Brilliant brunches: The top 3 new spots
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Whether it's for the food, the company or the ambience, a weekend brunch is always something to look forward to. Now, new offerings ensure that new experiences await. From sitting on the terrace to being high in the clouds, Buro 24/7 Middle East shares the best new brunches in the UAE.
On cloud nine at St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Standing uniquely apart, the brunch at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi is set in the Abu Dhabi Suite, the world's highest suspended suite. Held on the last Friday of each month for an exclusive group of 50 people, the experience includes a walkabout of the Dhs150,000 per night suite. Then, within each room is an exquisite gastronomic offering starting with an oyster and caviar bar to a special cheese selection and a dessert room. For those who need a break from the culinary journey, therapists in the suite's private spa are on hand to provide soothing shoulder massages too.
The brunch at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi starts from Dhs400 per person. For reservations, call +971 2 694 4553 or email email@example.com.
Taste of the Orient at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
Inspired by a 1920s and 1930s version of the charming Chinese city, the Shanghai Grand Brunch is a new concept by Wakame, which provides a late afternoon affair that stretches into the sunset. Dubbed the 'Dusk' brunch, the three-hour service begins at 3pm and includes a comprehensive collection of Asian food fare, think dim sum, sushi, salads and desserts. Complementing the culinary experience is DJ Gaby who serves up retro tunes.
The Shanghai Grand Brunch at Sofitel Dubai Downtown starts from Dhs195. For reservations, call +971 4 224 6663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A refreshing time at The Maine
Summer has arrived at The Maine brining new additions to the menu. Midday diners can expect cedar plank salmon, steak frites and tuna tartare. For those who are looking to beat the increasingly hotter months, The Maine also offers several refreshing options including red quinoa salad, salad nicoise or even the chicken panzanella salad. To finish, indulge in the soft-baked cookie served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
For reservations, call +971 4 457 6719.