Boasting a fabulous menu and fashionable décor, Café Margaux is an ultra-stylish restaurant renowned for serving an array of French dishes. Located within The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana in the heart of Amman, the modern café is the perfect place to indulge in an afternoon tea with freshly baked pastries and desserts or savour flavourful classics such as duck terrine of foie gras mousse or a plateaux de fruits de mer.
Chef spotlight: Munier Al Sallaq
With a passion for cooking that dates back to his childhood, when he helped his father run his small hummus and falafel shop, Munier moved to Bangkok where he fell in love with the exotic ingredients and beautiful flavours. After returning home to Jordan, he joined The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana, where he has honed his culinary skills and inspired his two children to follow in his footsteps.
Start off right: Baked Camembert Cheese
This is definitely my favourite appetiser as the baking process
makes the cheese so gooey and soft, which in turn makes dipping the croustade very easy. Served with fig jam, quince paste and plenty of croustades, it is ideal to share with friends and family and, of course, is full of flavour.
The main attraction: Chicken & Wild Mushroom Vol Au Vent
This is a very special dish as it reflects the best of French cuisine. Not only does it have a great taste but it is very creative in its presentation. We like to use fresh and seasonal products which help us create a rich mushroom and chicken gravy that is served in a pastry with a potato and celeriac mash. It is delicious.
The big finish: Blackberry Breton
Café Margaux doesn’t have a dessert section on its menu, but rather a dessert bar inside the café that presents freshly baked French pastries on a daily basis. The Breton is my favourite as it is a classic dish from Brittany that relies on fresh and ripe blackberries to produce its sweet flavour.