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The food at Folly is definitely creative and unique. When I had the chance to pick out of a list of 15 restaurants, participating in Dubai Restaurant Week (DRW) I went for Folly by Nick and Scott, because I was keen on experiencing a proper three course meal at this contemporary hot spot.

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First of all, the setting is mesmerising. The restaurant has multiple terraces and is a great place to catch the sunset. We were lucky, because we arrived at dusk, so all the fairy lights were switched on.

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The DRW menu allows you to choose one of the two dishes offered per course, so my dining buddy and I decided to get one of everything and share all the dishes.

Our first course was a puffed jasmine rice in Marmite wrapped with a courgette. The dish was light with different textures, which gave it a bit of a bite. However, I think I am one of the people who isn’t too crazy about Marmite, therefore eagerly looked forward to the second course.

As an egg lover, I enjoyed the second course, which consisted of fried bread with sage, on an onion and spelt puree and a dish featuring crispy hen’s egg with morels (a type of mushroom) and vinegar caramel. I ate the egg together with the bread.

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Fried bread with sage, on an onion and spelt puree 

Our main course was a perfectly cooked lamb saddle, with whipped pine nuts and salsa, while the vegetarian option was a plate of white beans, smoked celeriac truffle and girolles.

The dessert is the winner at Folly, offering was a chocolate, hazelnut and malt cake or an elderflower and apple cheesecake. If you only had to choose one, I would likely pick the latter. Rich, tangy, refreshing and a great end to the meal.


What is Dubai Restaurant Week?

Held from February 22 to March 3, the Dubai Food Festival event features 15 restaurants creating bespoke three-course meals for Dh199 per person. For participating restaurants, go to roundmenu.com.