February 21, 2016 / Leave a Comment
Cafe Belge is a classy affair, tucked away in the almost hidden Ritz Carlton DIFC. Yes, it is I suppose what you could describe as a Belgium beer restaurant, but it has definitely been elevated to a higher level with it’s grand fit out. Both indoors and outdoors are lovely calm spaces to relax in – I find the outdoor space always reminds me of being in Singapore for some reason! High ceilings, fans, dark wood…just gives me that feeling.
If you’re a Belgian beer fan, this is certainly the place in Dubai to get your fix. Wine lovers will also be well taken care of a this brunch – we loved the white, red, and sparkling rose was a great touch too.
This is a plated brunch (yay!) and upon looking at the menu on the table you may think that you need to select which dishes you want them to bring you for each course. Nope, you’re going to get all of them! That’s six for each course, plus a giant two tier seafood platter to start. Take a deep breath and prepare for an avalanche of tasty plates – I hope you skipped breakfast.
The starters pleased and I even ordered seconds of the foie gras speculoos waffles. Probably ordering a second helping of anything is brave, as the avalanche of food that awaits you is a force to be reckoned with. Eggs, tartare, asparagus and croquettes – plenty to please all at your table is on offer. The mains were just as lovely, and the chef even took the time to prepare a couple of extra courses for us knowing I was allergic to the seafood offerings. Very cool touch.
Save room for dessert as there are some real treats on offer, though a couple of misses unlike the previous courses. You’ll be waddling out after the feast put on by Cafe Belge – but you’ll certainly have a smile on your face. From the food to the drinks to the service, this is a plated brunch that delivers across the board.