24 Karat magic at Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha

Dear Diary,

Dubai foodies will already know that Chef Glady (formerly of Per Te) is now at the helm of this new venture in the Marriott Al Jaddaf hotel.

In fact, the Emirati owner of 24 Karat was one of Glady’s customers at Per Te and ended up hiring him when he opened up his own restaurant – the ultimate compliment!

Mocktail at 24 Karat Restaurant, Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha, Dubai

This restaurant is relatively new and has been quiet the few times I dined there for lunch. But it’s well worth a trip to this isolated hotel just to sample Chef Glady’s exquisite creations. That man has some serious talent. He has such a natural flair for food that his dishes are always creative, stunning and delicious.

The ingredients are also top-notch (fresh truffle, Australian and Japanese wagyu, gorgeous aged balsamics, creamy stracciatella di bufala), yet the restaurant is so unpretentious. There’s 24 Karat magic in the air!♪♬

Seafood lovers will love Chef Glady’s seafood selections (prawns, lobster, langoustines, scallops, octopus in all shapes and sizes). And actually meat lovers will be pretty happy too. Plus there’s pizza and pasta as well as options for vegetarians.

After going to 24 Karat once last month, I’ve already gone back a second and third time. The second and third I enjoyed even more than the first. If that pattern continues, I’ll be one happy woman. (No pressure, Glady.)

The venue is spacious, comfortable, and family-friendly though a bit lacking in atmosphere at lunchtime, which doesn’t bother me because the food is so darn good. There are private dining rooms plus an outdoor terrace, however worth noting that this restaurant does not serve alcohol.

Favourite dishes:

Seafood pasta salad at 24 Karat Restaurant, Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha, Dubai

Seafood pasta salad

Beef tartare with pear at 24 Karat Restaurant, Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha, Dubai

Beef tartare with pear

Tuna tartare with passionfruit at 24 Karat Restaurant, Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha, Dubai

Tuna tartare with passionfruit

Seared beef and bresaola moneybag at 24 Karat Restaurant, Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha, Dubai

Seared beef and bresaola moneybag

Seafood risotto at 24 Karat Restaurant, Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha, Dubai

Seafood risotto with marine plankton and a border of breadcrumbs

Wagyu at 24 Karat Restaurant, Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha, Dubai

Australian and Japanese wagyu with potatoes and shoestring fries

 24K tiramisu at 24 Karat Restaurant, Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha, Dubai

24K tiramisu

Date semifreddo at 24 Karat Restaurant, Marriott al Jaddaf, Oud Metha, Dubai

Date semifreddo

The set menu starts at AED 110 for 3 courses, but I highly recommend the 6-course set menu at AED 220 to sample more of Chef Glady’s creations.

Verdict: A hidden gem worth the trek to the isolated Marriott Al Jaddaf hotel. The plus is it’s easy to get in and out.
Note to self: Not well signposted but there’s a separate entrance with its own private valet.

24 Karat Restaurant

Marriott Al Jaddaf Hotel
Oud Metha
Dubai
Tel: 04 357 7733

Chow for now!

xx foodie

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