Signature by Sanjeev Kapoor – When any chef open there restaurant or they associate there name with any restaurant, that already become talk of the town. So signature is also one of those famous names in the restaurant industry because Chef Sanjeev Kapoor name is associated with it. I recently got invitation for a bloggers meet for iftaar preview and got chance to try this place out, here is my experience.
The restaurant is part of Hotel Melia Dubai. The hotel itself is very beautiful with very sophisticated interiors, and when you enter restaurant it extend as part of the hotel itself. The interior is classic with dim yellow light falling all over. This is perfect fine dine restaurant for family dinner or it is perfect place for first date, they have outdoor seating with shisha available, service speed needs improvement
Since this was iftaar preview, they made one specific menu for iftaar. That included starters, main course and desserts. I will mention all the best I had
Starter’s platter included SAFFRON SCENTED PRAWNS this was the best amongst all, prawn cooked so nicely with light flavors. OLIVE AND NUTS STUFFED CHICKEN ROULADE was beautifully presented, chicken was succulent and stuffing was delicious too. In sea food option SUMAC SPIKED GRILLED FISH was soft and delicious. CHARCOAL ROAST LAMB CHOP I don’t like lamb much, but this one was just wow
Vegetarian starters were not as great as non-vegetarian but I liked RUMANI PANEER it was more like soft paneer tikka with dip on top. MASALA CHAAS RUBIYAN was more like dahi ke kebab with something filled with sour dip on top which popped up with spoon. Another interesting name was ZATAR & CURRY LEAF BABY CORN CRACKER was fried baby corn put in a wooden stick, looks presentable.
Main course didn’t impress me much except LALLA MUSSA DAL rich & thick and very delicious, my favorite. DUM KA MURG was chicken cooked in yellow gravy, chicken was cooked perfectly, but the taste could have been better. KABULI CHANA GOSHT was not that interesting combination, improvement required. They served BUTTER ROTI and LACCHA PARATHA to accompany the gravies.
Desserts were served in a very cute round shape wooden stand; the most I liked was MAHALABIA, creamy, yummy and delicious. Other one was PHIRNEE; saffron was infused so well in every bite you can taste it. CHENNA ANGOORI was small rasgullas in sugar syrup. MALPUA was too sweet for me. All the desserts were served in very small sample size portion, you can order again if you want to
Final Verdict – In this holy month of Ramadan, you have so many options to go for in many restaurants, but this place should be in your list, as the treat is huge and you have many options to go for. I recommend this place for the starters and desserts and the Ramadan price is 149AED, which is fairly priced for this feast.