Dine out with Style and substance with this week’s food picks
Q43 Thursday night brunch
When you have one of those weeks, waiting until Friday for a little bit of brunch-based escapism is out of the question. That’s why Q43’s new Thursday night offering of great food, free flowing drinks and an upbeat resident DJ to help you wave goodbye to endless emails and deadline dread. And it’s a total bargain. The 9pm-11pm affair costs AED199, and you’ll be spoilt with dishes such as crudites served with homemade pita bread, hummus and coriander dip, salmon ceviche and make-your-own taco towers.
Where: Media One Hotel, Media City
Don’t worry, you’re not alone in being slightly baffled by this concept, but bear with us. It’s a three-course offering with a selection of grills and carvery dishes and an emoji-themed mixed beverage menu to match. But it’s the post-brunch after party where the emoticons really shine, from pool floats to emoji-themes games. It costs AED111 and runs Friday 1pm-4pm.
Where: WXYZ, Aloft Me’aisam
Contact: +9714 248 7070
CIRQUE DE CUISINE
It’s the festive mega brunch we’ve been counting down to. Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan has been added to the line-up that includes Nobu, Ossiano, Bread Street Kitchen, Seafire and Ronda Locatelli. Prices start from AED495 for the feast is on from 7pm until 11pm on December 6 and will feature performances from the excellent Cirque Le Soir.
Where: Atlantis, The Palm
Contact: +9714 426 2626