Farsi Restaurant Buffet
Good evening to all of you. We hope you had a successful day at work and enjoyed a nice, chilled out night so far.
We spent our evening with friends and took them out to the Farsi Restaurant Buffet located along the Jumeirah Lakes Towers, in cluster R. The restaurant offers indoor as well as outdoor seating and therefore is a great place for those amongst us who enjoy going for a walk around the lakes and want to dine out with their four legged friends, their dogs. The five of us, and Nala, met at the restaurant at around 8pm. As I was the first one to arrive, I made use of the time and took pictures of the place. The decor at Farsi had been chosen carefully – not too opulent in decor but with authentic elements of the Persian culture, set in a modern design.
Harif the gentlemen at the door, welcomed me with a warm, friendly smile and asked where I would prefer to sit. I informed him that my friends were still about to join and that I wanted to wait for them inside only, and have dinner outside later on, as they would bring their dog Nala along. He then said that dogs were more than welcome at Farsi, but he was afraid that it would be too cold for us outside, as they did not have any heaters placed on the terrace.
Once everyone arrived, and we took a seat outside, we were offered menus, warm Persian bread, and two plates filled with feta cheese, walnuts, lettuce and mint leafs. What a nice touch. The bread tasted delicious, especially with the hearty cheese and a little garnish of mint on top. We ordered green tea, orange juice, water and diet coke for our beverages and different kinds of kebabs with rice, Fattoush, cottlets and mixed grills for our main courses.
We had some great conversations about our new year’s resolutions, off-roading and water parks going on at the table and therefore did not really notice that for quite a while no one came to serve our drinks. However, only 15 minutes after placing our orders, Harif came back to inform us that food and drinks would be served soon. As the Persian cuisine is well known to us, we asked to have egg yolk on the side for our rice. With eyes wide open, Harif reconfirmed the order, wondering how we knew that real Persian rice is mixed with butter and a raw egg yolk, when it is still steaming hot. We told him that had quite a lot of Persian food back home and got to know the recipe from friends of Teheran.
Hungry and with great expectations we kept on waiting for the food. A couple of minutes later only, three waiters arrived, serving it all at once as well as replenishing our bread basket with fresh, warm bread.
The food, without any exaggeration was amazing. It tasted better than expected, but was simply too much to be eaten up.
All in all, we had a very pleasant experience at Farsi Restaurant Buffet tonight, food as well as service wise. We will be back, once the weather gets better and it gets more comfortable to sit outside and even smoke a Shisha. Maybe we will also try the buffet option next time, or just be lazy and order food home. Either ways, we are looking forward to our next encounter with the first place in Dubai we discovered, offering Persian cuisine of that high quality and service from the heart.