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It’s a Suite life

Oct 30, 2011 No Comments by

Heading down the walkway into Suite, you are instantly submerged in a Moroccan haven. Carved wooden doors and delicate archways lead you into the atmospheric restaurant, the location of many exclusive events and private soirées. The Arabic rugs lining the aisles are soft underfoot, and transport you to exotic dreams of glamorous Marrakesh and Casablanca. Alcoves adorned with luxuriant sofas and lavish cushions provide guests with the perfect place to relax, concealed from the main dining area; your own personal sanctuary. Friday and Saturday are when Suite is at its busiest, but whichever night you choose to dine or dance, you are guaranteed vibrancy and an invigorating energy. Mood lighting, flickering and warm contributes to the inviting décor. The authentic Moroccan lanterns fill the room, providing the perfect mix of luxury and authenticity. Majestic disco balls and Buddha statues scatter the exterior, combined with the hues of deep red, orange and black, creating the perfect ambiance of opulence and hedonism.

We dined on a selection of dishes from the three menus that Suite offers; the main menu, incorporating a wide range of Spanish and Moroccan plates, the fusion alternative comprising of Eastern and Western delights, and the €30 deluxe three course menu. This excellent value of money option is sure to explode into popularity, each dish creating the optimum Moroccan experience, and it won’t break the bank!

Succulent scallop ceviches from the fusion menu launched our banquet, dressed with a zingy lime and coriander salad, and scattered with pink peppercorns. Fresh on the palate, the combination the sharp herbs and zesty salsa naturally infused the luscious mollusks, and in turn lightly cooked them to the perfect texture. Also; spinach, seaweed and wakame salad, fused with fresh mint and a subtle chilli dressing, the softened leaves and algee blending with the biting vinaigrette to perfection.

Our third and final starter came from the main Suite menu, an unusual Pigeon Pie Royal. Admittedly having not tried any experimental meat previous to this, I was nervous, but combined with a sweet cinnamon flavour running throughout the pastry parcel, the two flavours married together without fault. Not one ingredient in each dish is wasted; you can taste all compounds within each bite.

Now onto three platos principales, each with their own aromatic flair. A yielding Lamb Shank, falling off the bone with each touch, was selected from the main menu. Right down to the last morsel, the meat maintained its delicate texture, oozing moisture and tenderness. The vegetable purée, ours pumpkin, was pure and velvety, and combined with the apple and miso juice to create the ultimate fragrant dish.

From the Oriental fusion menu, black cod ‘wafu’ resting on a Himalayan salt plate. Pioneers of this revolutionary technique, Suite are one of the only restaurants on the coast to use this innovative method to their advantage. The fish is gently pan fried, and placed on the heated salt block to slowly permeate with seasoning and complete the cooking process. The drizzled honey sauce and chaste steamed vegetables made this dish light and fresh, a welcome alternative to the more intricate and complex predecessors.

Lastly, a traditional Moroccan tajine, complete with mawkish vegetables and fragrant couscous, the semolina classically harmonizing with the moreish tomato, onion and zucchini. This is a delightful and more exciting alternate to the traditionally bland vegetarian dishes restaurants usually serve, but there is the option of chicken or lamb if you’re a meat eater like me. This is available on both the main and €30, along with our final two courses.

Desserts ensued, including a tangy red berries pavalova, with real fruit slices and an accompanying coulis. A rich and decadent chocolate mousse followed, adorned with white chocolate wafer and crispy spheres. These two dishes ended what was a relaxing yet vibrant night of delicious and simple cuisine, faultless hosting and a harmonious ambiance. We will certainly be returning to sample their infamous sushi and sesame-crusted red tuna loin in the not too distant future!

Suite


Hotel Puente Romano, Golden Mile
ES-29601 Marbella, Malagá

0034 676 962 852 / 676 920 474 | www.suiteclubs.com

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