Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Asador de Aranda, a restaurant founded in the heart of Spain, Castilla y Leon has now opened its doors to the UAE. A renowned Spanish institution, the venue is known to have hosted everyone from Royalty and government officials to celebrities like Daisy Ridley and Ragheb Alama. The star of the restaurant is the El cuarto de asado, a tantalizing dish consisting of roasted suckling lamb leg made in a wood-fired oven. Asador meaning ‘roasting restaurant,’ guests will be able to savour a happy marriage between the past and present in Spanish cuisine and gastronomy. The restaurant, located in Downtown Dubai, offers a typical menu consisting of mainstays such as delicious lamb and a selection of vegetable and Castilian starters with the Torta de Aranda, a fluffy bread made of olive oil and wheat flour.
However, Asador de Aranda’s most popular dish is the Roasted Suckling Lamb Leg. Cooked in wood-fired ovens, the meat is sourced from the Churra sheep, a breed specific and unique to the Castilla region in Spain. The use of manual ovens to cook meat dates back to 4000 BC and lends a unique taste and texture to the finished dish.
Diners can also enjoy a selection of meat-based dishes from spareribs and grilled entrecote steak to succulent lamb chops and kidneys. Those who prefer vegetarian food are also catered to with a selection of dishes such as refreshing gazpacho, an aromatic vegetable stew and roasted red peppers.
An extensive drinks menu will also be available, featuring a special non-alcoholic Sangria blend, soft drinks and fresh juices such as tangy lemonade and so much more.
Guests can finish their Spanish affair on a sweet note with Asador de Aranda’s desserts and Rosquillas which are traditional small sweet pastries that make for an indulgent ending to any meal.
The traditional restaurant boasts Castilian interiors marked with rustic white oak flooring with wood paneled tables. Plush green sofas with lined pillows make for a comfortable visit. Additionally, the glass chandeliers and marble counters add a touch of luxe with mirrored walls and glass art transporting visitors to the gorgeous plains of the Spanish countryside. Those wanting to partake in the cooler weather can do so on the terrace outside and enjoy the lights of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid boulevard as they tuck into their food.
About Grupo Asador de Aranda:
With more than fifty years of experience in the restaurant sector, Asador de Aranda Group is a family company born in the sixties in Spain. Pioneers of Spanish cuisine, Asador de Aranda prides itself on its heritage of natural flavours married with healthy home-made Castilian food. While the brand began its journey in 1983 in Madrid, the group has grown over 35 years to run more than 17 restaurants in Spain with venues in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates