Savour Mediterranean flavours at Dubai’s latest culinary destination.
Hold onto your taste buds because Dubai’s culinary scene has just been elevated to new heights. With the opening of Énas, prepare to be enchanted as you embark on an unforgettable gastronomic journey around Greece. Nestled in the serene Balqis Residence on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, this vibrant eatery is all about capturing the essence of Mediterranean flavours and creating an atmosphere that feels like a warm embrace. And here’s a fun fact: the name Énas is derived from Greek numerology, symbolising the number one, because the restaurant aims to be the best when it comes to Mediterranean cuisine. With a fusion of Greek home cooking and contemporary culinary trends, Énas promises to tantalise your taste buds like never before.
As you enter Énas, get ready to be greeted by a chic and radiant space that will leave you swooning. With its earthy tones, natural textures and eye-catching rattan lamp shades, the ambience at Énas is pure magic. Imagine being surrounded by beautiful olive tree centrepieces that effortlessly transport you to the serene and blissful vibes of a Greek haven. It’s like stepping into a Mediterranean dream, where every detail has been carefully crafted to make you feel right at home.
The joy of eating and sharing food is front and centre at Énas, so brace yourself for a menu that is sure to impress. Let’s talk about the mezze platter – it’s a real showstopper. Offering an assortment of Kalamata olives, and marinated feta that melts in your mouth paired with three dips that will make you weak in the knees. And to top it all off, a fluffy Koulouri bread that’s simply divine. Trust us, you’ll be reaching for seconds.
Now, seafood aficionados, listen up. The charcoal seafood platter is a feast fit for royalty. We’re talking about perfectly grilled octopus that’s tender and full of flavour, steamed clams that transport you straight to the seaside, seared sea bass that’s flaky and oh-so-delicious, and grilled tiger prawns that will make you question if you’ve ever truly tasted seafood before. But here’s the kicker – you get a chance to handpick your own catch from the eclectic fish display. How cool is that?
Next up, you’d want to prepare yourself for a flavour explosion. The Gulf prawn saganaki is cooked with a generous sprinkle of Greek oregano and bathed in a luscious tomato ragu. Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences harmonise as the first bite touches your palate.
Brace yourselves for the ultimate feast – the grilled meat platter made for sharing and indulging. This platter is a carnivore’s dream come true. Picture this: the quintessential chicken souvlaki, juicy and bursting with Greek flavours, the succulent pressed lamb shoulder that practically melts in your mouth, the tender beef ribeye, and let’s not forget the charcoal lamb cutlets that will have you swooning with every bite.
Énas also offers a well-curated drinks menu that celebrates Greece’s indigenous grape varieties. From the rich reds of Xinomavro to the crisp whites of Santorini’s Gaía Thalassitis, you’ll be delighted by the selection. For those seeking a refreshing cocktail, the Philoxenia is a must-try.
Open from 12pm to 11pm daily, Énas provides a contemporary Mediterranean experience that will transport you to the Grecian islands.
The Mediterranean awaits you.
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