Starbucks Introduces Evening Menu To Select Branches In UAE

Tasty Selection of Evening Menu

I left Starbucks Jumeirah drive-thru branch at past 8 in the evening and called it as one of my few best nights in a Starbucks. Felt light and healthy. My adrenal glands were relaxed and were not pumping out adrenaline, which I usually avoid during work weeknights as I always wanted to sleep early (but couldn’t).

But let’s rewind to what transpired during the Starbucks Evening Menu launch.

Some of the bloggers and food writers were already halfway through the tasting when I came in at the 2nd level of the branch. But not a single tick of the clock has gone wasted. Got settled in the table with other bloggers and writers and right away came the 8 different evening menu in small plates.

Got to do the obligatory and 21st-century food ritual (food porn) before causing havoc to the offerings.

The grilled Cardamom Infused Halloumi Bites instantly impressed my palate. Not too salty and not too light. The bit-of-a-chewy texture added more fun to it. The roasted red pepper and pesto dipping sauce perfectly blend with it but ate the remaining halloumi bites without the dip, though.

STARBUCKS Evening Menu - Halloumi

Cardamom-Infused Halloumi Bites l Image Credit: Supplied

The red Quinoa, Goat Cheese and Beetroot Salad with tomato and rocket, sprinkled with pine kernels and drizzled with honey balsamic dressing tastes great and had it the American way.

STARBUCKS Evening Menu - Quinoa

Quinoa, Goat Cheese, and Beetroot Salad l Image Credit: Supplied

The same great tastes go to the following:

Chicken, Herb Roasted Red Pepper 7 Mushroom Flatbread
Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomato & Kalamata Olive Flatbread
Arabic Dips with Crispy Flatbread
Truffle Mac & Cheese*

The latter also has that taste which rightfully hit my mouth’s sweet-spot. And this, along with the Cardamom Infused Halloumi Bites*, became my favorites.

STARBUCKS Evening Menu - TruffleMac

Truffle Mac & Cheese l Image Credit: Supplied

The tasting continues with Banana Crepe with Nutella and Trio of Dessert, which was all perfectly paired and finished with Lemon Mint Breeze. (Also available, Black Tea Lemonade). And that made the night free from pumping adrenaline kind of feeling.

Starbucks Menu

With this new Starbucks Evening Menu, which is a game-changer, we’ll see a different throng of patrons then, especially during the evening.

Our objective has always been to offer our customers a unique Starbucks experience through our signature Starbucks beverages combined with the atmosphere we offer. With the new menu, our morning customers can now come back for more in the evenings – Rana Shaheen, Regional Communications and CSR Manager, Starbucks Coffee MENA

I find the menu well-researched, well-sourced out and truly fits the MENA market. Although not all branches will have the evening menu yet, Starbucks has identified strategic branches accross the UAE to have it. More info on their website.

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Verdict

A game-changer and already proved successful in other regions, can’t find any reason why it won’t be successful in the MENA and UAE in particular. Well done Starbucks!

 

 

 

 

*All of them tasted great but this two are my favorites.
This is not a sponsored post and this is of author’s own and honest opinion.

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