Despite the hustle and bustle below on the central artery of Dubai (Sheikh Zayed Road), it felt like we were sitting on top of the world at this sky high restaurant destination. Located on the 49th floor of the Radisson Royal is an elegant Far Eastern experience brought to you by a culinary master. Executive Chef Song is Korean by ethnicity, but trained in Japan where he honed his skills in the art of Japanese style of cooking. With meticulous precision and a highly developed palate, this chef pushed the limits with just about everything you could imagine.
*later we came to find out "Zzuma" dressing was a traditional Japanese Teriyaki sauce with added sugar, that has been caramelized.
The perfectly seared medallion of luxurious foie gras, coated in the ever so sweetly caramelized teriyaki sauce, with the delicate burnt orange segments and asparagus spears all came together harmoniously. The final touch of the leeks and pink peppercorns on top added the freshness and a slight kick to balance out the dish. Not only was this extremely satisfying to my palate, but a visual masterpiece by Chef Song.
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