely good as well, so that would be on our agenda for the near future.
Beverages: A full range of specialty coffees, teas, fresh juices, mocktails, and other soft options.
Worth knowing: Check out the house-made ice cream.
Opening hours: 9 am to 12 am, and 1 am on weekends.
Address: Park St. Sheikh Zayed