Porto Bello Friday Brunch - Grand Millenium Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi.
|Part of the entertainment for the afternoon. Very stylish.|
|Magnificent dessert display|
|Impressive salad station|
The brunch offers the usual live stations, but with the added station where you can enjoy a bit of Mexican, influenced by the TexMex theme night at its sister restaurant, Al Wahda All Day Dining on the first floor of the hotel. Highlights include a BBQ station outside, a very stylish salad bar with a fine selection of cold soups, beautifully presented in cocktail glasses, a cheese station with a generous choice of cheeses and a selection of jams. There is also a sushi station, expertly 'manned' by Janice, their teppanyaki chef. However, the highlight for me is the live made-to-order pizzas. You can get pizzas at many brunches but this makes the brunch here special.
|Gorgeously baked pizza.|
|Tasteful displays throughout the brunch.|
|A special salad consisting of 21 ingredients.|
|Fresh. Fresh. Fresh.|
An added incentive to attend the brunch is here is the entertainment. We were treated to two groups. The first group, Porters, gave us two sets of acoustic classics and by the time they go to the popular Pharell song, "Happy" people were dancing! Yes, spontaneous fun. There was also a trio who moved from table to table doing mostly, but not exclusively, Simon and Garfunkel tunes.
Add to this the free flowing bubbly, either Australian sparkling or French bubbly and you are bound to have a great time. Or if you prefer cocktails, you will be pleased with the choice of mojitos. Or if you walk the straight and narrow, a selection of fresh juices.
|My love affair with beetroot continued.|
|My dish of teh day - pepperoncini pasta.|
|Something for the young ones - and old.|
|With Easter around the corner, this decorative easter egg was appropriate.|
This writer still has a slight headache from the brunch, but that is his fault. It was indeed a fabulous afternoon of food, drink, laughter of children and song. Nota bad way to spend the afternoon. Not bad at all.
The low down
Grand Millenium Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi
02 443 9999
195 Dhs++ for soft drinks, sparkling, red and white, and other house beverages
395 Dhs++ for the above plus Champagne.
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