The cap­i­tal’s best cheese rooms

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GIORNOTTE When vis­i­tors at this out­let’s Fri­day brunch get a map to get ac­quainted with all the food on of­fer (yes, it re­ally is that vast), they also re­ceive ac­cess to the ho­tel’s mag­nif­i­cent cheese room. Fea­tur­ing a se­lec­tion of 45 French and Euro­pean fro­mages, ex­pect to see ev­ery­thing from ched­dar and Brie to the nutty Mi­mo­lette, a favourite of French pres­i­dent Charles De Gaulle.

The Ritz-Carl­ton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, Fri 1pm to 4pm, Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs495 with cham­pagne. Tel: (02) 8188282. Taxi: Ritz-Carl­ton. ritz­carl­


This ca­sual café is pretty se­ri­ous about cheese, so much so that it has cli­mate­con­trolled cheese rooms in Al Raha, Kha­lidiyah and Mamoura branches, as well as a cheese wall in Al Muneera. Each room has a ro­tat­ing in­ven­tory of the good stuff (think goat, sheep and cow milk cheeses both pas­teurised and non-pas­teurised) in­clud­ing English cheese­mon­gers Pax­ton & Whitfield, of­fi­cial sup­pli­ers to Queen El­iz­a­beth, plus a res­i­dent ex­pert to of­fer ad­vice.

The restau­rant also hosts monthly cheese and wine evenings, where din­ers re­ceive three glasses of vino with a se­lec­tion of cheese and an­tipasto. This month the evenings will be hosted on Septem­ber 8 at Al Raha, Septem­ber 17 at Kha­lidiyah and on the 29th at Muneera.

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing Pearl Plaza Tower, Al Kha­lidiyah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs120 for cheese and wine night. Tel: (02) 6395883. Taxi: Op­po­site BMW Show­room. jon­es­the­gro­


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