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!
Banana chocolate cake
A selection of picked middle-eastern delicacies
Berries and cream
(non-alcoholic) Drinks, anyone?
Date and nut truffles
A mouth-watering assortment of sweets
Unknown drink in adorable milk bottles
An authentic Arabic Iftaar experience
Refreshing watermelon nectar
Dates aplenty – take your pick
The fruit, salad and sushi bar
Sesame seed crackers
Grilled vegetables galore
A little surprise on every table
The beautiful Turkish tea stall
The Indian Bazar
Chefs preparing the buffet
Turkish tea, anyone?
Meringue with berries
Enjoying their meal
Up-close and personal with spinach and pine nut samosas