The kind people over at Melenzane restaurant, invited us for a hush hush down low food review.
Before I get into that, let me just say that the owners were amazingly sweet and beyond wonderful, never met them before but I felt like I knew them long long time ago, people like them exist rarely. I could not believe that this restaurant is their creation. Meaning, Melenzane is not a franchise, its a kuwaiti creation, inspired by a Sicilian chef. I can not be any happier for them, they created a whole brand all by themselves, in my book, that is an event. They stayed with us, told us their story, but we are not sharing it with you, for now.
I know your waiting for the food review, hold your horses, lemme just highlight the many things I liked about the design. I loved the insanity, thats all im saying, simply because I can not go through the things that were exaplined to me, that master plan would take days, so, i’ll just blast you with pics.
I fell in love with the level of escapism this spot gave me. It took away work pressure almost immediately. Its probably the purple, gold, black glaze that took me into that space where everything was new and literally, upside down.
The atmosphere is calm accompanied by soft lighting, eased out surroundings so umm, pretty zexy.
Interesting fact, Melenzane means egg plant, that, in a way or another explains the purple color strong appearance in their design.
Call it Sicilian, call it Zexy Italian, I, however, call it soul food, thats what it is, its a mixture of *GASP* and “um um um, thats tasty, how did they do that ?” not one dish passed by without total satisfaction. I loved the food presentation, simple, white, home made feel with loads of elegance and grace.
The Mushroom soup and salads were perfection in plates.
That burger is to die for, we had to play “paper, scissor, stone” and win the last piece. Mouthwatering, GALORE !
OHH LAWWD WE BETTER PRAY before we get into that next dish of fine mushrooms cuz I have never thought that these little devils are that addictive, ohh ladies your gonna do the hair flip pose after this dish.
This mushroom funghi dish made me go KOKO in the brain, my brain cells were doing this
Extremely skeptical about the fish plate, so I looked at Fahad, my friend, and said you first, HAH! He went ahead and gave me the “OHH AHH” reaction, you know I had to hit him back, so I tasted it, and here is what I thought:
Velvety smooth, feels like chicken, slides, melts in the middle, crunchy on the sides, creamy in the mouth, TWO THUMBS UP !
These dishes were mighty fine and delicious too.
Remember, this is a low key, semi soft opening, so If you’d like to go, make a reservation, the guys only cook diner for now so they’ll be open from 7-11 pm. Make haste !
p0ach’s New Favorite spot.