Gourmet des­ti­na­tions

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If you’ve been in­trigued

by the li­censed spots in City Walk’s The Square – Galvin Bistrot & Bar, Lima Dubai and Toro + Ko – then this might be the best way of tast­ing all their sig­na­ture dishes at once. There’s a party vibe in the court­yard thanks to an ex­cel­lent DJ and although the cen­tral al fresco ta­bles, set with um­brel­las and multi-coloured wooden ta­bles are most sought af­ter, it doesn’t mat­ter where you sit as you’ll be brought plates from all three restau­rants. Two starters from each, a main and a dessert (or dessert plat­ter in the case of Galvin, where pretty pâtis­serie were neatly ar­ranged as bite-sized bursts of flavour).

What this means is that you’ll get served 15 con­stantly chang­ing clas­sics to your ta­ble – on the day we went there was a com­bi­na­tion of French-style prawn Marie Rose from Galvin, Span­ish char­cu­terie from Toro and tangy ce­viche from chef pa­tron Vir­gilio Martínez Véliz’s Peru­vian kitchen.

A hearty squid ink, seafood-topped paella looked enor­mous but was pretty much pol­ished off and there was an ex­cel­lent boeuf bour­guignon and a juicy grilled chicken for mains. Plus, you can get sec­onds if you aren’t full – the mush­room arancini was par­tic­u­larly mor­eish – be­fore head­ing to the sweet side, which in­cluded hot dulce de leche chur­ros.

De­tails: From AED350/US$95pp, Ev­ery Fri­day, 2pm-5pm, The Square, City Walk 2, Dubai, Tel: +971 52 798 7292, one­brunch. com, @one­brunch

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