BRUNCH: TAKING IT TO THE STREETS
Street food always gets me! I have been fortunate to grow up in a city like Bombay which has a thriving street food culture which we are all very proud of it.
So when the invitation for the preview of the soon to be launched (September 18) new themed brunch at Nine7One, The Oberoi, Dubai crossed my computer screen – I was hooked. Called ‘Street Art Brunch’, the team at Oberoi had made the effort to give it a market feel (as best they could considering it’s a 5-star property) and I loved the busy-ness and buzzy-ness vibe. The DJ kept the music playing – but it was not too loud so as to distract from the conversation or food – blessing!
European – Artisans Mons cheese from Rhone valley, Raclette from Switzerland, house smoked lamb, turkey, chorizo, ari-dried beef, pickled herrings. You also have Northern Atlaantic Sea fruits – oysters, Maine lobster, blue mussels.
Peruvian and Mexican – Ceviche and black corn, Mexican pulled beef, corn rice, tacos and refried beans quesadilla.
Indian – Kachori, Papdi, Bhel Puri, Sev Puri, Dhokla, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pau
Mixed Bag – Kentucky chicken burger, sous vide angus beef, fish fingers, south African bunny chao, lamb meatballs with foie gras
Desserts – Classic and twisted desserts
But the one area you should not, let me repeat, SHOULD NOT, miss out is the dessert table.
Pricing: AED 299 per guest or special offers on group bookings – more the merrier as they say so it is AED 275 person if you are a table for 4-6 guests and above 6 guests it is AED 260 per person.
My view (before I let the food images do the talking) – I loved the concept. More so I loved the vibe of the place – buzzing. Food wise – there is enough of a choice where you can’t go wrong everywhere – there were a mix of live cooking stations as well as buffet style – it was well spread out (so you did not feel you constantly bumped into the same people every time you went back to plate-up). I have been told that when the weather cools down a bit, the outside courtyard will have more of a buzz too. The Chefs love to interact with their guests and are more than happy to spend time with you to take you thought the fancy nitrogen dessert spectacle. The drinks were fantastic too.
Was it value for money: Most definitely.
Would I go back and experience the Brunch (and pay for it this time): In a heartbeat!
DISCLOSURE: To be honest and fair I must inform you that I was invited to review the ‘Street Art Brunch’ at Nine7One, The Oberoi, Dubai in exchange for a complimentary meal. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are truly my own.
Location: Nine7One, The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay, Dubai. Brunch Timing: 1pm – 4pm Tel: +971 4 444 1407