Most of the brunches I have gone to, are definitely amazing, filling and offer colossal varieties of food from every corner of the world. But none of them were close enough to the one I recently went to in Vida downtown Hotel’s URBAN PICNIC BRUNCH at the 3 in 1 restaurant.
You start with getting yourself a cute-not-so-little basket ( just like you would if you went to a picnic) and grab all the things from the variety of food counters and put it inside. Such a fun way of brunching – isn’t it?
I obviously started with dessert! No just kidding! ( I wish, but I was being a good girl ), I started with the feta and watermelon salad that are encased in these cute little mason jars ( was super convenient and less messier) and the cheese fondue *heavy breathing*.
With every buffet there are hits and misses and here goes mine..
- The cheese fondue – To many places I have gone, the cheese has always been cold, I love my fondue warm, just the way it’s supposed to be. It was creamy and just about right.
- Blueberry smoothie shots – This is why I wouldn’t get full since smoothies are filling and they were presented in these mini Coco Cola sort of bottles.
- ALL THE DESSERTS– But my personal favourites were definitely the macaroons and chcocolate mousse
- Main course – Chicken Biryani – Nothing novel, but they got all the basics right and that’s where the flavours and fun is.
- The cheese variety – don’t want to say much about this or else I would be too cheesy ( No really I couldn’t stop with the cheese puns after the amount of cheese I had consumed)
- Main Course – The chicken Tikka skewers. It just wasn’t cooked right and was not exactly the best of the lot.
- The staff may be a little confused at time – but everyone is only human.
All in all, I would definitely recommend ditching your outdoor plans for picnics. Instead, go over to the Urban Picnic Brunch, pick up a basket and start your fun adventure while you sip one ( maybe 5 in my case) glasses of wine.
Where : Vida Downtown Hotel : 3 in 1 restaurant
Price : AED 295 inclusive of unlimited soft beverages and juices | AED 345 inclusive of unlimited selected hops and grape | Additional AED 100 per guest for a poolside cabana and pool access.
Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm