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My review for Wakame – this restaurant took the phrase, “wine and dine,” to a whole new level where beautiful Asian dishes are paired perfectly with a complimenting wine.
The grape pairing menu consisted mainly of seafood which was a plus for me since that is what I only eat. The first course was the yellowfin tuna tartare and this was paired with the sauvignon blanc wine. I loved the combination of these two because the wine really did bring out the rich flavours found in the tartare.
The next pairing was the truffle edamame and the Gewurztraminer wine. The edamame was not the regular ones that you find at restaurants where you have to peel it from the pod yourself. The edamame was wrapped in rice paper and had beautiful truffle oil on top. The Gewurztraminer went well with this dish where the sweet flavours complimented the funghi aroma.
The lobster risotto paired with the rose wine was my favourite of the night. I am always a huge fan of rose wine and to have it paired with one of my favourite dishes was a match made in heaven for my tastebuds. The lobster risotto was perfectly prepared and the lobster was absolutely delicious. The rose balanced the briny flavours of the dish which was what I was expecting.
I couldn’t have the wagyu pairing so I am skipping to dessert right away. The dessert was passionfruit brulee pared with the well known moscato. Sparkling sweet wine with a sweet but tarte dessert was marvelous!
This restaurant deserves a rating of 4.5/5.
I ordered the grape pairing 5 course menu for 275DHS, prawn, scallop, and mushroom siu mai for 59DHS, lobster tacos for 130DHS, salmon sashimi for 75DHS, miso black cod for 185DHS, and the prawn pad Thai for 110DHS.
The pricing of the dishes here was suitable for the quality of food.
The service was perfect, where we had 3 different servers keeping an eye on our table. As each course came, one server would be quick to come to the table with the wine that goes with the dish. The finished plates were cleared quickly and I loved how fast the next set of courses came out.
The restaurant manager, Emmanuel, was great to us where he checked in often to make sure that everything was still going smoothly.
The ambience of the restaurant was inviting and with the dim and very low lighting, this is a great place for a romantic dinner. For myself, however, as a food photographer, I did not like the low light and it was so hard to see the menu that I had to use my phone’s flashlight.
The decor was beautiful nonetheless, I loved the modern touch here and there. The wall with the backlights made the restaurant look even more elegant.