This weekend is a long weekend here in Dubai because of the new year in the Islamic calendar.
This means we get to brunch on a day that otherwise would have gone to getting soaked in work.
Where do we go you ask? Eggspectation of course! Without a doubt one of the best places for breakfast or lunch…or in our case brunch. And if you have been there you know why. Most people did seem to have the same idea as us too, in other words we had to wait for about half an hour to get a seat…which we of course did.
We have been here before and every time we like to try something new.
We started of with smoked salmon crostini
Smoked salmon to me is like having a touch of Norway. Love me some smoked salmon and these did not disappoint. The crostini were just perfectly toasted, not too crusty and not mushy bread. The cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers complimented each other just right.
Further on we tried their “fried chicken and waffles”. We had actually been curious on this for some time. I am very new to having savory waffles, so this was an interesting try that actually worked.
Again like the bread, these waffles were just rightly crispy on the outside – soft and fluffy on the inside. The fried chicken and maple syrup worked well together with the waffles..all to my pleasant surprise. The cherry tomatoes and rocket leaves added just the right amount and flavor of freshness needed to finish off this dish.
For dessert we went for another curious craving or ours: s’mores French toast. Basically French toast filled with marshmallow and Nutella.
It was good and I am glad we tried it. But would we go back and order it again? No, don’t think so. The Nutella will always work, but the marshmallow fluff used did not compliment the dish..much to my disappointment. The French toast was a-ok, neither something to brag about nor complain.
For us our all time French toast is from Paul’s. There just does not seem to come anything close to that. Read the post to get to know more about that.
What is your ideal brunch food?
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