I was recently invited to celebrate the launch of the hottest gourmet destination in the city, Tub of Butter. This is the first and the only outlet in Dubai. They serve some of the finest Mediterranean cuisine with a modern twist, along with its eclectic artwork and warm interiors- We really felt like “landed in a tub of butter”. It is conveniently located in the Sheikh Zayed road which is easy to locate.
Ms. Tala Khamis who is from the marketing profession was very ambitious about starting a fine dining restaurant with a family friendly atmosphere. By knowing the exact vibe of the city, she designed it and has appointed different nationalities as staffs to help her achieve this dream. The restaurant as a whole could be divided into three sections. Right in front is the retail section for the sale of sweets and gift boxes. They specialize in savories and other imported items.
Besides that is a cozy area for families and kids. The seating arrangement is very informal with a little place for kids to play. I loved this section mainly because there is a library for reading while our kids play.
Beyond that there are some formal seating arrangements where we can have a sneak peek of the semi open kitchen.
Though they are mainly concentrated on Mediterranean cuisine,they do have some Italian and Spanish cuisine as well.
I called for a Café Latte to start with.. Surprisingly they do some portraits on the Latte and I got to have the iconic Marilyn Monroe.They do other other portraits in addition, such as H H Sheikh Mohammed, Elvis, Monalisa, Comic characters and so on.
They started with different quiches and pies.My favourite among them were Chicken & chives, Smoked salmon.
Another star of the evening was Portobello mushroom burger.It was rather cheesy and yummy.
We were also served cold drinks on top such as strawberry floats and peach with ginger ale.
To end with had few tarts of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries.Another one was the loukomades which look like Arabic dumplings but a bit harder with a pipette attached with sugar syrup.It was quite crispy and tasted similar too.
Verdict : In between the hectic life of Dubai ,this place definitely comes as a place for relaxation and some quality family time.