Lebanese and Moroccan flavours boosted by the addition of Armenian favourites
How much do you know about Armenia? Were you aware that it’s one of the world’s oldest wine-producing countries and also makes great cognac? Or that the apricot has been its symbol of nationality and victory for centuries? Or that Yerevan – the ‘Pink City’ – is one of the world’s oldest capital cities, with a delicious cuisine that draws on more than 2,000 years of history… and which is now available for your enjoyment in Landaa’s Al Barakat restaurant?
We’ll be honest: we didn’t know much about this unremittingly beautiful country until one of our wonderful guests introduced us to its tantalising flavours via world-renowned Armenian restaurant, Mayrig (Beirut & Dubai): a family-run establishment showcasing traditional dishes, passed down through generations, and a pioneer in the preservation of Armenian culinary culture.
Characterised by Silk Road spices that give a distinctly Oriental touch, it’s a cuisine defined by contrasts: warm dishes with cool yoghurts; intriguing combinations of sweet and sour, salty and fruity flavours; and plates that share crispy and silky textures. We’re delighted to have collaborated with Mayrig to further enhance Al Barakat’s menu with the likes of top-selling Mante (crispy meat dumplings, warm tomato sauce and yoghurt); Sour Cherry Kebbe (meat patties topped with wild cherries in a yoghurt dip); and Tchi Keufteh (Armenian tartare with bulgur and sun dried pepper paste), among many others.
Each day – with the exception of Thursday’s Sultan’s Mezze Night- Al Barakat showcases a different set tasting menu from Morocco, Lebanon or Armenia alongside the main menu, which features dishes from all three countries.
To experience Al Barakat’s Armenian additions for yourself, contact our Reservations team, while making a room booking, on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you are already staying with us, contact our In-Villa Dining team from your Villa service phone.
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