A few days ago, our friend Shalon headed over to Sanaa and was kind enough to share pictures of the new dinner menu. I was interested in checking it out myself, so I headed over to their lounge to try one of the new items. I was a fan of their Lamb Kefta Kebabs from their previous menu, and was curious as to how the new sliders would be.
Here’s a look at the Lamb Kefta Kebabs that were previously served. They came with a mint chutney and sliced carrots that were prepared in a spicy sauce. Delicious!
The new sliders feature goat cheese, piquante peppers, and pickled shallots.
Now served in this fashion, there is a lot less lamb going into the dish. The meat is still nicely seasoned, but there is so much bread in comparison.
The kefta was cooked around medium. I had been waiting for a while to receive the order, and a manager had stopped by to inform me that they were making up a fresh batch of the kefta since it is an item that’s “held.”
I’d brought the remaining sliders home for Matt to try, and he thought they were awesome. Had I never had the kefta in their previous format, I probably would have been a bit more enthusiastic about them. If I try to look at these with fresh eyes, yes, I would order the dish again, although if I’m going to eat kefta here, I think I’d rather go for the open-faced Grilled Lamb Kefta sandwich:
Oh yeah, and definitely go for the bread service! I’m glad they now offer all nine accompaniments with the bread, and the breads also received some minor changes.
Here’s another look at the menus being offered at the restaurant.
While an official lounge menu hasn’t been printed for the books yet, I was told that that featured items will be the Indian-Style Bread Service, Lamb Kefta Sliders, Potato and Pea Samosas, and the Salad Sampler. These are what the offered before, with the exception of the Lamb Kefta Kebabs turning into the sliders. Be sure to check out some of our past reviews! We’ve dined at lunch, I’ve snacked at the bar, and enjoyed cocktails such as their Bloody Mary and the African Starr Mojito!
I’m sure guests who were fans of some of the dishes that were tweaked or disappeared may be disappointed in the changes, but it does have to happen sometimes. I look forward to my next visit, hopefully with Matt next time, so we can try some more items and report back on them!
Has your favorite dish disappeared from the menu? Which dishes stand out to you?