BEST FOR: GLOBAL GAS­TRON­OMY TheWestin Dubai Mina Seyahi

Friday - - Leisure -

Men­tion the word ‘brunch’ and many peo­ple think of the restau­rant at which to dine with the fam­ily on Fri­days in Dubai – the Blue Or­ange at TheWestin.

With the run of Hunters Room and Grill, along with Spice Em­po­rium and the vast buffet and cook­ing sta­tions in Blue Or­ange, there’s plenty of choice for even the most dis­cern­ing of pal­ettes.

But the food isn’t even cen­tre stage here for the lit­tle ones as they’re too busy be­ing en­ter­tained in the su­per­vised kids’ club, play­ing and cud­dling the an­i­mals in the pet­ting zoo or watch­ing the daz­zling dis­play of acro­bat­ics by Chi­nese en­ter­tain­ers.

Our chil­dren rushed to sit in front of the troop as they bal­anced on each other’s heads, per­formed gasp-in­duc­ing gym­nas­tic feats and jug­gled a ta­ble – yes a full-sized ta­ble – with their feet, forc­ing it so high in the air with a flick of the an­kles that I ducked, fear­ing it would come crash­ing down on me.

For­tu­nately, it was all un­der con­trol, and show over, I could get down to the real busi­ness of the brunch: eat­ing. Brows­ing the live cook­ing sta­tions, I piled my plate high with noo­dles and prawn crack­ers from China – well it seemed rude not to con­sid­er­ing what a spec­tac­u­lar dis­play they’d just put on – and then went for vegetable biryani from In­dia.

My hus­band went for seafood fare while the chil­dren van­ished off to the kids’ club, which has its

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