MAHEC, Le Meridien Dubai

When I received an invite from Mahec, I had stars in my eyes.

I had plans to celebrate my hubby’s birthday here since the ambiance is romantic and perfect for a couple to celebrate their special day; co-incidentally received an invite to take a guest with me for the pre-ramadan menu tasting. Bingo!!

As I said, the ambiance is perfect for celebrations and the set up is marvelous. The background soft music, dim light, shiny chandeliers, beautiful lounge and perfect spaces between the furniture lifts up the mood.

We were welcomed by two gracious ladies and led us to the banquet hall. While we were marveled by the beauty, a young lady offered us a welcome drink, out of which I chose to drink dates juice and hubby took rose milk. Dates concoction was something I could devour on. So delicious!! Hubby said his drink was tasty too.

We chose a table in the lounge which was dim lit and perfect for us, though there were other options both indoors and outdoors. The high chairs in front of the bar counter is a great place to spend some quality time with a bestie. The ability to serve many people for their varied tastes and preferences is what Mahec delivers.

The famous celebrity Chef Satish Arora, is a gem of a person. A man with grace and simplicity, who walked up to each and every guest to welcome them to Mahec and explained in detail about the food. When asked, he gave out  the secret recipe of Dal Makhani and promised to maintain the taste and quality also provided certain cooking tips for tasty home-made food.

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It was a 5 course meal and everything from the starters to the deserts were perfectly made and one couldn’t stop with single serving.

Hubby and I are vegetarians and we were really happy to see a wide range of every course. There was broccoli peas soup which had a creamy texture and the flavor hit the right place.

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Broccoli Peas Soup

For starters we had aloo anar chat, assorted bhajias, hummus, salad, paneer tikka and malai broccoli. Paneer tikka and malai broccoli were the highlights!! Asorted Bhajias were warm and went well with the chutney.

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Broccoli Peas Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For mains, we had jeera rice, dal makhani, aloo jeera, assorted roti, veggies in tomato gravy. Dal Makhani was excellently made and no words can describe the taste. The best dal I have had in my life.

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Jeera Rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloojeera was a little spicy but went well with the dal and rice. Rotis were soft, tomato veggie gravy was creamy, tangy and flavored with right quantities of spices. Dal was calling us again & once more but we had to save space for desserts.

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Jeera Aloo and Dal Mhakani

For desserts, we were offered gulab jamuns, moong dal halwa and their signature dish Bombay pudding. All three afters were made to perfection. Bombay pudding consists of cardamom flavored milk custard layers with walnut brownies and gulab jamuns. Delicious!! Gulab jamun were spongy, not too sweet and warm enough. Moong dal halwa tasted home-made like and the texture was absolute.

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Gulab Jamun and Bombay Pudding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff is easy to approach and pays attention to their guests.

Mahec is synonymous to perfection and I know I can recommend this place with an ease.

My recommendation:

Malai broccoli

Paneer tikka

Dal Makhani

Gulab jamun

Bombay pudding

 

Happy eating 🙂

 

 

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