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Veranda Luxury Resturant by Harvey Nichols

When it comes to food, the fresher the better. I am right? True cuisines can be rare in our fast growing world where everything is mass produced. Fruits and vegetables come in seasons, but now it become easy to produce that all year round. This doesn’t mean it’s always fresh and organic. On the other hand, this mass production has decreased the world from hunger. That is why now leave in an age where FINE foods come in HIGH prices and can only be found in the most EXTRAORDINARY places. One of those places is Veranda.

Veranda is a new luxury dining restaurant that is established by M.H. Alshaya Company for Harvey Nichols Kuwait. Veranda is the new HAUTE restaurant; GLAMROUS fashion with indulgence food under one roof is every fashion and food lover’s DREAM! The concept of the food is based around Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine and the rich teats of Asia. Now this is what I call HAVEN on earth.

On the 10th of March (Yesterday) Veranda invited bloggers to taste the food and experiences the atmosphere of the dining area. Below you will find pictures that will indulge you.

My brothet and I

My brothet and I

The dress code was Smart Casual, seeing a picture of the restaurant I wanted to keep it elegant as well. You can see in the middle picture you can see my brother and I. I took my brother with me because him and I have different taste in food. So I thought it would be nice to share a meal with someone that different opinion in what foods they like and dislike.I will be sharing both fashion looks.

In this picture I am wearing:

  • Black puffy skirt: H&M
  • Black sleeved top with bronze cuffs: Dorothy Perkins from the KKollection
  • Black heels with gold details: New Look
  • Brown and beige clutch: Prada

What my brother is wearing:

  • Turquoise pullover: Zara
  • White polo shirt: Ralph Lauran
  • Jeans: Diesel
  • Black with red details: Converse

 

It was a Bloggers Evening, they had a whole menu set for us. After the cocktails were handed to us they offered us fresh basket bread with organic butter. Then they set us of with “First Bites” (that was for sharing with the people your with) there were five different dishes. Then we had our “Starts” and each of us had two starts. We were then presented with two SPECTACULAR “Main-Courses”. Finally Veranda pleased our sweet tooth’s with two different “Desserts”.

 

Welcoming Drinks

Welcoming Drinks

As we walked in the restaurant they had welcoming drinks for us. They offered to kinds of cocktails; one was a pomegranate cocktail with lots of ice. The second one (the one top) was a mixture of really fresh mangos, strawberries and YUMMY passion fruit. I had both drink and they were EXTREMLY good. ❤

 

FIRST BITES

Crostini

Crostini

The bread that came with this dish was made in house. The whole dish was fresh! The crostini came with mozzarella that was lightly melted on it with grilled to perfection cherry tomatoes and dazzled with balsamic. This yummy dish contained some of my favourite ingredients put together. I always loved Crostini’s, but this one you could taste the freshness. You bite into the Crostini you can’t tell that the bread left was baked that morning and kept warm for until preparing the dish for customers. This is a dish you must try.

King Prawn Tempura

King Prawn Tempura

I rarely have gone into a restaurant that offers fried shrimps (prawns) that I didn’t like. Though there are restaurants that offer fried prawns that are better than other dining places. So here we are at one of those restaurants Veranda that offer one of the most delicious fried prawns my taste buds have even meet. What made this dish very adequate was the dip it came with, mayonnaise with saffron, lime and chives. To make matters even better the mayonnaise is organic and made at the restaurant. This was a dream set in on my taste buds.

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

To me hummus is one of those dishes that you can have at any time of the day without feeling guilty. I am a huge hummus fan, it’s one of those types of dishes that aren’t very hard to make. What makes hummus different from one place to another is its presentation and what’s offered with it. Here the hummus has been laid on top some yellow vibrant roasted baby bell peppers. I really don’t like roasted bell peppers. I usually eat them only when they are raw in a sandwich or in a salad. I like how the setting of the hummus wasn’t boring and very pleasing to the eyes with the colours. When I took the bite of the hummus with the roasted bell pepper it a match made in heaven.

Aubergine Moutabal

Aubergine Moutabal

Now moutabal is harder to prepare the hummus. If made right it would be marvels experience to enjoy, if not made right it can be quite bitter and not very pleasing. I am one that doesn’t like eggplants no matter what. They never applied to me and I never found them to taste good. The only time I would ever eat an eggplant is when it’s in moutabal form with other ingredients it gives the eggplant a taste that I find satisfying. Here I didn’t really like the moutabla. Out of five starts I personally would give it two. However my brother enjoyed the bitterness and said it was the best moutabla he has had!

