I got an invite to come and experience a true Italian culinary at MATTO, The Oberoi Business Bay. They offer a weekend brunch every Friday & Saturday from 12.30pm – 4pm where you can enjoy an open menu of authentic Italian cuisine for AED150. The hotel itself where MATTO is located is beautiful. Once i entered i was guided to the restaurant which was in the lobby area. Welcomed by the lovely host i was guided to my table…
It was crazy to see on how busy this place was! People in Dubai are seriously active well I’m saying that cause I’m not the type to wake up early on a weekend! (early for me is waking up at 1pm) Moving on.. The interiors of MATTO was so chic and looked rich from every angle! So much of wood work going on here and there totally loved the way it was designed!
M o c k t a i l s
Before starting with our Brunch we opted for TOTO – pink grapefruit and rosemary in sparkling water and Bellucci – Blue berries, black berries with basil mixed in sparkling water and Fresco which was fresh water melon juice with basil! We all loved our mocktails so that was a good start…Later on a complimentary starter bread was served to us..
T H E B R U N C H
6 A N T I P A S T I
mixed leaves tossed in extra virgin olive oil, basil, oregano topped off with cherry tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. This went along really well with other things. Very fresh and healthy.
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Delicious balls stuffed in with cheese, beef ragout and green peas. They were placed on top of spicy tomato sauce. Loved how well they were fried leaving no oil trace
Lentil Salad – Utterly light and tangy. The almonds got the crunchiness while the capsicum, lentils and balsamic vinegar got in the flavors. Raw Beef – Wasn’t a fan of this one.. Raw Salmon – This was my first time trying out salmon! Yes, i was super nervous that i hope i don’t puke right away! Well it didn’t go that bad i pretty much liked it! The texture took a while for me to adjust but gradually started liking it. The salmon was marinated for 24hrs and topped off with lime chives yogurt that really helped to uplift the flavors!
crispy squid rings served with lemon mayo! I personally enjoy having these rings. Not to everyone’s liking but if given a chance do try them out.
P I Z Z A
Hands down the most delicious pizza Ive ever tried here. These slices were bursting out with true Italian flavors and my god so cheesy!
P A S T A S
three different pastas were presented in cute little pans. Out of all three i loved Gnocchi Bolognese – homemade ricotta cheese gnocchi, beef ragout, crispy Parmesan! It had more taste when compared to others! If you are wondering to what the others are one is Shrimp Risotto and Ravioli stuffed with cheese and spinach (V)
D E S S E R T S
Loved the presentation! This long board had three desserts – tiramisu, puff pastry and dough strips with nutella. There was nothing that i didn’t enjoy from the desserts all tasted amazing.
My experience at MATTO was great! My server Stefano was taking a good care of our table and so i was very impressed with the service. The ambience as well as the food was amazing. If you are planning to have an Italian afternoon head down here on a weekend and get to indulge the true flavors of Italy!