Take everything you know about Indian food and mix it with your wildest culinary imaginations to begin to understand the philosophy of Trèsind. This fine dining favourite, located at the slick voco Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, is all style and even more substance thanks to a creative menu masterminded by chef Himanshu Saini.
Many locals credit the restaurant as the first to spark the molecular gastronomy trend in the city, and signature dishes feature a generous use of dry ice, spherical surprises, edible gels and flavourful foams – it’s like magic, but with spices. Forego your penchant for butter chicken to order the chef’s tasting menu to discover what makes Trèsind tick.
If you’re short on time, ask for any of the house specials that are served tableside, so you can combine dinner with a show as staff crumble and smoke ingredients with flair. Vegetarians will be pleased to know there are entire menus dedicated to the diet, while carnivores are spoilt for choice with hits such as the Malabar bouillabaisse fish stew, wood smoked tandoori chicken with pineapple carpaccio, and a slow-cooked lamb curry that’s sprinkled with gold dust.