Marina So­cial

Gulf Business - - LIFESTYLE -

Ja­son Ather­ton has worked along­side some of the all-time great chefs from Marco Pierre White and Ferran Adria to Gor­don Ram­say and Pierre Koff­mann. Ather­ton there­fore has picked up a wealth of culi­nary tricks from the masters and thrown it into his The So­cial Com­pany restau­rant group that has out­posts in Lon­don, Hong Kong, Shang­hai and at Dubai’s wa­ter­side Marina venue.

At Marina So­cial, you can just say to the wait­staff, “feed me,” and they’ll let the chef de­cide what should be part of the four, six or eight- course menu. You wouldn’t re­gret blindly trust­ing Ather­ton’s crew to get it right.

Of course, you could go a la carte at this li­censed venue. The goat cheese chur­ros make for a great starter with sweet and savoury el­e­ments in­clud­ing ex­trav­a­gant truf­fle honey for dunk­ing. The At­lantic crab is another starter with the right amount of sour lemon gel and the dish is served chilled along with radish and toma­toes. While you could do a de­li­cious ri­cotta, moz­zarella and basil sour­dough pizza for the mid­dle course, you can also skip and go straight to the mains. The slow cooked chicken is mixed with the broth of chicken and mush­rooms while the pine nut purée is a bril­liant ad­di­tion served along­side the glazed lamb rump. Don’t leave with­out ask­ing for the con­densed milk ice cream dessert – the well-in­formed and at­ten­tive wait­staff will dili­gently re­mind you of that should you for­get.

Marina So­cial, In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Dubai Marina, King Sal­man Bin Ab­dul Aziz Al Saud Street, Dubai. 6pm-10.45pm on Sun­days-Thurs­days, 1pm-4pm and 7-11.45pm on Fri­days, 1pm-10.45pm on Satur­days. Tel: (04) 4466 664

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