Taking inspiration from this Silk Road City’s eclectic mix of food, culture and stunning architectural beauty, Samarkand makes Uzbek dishes delicate, vibrant and flavorsome.
Comforting main courses are inspired by founder Sanjar Nabiev’s childhood, with options like Jiz Biz - buttery lamb chops with a sliced potato cake and fresh herb salad, Grilled Rainbow Trout with seasonal vegetables and green sauce, and Fried Lagman - hand pulled fried noodles with lamb shoulder, tomato and chilli sauce.
Uzbekistan’s signature dish is Plov, and no visit to Samarkand would be complete without trying this celebratory dish made using a family recipe passed down through generations. Here the Beef short ribs are cooked for three hours and served over Uzbek rice with yellow carrots, chickpeas, barberries and pomegranates.
And still there’s more! Other favourite dishes include traditional meat options such as handmade beef and lamb dumplings otherwise known as Manti, and marinated meat skewers called Shashklik. Here this Uzbek favourite is given a modern interpretation with choices including Wagyu beef with Tuscan truffle; calves liver; buttermilk marinated lamb; yellowfin tuna; or bavette.
A mezzanine lounge bar is perfect for pre-dinner drinks or as a destination on its own, with its lux interiors... And did we mention the 40 vodkas.
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