Thursday, June 19, 2008
Dubai Rite of Passage II: Brunch at Yalumba
Last Friday I experienced my first Dubai brunch. I attempted to have some breakfast but Katie and Matt intervened and convinced me to wait for what was ahead From the all you can eat buffet and a la carte menu, to the unlimited champagne, to the tequila shots at 2pm… it was quite an experience. It's not everyday that you sit down and eat eggs Benedict, fillet, tortellini and red Thai chicken curry all in one sitting. And don't forget the dessert table! Of course, after all this indulgence a "food baby" was inevitable. For those of you who don't know.. I'm sure you can use the context clues to figure it out. Matt, who also is a victim of the "food baby", gave me a "baby bump"for solidarity.
As with any Dubai experience, excess is necessary, so after brunch we moved on to Barasti (my new favorite spot in Dubai). There we watched the sunset and somehow managed to continue eating (mini-burgers and hummus anyone?) and then moved downstairs where we sat in the sand by the Persian Gulf and relaxed in the beach chairs. By the time we got home it was after 10pm and we set our alarms for 7am to wake up for dune bashing the next day!