Coya, was my first experience with Peruvian food, I promise it will not be my last. Coya at the Four Seasons is a delight for all the senses, with stunning decor, great music and awesome food. The restaurant is heralded by the awesome Pisco Lounge, that serves some delicious and potent concoctions. An outpost of the famed restaurant in London, Coya brings all the flair of Latin America to Dubai.
The Menu is rather extensive and has a large number of vegetarian side dishes, each of which is as good as the next. We ordered almost everything vegetarian on the menu, and we were not disappointed. The staff was also very helpful, and happily made a few alterations to the dishes, so we could have the most enjoyable meal. We started with the guacamole crocantes, went on to have the Ensalada Peruana – with purple potatoes! We even had the asparagus with aji amirillo ( a delicious, bright yellow, tangy sauce) that had us licking the bowl – it was so good! We even ordered most of the sides, and each was better than the next, do not miss out on any of them!
The stand out dish of the meal was definitely the Peruvian Potato, wild mushroom and white truffle hot pot. I would travel to Dubai just for this. It was sinful and delicious and creamy and wondrous all at the same time. All the ingredients came together wonderfully to make magic in every bite. We literally could not stop eating, it was so good. This dish is a little heavy on the wallet but it is absolutely worth it – white truffles are always worth it.
Of course at the end of this awesome meal, we were absolutely stuffed, but dessert could not be missed. We had the Chicha Morada – a granitaesque dessert with shaved ice and fresh fruit. It was absolutely amazing. The ice was berry flavored with hints of cinnamon and other spices. It was a perfect end and so delicious and light. The dessert was served with some delicious orange shortbread crackers that tied the whole dessert together. Each bite was burst of flavor, as if all the fruits of the amazon have descended on your tongue – amazing!
Four Seasons Resort
Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2
PO Box 71384