It’s Friday! In Dubai, that’s almost synonymous to brunch. You know, the thing between breakfast and lunch but with sparkling water, rosé wine and fancy things. But guilty as charged, I love Friday brunches. It’s probably the only reason why I can wake up early on weekends. So naturally, when I get an invite, it’s a yes. Specially when it’s this extra.
The Address Boulevard brought the French Riviera to Dubai. Oui, mademoiselle.
With The Restaurant’s fancy and classy interior, it’s the perfect backdrop for an authentic Mediterranean brunch. We were welcomed with refreshments – a chilled rosé, sourdough bread, fresh oysters and a bowl of garden salad. Then a three-course meal was served on our table consisting of cold and warm dishes – thin sliced fresh scallops, braised beef cheek ragu, ratatouille, ravioli (my favorite) and in the corner, there was a table filled with French pastries. The Address is proud to say, rightfully so, that the inspiration came from the tastiest parts of southern France. I, personally, haven’t been there but I know for sure that with what I had today, I cannot wait for my trip to France – hopefully soon!
There were Pissaladiere, a dish that originates from Nice, while Bouillabaisse – a traditional Provençal fish stew – is from the port city of Marseille. Salade Nicoise, Petits Farcis and a selection of Artisan Olive Oils is also served to round off a mouth-watering selection. Desserts feature a variety of delicacies from tropezienne also known as “La Tarte de Saint-Tropez”, a dessert pastry consisting of a filled brioche and Tarte au Citron – a lemon meringue type of baked pie that is usually served for dessert and made with shortcrust pastry. (thanks, Imane for this info)
With a band singing soulful songs in the background, the beautiful ambiance of The Restaurant and truly delectable food, I can honestly say that it’s one of the best brunches that I’ve ever had. Top it with the accommodating staff and surely, you’ll feel the same way when you visit.
Wrap it up with afternoon tea and you would never look at brunch the same way again.
Riviera Chic Brunch will be open to the public starting on SEPTEMBER 8.
Book your weekend plans for the ultimate brunch experience. Call +971 4 888 3444 for reservations.
Location: The Address Hotel Boulevard, Beside Dubai Mall
Of course, I’m taking this day to be casually chic! #todayiwore my current favorite bag and slide sandals from CALL IT SPRING; part of the AUTUMN 2017 collection.
Until next brunch, babes. x