Mitts & Trays, an elegant all-day dining café and restaurant focusing on the Oven to Table, Kitchen to Living Room experience, opened its doors at City Walk Phase 2 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in September.
Sparked by the love for baking and founded by the UAE’s first female Emirati Chef Patron, Amna Al Hashemi, Mitts & Trays is a truly homegrown brand from Dubai. The restaurant was buzzing and we had to wait to be seated inside.
Mitts & Trays has indoor and outdoor seating. We prefer to sit inside as the interiors were way more comfortable, elegantly designed and a lit space. The outdoors open inside the mall so has a lot of passersby and can be noisy.
I got myself a raspberry refresher which seemed way too sweet. Dubaigirl got herself Passionfruit with ginger ale which was better than the raspberry. The glasses were odd to drink from. I’d suggest a jar or the tall glasses for the drinks!
As a starter, Milk bread is served complimentary with basil butter. The bread was fluffy, baked fresh, and tasted great.
Baked Portabellos – Three giant mushrooms stuffed with lobster and cheese. It was instant love!
M&T Batata Bravas – Potatoes drizzled with hot demi glazed, cheese sauce and sour cream. Once you pop, you can’t stop! (Sorry Pringles)
Wagyu Sizzlers – Lava grilled wagyu lollipops rested on a bed of potato puree and drizzled with a sauce was the best thing we had all week! The Wagyu melts in your mouth and the mashed potato with the gravy was just too good! Its their signature item.
M&T Burrata – The side of Burrata was interesting. Served with fresh figs and the salad drizzled with pomegranate balsamic dressing. The burrata itself was average, we have had way better.
Kale & Walnut Salad – dried cranberries and feta cheese drizzled with fig balsamic dressing was fresh and probably the healthiest item on the menu.
Paella De Valencia – A seafood paella had the perfect flavors. Omani lobster, clams, and prawns all cooked in a saffron infused Spanish rice
Madras Curry Curry – Served with a bowl of basmati rice, poppadum, and pickle. The curry itself was mildly spicy and had boneless chicken.
From the Sandwiches – We got the M&T sliders. Southern style chicken sliders with chipotle mayo and crispy onion rings. It seemed a popular choice all around the buzzing restaurant.
They have a great selection of cakes which are baked in house. They not only look great but tastes exactly what a good cake should be like!
I got myself a slice of WEED. Our humorous server said I shall fly after eating this so I had to try it! Unfortunately, I didn’t get any wings but it had a unique and great taste. It was probably weed!
The server also suggested a coffee which was brewed right in front of us on the table. The coffee was a blend of 3 mixtures and was utterly smooth!
Dubaigirl got herself a brownie which she claims to be the BEST BROWNIE ever eaten! She paired it with their hot chocolate and was in 7th heaven!
Our server was really helpful and did a good job with suggestions! Mitts & Trays has the potential to grow all over Dubai due to its unique dishes and taste! The wagyu sizzlers are a must try along with their cakes.
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