Itran, a Moroccan restaurant in Abu Dhabi
Itran is a pretty restaurant overlooking the water in an upscale mall, near the Shangri-La. My favorite dish was a classic -bastila - a phyllo crust stuffed with spicy chicken. Moroccan cuisine uses cinnamon as a savory seasoning. The brown stripes are cinnamon and the white is powdered sugar, so the dish is savory with a touch of sweet. The restaurant also offers a seafood and vegetarian version. The food was excellent. I wanted to try dessert but we ordered too much food and we stuffed. The restaurant was so beautiful, I ended up with more pictures of it than the food.