If you have spent anytime at all in the Gulf - especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi -you will know that Friday Brunching is a BIG deal! It the place to be seen and a chance to spoil yourself after a long week.
The past weekend we brunched the day away to celebrate the 30th birthday of a friend. The chosen venue was the ever popular, Grand Hyatt Muscat.
We arrived with our troop of hungry bellies ready to feast!
Bang on 2pm the fizzy juice - wink, wink - was poured into expectant glasses for those who were chosing to indulge in a few bubbles.
This handsome, smiley chap was my main date for the day.
As the Bambino was along for the meal I didn't snap as many pictures of the beautiful decor of the Mokha Cafe as I would have liked.
For me, the best thing about brunching is variety of different foods to sample and being able to indulge in the seafood delights. I dined on huge prawns, smoked salmon, crab and oysters. These are things that I would rarely eat at home so I like to make the most of it when dining out.
See if any of this gets your taste buds going!
Between courses the boys had a 'time out' and orchestrated a plan of who would keep them in a constant supply of finger foods...
George won the award for most bread actually eaten and swallowed and Spencer trumped him with the most slobbery bread sticks on the floor.
Then it was on to the deserts...
There were fruits, puddings, cakes, pies, ice cream cones with sprinkles and even a huge flowing chocolate fountain. I couldn't resist but have a few chocolate covered strawberries.
Bang went that diet. Oh well.
With a belly full of bread sticks and cucumber slices it was all too much for the little Dude.
After copious amounts of delicious food, a few bubbles and lots of laughs we headed home for a well deserved rest. This brunching malarkey is hard work!
- Non alcohol - 22 rials per head, includes water, soft drinks and juices
- Alcohol- 25 rials per head
For more info contact the Grand Hyatt or visit their website.