I have not always been a “brunch” person. I like my meals separate and individual.. or maybe I just like the idea of 3 meals instead of 2.
I recently got an invitation to the soft launching of The Art of Brunch at the Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai, and when I went through the presentation, I was surprised at the amount of variety they were offering! Naturally, I had to try this out.
The setting takes place at the Fountain Restaurant, which is at the lobby of the hotel, and once you pass the reception, you will definitely not miss it. There’s food everywhere! Food Heaven!
My experience was definitely a pleasant one, and surely not knowing where to start, I’ll go station by station.
First off, the appetizers in a place I called the Appetizer Kitchen.
I absolutely loved the setting, it literally looked like a Kitchen Island and Kitchen counter prepped to the edges with food.
The Island had an awesome variety of appetizers from many cuisines ranging from Arabic, French to Italian. I had tried at least 6 – 8 different appetizers and they were all delicious and definitely oozed freshness in every bite. I specifically liked their selection of Bruchetta and Arabic salads.
The Kitchen counters were where they stocked their breads and sliced meats. They looked nice and although I tasted a few, they were typical and I enjoyed the salads quite a lot more!
Moving over to the other side of the counter, there were some prepared dishes and the Fountain Restaurant had a few stations filled with International Cuisines from Mediterranean, General International Mixes and Indian.
Here we had some Moroccan prepared Tajins, Kebbe and more. I liked how everything was not just placed there for consumption but there are bags of beans, some cook books, etc. They really got the ambiance down just right!
Moving out of the “Kitchen” there was a station with a variety of Pork options ranging from Roasted, Dried, Sausages and quite a lot more followed by some Indian dishes. Of course, as with before, there was a variety of breads, spices and starter sauces.
Before we could start jumping in, we were seated and offered complimentary champagne and the set menu..
What? A menu? With all of this food? Well.. Apparently, Yes!
We went ahead with the seafood platter but substituted everything with Shrimp. To be honest, me and my guest love Shrimp and we saw some other people have it and it looked absolutely stunning. So we ordered 2, and then another 2! These people are generous!
Back to station hopping, there is a lot more to show you guys.
If you’re into seafood, there is no shortage of that here, there is an exquisite Sushi and Sashimi station.
The staff are incredibly friendly and more than happy to explain every single detail
Not enough seafood?
There is even an Oyster Bar and a Prawn & Mussel station too.
This is another unique station – The Street Food Station, where they create stir-fry mixes to your liking with beef or chicken. We tried a mix of beef and chicken and although spicy, it was a tad too greasy.
Okay enough food!
Time for dessert! They had a beautiful selection of Movenpick Ice Cream and a Crepe station.
And the widest selection of desserts I’ve ever seen at a buffet!
The Movenpick has definitely got a winner with The Art of Brunch, and I have certainly not seen anything with this variety before, I don’t even understand how they can make this much food, but what I do know is they had some beautiful dishes, brilliant appetizers and I would definitely recommend anyone to try The Art of Brunch.
I don’t often give out pricing, but the deal is so good, I had to! Prices start at AED 195 with soft drinks and AED 295 with house beverages. Both packages come with access to all these incredible stations, helpful and informed chefs and happy staff to assist you. Awesomeness!