Ramadan Kareem. This year’s Ramadan, Society Café and Lounge will tickle your taste buds while you break your fast with a fusion of traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern dishes. Your eyes will be captivated with the amazing interior as they decorated their greenhouse interior with a peacock inspired room similar to the City Palace of Jaipur. A very interesting and creative take on the traditional majilis inspired Ramadan tents. Society Café & Lounge is an all-day dining concept featuring a contemporary and refined take on the Modern European culinary fare. Housed inside a restored 2-storey villa in Jumeirah 1, Society Café pays homage to a glasshouse and is open seven days a week, Sunday to Saturday from 7am – 3pm for breakfast and lunch, 7pm – 10pm for Iftar, and 11pm – 2am for Suhoor.
The Iftar and Suhoor are crafted by Society Café’s Executive Head Chef, Jarek Wysmyk in collaboration with the Middle Eastern cuisine guru, Chef Troy Payne. They are serving amazing drinks and dishes from appetizers to mains that will surely satisfy your hunger.
Here are some of my favorites:
Muhammarah – top of my list among all Muhammarahs I had… it has sweet tangy taste with a little kick of spice.
Fatima’s Fingers Stuffed with Rocket and Kashkaval Cheese- A crispy and flavorful Arabic spring roll. I like the crispy texture of the spring roll wrapper and soft cheese filling. The taste will be better if it is less salty.
Chicken Liver Pomegranate Peppers and Parsley- amazingly good. It has the sweetness of pomegranate that made me like the chicken liver even if I don’t eat liver at all.
Hazelnut Falafel- crispier than normal falafel. The hazelnut sprinkled on top added a unique flavor to it.
Cardamom Honey Glazed Chicken- the outer portion is tasty but needs to be marinated more to make the chicken flesh tasty as well.
Amar Al Din- mango juice with fresh mango, apricot, peach and lavender. A unique, aromatic and light drink that will prepare your palate for more flavor. You can smell and taste each ingredient used.
Ouzi Marinated and Roasted Lamb with Nut Rice and Kaak Bread- At first glance it looks like a biryani with puff bread on top but it is not the same at all. The Kaak Bread is crispy, the lamb is tender and the rice is really tasty because of the cashews and Arabic spices used. This dish is good for two.
Pan Roasted Salmon Herbed Nut Dressing and Whipped Tahini- a light main dish that will satisfy you after a long day of fasting. The salmon is fresh salted and perfectly blended with the tahini and the herbed nuts.
Pistachio Panna Cota- a heavy dinner will be better if you end it with a sweet note. I highly recommend this dessert as it is light and not too sweet. It is topped with hazelnut chocolate and pistachios.
Iftar price starts at AED 180 per person and AED 150 per person for Suhoor.This will be a wonderful way to break your fast with family and love ones.
For bookings, please contact: Darrell Guest
Tel : +971 (0) 54 582 6774