Easter food guide: Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Choix Patisserie, Aubaine
The hunt for the chocolate eggs is back on and so too is the search for the best culinary spots for a holiday to remember. From an all chocolate menu to handcrafted seasonal eggs and a luxe brunch session, these are places to be this Easter weekend.
Ritz-Carlton, DIFC's culinary finest, Café Belge and Sunken Garden, have combined to serve a special seasonal brunch that features live stations serving delectable food fare accompanied by live music too. Then, for a sweet delight without the guilt, head over to Cake where a variety of yoghurt jars await – think healthy combinations of acai, mixed berry, granola and pistachio, strawberry, banana, chia, honey, roasted almond and coconut.
For reservations, call +971 4 372 2323.
It's all about the chocolate at Aubaine this Easter, as the restaurant curates a special menu to satisfy any chocolate craving. From the orange and chocolate eclair to the pear and chocolate tart, as well as the signature Aubaine Surprise Egg – vanilla chocolate praline with gold sea salt crumble hidden under a double chocolate shell – the level of decadence is truly a treat worth the extra time in the gym.
For reservations, call +971 4 510 8391, City Walk, or +971 4 501 6970, The Dubai Mall.
Choix Patisserie & Restaurant Par Pierre Gagnaire
Opt for a luxurious interpretation of the classic Easter egg, deliciously created by the team of chefs that represent three-Michelin starred culinary maestro, Pierre Gagnaire. Each egg has been made from the best dark chocolate cocoa and is filled with a variety of other chocolates, including one smaller egg piped in with velvet ganache.
For reservations, call +971 4 701 1111.
Gaucho invites you to savour the tastes of its famed roasts this Easter. Pick from the bife de chorizo, the famed spatchcock chicken or the bife de zncho with malbec jus. Accompanying the mains are the restaurant's signature sides including potatoes, carrots and parsnips, sautéed broccoli and homemade Yorkshire pudding.
For reservations, call +971 4 422 7898.
Armani Hotel Dubai
The fine restaurants at the luxury hotel joins in the Easter festivities with Armani/Ristorante and Armani/Deli serving up seasonal favourites including sundried tomato-crusted lamb with artichokes. Over at Armani/Mediterraneo, diners can indulge in a buffet spread with highlights being the poached white asparagus, stewed rabbit leg as well as eggs Benedict every which way. Meanwhile, the Armani/Lounge has prepared a bespoke Easter egg that's as delectable as it looks.
For reservations, call +971 4 888 3666.
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