Nais Italian Kitchen, JLT Dubai

I have fallen in love, all over again, with seafood salad. Big plump juicy prawns, calamari and squid tender on the tooth, the tang of tri-coloured bell peppers swimming in a shallow pool of lemon, lime and olive oil.

My taste buds danced like my legs did waaay back when I was touring Italy in my youth/student days and the sensation of tomato-and-moules-topped thin-crust pizza first hit my sensibilities. Good God! What a choice then. And what a choice now, in Dubai, for tonight’s primo!

Nais Italian Kitchen: f/10; 1/60sec; ISO-250

Nais Italian Kitchen: f/10; 1/60sec; ISO-250

Nais Italian Kitchen is a new eating establishment that prides itself on its staunch stance on utilising only the freshest, seasonal ingredients prepared and cooked by an Italian chef with a passion for bringing Italy to Dubai…

Nais Italian Kitchen Chef: f/8; 1/60sec; ISO-250

Nais Italian Kitchen Chef: f/8; 1/60sec; ISO-250

If I focus entirely on the food, the words heaven and ambrosia and manna easily come to mind. The difficulty was actually putting the knife and fork down in order to savour the tastes; to take a moment and let the flavour combinations swirl and play in my happy mouth…

Primo of Seafood Salad: f/8; 1/60sec; ISO-160

Primo of Seafood Salad: f/8; 1/60sec; ISO-160

OK, breather. But only for a moment, for secondi is served and all I see is delicious salmon baked, then seared then served as-is…

Nais Italian Kitchen Secondi: f/5; 1/60sec; ISO-160

Nais Italian Kitchen Secondi: f/5; 1/60sec; ISO-160

Italians do formaggio really really well. In fact there are over 400 Italian cheeses that boast the coveted label of Protected Designation of Origin under EU law. Tonight our sampler was four such…

Nais Italian Kitchen Cheese Platter: f/8; 1/60sec; ISO-160

Nais Italian Kitchen Cheese Platter: f/8; 1/60sec; ISO-160

Coming onto 11PM, belly full of goodness, and gracious host Marianna Rescia sitting with us for a welcome chat, to end our night, the experience of dining at Nais Italian Kitchen can only be described as a flavoursome and welcome addition to the culinary scene of Dubai. Go, enjoy, eat, and be very very merry.

One Response to Nais Italian Kitchen, JLT Dubai

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