▲ Brunch at the Palace in Abu Dhabi
Las Brisas at Emirates Palace kicked-off its Friday brunch last weekend with an impressive spread. Set to simulate Barcelona’s La Boqueria food market, the brunch takes in a fromagerie and boulangerie, an organic vegetable garden, and a fish-and-chip shop. Spanish tapas and Arabic mezze aside, there are a host of live-cooking stations, including a pririlla grill for Wagyu burgers and short ribs, an egg counter and a paella corner, plus a coffee counter, juice bar and patisserie set up by pastry chef Francois Leo. Dedicated staff will be on hand to entertain children. The brunch is priced from Dh185 for kids between 6 and 10 years; and Dh370 for adults. Call 02 690 7999.