Restaurant Review:

Mövenpick Hotel
Oud Metha

The Art of Brunch at The Fountain
There’s nothing more satisfying than spending a lazy Friday afternoon in Dubai indulging in a wonderful brunch! One of our recent Fridays was spent exactly like that; feasting on the lavish brunch at The Fountain at the Movenpick Hotel. Titled “The Art of Brunch,” and rightly so as you are treated to a multiplicity of food and dessert created by talented chefs along with a live pianist belting out beautiful numbers as you eat. You can find not just the usual cold and hot mezze, breads, cheeses and cold cuts, but also delicious international delicacies, an a la carte menu, an Indian station, a counter dedicated to Pork, fresh seafood, and a live Asian station where you can take your pick of colorful Sushi and Sashimi or ask the Chef to prepare a noodle dish with your choice of meat. The desserts are another story entirely and you can once again find your usual suspects like cakes, pastries, pies and tarts but there’s also a trolley filled with delicious and creamy Movenpick ice creams, a cotton candy cart and a live crepe station among others.
Here’s EVERYTHING we ate:

  • Cheese Rakakat (Lebanese cheese rolls)
  • Hummus
  • Labneh
  • Mohammara
  • Vietnamese Shrimp Salad in half a coconut
  • Roasted pumpkin and feta frittata
  • Duck & melon salad
  • Pork belly
  • Pork sausages
  • Fish Amritsari
  • Chicken malai tikka
  • Flat rice noodles with chicken
  • Variety of sushi rolls and sashimi
  • Chicken Fajita
  • Pizza
  • Papdi Chaat
  • Vanilla Marble Cake
  • Tiramisu cups
  • Raspberry white chocolate mousse glass
  • Cappuccino mousse
  • Cotton candy
  • Movenpick Vanilla ice cream
  • Red Velvet cake
  • Honey lemon and saffron sorbet
  • Orange mousse cake
  • Art of brunch cake
  • Chocolate tart
We’ve listed everything we ate in no particular order or category because we enjoyed the variety so much that we went back for seconds in no particular order! Our favorites among the savory spread had to be the Asian station which had us going back for seconds, thirds and more. The sushi rolls were fresh and the piping hot noodles were a true treat, right from preparation to the result! We also relished the pork selection and the seafood counter. Another dish we really liked, even more so because we visited Vietnam a couple of months ago and are totally not over the food or the trip and this one got us nostalgic about that time, was the Vietnamese shrimp salad; a must have. With respect to the desserts and what a lavish spread it was, we loved the newness of the orange mousse cake and also quite enjoyed the chocolate mousse in the cocktail glass. Despite its location in the kids’ dessert bar, we along with other adults couldn’t resist getting our fix of cotton candy that the ever-smiling server happily served us! In fact, no one would be able to resist that dessert section because that’s where the freshly made crepes and Movenpick ice creams are kept.  Movenpick ice creams are honestly simply perfect and even better when placed between fresh, warm crepes. Don’t they sound divine? They were!

Overall, The Art of Brunch is definitely an ideal way to spend a Friday afternoon but make sure you have the time and the appetite to do complete justice to this opulent brunch.
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