For someone who’s fasting during Ramadan, Iftaar is a special moment, and what makes it more special is the company of some new-found friends over a spectacular culinary experience. I was graciously invited to a bloggers’ Iftaar at Liwan, one of several restaurants at Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana, and I almost didn’t go before actually deciding to; turns out, it was a good decision.
Even though this is a photo-blog, not a restaurant review, I will not hesitate to mention that the tantalizing dessert selection is by far the best around.
Let the feast for the eyes begin!
Turkish tea, anyone?
Dates aplenty – take your pick
(non-alcoholic) Drinks, anyone?
The fruit, salad and sushi bar
A selection of picked middle-eastern delicacies
Date and nut truffles
Enjoying their meal
Banana chocolate cake
Grilled vegetables galore
Meringue with berries
Chefs preparing the buffet
An authentic Arabic Iftaar experience
The beautiful Turkish tea stall
Refreshing watermelon nectar
Up-close and personal with spinach and pine nut samosas