Alternatively, fill your boots at the brand-spanking-new brunch at Toro Toro (04 399 8888), which started in late January. The brunch will be served via the medium of small sharing plates, which include lashings of guacamole, ceviche dishes and Toro Toro’s ‘famous’ yucca fries (we’ll be the first to guiltily admit to not having heard of them until now), plus chorizo empanadas, crispy calamari, salmon flatbreads with horseradish and cuts of meat from the churrasco grill. Hungry? Yes, so are we. This all-you-can-eat Latino feast costs an affordable Dhs300 (with soft drinks) or Dhs400 (selected house beverages).
Keeping with brunches, a recent visit to the Friday festivities at Zuma (04 425 5660) reaffirmed it’s still one of the best in town. Our only advice is to be wary of the DIFC charge, which, at 10 per cent, is quite a thwack on top of the Dhs550 bubbly option. Be warned!
We’re also welcoming the arrival of Gluten-Free Supermarket (www.glutenfree-supermarket.ae). But before coeliacs grab their wallet and run for the door, salivating uncontrollably, we’ll add that it’s not a supermarket as such, but an online resource that allows you to order hard-to-find gluten-free products, as well as providing recipes and info.
So, on that less glutinous note, we bid you a fond farewell. Until next time, bon appétit.