Sunday, November 30


Traiteur is my favourite place to have brunch in Dubai, proving that it's not about quantity and more about quality fresh produce and ingredients.  My friends and I really indulged in their decadent offering, from lobster to oysters, spit-roasted big and foie gras creme brulee - not to mention copious amounts of champers.

To brunch I wore a pinkish/grey silk dress from Reiss from their SS14 line. It's a really 'wearable' piece and especially good at covering a food baby when you're feeling comatised after a big meal!  I have got a lot of wear out of this dress as I find it really practical when you're not quite sure of the dress code - it comes in different patterns and I also have it plain black too. I paired my outfit with my lilac shoes from Ralph Lauren which are my hero-heels, these kicks can take me from day to night without a pinch or squeeze on my tootsies. My ring is from Pandora, which I love, it gives your outfit that added bit of 'tasteful bling' whilst my hand is missing some real ice (wink).

On my plate: foie gras creme brûlée (absolutely delicious), truffled mushrooms in cream, pork sausage, fried foie gras and in the little white pot sits eggs benedict with lobster hollandaise sauce. Talk about rich.

The speciality has to be the suckling spit roasted pig and this is definitely one of the main reasons why this brunch stands out from the others in Dubai; I would get in their fast as it only takes an hour or so before this has vanished. The brunch is quite costly at AED570 ahead for the sparkling wine package and that naturally covers all of the food as well. I would definitely say it is good value in the sense that the food offering is premium and it would cost you double this to order the same at a restaurant - but maybe one left for a special occasion.