Restaurant Review: Catch, Abu Dhabi
Avg. Cost per Person:350 Dhs
Location:Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, Nation Riviera Beach Club, Al Khubeirah , Abu Dhabi
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02 611 0909
Upbeat, edgy, fun, friendly, entertaining and last, but certainly not least, amazing food is what Catch is all about.
There is not a dull moment when you are at this waterfront venue on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche at the Nation Riviera Beach Club.
From a glass kitchen that allows you to get a peek at the chefs hard at work, the incredible view of the capital’s Marina area, to the violinist who plays live with the contemporary music, Catch has plenty to offer, and that’s all before the food arrives, which is an excitement in itself.
We opted for the option of allowing the head chef, Rudy Petersen, to select our dishes, and it was definitely the right call, as we were presented with just the right combination of seafood, salads and meats. It also made it more exciting, not knowing what was coming up next.
First stop, we got a hint of what was on the way as our incredibly friendly waiter grinded fresh wasabi at our table using a special wasabi board. Soon after the first dish arrived, covered in a cloud of smoke flowing from dry ice. As the smoke dissipated an impressive sashimi and sushi platter was unveiled that included all the favourite such as salmon, tuna and sea bass. Every item is so tasty and tender that if a non-sushi lover can be tempted or converted, this is the platter that will do the job.
The next dish really summed up what Catch is all about. A plate of beautifully decorated sea bass ceviche in capsicum sauce, which resembled more a pretty colourful painting with flowers than a ceviche, was simply exquisite and a must try. The dishes at Catch are simply gorgeous. Every dish that followed was again like a piece of art, beautiful.
The organic quinoa salad with watermelon and feta cheese was as pretty as it was flavoursome. The perfectly cooked cubes of beef rib in plum sauce, served in a bone like plate, the divine Chilean sea bass in edamame and lemongrass broth and finally a wagyu beef served with truffle and fresh wasabi were all luscious and impeccable.
We were wowed once more at desert with the restaurant’s signature desert, the melting chocolate sphere. As our waiter poured a jar of hot chocolate on a white chocolate sphere, it melted to present a heavenly cream cheesecake and pina colada ice cream inside.
The drinks menu was also as extensive and colourful as the food. The perfect venue to for a romantic night out or to catch up with friends in a chilled out atmosphere.