An indo arabic iftar at Claypot Restaurant, CityMax Bur Dubai
I was recently invited to attend an iftar hosted by Claypot restaurant at Citymax hotel Bur Dubai. It was my first time at the restaurant in particular and hotel in general. The iftar was pretty well organized and featured a delectable mix of Arabic and Indian buffet with a decent array of food choices including fresh salads, mutton biryani, a host of Indian breads, curries and desserts.
The buffet also featured a wide variety of nuts, dates, dry fruits, and Turkish coffee. I went for Mutton Biryani and delicious butter chicken curry with fresh Indian breads that were served on our tables. The service was very good and the quality of food was excellent. The biryani especially was very well prepared – Indian style and tasted scrumptious. There were kebabs, Indian samosas, Arabic falafel and also regional Indian specialties like the famous Punjabi fish preparation – Amritsari Machi.
The salad and cold mezze selection was fresh and refreshing and featured Arabic specialties like Hommous, Muthabal, Soujouk and also international favorites like Greek salad and Eggplant with Mozarella cheese. it also included sliced onion and AAM Ka Achar (Mango pickle) which is a very essential part of an Indian meal.
Desserts included popular Arabic sweets like Baklava, Umm Ali, and Lugiamat.
Overall the iftar was fabulous. At only AED 69 the iftar deal is a steal.