In a Nutshell
This review is not like any other NS4Y review.
When I first started this blog, I wanted to find as many hidden gems in Dubai as possible, restaurants that have a soul. It has been a challenge. Restaurants with good food are usually super expensive, super big and completely soulless. You can go the authentic way but then most of the time you have to drive all the way to Deira and can't accompany your meal with a nice glass of Chardonnay. That's until I had dinner at Source.Cook.Eat, Dubai's Soulful Supper Club.
Paul is a fresh produce buyer with a passion for food, he created Source.Cook.Eat for the exact same reasons I described above. Paul will tell you how the food you're eating ends up on your plate and the other Paul ( a cheese buyer) will tell you where that plate of cheese came from. All you have to do is visit his website, pick a time that suits you, and head to his lovely apartment in the Dubai Marina for a meal to remember.
The vibe is cozy, the food has character and the service is personal. This will without a doubt be one of the nicest dining experiences you can have in Dubai.
The menu changes monthly, based on what's in season. If you're into figs, make sure you head there in September. Here's a rundown of what we ate:
- toast and jam' homemade fig & pluot jam
- fig, honey, walnuts, goats curd, charred spring onion, coriander seeds, mint
- lamb loin, lamb belly, roasted figs, smoked eggplant puree, mint yogurt, onion puree, pickled onion, roasted shallots, pomegranate
- halibut, roast red pepper puree, sei dried figs and tomatoes, seaweed, samphire
- apple tarte tatin, fig ice cream
- cheese platter