Ossiano Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Stands out as one of the most unique restaurants at Jumeirah Beach. The restaurant offers you an experience unlike any other, as you dine within an aquarium.
When you arrive at Ossiano, you can’t remain indifferent to the stunning setting. The first thing you see in the restaurant is a big spiral staircase when you walk in, this will lead you to the main dinning area where the waiter explains to you, step by step, how the service is structured.
I ordered the experience menu, a six course tasting menu, to have a better idea of the food in the restaurant.
The Oyster was well presented on a big bed of ice, very fresh, but unfortunately, the Chef decided to add melon, which for me, wasn’t working at all. The melon had the effect of watering off the taste of the Oyster.
My second dish was the Yellowtail Carpaccio. Again, presentation was pretty good, minimalist French cuisine style. Unfortunately, the flavour just wasn’t really there. The dressing and other components on the plate were simply not compensating for the little taste of the tuna. So pretty, but I won’t add much more to it.
If you have ever had the pleasure of tasting a fantastic Foise Gras, this one will leave you disappointed. The dish was presented with Apple Chutney, Opaline; sadly, it was simply okay, but not note worthy.
My next dish was the Caramelised Cod. I have to admit, I wasn’t impressed about the Caramelized Cod on the menu at the beginning; however, I must say, when I tasted the first bite it was all a very different story. Every ingredient on the whole plate was working in harmony with each other and was full of flavour. This was the best Cod with pasta I ever tasted, and so far the best dish on the menu.
The Tenderloin Wagyu Beef was a disappointment following the Cod. The beef itself was tender and tasty, served with asparagus, wild mushrooms and truffle; however, it did not impress me particularly much. Again, this dish did not offer much to be note worthy.
Vacherin-agrumes , meringue and oragne-blossom. We nearly at the end of this dinner within this beautiful restaurant.
As we neared the end of dinner at this beautiful restaurant, it was time for dessert. I had Vacherin Agrumes (Meringue and Orange Blossom Sorbet). The ice-cream was quite good in combination with the bitter fruit jelly; this gives a little bitter aftertaste to cleanse the palate.
It has been a magnificent experience dining within an aquarium with hundreds of different fish (Sharks, Mantas, Hammerheads etc.). The service is very good and attempts to bring you a delightful experience. The quality of the food is quite a high standard, even though I have found some dishes that are lacking of flavours. Prices are pretty top end. If you pay for the whole experience I might say it is worth it, but only if it’s one off.