We had a fabulous evening at Shangri-La’s upscale Italian restaurant, Capri Court, for our 4th anniversary yesterday. Because I called early and made a reservation explaining it was for our anniversary, they put us in the most remote corner outside right next to the al Husn hotel cliff which was quite a romantic setting.
Whether sitting inside or outdoors, the ambience of Capri Court is quite charming.
There is also this private room which is quite fancy and would serve well as a location for a business lunch/dinner:
Capri Court is located in Bandar Hotel, one of the 3 hotels located at Shangri-La’s Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa. As always, it’s great walking around the premises and taking in the sights of this gorgeous hotel.
Enough about the hotel…let’s move unto the food!
Like most of the upscale Italian restaurants in Muscat, complimentary bread is served at the onset of your meal. Capri Court’s bread assortment was the most impressive of all the Italians restaurants we’ve tried which came withFoccacia Rosemary, Foccasia Sundried Tomato, Ciabata, Walnut and Grisini bread.
Wild Mojito for him (X2=7.6 OR), Love mocktail for her (2.7 OR). Of course they also have a wide selection of wines on the menu. We loved the drinks!
This smoked salmon was sent over, compliments of the chef, as they felt our dishes were taking too long. We actually enjoyed the whole non-rushed feel to our evening.
The Minestrone Soup (Zuppe-Minestrone di verdure) was delicous! (6.5 OR) “Capri Court Style” traditional vegetable soup with basil pesto. (contains nuts)
My wife loved her “Insalata dei Caesar” (Traditional Caesar salad) (7.5 OR) which is listed on the menu as ”Chef’s Recommendation” with good reason. You can choose this salad with prawns, Gorgonzola cheese or chicken and as you can see my wife went with the prawns. This dish would be good for anyone who likes quail eggs as they serve quite a number of them in this dish.
I chose Capri Court’s signature pasta dish for my my main course: Pappardelle al ragu’ d’anatra, “Pappardelle pasta with stewed duck ragout, juniper berries and rosemary oil“. (7.5 OR) A fine dish.
My wife went with the lamb chops, surprise, surprise! Costolette d’agnello al forno con timo al limone e millefoglie di verdure – “Baked lamb chops with thyme and lemon flavor and vegetable millefeuilles“. (16 OR) My wife thought this dish was delicious.
Instead of one of the desserts on the menu, I surprised my wife when I had previously ordered this which the manager brought in perfect timing:
1/2 KG Cake (4 OR). A big thanks to the staff at Capri Court for an unforgettable evening out on our anniversary!
For the full menu, click here. I think all restaurants should have their menus online like this. We basically knew what we’d order and what we could expect to pay before we showed up at the restaurant!
Here’s the view you can expect at Capri Court, taken from their website:
Have any of you been to Capri Court? If so, how was your experience? If you do go, make sure to make a reservation! (Tel: 968-2477-6666)