Trèsind Studio | The Esquire Review
Up on the high floors of Voco Dubai, (formerly known as the Nassima Royal Hotel), inside the restaurant Trèsind (and hidden behind an unsuspecting door) is Trèsind Studio — ‘The world’s smallest, most exclusive modern Indian restaurant’.
For all intents and purposes, the recently-opened Trèsind Studio is an unfussy private room for up to 18 people that offers a dedicated 16-course menu, which is part epicurean journey and part interactive food theatre.
Trèsind Studio: What's the vibe?
The room is small and understated in décor, allowing the concept to take centre stage. For those aware of the work of Trèsind’s renowned chef Himanshu Saini, they will be anticipating something really quite special. Saini has been instrumental in pushing the envelope of what modern Indian cuisine in Dubai should be. Marrying the complex techniques of molecular gastronomy with traditional Indian staples, his creations are a weird and wonderful dip into a world of endless culinary possibilities.
Trèsind Studio: How's the food?
Weaved into a hugely stimulating, two-hour experience were dishes including palate-cleansing aromatics, soups, crunchy chickpea tarts, lamb croquets, sorbet quenelles, spiced mushroom ravioli, Shiso leaves, beetroot fudge, popping candy, a steak served with five spiced sauces, Petit Fours and
a 21-ingredient rice and lentil dish made individually in the chef’s show kitchen served in wooden bowls that the guests take back to their tables in homage to the way of life on the sub-continent.
Trèsind Studio: What's the verdict
With each of the 16 dishes presented more creatively than the last, the Trèsind Studio experience is not just delicious and boundary-pushing but, above all, it is fun. And it is not likely to remain a secret for very much longer.
Trèsind Studio: Where is it?
Trèsind Studio is located in the Voco Dubai, no Sheikh Zayed Road. It's open from Monday to Saturday, 7 pm to 11:30 pm. For more information, head to tresind.com