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Time for tea

Nestled in the lobby of the five-star Al Jaddaf Rotana in Dubai is The Tea Room – the chic, new café and latest addition to the hotel's dining portfolio.

Offering delectable desserts, cakes and chocolates, The Tea Room at Al Jaddaf Rotana in Dubai is the ideal venue for comforting beverages, light bites, tasty treats and afternoon tea, where this ritual is celebrated with much grandeur.Tea and coffee connoisseurs will be tempted by the assortment of blends, which perfectly complements the selection of sweet and savoury treats. The comfortable seating and relaxed ambience offer the perfect backdrop for a leisurely lunch, business meeting or a memorable afternoon tea experience, while takeaway options are also available for guests. For guests who prefer to experience decadent dining from the comfort of their homes, The Tea Room recently introduced an online ordering service, made available through orders placed on

Chef spotlight: Chef Ameed Saegh

At the helm is Chef Ameed Saegh, who brings over 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry to The Tea Room. Passionate about both cooking and baking, Chef Ameed views each day as an exciting challenge, which offers him the chance to experiment with something new, and he, therefore, brings his A-game to the kitchen daily.

Being creatively inspired by the culturally diverse regions around the globe and their unique flavours, the chef has

meticulously crafted each of the recipes at the venue.

Here, the chef presents his top picks at The Tea Room.

Red velvet cake

"This decadent cake is a combination of different flavours. It is soft and fluffy – a result of the use of buttermilk and vinegar in the recipe – and is finished with a generous quantity of cream cheese. If you choose to treat yourself well, this option definitely fits the bill."

Opera cake

"Made by combining layers of almond sponge, strong coffee syrup, French buttercream and chocolate ganache, this cake is worthy of any special occasion. Why is it called so, you ask? This cake was invented and first introduced by a pastry chef who went by the name of Cyriaque Gavillon. According to the story, his wife Andrée was a prima ballerina at the Paris Opéra, and Gavillon, who wanted to pay tribute to her immense talent, felt he wouldn't find a better name for the masterful creation."

Pistachio Tart

"This tart reminds me of my childhood as I come from a country where pistachio is among our main produce. This tart has five different textures, which is achieved by combining short-crust pistachio financier, pistachio ganache, pistachio whipped ganache and homemade pistachio praline."

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