For my second #NomWithMe event, I was happy to take EK out to Garden Grille, located just by the Mall of the Emirates at the Hilton Garden Inn. The restaurant’s interiors looked brand new and recently revamped with its surroundings matching the garden theme.

The Garden Grille at Hilton Garden Inn
The interiors look just recently done up.

To start off our meal, we tried the caprese salad; which arrived fresh and delicious with a tinge of balsamic vinegar.

The Caprese salad|Garden Grille|Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates MOE
The Caprese salad was clean and simple.

I tried the crab cakes, which were of a generous quantity and very tasty, save for the accompanying sauce which was tart and unappetising. It was also slightly greasy, but not carrying a seafood smell, which was a plus in my opinion.

Crab Cakes|Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates|MOE|The Garden Grille
The crab cakes were huge and quite tasty. Skip the sauce though

We then moved on over lots of chatter to our main courses. EK opted for a mixture of arrabiata and alfredo sauce in her pasta whereas I opted for the interesting sounding lamb chops coated in Middle Eastern spices, with pomegranate quinoa and pumpkin.

Pasta|Garden Grille|Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the emirates
Unconventional pasta that they cooked to EK’s preferences!

I got my lamb chops cooked medium rare, because that’s how I liked them. The coating on the lamb was undoubtedly tasty, but a bit too thick for my liking. The pomegranate quinoa was possibly my favourite dish of the night; it was citrus-y and cut cleanly through the fattiness of the lamb; thus creating a wonderful balance. The pumpkin accompaniment however, did nothing for the dish.

Had my second #Nomwithme event with @whatthefalooda 😊 Had the most delicious grilled lamb chops coated with middle eastern spices, paired with pumpkin purée and pomegranate quinoa. The quinoa was citrus-y and delicious and helped balance the lamb so well! Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the Garden Grille @hiltongardeninndubaimoe 😊Sign up on my website if you’d like to join me on one of my tastings 😃 . . . . . #delish #eeeeeats #nom #omnomnom #dubaiblogger #uaeblogger #dubaifoodblogger #uaefoodblogger #iphoneography #foodography #tasty #huffpostetaste #f52grams #yum #dubaifoodie #feedfeed #DubaiPR #foodie #thatsdarling #zomatouae #omnomnirvana #lifeandthyme #beautifulcuisines #onmytable #foodblogger

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Even though I was just way too stuffed, I wasn’t one to walk away without dessert. We opted for the Hilton Garden Inn Signature Waffle embossed with the logo. Served extremely fresh, I went very well with the cream cheese and berries.

Garden Grille| Mall of the Emirates|MOE|The branded Hilton garden inn waffle
The branded Hilton garden inn waffle

Overall, a really fun heart to heart with EK at #NomWithMe. 🙂 If you’re interested in joining me for a workout or tasting, do sign up here.

DISCLOSURE: I was invited to review the Garden Grille in exchange for a complimentary meal.

LOCATION: Ground level, Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha

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