United Arab Emirates Dinner

Bailliage United Arab Emirates
Ras al Khaimah, October 22, 2022

At Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort & Spa
" The food and wine pairings were excellent. The service faultless. The floor show was terrific "

This special dinner was held in the lovely neighbouring Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. We were welcomed with Champagne Laurent-Perrier and cocktails in the Arriba Rooftop bar which specialises in rum. Dinner was served in the Latin/Caribbean-themed Vida famous for churrascaria and live entertainment. NB. A churrascaria is a place where meat is cooked in churrasco style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese word for “barbecue”.


Charcoal activated mushroom empanadas
spicy romesco sauce, chives cress

Jerk shrimp taco bites
tortilla, pico de gallo, coriander cress

Mexican jalapeño bites, turkey bacon
Monterey Jack cheese, spring onion, chipotle mayo

Bajan cou-cou
Caribbean style polenta with fresh okra

Champagne Laurent-Perrier ‘La Cuvee’ Brut NV
Hibiscus Margarita


Cold starter
Black cod ceviche
crispy corn, fresh onion, capsicum
leche de tigre, avocado, mango habanero sauce
Paco & Lola Albarino - Rias Baixas, Spain

Hot starter
Coxinha de frango
[Ed: Brazilian chicken croquettes]
green papaya salad nest
spicy tomato sauce, affilla cress
Pares Balta Brut Cava - Catalonia, Spain

Peruvian quinoa soup
avocado mousse quenelle, chili flakes, lime
South American rustic bread, butter
Symington Family Estates Altano
Douro DOC, Portugal

Palate cleanser
Granita carioca
maracuyá and pineapple

Main course
Churrasco grilled Argentinian grass-fed rib eye
chimichurri sauce, sweet potato mashed with garlic
fried plantain, sautéed baby silver beet
Achaval Ferrer Malbec - Mendoza, Argentina

Sticky sweet cassava, vanilla ice cream
coconut cream, crispy cassava
Santa Carolina Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Gewurztraminer
Rapel Valley, Chile

To end
Jamaican gizzada
tamarind balls
Angostura 1919 Rum with coconut water rocks

The food and wine pairings were excellent. The service faultless. The floor show was terrific.

After dining in Vida during the following days, we realised what an enormous effort went into making the dinner special.

Thank you, and congratulations to the kitchen and service teams, especially Executive Chef Eliana Cortes and Sommelier Sreejith Sukumaran.

As part of the package members and their guests enjoyed the beach, Sand Bar, pool bar, water aerobics in the saltwater pool, Zumba, Pilates and yoga.

As well as the wonderful dinner it was a busy, joyful weekend.

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