The best Friday morning meals.
Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler
What makes this meal special? One day a month, the St. Regis Abu Dhabi opens its extravagant Abu Dhabi Suite to 50 brunch fanatics. The experience starts by meeting a butler in the hotel’s grand reception hall; from there, you're escorted via a private elevator to the world’s highest suite.
What was the crowd like? Die-hard brunch fanatics and monied travelers. Come dressed to impress; after all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime brunch.
What should we be drinking? There's a variety of bubbly and sill wines, as well as a private bar manned by the hotel’s mixologist.
Main event: the food. Give us the lowdown—especially what not to miss. This opulent brunch features lavish dining spreads in different rooms: an oyster room, a cheese counter, and even a cinema stocked with candy. Don’t miss the caviar bar, the crayfish bisque with truffle foam, or the prime ribeye with rosemary jus. Shooters like tomato gazpacho serve as between-course treats.
And how did you find the staff? From the butler to the resident mixologist to the chef to the servers, there is a veritable culinary army guiding you through the experience.
What’s the real-real on why we’re coming here? Come for the brunch of a lifetime.