I went to try the new menu called Vanille Salée which is an initiative that Soul restaurant at Movenpick, JBR is doing alongside with their sister properties across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
The menu will only run for a month from 21st of February till 21st of March and it will be showcasing a sophisticated salty vanilla creations.
The chefs at Mövenpick JBR are presenting a very interesting menu.
All of the dishes include Vanilla so that mix between the taste of sweet and savory!
This exceptional taste experience has been encapsulated in five savoury vanilla creations, championing the queen of spices at Mövenpick hotels worldwide. The tempting entrées include “White onion velouté” (soup), “Sashimi of tuna and salmon” and “Goat cheese and figs salad”, while the main course menu features “Nile perch filet and endive” and “Guinea fowl breast Melba”.
“‘Vanille Salée’ is a real palate pleaser and Movenpick Hotel hope food enthusiasts who dine at their properties around Asia, Africa and Middle East will enjoy this new gastronomic experience.”
I did and I enjoyed it.
It was the first time I eat a savory dish with a vanilla taste.
I loved the experience and I recommend you to try it!
So let me tell you now about my experience.
The below is a focaccia and baguette bread served with a butter and a butter mixed with rosemary.
The butter with rosemary is amazingly tasty!
This is one of the appetizers of the Vanille Salee Menu.
Sashimi of tuna and salmon
Tuna & Salmon, Grilled Scallops, Wakame, Citrus-Vanilla Vinaigrette and Wasabi Soya
It was very fresh and while eating it, I dipped it in the Citrus-Vanilla Vinaigrette.
The taste was new to me but I liked it.
It was exquisite!
For those who doesn’t like to try this new experience and for those who doesn’t like vanilla flavor in savory food, you can still order from the regular menu.
Garlic Lime Anchovy Aioli and Marinara Sauce
The calamari was very tender and crunchy, yum!
Now the main course of the Vanille Salee Menu.
I chose the Nile Perch Filet and Witlof.
Nile Perch Filet, Vanilla, White Chicory, Black Salsify, Mash, Red Grape Essence
And I say that it has a Distinctive and Heavenly taste!
I never knew that vanilla in savory food could be amazing…
And again for those who prefers the regular menu, I recommend the Lobster Mac & Cheese.
Now reaching the dessers, both of them are from the Vanille Salee menu.
I ate the Apple Tart.
Fine Apple Tart, Movenpick Vanilla Ice Cream, Vanila Sauce
At the beginning, I was thinking that I will just eat have of it but after the first bite, I have decided to eat it completely.
It was the best ever and lightest Apple Tart I have eaten till now!
I highly recommend you to try it!
A close up view 🙂
Chocolate lovers you must try the Fondatine Chocolate.
Chocolate Fondatine, Vanilla Ice Cream
It was just baked, warm and melting!
You cannot ask more!
I highly recommend you to visit Soul, whether it is to try the Vanille Salee menu or the regular menu, am sure you will enjoy it and you will thank me for that.