Seafood Night at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Oct 10, 2012

Seafood Night at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana


Thirty! Oh my, I just turned Thirty! 

Some said I don't look like one. Actually, I barely feel like one. I guess I'm still trapped in a body and mind of a girl in her early twenties. I'm still waiting for the feeling of being 30 to sink in, but I am ready to make more mature decisions now. I am ready to accept whatever life brings, including the wrinkled skin and body fat that comes with ageing. 

On the day I turned 30, my husband took me to Petals Restaurant at Rose Rayhaan for a dinner buffet. Though I'm trying to lose few inches in my belly, special occasions have been my  excuse to eat more and forget about dieting (for a moment). That night, I didn't care about the calories. All that matter was I am celebrating my special day with my special someone, with delicious seafood waiting for me at the buffet table! 


Rose Rayhaan by Rotana  is along Sheikh Zayed Road. Standing tall at 333 meters, it has been declared by Guinness Records to be the tallest hotel in the world in 2012. 

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai
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Outside Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai

Petals Restaurant is at Rose Rayhaan's 1st floor. The ambiance was romantic. We were seated at a table with a good view of the busy Sheikh Zayed Road. 

Petals restaurant at Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai

Ed and Lady at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

Thursday Night is Fisherman's Night at Petals.
There were fresh seafood on display. I didn't bother to ask if we can have some cooked since my eyes were fixed on the grand buffet table.    

fresh Fish at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
fresh catch of the day
Salads at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
appetizers: posh prawn cocktail and healthy salads 
Ed at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Ed filling up his plate with veggies
Fisherman's Night Theme at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
How I love the decors!
Petals Restaurant was really serious on their Fisherman's Night theme!
Chicken and Beef Dishes at Petals Restaurant, rose Rayhaan Rotana
Aside from seafood, there were also some chicken and beef  dishes.
Bread at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
all the bread which we totally ignored
Pizza at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
another heavy dish we avoided: pizza
Desserts at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Desserts!
No matter how I try, I can't say no to this.
Me having desserts at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
got myself 4 different types of sweets
Ice cream at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
...and there was ice cream with all kinds of toppings as well
Ed at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Ed and his plate of salad
Lady enjoying her food at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Me and my plate of every appetizer that looked delish

I had four trips to the buffet table that night. 
I, now, present to you the savory treat I had for myself on my 30th.

Lady's first plate at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Plate#1: prawn cocktail, a piece of mackerel and some salad
Lady's second plate at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Plate#2: (clockwise) prawn curry, seafood marinara pasta, seafood thermidor
and vegetable ratatouille
Lady's third plate at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Plate#3: roasted chicken and beef tenderloin with steamed rice
Lady's fourth plate at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana
Plate#4 is a heaven of goodness! I can't remember the name of each dessert,
but I can tell you, all were lusciously yummy. 

The Bill:
The buffet costs 155 AED per person. 
We got 25% discount since we booked our dinner at http://www.roundmenu.com/.
Bill at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

Different Themes every night at Petals Restaurant, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana

There are different themes every night. I'm eyeing on Wednesday Night's Flavours of Asia Theme. I'm just waiting for another special occasion to have another guilt-free buffet dinner.


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