Cafe Blanc opens in Abu Dhabi Anantara hotel
Lebanese outlet launches in Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa
Lebanese outlet Café Blanc has opened in the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Abu Dhabi with an intimate indoor dining area and an outdoor shisha terrace which overlooks the mangroves.
"The beautiful new development in the Mangroves will offer Abu Dhabi a new dining destination. It seemed only natural that Café Blanc would locate in the new bustling scene. We have created a contemporary, relaxed dining experience where friends can gather for an informal coffee and eat food that they can share," said Café Blanc, Abu Dhabi operations manager Nabil el Hajj.
All tableware and accessories were designed exclusively for Café Blanc. The indoor area has an array of carved tables and intimate alcoves.
The menu showcases traditional Lebanese dishes with a fresh, modern flair, with hot and cold mezze such as hummus, labneh, fattoush and tabbouleh for cold, and for hot offers falafel, shawarma and grilled halloumi.
It also provides tender lamb cutlets, meat skewers, marinated platters and mix grill platters. Diners can finish with an array of sweets such as the ‘mafroukeh’, a creamy nut pudding, ‘sultana’s delight’ which blends cool vanilla ice cream, light biscuits and exotic loukoum and coffee sauce and ‘mouhallabieh brûlée’ a fresh take on the French classic.
House cocktails include ‘alef layleh wa layleh’ which mixes fresh avocado, rose syrup, milk, jellab and dry apricot and ‘shallal’ which blends rose syrup and black current syrup with your choice of fizzy drink.