It may be seven years since Leonardo DiCaprio’s outing as the titular character in the most recent reworking of The Great Gatsby, but there’s rarely any great length of time before the theme rears its head again.
And lo, it returns, this time in the shape of a brand-new brunch from Dubai’s well-loved Secret Parties group, set to launch on Friday July 10, and named The Secret Brunch at The Ritz.
If the thought of another Gatsby-themed shindig has you groaning, then let’s do a quick reframe – and think Roaring Twenties instead. Not to mention roaring-great deals.
Hosted at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC’s Art Deco-inspired Café Belge, the venue certainly looks the part, while Secret Parties promises to bring the added glitz and glamour, and “blow all other brunches out of the water”. No mean feat.
Dishes on the brunch menu include Belgian veal meatballs, mussels, pan-seared sea bass and grilled beef striploin with pepper sauce, alongside desserts such as hazelnut and chocolate cannoli.
And with staycation season in full swing, there’s the option to turn your brunch package into an overnight stay at the five-star hotel. While house beverage brunch packages start at Dhs395 per person, for Dhs650 per person you’ll get a night’s stay, breakfast in bed and pool access, plus the house beverage package for brunch.
Sounds decadent enough to win a certain fictional character’s approval.
Time to polish up the Oxfords, old sport.
Dhs295 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs495 (sparkling), Dhs595 (bubbly), Dhs650 (per person for overnight package, based on two sharing per room per night). Fri July 10 onwards, 1pm-5pm. Café Belge, The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, www.secret-parties.com.