Review on Catch – Fairmont Sheikh Zayed Road

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“The most amazing things happen when least expected”
This is one saying I’ll always attach with Catch. Sooo….the story goes like this, few of my friends kept talking about it even before it opened (specially the ones who’ve tried it in New York) and I was honestly a bit mellow about it for some odd reason. More new places to try is always exciting, but for some reason I didn’t add Catch to my  “to go list” instantly  (Dear Catch, I’m terribly sorry about that)
Today, I can’t thank them enough for taking me there within just 5 days of its official opening. I just cannot rave enough about how SPECTACULAR that place is in every possible way. Its a 500/100 in ALLLL ASPECTS !
To start with the decor is fantastic; very upscale industrial chic,  food was out of this world, divine desserts, brilliant service and to top it all the washroom is a must visit. YES! at least the the female restroom is, unfortunately I don’t have a good picture of it.
Don’t feel guilty if you feel like ordering every single item on the menu, you are perfectly normal ! Our server( I wish I remembered his name) was extremely charming and suggested some great dishes which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Sushi
Hell Fire Roll – Spicy Tuna two-ways, Pear, Balsamic. I have a biased opinion towards sushi, I love them all. Go try it for yourself.
Catch Roll –  consists of crab, salmon, miso-honey, this one was quite different.
Hot Appetizers
Wagyu on the rock (featured image) – Quite a fun exercise of cooking your own wagyu on the hot rock that comes along, but scores low on convenience factor and can’t be passed around on the table. I could give this a miss the next time.
Crispy fried shrimp – A lot like Dynamite Shrimp. Some days I feel I should just go and eat half a dozen bowls of just this.
Mains
Wagyu Tenderloin – One word… DELICIOUS !! Perfectly cooked wagyu, super juicy and flavorful. The veggies accompanying were packed with flavor and gave the whole dish an excellent balance. I went for the tamarind brown butter sauce.
Mushroom Spaghetti – Quite an underrated dish but trust me you’ll thank yourself later for ordering it. Loaded with truffle and parmesan..Mmmmm..
Dessert
HIT ME – Liquid “Klondike” Roasted white chocolate ice cream and brownie. Does complete justice to its name and you’ll feel quite hit on after you’ve had it. My Instagram video will do better justice to this than pictures. Check it out here: https://instagram.com/p/1jIIeNQqMe/?taken-by=chandan_mathrawala

P.S. The Lobster roll I hear is amazing, although I didn’t try it on this visit. But you must and let me know how it was.

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