Jambase deal is one of those. It was amazeballs.
We've been to Jambase few times before and it always deliver. The few times we visited the place, most ly for drinks. It's always been too late to have a meal but as always, ever decent crowd. Decent I mean, you don't hear someone getting hit on or ladies trying to earn a living by ... you know what I'm talking about. I don't mean by any chance boring. Oh, this place is soooo far from boring. Crowd's lovely, lively and pretty.
Who am I kidding? Of course my intention is to stuff my face with good food. The ambience and crowd is a bonus. So let me tell you how it all went down.
Booking was super easy. Called the number provided and booked moi and my date (my ever loving and handsome husband) a table. They informed me that we can choose which table we want to seat at once we arrive. I was also informed that the band starts at 8PM and so best to arrive around the same time to get a good seat and enjoy a meal.
Didn't understand what they meant with enjoy a meal. Of course I'll enjoy the meal... do I look like I won't enjoy any meal?!
Jambase date night came and we arrived 8-ish. We were seated at a wonderful spot where we can see the dance floor but we're out of the way from most diners and party peeps. It was empty but one couple close to us, also having a wonderful meal.
We thought, oh, aren't we excited for this dinner... but then felt better that we're not the first couple in :)
Bread basket arrived with chimichurri sauce for dipping. A gentleman attending to us explained the breads available and the ingredients of the dip. Interesting. We dove in and enjoyed a nibble or two but didn't want to eat the whole thing since we know we have big meals ahead of us.
seriously I can eat a whole cow.
So the dishes that I chose from the uber too many to pass dishes shown were:
Appetizer: Beef Carpaccio
Main Course: Medium Rare Rib-eye Steak with mushroom pepper sauce
Dessert: Apple Crumble with vanilla ice cream
Soup: Crab soup (I think that's what it is... I was too busy dreaming about my choices)
Main Course: Medium Well T-bone Steak
Dessert: Cheesecakes... yes with an s because they were 3 mini ones... sad I wasn't able to partake in those heavenly concoction because for some weird reason, my tummy decided to take a break.
We had Cabernet Merlot with our meal since we love reds and for some reason it was also discounted. It could easily be a marketing and sales ploy but we really couldn't care less... we planned to enjoy the night and so we did.
I only like 3 places for Carpaccio in this place so far. I've been here more than a decade. One is La Moda by Radisson Blu which lucky for me has a branch in Dubai Media City, the other one is Splendido of Ritz Carlton and Vice Versa, a hidden treasure in Sheikh Zayed. The rest were a sad excuse for a Carpaccio
Let's just say, Jambase's one is competing with Splendido. It was rare. Paper thin. Cajun crusted. Fresh Roccas in the middle. Freshly shaved good quality Parmegiano Regiano. It was foodgasm. My passion for Carpaccio is beyond words, I'm afraid. I can literally cry when I find a great tasting carpaccio. Jambase's one was soooo good, it was an orchestra singing "hallelujah!"
Hubby's soup seemed ho-hum to him, he said it was interesting, unusual, I tasted a bit of it, hoping not to spoil my appetizer and I say it tasted like cream crab. Not sure why it seems it didn't meet his expectation, tasted pretty good to me.
I ordered mine medium rare and hubby chose medium well. What can I say, I am not the least squeamish when it comes to my almost rare meats.
As you can see... we didn't like it much. :)
We dance the night away. The band was great and the crowd were amazing. Food was super excellent and as if that's not enough, management cordoned our area, we definitely felt super mega VIP. We're able to leave our table and belongings knowing it'll be there when we come back.
Oh and by the way, finally understood what they meant "so you can enjoy your meal". The first set of the band, they played jazz along with our dinner, everthing was mellow and hubby and I was able to chat and joke about stuff (which we love to do). Later part of the evening, partygoers arrive and yes, the whole place was buzzing, we'll have to scream to talk. So come at 8 and have a proper beautiful meal.
Our date night was definitely a success!