I was invited to try out Welli & Wine – I did not pay for food and drinks myself
Yesterday, I was invited to Verve Brasserie to try their new Welli & Wine (or was it Wine & Welli?) Night. The night will be a recurring event every Saturday from October with a special offer on a bottle of wine and Beef Wellington for two persons.
A Beef Wellington takes quite some time to cook, so while we were waiting, we had a beautiful plate of seared tuna with lime and a very nice wagyu carpaccio. It was the perfect prelude to the big moment, when the gorgeous golden Wellington made its entrance.
If you have watched Master Chef you know that Beef Wellington can be difficult to get just right, so we were both watching closely as the waiter cut the beef. Phewww! Medium rare, exactly as we had asked for.
I am not sure it really shows in the photos how big the Wellington actually was, but it was really big so we were faced with the usual dilemma of whether we should finish the beef and risk that there would not be room for dessert (oh no!) or only finish some of it and let food go to waste. Though we somehow managed to eat up everything and squeeze in a rhubarb crumble, which tasted exactly like my mom’s rhubarb crumble on a good day, to share.
During the dinner, the jazz and swing singer Michael Antoniou was performing, and his versions of old Dean martin and Frank Sinatra classics were a great match for the restaurant, resulting in a very grown-up, classy ambience that you only rarely find in Dubai. A great spot for a date night.