Duck Spring Rolls

Duck Spring Rolls

I am going to say it right up front, this was an EXPLOSION in my mouth. When you go there YOU HAVE to order this. It’s the most spectacular dish I have tried. Now this is what we can all came come together and agree that this is the piece of diamond that our appetite deserve. If you love yourself then you should go after this crispy duck, which you can dip into a sauce that is made from pomegranate and spicy tomato chutney. Need I say more?

 

STARTERS

Salmon

Salmon

With all the benefits that a Salmon has and with so many people loving the fish, sadly I am not the kind of person that would ever order Salmon. I’ve tried cooked and prepared in so many different ways and I never really liked it. So it wasn’t that this dish wasn’t nice, when it comes to salmon I am biased and I know I wouldn’t like it. Nonetheless, my brother loved this dish and said it was his favourite! The Scottish salmon has been aniseed cured (it was cold cooked), with cherry-oak smoked that you can taste in the salmon and gave it its twist and apple fennel salad. For one thing I did enjoy the salad.

Canadian Lobster Ravioli

Canadian Lobster Ravioli

Yet again when it comes to pasta I am lover, and when it comes to lobster I am a grabber. The way this dish was prepared is that the sauce light bisque was made with the water in which the lobster was boiled in. What I loved about this dish is that there weren’t many ingredients that overwhelmed the taste of the lobster. The thickness of the sauce was just right, it wasn’t too heavy nor was it to light. If you’re a lobster then this dish is definitely for you!

 

MAIN-COURSES

Hammour Medallions and Salsa

Hammour Medallions and Salsa

Another fish dish and yes I am a sea food lover (just no salmon). This fish came with crusted nuts, fennel and apricot salsa and jallab sauce. Now tell me doesn’t sound yummy and applying? If not you have to go and check it out yourself and be the judge. The nuts in this dish gave it the right structure and feeling. How crunchy the nuts where came right with the soft delicate fish.

Josper Baked Lamb Moussaka

Josper Baked Lamb Moussaka

The way this lamb has been cooked is truly unique. To actually make this lamb it takes 5 hours to prepare and have it ready. Even though this lamb took 5 hours to be ready when it arrived at our table it was fresh as ever. You would have thought that it was cooked right at the spot. The lamb has been baked in a Jasper oven, an oven that requires only the experience chefs to know how to use it. Inside the lamb you’d find melted goat chess that makes the taste buds go wild. I just love the how the sourness of chess mixes with the sweetness of the tomato sauce. If you want something new go for this delightful lamb.

 

DESERTS

Pineapple & Raspberry Mille-Feuille

Pineapple & Raspberry Mille-Feuille

After tarts my second favourite dessert is mille-feuille. When the ingredients are super fresh and crispy you know you are in for an amazing treat. That’s what happened I was at love form first bite and yes love was in the room when this little dessert came in and right into our table. The other best part about this dessert is that it came with raspberries, now I haven’t met anyone that didn’t like them. They were super soft and juicy just right with the creamy free vanilla cream and the crunchiness of the biscuits. YES they used a special kind of biscuit on the mille-feuille then the traditional puff-pastry. GO TRY IT!

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Mini Chocolate Mousse

The chocolate mousse came with black cherry coulis that was really sweet and took over my sweet tooth. The side to this mousse is that with the ingredients there is a hint of ginger to give the ultimate experience and help blend in all the flavours. If you’re not a ginger fan don’t worry. The taste of the ginger is very mild and just a hint. When you have dessert you will know why I will keep telling you it’s the best chocolate mousse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Breakfast Club!

Few weeks ago my family and I went out for breakfast. My cousin was telling us that we should go and try out this breakfast place that loads of people have been talking about. The place she was talking about and took us to was The Breakfast Club (Twitter link). To tell you the truth when we arrived my mum and I weren’t very thrilled, the location wasn’t the best. HOWEVER, the food made us forget about the location and just dream about AMAZING pancakes! Everything that they served was yummy!!

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Top: title of the restaurant’s menu
Bottom left: Americano coffee <;3
Bottom right: My Americano coffee and I 😀

Bellow you’ll find pictures of the YUMMY food we had and Enjoyed!

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Full Classic American Breakfast

This was my order; I love bacon, sausages and mushrooms. With this breakfast you can chose any style of eggs and my favorite it pouched. The mushrooms were SUPER juicy that I really liked. The bacon was tender and juicy yet crispy at the edges which to me made the PERFECT bacon. The sausage was not that great, I didn’t like the taste of it which is sad because I LOVE sausages. I can honestly say that the hash-browns that came with breakfast was the BEST hash-browns I’ve had! The eggs seemed odd to me, for one thing they were really white on the outside. I’ve never seen poached eggs like this :p, but I LOVED them they weren’t over cooked and still a bit runny inside (which I love) and I can tell that they added vinegar to the boiling water because the taste was in the eggs which was GREAT!

