May 28, 2014 Dead Sea Jordan Middle East

Buffet Dining at Evason Hotel, Ma'in Hot Springs - Jordan


Welcoming: 3/5

Food Temperature: 8/10

Ambiance / Music: 5.5/10

Menu Choice: 3/5

Food Taste: 27/30

Architecture / Interior: 8/10

Food presentation: 6/10

Service: 4/10

Value for money: Soon

Evason Ma’In Hot Springs has the reputation for serving some of the best food in the region and I personally believe it’s true. Offering Jordanian specialties, Middle Eastern bites as well as a variety of international choices, this restaurant situated on top of a cliff  at the edge of the Dead Sea, facing the waterfalls. Guests can enjoy a selection of dining options while catching a glimpse of the nature. "At the Springs" offers a buffet and a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner with live cooking counters and fresh juice station as well as a glorious daily sunset. The freshest ingredients are sourced from the resort’s own organic herbs and vegetable gardens. Evason_Hotel_Six_Senses_Dinner_Springs01 The place:

  • Dim lit large space
  • Large white marble tiles cover the floor with black lines
  • Dark wood tables fill the space surrounded with big design chairs
  • All the tables are decorated with a full cutlery set and a violet fabric placemat
  • Indirect lighting decorate the walls creating a soothing and relaxing ambiance
  • Along the windows wood curtains block the day's sunny spells
  • On the right side, along the wall, different food stations offer a choice of cooked dishes, live cooking stations and salads

Evason_Hotel_Six_Senses_Dinner_Springs11 Tonight's menu:

  • Steamed vegetables
  • Beef stroganoff
  • Hamoor fish with tomato sauce
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Mixed grill station
  • Pasta station
  • Chicken with oregano sauce
  • Lamb curry
  • White rice
  • Soup
  • Bread a salad bar with hummus and moutabal
  • Fruits, cakes and Um Ali dessert

Evason_Hotel_Six_Senses_Dinner_Springs09 The food: I enjoyed what they call a strogonoff but in reality it had nothing to do with the strogonoff that we know. Meat slices mixed with steamed vegetables and lots of spices in a herb stew. Add rice and enjoy. The steamed vegetables were well cooked. The basmati rice was really tasty, well cooked and seasoned. I then enjoyed some fish that was tender and juicy, but the curry was my least favorite that night, lacking consistency and flavor. Desserts were fine. I enjoyed the coffee aroma, the chocolate flavor, the crunchy nuts and the juiciness of the cakes. Don't expect to be amazed but you'll definitely eat good food. The pluses:

  • A lovely ambiance and beautiful setup
  • Tasty food mastered to perfection, all served fresh and hot

Evason_Hotel_Six_Senses_Dinner_Springs08 The minuses:

  • Again, the service was unprofessional. Empty plates remained on the table, questions were remained unanswered and the staff seemed to disappear often
  • Tasty yes, but a minimal choice of items; you would expect more from a buffet
  • Half the dishes were empty and even when they were almost empty, no one took them away before dessert time...

Dinner was fine. The food was decent and rich in flavors. If you're spending the weekend at Evason, dining at Ma'in Hot Springs is fun, especially on the terrace overviewing the waterfall. I suggest you don't put the idea of coming in for a 'cure' experience, as it will diminish your high expectations.





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