FooDiva Rates Red Door
Dubai, October 3rd, 2010; Well you certainly can’t miss it…Red Door is Galeries Lafayette’s first eaterie (located on the first floor by the escalators) and operated by Fauchard. Needless to say, red abounds and given it’s my favourite colour, I was keen to try out the new venue. Amongst all the red columns, the floor to ceiling windows stare out to the Sheikh Zayed skyscraper landscape. Settle into a banquette table if you can, and digest the extensive menu….salads, pastas, risottos, grills…more dinner than cafe lunch (without the alcohol). We tried the bresaola and avocado salad (plus some naughty hand cut french fries on the side) as well as the vegetable risotto. All passed the FooDiva test. Service was prompt and efficient, admittedly aside from our trio there was only one other table, OK it was Sunday lunch. Clearly Red Door needs to up the PR ante, but with word of mouth it will soon be busy.
Just above is Galeries Lafayette’s new delicatessen that officially opens its doors later this week. I took a sneak peak and wow it certainly does impress – on a par with its Parisian counterpart and Selfridges food hall. Yes Dubai will finally have its own food hall – FooDiva can’t wait!
I’ll be back later this week reporting from Egypt…Cairo, El Gouna and last but not least retracing by Greek roots in Alexandria. A bientot.