Restaurant Review:
Fun Dining Brunch at Al Dana

Crowne Plaza, SZR

One of the best ways to begin a weekend is with brunch! And that is exactly what we did a few Fridays ago at our Fun-Dining brunch tasting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai. If you’re a fan of the different restaurants at Crowne Plaza like Wagamama’s, Alfresco, Oscar’s Vine Society, Sakura, Harvester’s Pub, Al Tannour, Chamas and more, then you’re in for a treat because 13 of the hotel’s outlets get together to present a selection of delicacies from their menus and with the stalls and live music, it feels like a real picnic!

After ordering our fresh juices and cocktails from Wagamama’s and Trader Vic’s respectively, we proceeded to stroll around the room and check out what lay in store for us. In addition to the stalls, a lavish buffet is laid out with different kinds of salads, hot and cold mezze, seafood, terrine, meat carving stations and bread and cheese displays among other items.   
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Here are some of our favorites from the tasting:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Donburi
  • Carrot Soup
  • Margherita Pizza
  • Cheese - Boursin Garlic
  • Ginger Spice - mature Cheddar Cheese
  • Cheese – Comte
  • Smoked mozzarella cheese
  • Gouda
  • Caterpillar Sushi
  • California Maki
  • Lion King (also part of the sushi selection)
  • Selection of Pork and accompaniments like Baked Potato, Corn
  • Caramel cheesecake
  • Dulce De Leche Cheesecake
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Vanilla Macarons
  • Salted caramel cheesecake
  • Japanese cheesecake
  • Mont Blanc

As if we needed any more enticements, there is also an ice cream and waffle counter at this brunch!  
Overall, we loved the concept of this brunch especially since we quite like the restaurants dotting the Crowne Plaza Dubai, a hotel that is indubitably an icon in Dubai. This Friday, muster a huge appetite and head to the fun-dining brunch at Al Dana, Crowne Plaza and before you know it, you’ll be wishing you had more room in your stomach for all that’s on display!