It has been two months since we went to Greece but the taste of its lovely cuisine still lingers in my palate. Last week I had a really bad craving for moussaka. And every time I get to see my photo stash of Greece, particularly the ones I was grinning from ear to ear with a plate of moussaka goodness on my hand doubles the agony.
Let me tell you the story on how I was introduced to that Greek dish. As we were making rounds around Fira searching for a taverna to have dinner, we chanced upon one in a busy narrow street. My attention was caught by a small dish on a brown ceramic pot – it seemed baked as the cheese atop it was melted. I ordered that without having any idea what was it made of. Turns out it was a layer of eggplant, potato and minced meat, then topped with bechamel sauce and baked to perfection. Absolutely mouth-watering.
Fast forward to last week, I badly need to satisfy thy craving so we looked for the nearest decent Greek restaurant and found Elia, located in Majestic Hotel in Bur Dubai. I didn’t know that it’s a 4-star hotel (which reminds me to never judge a hotel by its facade) and was really surprised by the way the interiors look. We took the elevator to the Health Club level and voila, what a lovely place to have dinner!
So sorry that the quality of my photos couldn’t give any justice for the charm of the restaurant. I had to use my phone as my camera just died before we started dinner. Ugh.
We had some bread and an eggplant dip for appetizer which is absolutely a winner!
The main course was served quite late but I’d say the wait was all worth it. Boyf had chicken souvlaki served with rice on a capsicum, uh-huh.
And there goes my moussaka!! Looks and tastes like the real thang! It definitely satisfied my craving.
I’m not only recommending Elia for the authenticity of their cuisine, but also for its charming atmosphere coupled with nice service and affordability. It’s perfect for a romantic date night!
Majestic Hotel Tower, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE
+971 4 501 2666