Hola my lovelies. I have been sharing with you some of the super cool places in Dubai to chill out. Let’s add one more to the list. Last evening, my lovely wife and I, sauntered into The Blue Bar inside Novotel world trade centre, at the lobby level on Sheikh Zayed Road. The experience was truly a memorable one doubled with great hospitality, impressive cocktails, delectable food and a live band.
We were greeted by the supervisor Ganesh and the lovely manager Dragana who escorted us to our reserved table. The crowd was mostly expats who were fun time. The crowd enjoyed and applauded the performance by the live band: Veronica’s Vintage Jazz.
First to arrive were our signature cocktails, ‘Beyond the sea’ -George Benson and specially prepared by the very talented bartender ‘Shankar’. He asked me to name the other which was for my wife. I instantly named it ‘Sophisticated lady’ -Louis Armstrong.
The Signature cocktails kickstarted the evening with a bang for us. Before we knew it we were already swaying to the jazzy tunes, as the smooth cocktails entranced us sip by sip.
Next, we ordered a food platter. Beautifully presented, it had the
Crispy Calamari: soft fishy on the inside, crisp and brown on the outside (5 stars)
Popcorn shrimp: yummy soft popcorn style shrimp, couldnt stop popping them (5 stars)
Cheesy balls: little balls of cheesy delight burst onto our palates. dipped in the choice of sauces ,these were heavenly
Shrimp bags: little bags holding the delectable soft shrimp. Once again these dissapeared real quick.
Spring rolls and samosas: these were just okay compared to the fishy delights.
My wife also ordered for ‘Cinderella’ a flavourful mocktail with a pineapple and orange base.
As the evening wore on, I ordered for my next drink a signature cocktail once again.This time it was ‘Jamming’ like Bob Marley, A flavourful white rum mixed with malibu.amaretto,peach snappes and pineapple.
Feeling bolder after this amazing cocktail, I ordered another one, this time the signature ‘Thrill is gone’, with my favourite spirit Bourbon whisky,drambue blended to perfection with home made cinnamon and ginger syrup.
The evening ended on a sweet note with a chocolate fudge pastry with some berries and a dollop of mouth watering ice cream.
Bidding goodbye to our lovely hosts Dragana, Ganesh, Shankar and Chef Vinay Kharbhatkar, we left feeling gratified and tanked up with the awesomeness of the Blue Bar.
Me with the charming and lovely Miss Dragana, the manager at The Blue Bar.
With Chef Vinay Kharbhatkar.
With the very charming and supremely talented bartender Shankar.
With the pleasant and congenial supervisor Ganesh
Veronica’s Vintage Jazz Band.