Straight, left, right, left and passed the baby clothes the L shaped Izu Brasserie nestles itself in BHV Le Marais in City Walk.
I’ve always been a fan of Chef Izu (LPM, La Serre, Lighthouse) His generosity and positive energy shows through his food.
Let’s start by mentioning Izu Brasserie is a restaurant. For a clear explanation of what a restaurant is, read through my previous post: What is a Restaurant?
I walk into the space detailed with wood, high ceilings and a marble countertop and have a glace at the concise menu. European Mediterranean plates that follow the following sequence: starters, pasta & risotto, meat & fish, sides and desserts.
I begin with a gorgeously peal beef tomato dressed only with olives, oil and fried parsley. The fresh tomato and pungent olives are so well balanced, but the AED 50 price tag gives the dish a bit of a shake.
I order the pizza Diavola, spicy salami, artichokes, olives and chili flakes, all my favored topping selections. The dough is proofed for days so its light on digestion and the pizza slice has enough strength to stand on its own. The AED 55 price tag is good.
I have the best Tiramisu you can have in Dubai. Not uncomfortably confined to a bowl, the ladyfingers leisurely lay socked in coffee and piped with mascarpone and cream. Sharing with 2-4 makes the price tag of AED 50 acceptable.
Izu Brasserie has become my go to lunch/dinner and most recommended spot. Dishes and staff both make you feel at home.
You can work though the menu to get a fair price per head and you can splurge with some of the dishes. A full meal, starter main and dessert would cost you around AED 170.
Location: City Walk
Price for 2: AED 220