From the street, Alaca comes across as an unassuming store, but within it is a stylish interior, boasting an open kitchen that adds to the overall energy of the restaurant, and a large outdoor terrace. More than just a spot for al fresco dining, the terrace also offers unrivalled views of The Atlantis hotel, and the Palm fountains that sit in the water, offering an enchanting space to enjoy your evening meal with a view. Alaca is a Mediterranean and Turkish restaurant with ample room to get everyone together. Inspired by the people of Anatolia, a place where different nationalities and cultures are gathered, it deep dives into the heritage, history and food culture of the ancient region. Combining simplicity with modern and creative cooking techniques, this has become one of Dubai’s most exciting fine dining restaurants.
On the menu you’ll find authentic dishes presented in a contemporary way, as they aim to reinvent traditions. From the Turkish side, expect dishes like Manti, small lamb stuffed dumplings topped with a caramelised tomato sauce, brown butter, and a yoghurt, or a selection of mezze dishes including dips such as hummus and tzatziki. Then for something a little more Mediterranean, you can expect slow braised octopus, rosemary and garlic marinated steak, and deep fried squid, to transport you back to Europe.
The cocktails are worth a mention in their own right, with innovative flavours and immaculate presentation, they work as the perfect pairing alongside these dishes.
Think everything from the fan favourites like an espresso martini, to a Mezcal Paloma with spicy tequila, ginger beer, grapefruit juice and agave syrup. Offering something for everyone, Alaca looks to redraw the line between various cuisines, and bring everyone together through the love of good food.