Monta Rosa on Prince Sultan Street is one restaurant I had not been to despite driving past it on numerous occasions. After discussions with a colleague one day I was told how good the food actually is there, and that it really was worth a visit. Located just before the roundabout heading to Extra, Monta Rosa dish up a wonderful selection of international dishes to a very high standard.
The restaurant is divided over two floors, the ground floor for singles, while the upper level is reserved for families. However if you get a chance to visit, it is definitely worth trying to go with family as the upper level’s atmosphere is far superior, more elegant, lavish, and befitting of the food.
We started on some lovely chicken lemon grass skewers, these were six pieces of marinated chicken in a ginger and garlic drizzled in a spicy peanut coconut cream sauce, these were superb, the chicken moist and tender; the sauce a successful flavour combination. Not bad for only 35SR.
This was not the only starter we sampled, we also enjoyed the mixed Spring Rolls, an assorted mix of chicken and vegetables, served with a sweet and sour sauce 29 SR.
We moved on to the Grilled Veal Teriyaki which was cooked with rosemary oven baked potatoes, more steep at 99 SR, but worth every bite. My dining companion ordered the Grilled Angus cheeseburger 49 SR, but was let down twice, firstly when the waiter brought the wrong order (A kids burger), and again when the correct burger did finally arrive, I had finished my main, and he was left to deal with a burger which while crispy and tasty, was not overly impressive, the patty was small and thin, akin to that of a fast food outlet.
Despite his disappointment, I was particularly impressed with the Veal Teriyaki, the sauce was rich, and the vegetables served alongside were perfectly done, not the usual over cooked things one usually finds elsewhere.
As for drinks my Torino (24 SR) Fruit cocktail of Mango, Banana and Red Apple was pleasant, my companions Monta Colada also seemed to go down well.
While not our first choice (the Belgian Waffle was unfortunately unavailable) The desserts were both elegant and visually stunning, we tried the Warm Apple Breton with Ice Cream, and the Classic Italian Tiramisu with real mascarpone cheese. The Tiramisu recipe apparently taken personally from a chef on a visit to Italy, Both were good, and were complimented well with our final espresso.
Overall we had a pleasant time at Monta Rosa, there is more on the menu that we could handle in one sitting, and despite a few hiccups, and based on my experience alone, I will definitely be back for more.Monta Rosa,
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