REVIEW: The Wafi Brunch
Even as you read the brochure of the Wafi Brunch, you sense an element of pride in it. A vibe of confidence that can only come with the knowledge that you are doing something remarkably right. And indeed so, with a widely acclaimed brunch showcasing authentic spreads from award winning restaurants, each outperforming the other in terms of variety, quality & ambience, the confidence and the pride doesn’t come misplaced one bit!
Last Friday, FoodKissed got the opportunity to review Wafi’s Rock Around the Brunch – named so for ample reasons.
- Rock as you munch: There’s a lot of rocking back and forth – what with the spread laid across 3 of their signature dining spots, namely, Carters, Medzo and Thai Chi, all a few paces away from each other.
- Rock as you gulp: Free-flowing soft drinks come with the AED 145 per person package, while the free-flowing house beverages come with the AED 230 per person package. If you opt for the latter, the rocking back and forth is guaranteed beyond any doubt.
- Rock as you groove: From 2pm onwards, Carters presents an in-house band playing fantastic rock n roll music, thoroughly entertaining you as you glide into the dance floor with a lamp chop in one hand and a beer glass in the other!
Basically, a brunch that’s rocking, no matter how you look at it!
Thai Chi is all about Asian deliciousness. From Prawn Sui Mai to Green Papaya Salad, the spread is something to tingle you with pride if you are of Far-East origins. The Peking Duck hangs promisingly close to the roll station, the Wantons lay steaming in the wicker baskets and the Chicken stands splashed in various soy and sesame preparations. Desserts section appears modest, but don’t be fooled into believing that’s all there is.
A short walk to the adjacent Medzo will have you spinning with delight if you are a lover of Italian cuisine. The penne is drenched in rich pink sauce, the lasagna is an edible incarnation of Lord Seduction, and the Ravioli is reason enough to declare Cholesterol a myth you must simply ignore. Pork delicacies are separately kept, quietly enticing the large expat dining-community to satisfy their cravings. The dishes are laid out in an enormously appetizing manner, with truffle butter beckoning you from inside curious earthen pots. The salads are splendidly fresh, but that’s just stating the expected when you are talking about a multiple award-winning restaurant like Medzo.
The Medzo seating extends outdoor, where I stepped into an abundance of prettiness in the form of cast iron furniture and hanging gardens, with a lovely dose of sunshine giving life to the set-up.
A dessert section awaits in the corner connecting room – a zone shared with the adjacent Carters restaurant. While pub grubs occupy prominent positions in the buffet spread, more sophisticated British fares like Roast beef rib-eye and Yorkshire pudding feeds the choosy brunchers. Perch on the long bar counter that lets you gaze in peace at the fountains of beer dispensers or stretch your legs at the many comfy chairs sprinkled around. Either that or down a couple of jugs to groove around the dance floor as the live band plays out some wonderful memory-tickling rock n roll classics.
When the tidings of hunger calm down, don’t forget to glide back to the dessert corner that has some amazingly prepared, plated and presented cakes & patisseries to conclude your culinary adventure most merrily.
With an AED 145 for non-alcoholic package and an AED 230 for alcoholic package, both giving access to 3 award winning spreads crafted by culinary experts, Wafi Rock Around The Brunch is surely one of those dining extravaganzas, showcasing the concept of “Dubai Friday Brunch” perfectly. The only trouble I faced was rocking back and forth the floor between the three restaurants, because while my body was swaying to the tunes of rock n roll music in Carters, my heart was flirting with the ravioli in Medzo and my mind was debating over another Fried Prawn Tempura in Thai Chi. Oh the perils of a modern day Dubai Bruncher!
A walking epitome of food-lust, permanently craving for chicken, cheese & chocolates of all and every form. A marketing and content writing professional living in Dubai with my husband, who has learnt to be the perfect side-kick in food explorations around the world. If you find me raiding the fridge at ungodly hours, I'm just inspiring my tummy.
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