So brunch here is a 4-4.5 hour social affair, an absolutely amazing one. You really have to pace yourself to last the full time and people really take the entire time. It is decadent, over-indulgent, gluttony in the purest form....and it is AMAZING. Think buffet, but with every cuisine you can think off, from the top tier of quality, ridiculously fresh, and mind-blowingly delicious. Do not think that you can compare this to anything in Las Vegas. That and the booze flow freely. My new favorite drink in the world, for now anyway, is a fresh strawberry mojito.
While I overindulged on the sushi and sashimi bar, Adam pillaged the dessert table...5 tiramisu later he was pouting because they were all out.
This was my first brunch in Abu Dhabi and it was awesome. There were about 30 of us that came together to celebrate the birthdays of Dave, Phillip, and Jen, as well as having a gathering feast before the beginning of Ramadan next week.
|Birthday boy Dave|
|Awaiting our Pimm's cup|
|Phillip, Dave, Carly, Johan, Adam, Elena, and Debbie|
|The birthday trio: Dave, Phillip, and Jen|
|Michael enjoys a fine mojito (or two) as well|
|Brunch is a serious feat|
|Rosemont Crew: Allison, Johan, and Elena|
|A beginning of a bromance: Adam and Johan|
|Rosewood Girls: Me, Allison, and Elena|
|The Rosewood Boys: Johan, Michael, and Adam with our awesome waiter Mukesh|
After eating and imbibing for so many hours, it was time to decompress (I know, it sounds so rough right?), so to the pool we went! It was a beautiful afternoon of continued wonderment with friends and drinks. Adam and Elena slept by the pool while the rest of us. Overall it was a glorious day, meeting new amazing people, enjoying yet another day in this incredible life we are living.