Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Starbucks Evenings

There is something exciting going on in the neighborhood.

Our well-loved and favorite coffeehouse has added an evening food menu to it's already unbeatable espressos, coffees and melt-in-your-mouth muffins and we get to try it in their Jumeirah 3 Drive Thru branch.

Introducing, the Starbucks Evenings

Food lovers can now select from a menu of hearty goodness including Cardamom Infused Halloumi Bites, Quinoa Goat Cheese and Beetroot Salad, Arabic Dips including Hommous, Moutabal, Mouhamarah served with crispy flat bread

The quinoa salad was an instant hit for me. I was told that since the menu was launched, this remains their best seller. No doubt, it is super fresh and just delicious, best for quick lunch and/or light dinner. The honey balsamic dressing marries all the ingredients while the goat cheese gives it the light saltiness it requires.

For small and quick bites, the halloumi bites and Arabic dips are perfect, served warm and fresh.

The Chicken, Herb Roasted Red Peppers and Mushroom Flatbread and Sundried Tomato and Kalamata Olive Flatbread has a completely different taste but both huge in flavor boasting fresh ingredients. 

Before I know it, the kids are already digging in the very creamy-dreamy-warm Truffle Mac & Cheese and with every spoonful comes out ouhhs and ahhhs accompanied by a few eyes rolling. I managed to taste it and it was really delicious.

I think all mac & cheese dish should be like this, so flavorful and very comforting, the only let down I see in this dish is the presentation as it was served in cardboard box not even in a skillet pan. An order serves one and if you have a big appetite for pasta, then two is in order.

If you have a nagging sweet tooth, you can head straight for the Banana Crepe, smothered in Nutella, or order the Trio of Desserts to pair with your coffee.

We love Nuttella and this crepe didn't see the light of day, I think it was gone in sixty.

When we arrived, we were served with the new Black Tea Lemonade, a refreshing combination of dark black tea and lemonade, pairs seamlessly with the evening food offerings. It taste like our calamansi juice making me and Ferald to come back for it as well very soon.

Everything in this new Starbucks Evening menu is perfect, a great new addition to their already awesome line of coffee and pastries. The salad and the flat breads are available from 12 pm and all the rest from 4 pm onwards.

Here is the list of Starbucks branches around the UAE where Starbucks Evenings is now available.

LIVE: FEB 2, 2016
UAE - Al Butain, Umm Al Quwain
UAE - Al Ghurair Mall, Deira,Dubai
UAE - Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai
UAE - City Walk, Al Safa, Dubai
UAE - Motor City, Dubai
UAE – Mercato, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
UAE - Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport, Dubai

LIVE: FEB 3, 2016
UAE - Deira City Centre, Dubai
UAE - Mirdiff City Centre, Dubai
UAE - Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
UAE - Upper Floor, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
UAE - Al Jurf, Ajman
UAE - Al Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah
UAE - Sahara Mall, Sharjah
UAE - Bukhatir Tower, Al Majaz 2, Sharjah

LIVE: FEB 9, 2016
UAE - Al Jahli Park, Al Ain
UAE - Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai
UAE - Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi
UAE - Al Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi
UAE - Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi
UAE - Shangri-La Souq, Abu Dhabi
UAE - Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi
UAE - Wahat Hili Mall, Al Hili, Al Ain

LIVE: FEB 10, 2016
UAE - Abu Dhabi Mall
UAE - World Trade Centre, Dubai
UAE - Al Khalidiya, Abu Dhabi
UAE - Yas Mall Reserve
UAE - Yas Mall First Floor
UAE - Eastern Mangrove, Abu Dhabi
UAE - Al Raha Gardens, Abu Dhabi

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