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Fluffy Pancakes!

The name says it ALL! YES these pancakes are the must fluffiest of pancakes that I have ever eaten. You can see it on my brothers face and his reaction towards them :D. I would go back again and again and MORE just to have these pancakes. I keep dreaming about day and nights wanting to eat them at any time. So don’t say I didn’t WARN you these pancakes are VERY ADDICTIVE! 😀  They aren’t only fluffy but moist too and had great texture to them. Most pancakes tend to be dense, but these weren’t AT ALL. Credits go to my cousin Dalal that took this picture. ❤

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Waffles with Vanilla ice-cream

These waffles are YUMMY. I like how they are a bit crispy on the outside and chewy inside. When come to you they are still warm and have and AMAZING smell. I promise you, you’ll love these waffles. I even thought it was very considerate of them to put that many berries with the waffles <3. Most places would just put a couple or a few, but not the Breakfast Club they give you a hand FULL.

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After eating all the YUMMY food with my family, I had to give the restaurant a BIG hug!<3

I bet all these YUMMY food has made you hungry and can’t wait to go and try it. YOU should, don’t let anyone stop you or been in your way! Hope you’ll love there food with your friends and family :). To contact the Breakfast Club:

  • Twitter: @breakfastclubkw
  • Instgram: @BreakfastClubKW
  • Address:  Fintas, road 209, behind Crumbs sweet
  • Telephone: 23900470

Stay Lovely,

N

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My Fast DAY Look

Today after uni my mum and I went out for a late breakfast to spend some quality time together <3. She took me to Fauchon (at 360 Mall Kuwait) and after that we went for a little shopping spree. At the cafe my mum ordered the English Breakfast, and I ordered the Fauchon Breakfast. After that mum wanted to buy some clothes for work and I helped her to pick out some stuff (I’m such a LOVELY DAUGHTER!) :D. For that, my mum got me a top from Ted Beaker where I will be showing in a later blog!

 

The Fauchon Breakfast

I really enjoyed this breakfast! It had many of my favorite things; fruits, poached eggs, smoked turkey (it originally came with smoked salmon, but I don’t really like salmon), a variety of pastries and jam, I LOVE JAM! This somewhat of a healthy breakfast well compared to what I usually eat. It was filled with YUMMINES! ❤

You may not be young forever, but youth remains in the heart
By: Nouf Al Attar (Me)

My Fast DAY Look

In the pictures above I am wearing:

  • Top: H&M
  • Skirt: Zara
  • Belt: New Look
  • Slippers: Hermes
  • Earrings: LV
  • Bag: LV
  • Bracelets: Chanel and Cartier
  • Watch: Rolex
  • Rings: H&M

 

Stay Lovely,

N

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Godive MY JEWEL CHOCLATES!

Do I love chocolate? Well yah I kind of do, but I am not a big chocoholic, I enjoy the occasion chocolate bar or chocolate cake. However, when it comes to ice-cream I would prefer vanilla because it has a mild flavour and it’s not too heavy. When it comes to cakes or cupcakes I love it more when it’s a moist vanilla cake then chocolate. What’s wired is that I like red-velvet cake more than chocolate cake, when red-velvet is just chocolate cake WITH RED DIY! Talk about sociology?!

On the other hand, when it comes to rich-EXPENSIVE chocolate I say look no further because Godiva is here. Oh I remember that day when I tried my first Godiva chocolate, it was when they opened their second store in Kuwait at 360 Mall and my mum got me a dark chocolate bar (dark chocolate is my favourite) that had raspberry filling. The first bite was haven throughout and around me! I could say that within that moment the world problems have been solved in my mind! As they say the rest became history. Today when I went out for breakfast with my Aunt she got me some Godiva chocolate because she knows my dyeing love FOR IT!

Godiva Choclate ❤

In Kuwait Godiva can be found at two either malls; 360 Mall and Al Fanar Mall.

 

Stay lovely,

N

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Indian Food, First Dayof Eid!

One the first day Eid, we woke up to have the early to have the BIG Eid breakfast, then comes the afternoon and it was time for the Eid lunch. My family and I went “Taal” for some delicious Indian food. We were so hungry that we order so much FOOD!

The food was very YUMMY! I ordered chicken curry, green rice and lemon juice with minte.

Taal is located in Al Argan Complax at Al Beda Roundabo, Ta’awan Street-Salmiya-Kuwait.

To contact Taal:

Telephone: 22253142/43

Facebook: TaalQ8

Twitter: @TaalQ8

 

 

Stay Lovely,

N

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