This beautiful bar and restaurant has been the talk of DIFC since it opened. Located in the Al Fattan Currency House, Dusty’s has a gorgeous interior adorned with abstract urban artwork and pops of colour. The outdoor seating in the terrace garden was also lovely and very different to the inside. With wooden decking and surrounded by water fountains, it had a very Zen like atmosphere with the DJ playing smooth grooves. I loved the vibe and we were super excited to get stuck in to the menu!
For appetizers we had the delicious Lobster tacos that were a combination of a ceviche and a mango salsa that had an amazing balance topped of with a crunch. The Burrata was everything we hoped for, nicely formed, slightly wobbly in the middle and deliciously creamy. The Garlic Prawns were nice and you can’t go wrong with the combination of Beetroot and goats cheese in a salad. We enjoyed the array of appetizers and grooved to the amazing music as we waited for the mains.
For mains we had the Seafood Linguine, Black Cod, Dusty’s Red Chicken and a side of spinach. The Black Cod was my favourite, perfectly cooked with a slightly sweet glaze and it melted in your mouth just as it should. The Linguine was also delicious, embellished with fresh sea critters, it was yummy! Dusty’s red chicken is a signature dish and I have to say I didn’t love it like I loved everything else. It was nice but we both felt it was a little bland and maybe needed a bit longer marinating however as you can imagine we were stuffed to the brim anyway. I have to tell you again the DJ was playing some tunes, a few throwback oldschool R&B numbers and then a little Madonna and then a bit of Basement Jaxx, his ladies night playlist was on point and we were dancing in our seats.
So…dessert time came around and I was absolutely stuffed and said I couldn’t but they still brought us one of everything and of course we managed to try all of it! Creme Brulee is one of my favourites and I find something so satisfying about cracking that caramelised sugar layer on top, I think I enjoy that as much as I enjoy eating it so I had fun with the trio, it was great! Then the fondant…I can’t even begin to describe how the chocolate oozed out as we cut into it but yea it was a good fondant…and then we tucked into the daddy of desserts – The Candy Station. It looked like they had plucked it out of Alice In Wonderland, I didn’t want to eat it because it looked so magical…but we did. The chocolate fondue with strawberries was yummy and the little cake pops were delectable.
We couldn’t move for an hour afterwards..so we stayed there 🙂 I really enjoyed my experience at Dustys, a great meal with the perfect ambience and I am looking forward to going back soon!