Flavours on Two
Minimalist décor, simple yet comfortable chairs, just the right amount of cheerful sunlight peering in through the blinds, bright and fresh colors, and attentive staff—these are my first impressions on Flavours on Two, an all-day dining venue presenting a choice of international cuisine serving a la carte or buffet style.
The complimentary valet parking makes life so much easier when you arrive at the hotel. We’ve come for lunch on a weekday, and the restaurant has a decent number of customers, but not crowded. The hotel is located in the middle of offices and business centers, so I assume the restaurant is never empty. It’s always a good idea to book yourself a table beforehand.
The walls are adorned with abstract paintings of bright, bold colors. There are fresh orchids on the table. But what I am most fascinated about is this:
The salad bar is the most impressive of the entire buffet spread. Soup of the day is potato and leek, which tastes really nice and creamy. The potato salad is also really good.
This is my first time to try dolma—stuffed grape leaves—and I’m afraid it isn’t love at first bite. I might like it someday. For now, I’m happy with my pasta with cherry tomatoes and olives.
There are a few different types of cheese and bread. There is a good selection of sauces and dips.
There isn’t much variety as far as the main dishes are concerned. There are about five or six, to be exact.
Pictured above: that’s grilled chicken with cranberry sauce on the left (I add the cranberry sauce myself after finding the chicken rather bland for my taste). On the right is chicken a la king.
Chili Fish, roasted potatoes on the side.
The dessert section is a joy to look at! Everything is so pretty and dainty. They have both dark and white chocolates, mango mousse, pineapple upside down cake (but Masood clearly believes I make a better version), date cake, and some other pastries.
My favorites would be the caramel, tiramisu, and fresh fruits:
The ambiance is really nice for a casual lunch with friends or business associates. Service is good; you’ll never find your water glass empty, and your used plates are taken away promptly. There’s complimentary coffee too.
Food is good but for AED 130 per person for the lunch buffet there should have been more options as far as the main dishes are concerned. I always go for the seafood first so it is a little disappointing to see only one option.Flavours on Two Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road (close to the Financial Centre metro station) T: (+971) 4 312 2202