04 Aug LET’S CHECK OUT ARABESQUE, VICTORIA ISLAND
Arabesque, a very fancy restaurant, beautifully designed to create a well-furnished Middle-Eastern fine dining and lounging experience. I don’t know when this place opened but I’m very sure it has been in business for more than 3 years now. Both the indoor and outdoor are extremely of Arab decor, the menu is extensively Lebanese. The only thing close to being continental on that menu might just be the French fries.
So I went in here with my normal senator wear attire and my clean slippers to display my beautiful feet that everyone admires, this host did not mind my feet oh, imagine the guy asking me who I’m coming here to see 🙆🏾♂️ I could tell he didn’t mean it in a hospitable way, he literally saw me as a low-class citizen that has no business here. Shame wanted to kill me 🤦🏾♂️
When my food arrived, I asked the guy if I could switch tables for better lighting so that I could take good pictures, my guy told me NO oh, that it is company policy 🙆🏾♂️ I didn’t even know whether to start explaining that this is basically free promotion, but maybe he doesn’t even know what Instagram is 🤷🏾♂️
To be honest, at some point he started trying to act all polite, but that’s after I started doing my video recording activities. This is how a good place hires the wrong people that will destroy their reputation just like that. Or could it be that rudeness is in their company culture, I don’t know. Hospitality establishments in Lagos need to learn to be humble cos I honestly felt like I should just go spend my money elsewhere 🤦🏾♂️
In fact, they’ve even spoilt my mood from writing some good deeds I might have experienced from here. That one is their luck🚶🏾
As for what I had, please pardon my not-so-great pictures, you already know who caused it.
Houmous Beirut – ₦2,300
Houmous is a popular Middle Eastern light meal that is chickpeas puree served with flat bread. You could order for a vegetarian option or meat option, mine was vegetarian.
I’ve often wondered why houmous is always designed in this particular round curved shape 🤔 If you know the reason, please share with us in the comment section.
Anyways, there’s really nothing much to say about the dish, it’s just like eating bread and soft and sour oats, and it is mostly enjoyed with olive oil.
Kaftah Khoshkha – ₦4,900
Middle East must really love lamb cos there were a lot of lamb options on their menu and only a few chicken or beef options. Okay, so Kaftah Khoshkha is minced lamb that is usually served with its skewers alongside some charcoal beneath it so it can be kept warm.
Obviously, this lamb wasn’t fresh cos I could perceive it, but the spicing was mild enough, not over spiced like the Indians do.
When I ordered this meal, I asked if it comes with a side and they said no, so I turned the page and ordered for Oriental Rice to be served with it, asking if this dish comes with a sauce to be used for the rice. The host told me yes, it’s served with a sauce. Guess what, neither the sauce nor the rice arrived. I only remembered after I was done eating 🤦🏾♂️
Or, could it be that tiny tomato paste that they called sauce? 🤔