Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dinner at Kaleidoscope

Posted by Kero at Thursday, September 16, 2010
The restaurant promised intercontinental buffet so Hubby chose Kaleidoscope for our dinner venue in Atlantis. We went down around 10 pm after Andreas finally went to bed. The reception informed that dinner buffet costs 175AED per head (drinks not included) and the buffet will close at 11 pm. We were starving anyway so I didn't consider any other nearby restaurant. We were just glad to be seated somewhere quiet.

Facade of Kaleidoscope opposite of the Ambassador Lagoon

Most of the people were just drinking their tea andcoffee and some were about to leave so that the enormous restaurant is pretty much dark and serene much to our pleasure wink wink! We don't get much date night hhiihihi. They have live cooking stations with delights from Asia, Europe and India. We are steak lovers so we headed right to the meat carving station. Both Hubby and I chose well done but we were thoroughly disappointed. It was like the meat had been reheated many times. I would not recommend the place if you are devoted to meat.
Hubby's first plate

I got some veggies and roast potato to go with my roast beef and I must commend their roast potatoes. The best I had! Yes, even compared to that of Al Muntaha. It was soft and moist and tasty inside and with the right crisp. It took great effort not to get second serving lolzzz

Going Oriental

Moving on with my food, I went for Chinese this time and had some noodles, Jasmin rice with bokchoy, and lotus infused rice dessert. It was good except for the noodles which was quiet rubbery.

We also got some small plates from the sushi conveyor and again another thumbs down. We tried three different sushi flavors but found out all of them had smoked fish. Maybe they do that so they have longer shelf wonder the supposed Japanese delight looked sad and lonely circling the conveyor belt because nobody aside from us, dared to go near.

I was hoping dessert will save our disappointments. There were an array of fresh fruit slices and I just knew Hubby was delighted by the sight. He is such a  fruit addict! I got slices of pineapple, melon dew, and watermelon but Hubby who is never choosy with food refrained from eating them because they were all fermenting! My apologies if this restaurant review sound mean but the buffet was pricey and we felt we did not get what we paid for. We're a huge fan of Dubai Friday brunch culture and their food offering don't even come close to The Irish Village where you pay only 85 dirham per head.

I sampled four from their pastry section and it turns out this is their second best offering. You must try their opera cake which is soo heavenly and sinful to eat hahaha. At last I was beginning to enjoy my meal. Hubby praised the dessert as well for not being sweet. Don't be put off if you do not see the tiny glasses with chocolate and strawberry mousse which is a staple in Dubai's intercontinental buffet. Their pastries definitely make up for them.

While we were just cleaning our plate, I noticed I noticed I didn't get to visit their Italian cooking station which had been advertised heavily. So I had a slice of margarita and oven baked polenta (cornmeal). I thought the polenta was creamy and yum, yum..and the pizza, oh boy it was the closest thing to what we had in Rome! This is I think is Kaleidoscope's best offer. I went back for another slice and when I passed by the dessert section, the smiling staff asked if I want some ice cream. When I checked, they came from the local favorite More Cafe. I gave the guy a huge grin and and he handed me a Swiss Chocolate Flavor and Cookies & Cream for Hubby.

We didn't order any drinks because Atlantis gives out complimentary bottled water throughout the stay. Plus Hubby was eyeing the Chivas Regal on our mini bar.

Kaleidoscope is located at The East Tower of The Royal Grand Lobby.

An entry for

12 sweets for Kero:

Strawberry Jam Anne on September 16, 2010 at 10:17 AM said...

The food looks delicious in your photos - what a pity you were disappointed.

Thank you for your visit and comment at my blog. A

FoodTripFriday on September 17, 2010 at 3:07 AM said...

Yummy Food!! and the place look so extravagant!

January Zelene on September 17, 2010 at 6:59 AM said...

so many foods and it look so delicious. :)

Unknown on September 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM said...

bad food can happen even to expensive places. sometimes, these places are over-rated. the steak looks strange, but the dessert station looks delicious.

Tetcha on September 17, 2010 at 4:06 PM said...

At least, Mommy, you enjoyed the desserts and the pizza! You know what not to order next time.

Verna Luga on September 17, 2010 at 6:15 PM said...

Hi sis, yung ambiance palang di na ako yung red na sauce on top of that something is so intriguing...

Food Trip Friday here

agent112778 on September 17, 2010 at 7:12 PM said...

in terms of philippine pesos, how much would that be? parang mamahalin eh, but i like to try that ice cream

as for me, this is my entry

Bogie on September 19, 2010 at 4:36 PM said...

even though you were a bit disappointed, the food looks yummy in the photos.

By the way, I like the ice cream treat!

Happy Sunday!

Bogie on September 19, 2010 at 4:37 PM said...

Happy Yummy Sunday!

Maharlikah on September 19, 2010 at 5:22 PM said...

I love the pizza and the noodles :-)

Junneth on September 19, 2010 at 6:48 PM said...

I like that cake with red creamy icing!

maiylah on September 20, 2010 at 8:35 PM said...

all the shots look yummy! it's a good thing taking shots were allowed :)

too bad not all of the food tastes good, though. it is indeed quite pricey! ;)


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