Some may be wondering why isn’t Kat blogging? Well my friends, this being my 3rd visit to this off the chart destination I figured most have been following me for a few years so I did not want to bore you. Past trips here in DUBAI are right here in the “Archives” for 2013 and 2014.
We are 18 strong and reppin’ East coast, Midwest, West coast, and DELTA SORORITY here to celebrate Ms Cassasndra Caldwell’s birthday. Those of you that have been blessed to partake of her annual “Be my guest” Fish Fry held at her mini mansion in North Carolina know how this young lady throws a party. I mean sho nuff southern hospitality. So it was only fitting she celebrate her birthday at the most “over the top, out of the box ” destination on the planet.
Tonight most went dune bashing on the Desert Safari but been there, done that, don’t have to do it again so I thought this would be the perfect time to try out a new restaurant. My contact here suggested NOIR at the Fairmont, where you dine in total darkness with the waiters wearing goggles. The chef wants the diners to use the senses of their palates to distinguish and identify tastes of the pricey 3 course meal. If I’m doing high end dining, I want to see what I’m ingesting. Then there is an Italian restaurant called VANITA’S at the new PALAZZO VERSACE but I wasn’t feeling Italian tonight. I settled on ASADO an Argentinian restaurant located at the PALACE DOWNTOWN. Lucille who has been traveling with my groups since the 80’s and a repeater on this joint would be joining me. Since we have both been to Argentina I figured why not? My contact made the reservation sent his car and driver. We had the best Al Fresco seat possible, overlooking a private waterway, with a perfect view of the dancing Fountains and The Burj Khalifa (tallest building) lit up in the tri colors of the French flag in honor of those who lost their lives last week. Let’s continue to pray for our friends and loved ones all across France and this crazy world we live in.
Dinner was perfecto! Our appetizer was a platter of fried king crab, calamari, and shrimp. We decided to share this huge main course called PARRILLADA ARGENTINIAN. it is thee most varied mixed grill in the world complete with: Rib eye, tenderloin, sirloin, short ribs, baby chicken, baby goat, lamb T Bone, lamb sweetbread, and homemade chorizo. We added creamed spinach and the sweetest asparagus ever. The service and ambiance were impeccable. I must say tonight was truly a culinary delight. I may be back later this week to tell you about our day in the capital city of Abu Dhabi and of course Cassandras celebration on the cruise Thursday night.