The cold and crisp section of the menu is particularly refreshing; with the Watermelon Poke delivering a burst of summer in every bite. The colourful dish boasts a ponzu-lime marinade and mint garnish that complement a base of kale, macadamia and pickled ginger.
A garden lunch or dinner is a social occasion, and Folia’s sharing dishes are a must-have on every visit. The Hot Chicx Mushroom Sliders simply melt in the mouth, transporting the taste buds into a state of umami, while the Buffalo Cauliflower carry a kick of tanginess and spice.
Pizza may be the most popular comfort food, and true to Matthew Kenney’s ethos in making plant-based cuisine accessible, Folia’s pizzas and flatbreads ensure everyone receives a piece of the pie.
The Heirloom Tomato Pizza with almond ricotta and olives is an excellent choice for admirers of Mediterranean faire. For those guilty of wanting a snap of every dish before it is devoured, the Tie Dye Pizza with rosa sauce, pomodoro and basil pesto will not disappoint.
The main events are just as impressive, with a remarkable Herb Gnocchi served with market vegetables and tomato butter stealing the show. Smoked King Oyster Buns is a dish that “baos” to none, while Folia’s Club Sandwich is a refreshing take on the beloved staple.
The only thing that detracts from Folia’s desserts is that they signal the end of a delightful meal. Guests are recommended to share the trio on offer, as each creation possesses an unmissable charm. The Chocolate Orange Tart conceals a satisfying orange cream, which perfectly balances out the rich chocolate.
The second choice sees the best of Italy combine with the tropical treasures of Tahiti, in the Tahitian Vanilla Panna Cotta. And finally, for the serial sweet tooth, the Coconut Banana Cream Tart is on hand to cure all cravings while maintaining an almost inconceivable lightness.
For reservations at Folia, guests can call +971 4 270 7777.