If you’re looking for something above your bog-standard- ‘Jaan at The Penthouse’ is the spot to be ! The restaurant occupies stylishly in a lustrous dinning and lounge space with a splash of modern art and a stunning view of Dubai skyline by nesting at the 31st floor of Sofitel Downtown Dubai. The restaurant menu displays precision and innovation- a testament to the chef- founder Farrok Khambatta’s grounding in the intricate art of Indian cuisine. The food is prominently Progressive Modern Indian cuisine while upholding the roots.
The testing menu has the modernized Indian dishes with the influences from Japanese , European and other international gastronomy. The presentation of each dishes were up bounded with catchy elements. Could that be a mini aquarium bowl serving the dish ‘Life of Nemo’ or a sword that has been used as a Barbeque skewer.
Big Head Prawns – It’s one of the knockout dish from this spot. It’s basically the giant grilled prawns in Indian butter garlic style 😍. It was so tender and juicy as the most delicately poached prawns that burst with a decisive snap in your mouth with deep, spicy and crisply charred crust.
Dhaba Highway Restaurant Butter chicken – When a Butter Chicken scream “I’m yummier than you ” – you can’t really help it! It’s the best creation of Indian gastronomy. This lusciously rich , creamy and buttery dish from Jaan at the Penthouse creates a magic of making world smaller and friendlier by providing me base to spread word about it – it’s worth it totally.
Knuckle of Grass-fed Lamb in Miso Vindaloo Masala- a modern style Vindaloo Goan lamb preparation with miso. The tender lamb meat bursting with flavors. It has a melt-in-mouth texture and stands as the best Mains from the menu.
Apart from plenty of well-executed Classic dishes to be had at Jaan, their cocktails are the real draw too.Every other cocktails were flawless. They serve drinks in most brilliant presentation and tasted so exotic❤️. Could that be a beauty with fireball 🔥 that’s too damn hot to handle or could be a pretty looking pineapple drink ! Beautifully concocted cocktails that tasted exquisitely amazing 🔥.
To end our lavish meal at Jaan, there arrives mind-blowing ‘Big Bang Theory’ – a dessert with theatherical presentation that will leave you spellbinding ! It had everything sweet under sun to give you a sugary bliss. It’s an incredible concoction of light, fruity, rich and chocolaty. All you have to do is – throw out all the rules , no matter what- and tuck in this beautiful dessert until last bite.
Staff here act like they care first and foremost about you having a really great dining experience. With menu full of gastronomic wonders, Jaan at The Penthouse is a perfect hibernation spot for all food fanatics like me!
The Sofitel Hotel Downtown, Dubai.
Ambiance – 4/5
Service – 4/5