Nov 23, 2011

Jamie's Italian Dubai, the re-launch!

I had the pleasure of enjoying an afternoon filled with fun and food.  The Cherry On Top PR team are the masterminds behind this media launch event which took things to a more interactive level. There were three stations set-up and throughout the day we were brought from one area to the next starting with the extensive Anti-Pasti section complete with a variety of cheeses, smoked meats, fresh olives and fresh baked bread.

Next we moved onto the wood oven area, where the fresh pizzas are made.  They had us put our culinary skills to the test and really made us earn our lunch by learning how to make the infamous Fish in a Bag!
Now, moving onto the fresh pasta section.  Jamie's Italian makes a wide array of fresh hand-made pastas daily.  ranging in not only shape, but also flavors such as spinach, tomato, and even squid ink.
It's a lot harder than it looks.....

Finally....lunch time! We were first given a board of Bruschetta including Roasted Pumpkin with Feta, Goat's Cheese and Tomato, and flavorful Chicpea puree. We also enjoyed a variety of fresh pasta dishes ranging from a Casereccie Genovese, Twisted pasta with new potatoes & green beans, tossed in Genovese
pesto & Parmesan plus my favorite which was a Smoked Trout Tagliatelle Oak-smoked trout with capers
zucchini ribbons & lemon mascarpone yummmm!!!!!
We also enjoyed a number of  signature desserts.  Below is the Bakewell tart, very common in England, but my first experience with one.  It was pretty good, nut not my favorite.
This was the Tiramisu, an unusual style of presentation and  it was topped with orange zest, which added another dimension of flavor to another popular dessert.
Now this was my absolute FAVORITE!!!! A Lemon Curd Tart...WOW!!!  The texture was a cross between a custard and a semi-freddo topped with crushed pistachios, Raspberries, and Whipped Mascarpone
Jamie's Italian Dubai is now licensed and a lovely place to check out if you're shopping in Festival City Centre or some solid tasty and healthy grub.

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