My Review of Shake Shack Dubai
April 6, 2011 24 Comments
We got invited in by Mr. Nadar Hallal, Al-Shaya’s Head of Marketing-Casual Dining. We also got to chat with Shake Shack’s famous Mark Rosati, Manager of Culinary & Training.
We tried out three burgers: The Shake Burger, the ‘Shroom Burger (vegi), and the Cheese Burger. We also had cheese fries. As for drinks, we had the Shake Attack Concrete (oh my god, so devilish), Chocolate Shake, and Coke.
The Shake Burger was amazing, and that special Shake Shack sauce was ever so yummy. The ‘Shroom Burger will turn any meat lover into a vegetarian, with it’s perfectly cooked portobello mushroom stuffed with tasty cheese. As for the cheese burger, with this burger you could tell that the meat used was excellent.
I had a chat with Mr. Rosati about the source of the meat, since Mark of 248am commented that the meat used in the Middle East might not be the same great-quality one used back in the States. Well, Mr. Rosati confirmed to us that the meat used will be the same exact beef used in the States; supplied by Creek Stone, Shake Shack’s cattle supplier.
The Shake Attack Concrete is a whole meal by it self, and heaven for the chocolate lover. It’s made with Chocolate custard, hot fudge, chocolate truffle cookie dough and Valrhona chocolate chunks. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also topped with chocolate sprinkles.
Shake Shack Dubai will open this Thursday, at 10 am. Shake Shack Kuwait will open sometime in May or June. Mr. Rosati said that the Kuwaiti branch will be special, because of the small kitchen which means that the seating area will mostly be outside of the restaurant.
I’m going to eat there again when it opens on thursday. After that, I will anxiously wait for them to open up in Kuwait.