One of the many perks of living on an island is indulging in the delicious yield of the waters that surround it. Woman This Month got a taste of the ocean at this popular restaurant.
Klouds is an all-day dining restaurant located on the ground floor of The K Hotel and is one venue that never ceases to surprise when it comes to food. It has consistently delivered great cuisine, be it at the annual Iftars, weekly theme nights or the everyday offerings that diners choose to have à la carte.
Its theme nights are a particular draw, considering the vast variety of fare on offer and the competitive rates. Every Thursday, the restaurant hosts a seafood night and for any connoisseur of seafood or good food in general, this is an absolute treat.
Our evening started on a delightful note with a glass of seasoned red as we began to soak in the atmosphere. Klouds is a contemporary, multi-cuisine restaurant that maintains fine-dining standards while enjoying a casual ambience. The staff are so attentive and the warm smiles immediately make you feel welcome and at home.
The seemingly unending spread started with a variety of canapés such as shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon with capers, sushi and seafood pâté and, of course, we wanted to try them all. Little did we know that there were also crab wantons, samboosas, spring rolls, soups and much more, just to whet your appetite!
This was a delicious opening act to what was going to be a stellar main show – loaded with flavour, versatile enough to suit all palates and extravagant to say the least.
The main attraction was the seafood thermidor. Delightfully creamy, it consisted of a hearty mix of fresh fish, squid, prawns and lobster. The accompaniments included a variety of rice, pasta arabiata, mashed potato and grilled vegetables. There was also the malabari fish curry, a spicy Indian-style preparation served with steamed rice. For those who craved something Asian, there were seafood balls in a delicious gravy, served with fried rice. However the star attraction of the evening was the live cooking station – where you get to hand pick the day’s fresh catch and have it cooked to your liking. We tried some succulent fillets of dory, squid in lemon butter sauce, mussels, which were beautifully seasoned and, of course, who could leave out a luscious lobster tail. Ah bliss!
This indulgent spree met a befitting end at the dessert bar where choices were aplenty, from fresh fruits to light blueberry panna cotta, a variety of cakes and pastries and um ali.
Yes, Thursday traffic in Juffair is not something anyone wants to encounter, but a top-notch dining experience such as this makes it totally worth enduring a few extra minutes on the road. The buffet is priced at BD12++.