44 – Celebration dinner at the Ritz

Firstly well done to both of my wonderful sisters for finishing their studies! To my older sister who finished her degree in Business Psychology and my creative younger sister who finished her degree in 3D animation, look out for her on the closing credits of a big movie in the future. This was worth a celebration, a special one. On Sunday evening we went to The Ritz for dinner and I can hands down say that it was the best dining experience I’ve ever had. All of us would agree on this.

I would describe The Ritz as a dollhouse/fairytale palace – there is something so regal about the whole place.

The interior of the dining room is flawless and truly has a wow factor. I was stunned as soon as I walked in and felt privileged to be dining there! The staff were great, very well mannered and sweet.

My younger sister was the one late this time, not me. In an Iranian family at least one person is always late.


We were brought bread to start with followed by canapés. They consisted of cheeseballs, tartare on crackers and lobster-paste macaroons. Whoever came up with the macaroon is a genius because it was such a creative and tasty little invention – I loved it.

The menu looked like any other restaurant menu and I thought this was yet another place you pay for the atmosphere. I was wrong – the quality of food actually blew me away. Something so simple like the Var Salmon was stunning. The texture was like sashimi and it was served with Cucumber and Lemon Crème Fraiche. The pate was starter was also delicious.

The way the dishes were served and lids were lifted up all together was very nice and traditional (although I peaked into my dish before, I have no patience with food).

The lamb was mouthwatering, one of the best I’ve ever tasted. This is what I call tender. I always ask for tender but never usually get it. The lamb was served with Herb Crust, Artichokes and Black Garlic.

This soufflé was okay and was only dish that didn’t make my jaw drop. This is mostly because fruity pastry isn’t my thing (don’t ask me why I chose it then, I know). I wish I had the Blackberry Parfait instead, it was beautiful. I had to dig my spoon into this dessert (solely for the purpose of this review of course  “cough”)

After the desserts came a complementary set of sweets. This included vanilla/white chocolate macaroons, need I say more?

After the visit I have added the afternoon tea to my list with the anticipation of the pastries being as nice as the food. Where is the Michelin star?

I’ll be back

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  1. sahar
    November 9, 2014 / 2:51 pm

    wow looks really nice.

  2. November 20, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    the food and decor look beautiful- and I absolutely love your dress! where’s it from? x

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