New Turkish restaurant Asil has openedat the Rixos Premium Dubai on JBR.Asil, meaning noble in Turkish, takes influence from Morocco, Turkey and Lebanon to JBR. Decked out in Turkish-style furnishings, fabrics and chandeliers, there’s also a large terrace looking out over JBR beach and Ain Dubai.
There is set to be a range of Arabic dishes including Turkish street food and mezze.Signature dishes include Köpoğlu – fried cubes of aubergine in a buffalo yoghurt dip with a candied tomato jam. Main courses include an Ottoman lamb shank and the Asil kebab, while a classic Turkish kunafa with pistachio ice cream stars on the dessert menu. There will also be mixed drinks.
Entertainment comes from resident DJ DJ Mustech, who will be playing house-inspired Arabic and Turkish beats, while there will also be free henna for ladies.Asil is housed in the space that was previously Distric, and joins venues including Lock, Stock & Barrel, STK and Luigia in the hotel.
Watch this space.