My recent culinary journey led me to one of the contemporary restaurant in DIFC, Dinamico. It is essentially an Italian cuisine restaurant. The wooden interiors and bright lighting gives us a warm and homely feeling at the same time. The spacious outdoor area provided is perfect for parties. Ms Olga Kovas who was our host greeted us and explained about the restaurant and its functioning.She even recommended us the best and the crowd’s favourite dishes from the menu.
They gave us a complimentary bread basket to start with. For our drinks, my partner opted for fresh fruit juice and I opted for a tea with lemon and honey suggested by Ms Olga.
For our starters we had the marinated beef carpaccio, artichokes, rocket topped with parmesan cheese. It is not my kind of taste but my husband loved it.
Next was my favourite burrata, heirloom tomatoes and basil leaves. The burrata was drizzled with olive oil on top. Melt-in-mouth burrata is something I will like to have all day.
I must mention about the fresh ingredients used in the dishes to come out this perfect. They have also indicated the dishes which contain veg, nuts, dairy, gluten and shell fish for us to distinguish.
For our mains we had the saffron risotto with shrimps and asparagus. Oh boy what a combination!! It was creamy and rich in aroma. This exotic dish will drag anyone to Dinamico again.
Next was maccheroncelli pasta with meatballs and pecorino cheese. It was another signature dish with the taste of Italy. The pasta was infused with the right amount of flavours.
It is mandatory to have pizza from any Italian restaurant and here also they had a range of pizzas to choose. Since we were already full we decided to have two toppings in one. In one half we had the simple margherita with tomato sauce, basil and oregano. It was cheesy and delicious.In the other half we had the capricciosa which had tomato sauce, mozzarella, turkey ham, artichokes, olives, eggs as topping. The pizza base was with the right thickness.Not so thin or so thick.
For the desserts,we had the traditional tiramisu. For getting the right taste we had to dig in all the way to the bottom of the bowl as suggested by Ms Olga. It was really yummy, if no one was around I would have wiped it clean. Next was a sicilian cannoli filled with ricotta, oranges and pistachios. It was my first hand on this delicacy which is quite similar to a dish in my home country but with a distinctive taste and texture.Thanks once again Ms Arunima of Jas Hospitality and Ms Olga Kovas for the wonderful evening.
My verdict – A simple and elegant Italian restaurant to enjoy without any guilty feelings.