Where we are going today: A.O.K Kitchen in Riyadh

Rahaf Jambi

Those with sensitive stomachs or food allergies will enjoy dining at A.O.K. Kitchen, which offers Mediterranean and Californian cuisines with limited dairy, gluten and refined sugar.

Located at the King Abdullah Financial District, the recently opened restaurant offers a wide variety of selections on a colorful menu that is based on the concept of comfort cuisine.

Riyadh’s newest must-visit restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner and specializes in food without gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Diners can choose to eat outside, or spend the entire day inside, taking in the fashionable and lively atmosphere of the spacious, light-filled area.

The restaurant does not provide complimentary food, but a bread basket, sourdough flatbread or grilled padron peppers can be bought from its small bites menu. It is also the ideal location for afternoon tea, where you can enjoy exquisite cakes and sandwiches.

Truffle fans can choose gnocchi with truffle, parmesan and port reduction, as well as a variety of other dishes from the sea and the land.

Grilled wild tiger prawns are a must-try. The meal pleasantly surprises with a generous serving of three giant prawns sliced in half and well marinated in spicy chermoula. The delicate texture of the prawns and the creamy chermoula sauce will delight seafood lovers.

The restaurant’s interior design is also part of the “A.O.K experience,” with the dramatic setting highlighted by an enormous flowering vine stretching across the ceiling.

Gluten-free baked chocolate mousse topped with homemade vanilla ice cream makes an ideal end to the meal.

Courtesy: arabnews