Friday Brunch at Nahaam

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We’ve always enjoyed dining at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. The food, the service, the views, the ambiance, are all excellent and make each experience there special. So, we walk into Nahaam for its brunch with high expectations.

The hotel’s signature restaurants come together at the airy, bright restaurant every Friday, and it’s a great way for foodies to get a taste of the highlights from each venue. The set-up is extensive and spills into the area outside by the pool, where the live band assembles, setting the mood with their popular covers. There’s a LOT of food on offer and we suggest taking some time to survey everything that’s available.

The cold salads are stacked neatly over one long table. From California Cobb and roast duck to rice paper rolls and even the humble potato salad – there’s plenty to choose from.

The sushi station, courtesy of Tori No Su, is a high point. The fine rolls are neatly packaged, delicious and fresh. In fact, there’s a yellowfin that is sliced to order. If you manage to show some restraint and not overdo the sushi, next to it is the station from BiCE, where you can line-up for some homemade stuffed pasta.
The veggie ravioli works beautifully with the robust tomato sauce, plump with cherry tomatoes.

Seafood-lovers will be happy to know that there are mounds of fresh, glistening crustaceans waiting to be devoured, too. The smorgasbord continues outside with live Asian, curry and barbecue stations. The Lebanese classics from Li Beirut are well executed. The staple kebabs and grills are moist and tender at the bite. And we’re sure you’ll love the prawn and chicken dumplings, we certainly do.

Despite its posh setting, the brunch has plenty for kids to feel at ease. Their spread includes chicken nuggets, French fries, sliders, mini cupcakes and other sweet nibbles. There’s also a face-painter and a cheery clown who goes around fashioning balloon animals to hand out to the youngsters.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, the chances of you walking out delirious after a sugar rush are high. There’s a dizzying amount of saccharine treats, each more tempting than the next. We love the fountains trickling down with four types of liquid chocolate and truffles that are suspended on cake stands. The peanut butter chocolate cups are also delicious if you’ve got a weakness for the combination.

When you find a brunch this good, with such excellent food and high standards of service and entertainment, the Friday ritual makes sense. This is one of the very best buffet brunches in town.
Dhs285 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages), Dhs395 (Italian sparkling grape), Dhs495 (bubbly), Dhs142 (kids aged four-12), free (kids below four). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, West Corniche (02 811 5666).

The bottom line
A very impressive brunch with both quantity and quality

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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