Derived from French expression très Indian Dubai based modern Indian restaurant got it’s name Tresind. The chef Himanshu of Tresind marries a progressive fine dining approach with traditional Indian cuisine. Their creative molecular gastronomy methods not only make food look artistic but brilliantly brings all together respecting the original recipe and flavours. I have been into molecular gastronomy from the time it was brought to Dubai on 2012 at Marta’s Kitchen.
Tresind introduced their menu at Taste of Dubai on March 2016. I got slice of Vada Pao Pan Pizza and thought then I have to dine there to deep dive into forward-thinking modernist Indian cuisine with a twist.
As usual, in Dubai foodie heaven, having so many options to choose for, it took couple of more months from me to actually go and dine at Tresind. I got invited to try Tresind 9 course tasting menu and was impressed of everything on the entire experience. Food was clearly Indian cuisine but with modern twist. It’s all about light, healthy and colourful so very millenial style dining, not westernized but very Indian. Ever since my visit they have won several awards and introduced another interesting restaurant Carnival by Tresind. Modern Indian is IT now in Dubai food scenes.
At the moment Tresind has absolutely value for money Lunch set menu in their offering. It’s an extensive lunch set menu at AED 99 per person from Sunday to Thursday.
Back to my experience at Tresind. Before going to food I must mention that waiter knew the food, it’s always pleasure to fine dine in a restaurant where waters are knowledgeable. It makes the whole dining rolling smoothly and allow us to know the food we are going to get. Tresind had paired each plate with suitable wine, however I cannot comment weather it was success or not, I am aqua drinker. In all honesty I think Indian cuisine works well without wine.
Tasting lunch started with modern art of chaat, the Indian snack flavours composed under our eyes as in any chaat stall. It was entertaining work of food artist painting for us a tasty tangy sweet but savory chaat art. I really liked the way chaat was served with smoky effects sponge like Gujarati Dhokla, tamarind chutney, mint & coriander chutney, sweet yogurt, chaat masala gel, palak patta, mustard water, fresh pomegranate, nimbu sev and red chili pepper all spread on wide tray as a canvas – very artistic.
Followed by Chilli hoisin duck khurchan with pickled carrots and beets, Deconstructed pani puri, Zaatar Pav with Pindi Channa Hummus and Sundried tomatoes & olives, Tandoori Portobello Steak, Vada Pao Pan Pizza, Khandvi Sorbet to clear palate, Paneer Cafreal, Potato Sphere Dahi Kebab, Daulat Ki Chaat.
Tresind Signature Recipe – gift for you
Thanks to nice people from Tresind I have signature recipe to share with you. I asked chef to share one recipe from their summer menu and got this wonderful Mango phirn popsicle recipe. See the Tresind presentation on top of the post. My eyes were eating the dessert before I get to taste mango lollies with passion fruit salsa. Who doesn’t like mangoes!
Here’s my take of Tresind signature mango ice lollies. I was more into easy presentation and froze mango lollies in egg shape silicone molds and dipped them in dark chocolate and fresh coconut and pistachio nuts. It was great mock up from the original recipe which was more of the inspiration than one to one follow thru for me this time. What if you try to make ice lollies inspired by Tresind, the way you like it.
I have had bad, good and very good food experiences, Tresind was one of those very good ones. However it is just me, you should try yourself, this might be specially for you if you find Indian food too heavy and intense. I was invited by Tresind, all of my writings are my own opinions though. Value of 9 course signature Chef’s tasting menu was 365 AED. I might be bias because I love Indian food and molecular gastronomy. To read more about Tresind experiences and particularly food reviews from real Dubai foodies visit The Cluttonous couple and The Thezzy Files
Check out Tresind set lunch menu worth 99 AED. Good value for money!
Hey don’t go yet, you might like to check out my post from 2012 Do play with your food – Look-see into Molecular Gastronomy