Review: B+F Open Flame Kitchen
“Have you been to OFK ? Have you been to it ?? “ “Have you ?? Have you ?” “Not yet ? What you waiting for ? GO !”
Everybody kept nagging me to go and give it a shot.
I understand that there has been a food tasting event while I was out of the country, I could not make it or was invited, however, my friends were and they loved it.
I decided to ask the owners to give it a go, they were kind enough to invite me and my friends to crash in and enjoy the whole Open Flame Kitchen experience.
Its no secret that this is the place to be, the IT location/HAWT spot for all you trendy kings and queens out there.
You may know how I like to categorize things and put everything nicely together.
Beware, this is a long review, try to indulge boys and girls, go on, CLICK CLICK !
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Dark, gloomy, high energy and “lets get lost” Zexy. Thats how the atmosphere was. The moment you step in, your completely transformed to a low key/modern/supersonic/5th Avenue/Newyork state of mind. You are not in the land of dust and heat no more.
After the long long waiting list of people pushing/shoving and hollering for a HAWT seat in the house, if you’re lucky to get in, you’ll be escorted to your table by a beautiful indian woman who I forgot what her name was in the mist of darkness and soulful music.
Shattered glass/Spot lights/Gold/Leather and dark wood, thats the theme, very royal, moodern royal infact with a hint of Zexiness seeing that red lights reflect on tables and bottles of water all over the place. Mellow, very mellow and laid back. ADORE!
There are no dress codes here, however, the place is so IN you see people so HAWT as if they came out of magazines. Running Running out of magazines. No need to play Beyonce’s “Freakum Dress” cuz everybody is freaking it like crazy.
The girls were very Harajuku/Tokyo/Dolls/bout to scream “FAST AND FURIAAAAAAAAS”/HAWT you can not take your eyes off of them. Its not about them being cute, its that energy you feel, like they’r Bees, waiting to enter a honey cell, you hear them buzzing/murmuring/whispering to each other with a “YES im looking at you, thats why we all ARE here” gaze.
Poor boys, most of them look high as if they were on ecstasy/drugs/weed, their mouths wide open with eye popping on whatever is walking. No wonder why accidents/dog fights/808s and heartaches kiss them in the face. Its the HAWT girl affect, isn’t it ? *snap*
I wont get into lots of details here, you have to come and see for yourselves, those who’v been there know exactly what im talking about.
I adore the details of the place so much that I took pics of each and everything I liked separately.
Love the combination, POSH.
Smaller oven, beautiful, just beautiful.
Big, red and mighty bottles of water.
Open your flames up baby – show me !
This is where the magic happens.
Dagger like cutleries, exquisite.
Notice how each table has a direct spotlight going straight to it, no-where-else, SMART !
Sliding door. Avoid clutter. More Space.
Magic Magic Magic GOLD GOLD GOLD
Everytime I see that big shiny creation, I felt like singing Black & Gold.
This was our Ghabga, this is definitely the HAWTest ghabga I had in years.
We were four people, so there was a tummy pleaser for each and everyone of us.
We did not utter a word on what we wanted to eat, I loved that, I enjoyed being pampered without talking, as you can see, we had:
- Southern Fried Fish Popcorn.
- Mozzarella Crunch.
- Chicken Liver.
- Grilled Bruschgtta.
- Tokyo Salad.
Loved the sea food selection, nothing smelly or fish like, it tasted like chicken. Tokyo Salad was a diamond in the rough till it landed in our mouths, BLING BLING – HIT !
The pizza reminded me of a lovely pizza joint in Switzerland – Montana, they serve the lightest pizza I’v tasted ever. This baby was even better cuz it melts melts melts real quick. It didn’t even feel like pizza. Thats a huge compliment.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
This is where the OOOH AAAH begins, this dish makes you all warm and fuzzy inside. It makes you smile.
The sauce was just right, cooked beautifully, herbs and spices marinated well, mixed with an excellent temperature. Soul pleaser.
This dish heals. Thats all I can say.
LOW CARB PERFECTION
These two dishes were just perfect.
Juicy, very very very juicy, creamy tender, you can tear it apart with your bare hands easily.
Protein options without the fear of it being breaded, fried or mixed with weird stuff. Raw full fledge meat and chicken. Served just for you hard core low carbers. If you ditch the potato, you’ll consume Zero gram of carbs for sure. Great !
Feeling Adventurous ?
Green Curry Osso Bucco
This is one of these dishes you have to try to believe it actually exists.
Rice with Coconut milk, green curry with “bone hole” meat. Very tender, like baby lamb. This is believed to be a milanese origin dish. Its completley new, very different, try it !
Wild Fire Burger
This is THE DISH – This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH -This is THE DISH – This is THE DISH AAAAAH !!!!
Now you listen to me, listen to me very well, IF YOU DO NOT ORDER THIS BURGER – I’LL COME OUT OF THE MENU – SLAP YOU IN THE FACE 10 TIMES then shred you to pieces, ya heard ??
We asked for this dish to be served twice/2 times/X2 – thats how much we loved it !
I gave birth while eating it ! Yes I did and we all felt as zexy as this
The bun is as soft as McDonald’s fish fillet, however its mixed with Jalapeno, AAAAAAH !!
The patty is just divine. I saw the onion and thought it may be a but crunchy or nasty, it was soft soft soft, EDIBLE EDIBLE EDIBLE !
Dont be fooled, it may look like a normal burger, its not, its not, its NOOOOOOOT !!
Date Cheese Cake
Chocolate Brownie Pudding
Marble Creme Brulee (ON FAYAAAH)
All the desserts were great, to all his own since we were 4. For instance I loved the Date pudding like crazy, while the others went KOKO wild on the other dishes. Some were fighting over the brownie, those skinny bastards!
The food was wonderfully put together with lots and lots of details and huge attention to what and how things were served. Sometime, variety ruins the core of how a restaurant represents itself. With O.F.K, thats not the case at all, specially when you have Slider Station and Burger Boutique under your belt as two of the most celebrated food joints in the country. Adventurous, different, spankin fresh and exquisite is just a glimpse of what you’ll experience.
This is where we had our food and eye candy fix.
I was told that there is this really beautiful/down low/V.I.P cave somewhere in this joint. I asked the owners to let me sit in it, I did and let me tell you, everybody that passes by wants to know who’s in there, HAH! Curious Kuwaitis are fun, you see them, they dont see you.
I loved everything about this place, try to look at the tables, wavy, round and strange. When you try them out, you’ll see how functional they are.
I wonder who’ll be sitting here in new year’s eve, I wonder I wonder. *wink*
Future Seating Area
When winter hits your beautiful faces soon, you’ll be able to sit and enjoy the semi-beautiful breeze outside.
Look who I found ?? Its MAMA from Slider station ! Thats what they call her, Mama. I used to always send her notes saying thank you and I love your cooking, now I actually went ahead and shook hands with her, we love you MAMA!
Ofcourse, Mr.Villaz, Rahoul and the chef were beyond amazing, thank you for the super kind hospitality, you were just beautiful.
A big thank you to the wonderful Dalal for the warm and kind welcome, letting us in before anyone could, the tour, the food, VIP table and treatment, the experience and the whole nine yards. You, my dear, are awesome !
One last thing
Some places make businesses around it boom, B+F Open Flame Kitchen is one of them, don’t believe me ? look at what happens to the shops surrounding it, people hit those spots to sit and wait till they get a table in instead of waiting in line. Money maker money maker make me happy, HAH!
360 Mall – Ground Floor.