Because where else should one enjoy eggs benedict with blue lobster other than 200 metres in the sky?
While Dubai may have transformed the meaning of brunch into an all-you-can-eat Friday feast, let’s not forget that the time-honoured tradition of brunch stems from Europe, where the meal was enjoyed between breakfast and lunch (hence the term, brunch).
And the luxury Burj Al Arab is bringing that tradition back in a seriously luxe way, with the launch of Le Grand Petit Dejeuner, or ‘The Grand Breakfast’, every Friday at their Al Muntaha restaurant.
The beautiful French restaurant is suspended 200 metres in the sky on the 27th floor of the iconic hotel, and promising an ‘elegant brunch with magnificent vistas and service’.
Served up every Friday from 10am to 3.30pm, the brunch begins with freshly prepared egg dishes brought to each guest’s table, with fancy choices such as quail eggs Florentine garnished with black truffle, a fluffy omelet of Portobello mushroom and aged Pecorino, and the menu’s signature dish, ‘L’Oeuf Benedicte’, which is eggs benedict with blue lobster.
Also on the menu will be quintessential breakfast items including traditional breads and pastries served with homemade jam, followed by a number of main courses such as turbot with cauliflower puree and truffled corn-fed chicken.
During the brunch, guests will also be able to hand pick their own oysters, razor clams and Alaskan king crab for the ultimate luxury appetizer, with the package concluding with a spread of Patisserie-style desserts and cheese.
Le Grand Petit Déjeuner, Al Muntaha, Burj Al Arab, 10am to 3.30pm, Fridays, Dhs595. Tel: (04) 301 7600. jumeirah.com