BEST FOR: GLOBAL GASTRONOMY TheWestin Dubai Mina Seyahi
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