Don’t be fooled by the restaurant’s deceiving childlike-cum-fast-food name, Crazy Fish is everything you could want from a fine dining Italian seafood restaurant.
Newly opened in DIFC’s Al Fattan Currency House, Monte Carlo export Crazy Fish takes shape as one of two Flavio Briatore (the man behind Billionaire Mansion)-owned eateries.
As soon as we walk in, the waiter asks if we’d like an Aperol Spritz to start. “Only if it’s blood orange,” I reply, dubious of Dubai’s cocktail-making skills. “Our bartender is from Venice, where Aperol Spritz originated from. He knows what he’s doing,” my waiter assures me – and he’s not wrong.
We kick off the meal with a round of gloriously bitter goblets of Aperol and three different types of raw fish. Oysters are a speciality of theirs, but to my delight we weren’t actually served any (I’m not a fan), and instead we started with tuna tartare served under a smoky glass cloche(my personal fave), seabass tartare and seabream carpaccio, all doused in a healthy serving of homemade Italian olive oil.
Hot starters was a myriad of delicious seafood dishes, including calamari, aubergine rolls and thinly sliced tuna straccetti with rocket. Mains was an extremely generous serving of monk fish spaghetti, all washed with – what else? – another Aperol, of course.
Ending on a sweet note, a deconstructed tiramisu is created next to our table (avoided by me, thanks to my aversion to anything that tastes like coffee) before the tastiest platter of fruttini (ice cream served in hollowed-out fruits and nuts) arrives on our table.
Before we leave, the manager gives us some insider intel into the promotions and deals Crazy Fish has got planned for the rest of the year, and let me tell you, they’re not to be missed!
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