Sunday, October 25

Vida Picnic Brunch




Vida Down Town picnic style brunch has been on my To-Do list since it opened last year, although I only actually got round to brunching here last weekend when I had friends in town.  Everything I hate about a brunch, the anti-social set up, the entire staff of emirates airline (sorry girls) and the drunken messy environment are all left at Saffron, which leaves Vida as a tranquil escape where you can indulge in the sun all afternoon.

The set up is as so: you pick up your wicker basket on arrival and fill it with all the cheeses, sandwiches, salads, cold meats and canapes that take your fancy, along with the bottle(s) of wine you want. You can choose to dine in or outside (we choose outside as the weather is perfect right now) and you can flip a coin as to whether you lounge in cabana pool side, or park up on a picnic bench.

We set up our buffet-style picnic on a bench and the Vida team brought along a fresh seafood bucket (crab + calamari + mussels), butter chicken and a selection from the grill (rib-eye steak + beef fillet + lamb chops).  We slowly grazed over our self made brunch for a few hours until it was time to take advantage of their extraordinary desert selection....

Dish of the day: truffle cheese fondue 

Price: AED 265 inclusive of unlimited soft beverages and juices | AED 295 inclusive of unlimited selected beverages | AED 495 inclusive of unlimited bubbly | AED 100 on each package will be charged per guest when booking a cabana by the pool

Time: 1.00pm to 5.00pm

Outfit Dets | Top + Bottom Zara