Posted by: englishdubai | December 25, 2008

Christmas Day Reflections


The great Dubai brunch tradition made way for the Christmas edition today and the Grosvenor House went to town today. The first thing to notice was the abundance of staff – I lost count at thirty and the service was excellent.  They were very quick to bring a glass of fizzy festive cheer on arrival.

The amount of food on offering was bewildering – the dedicated Oyster bar, or the endless sashami and sushi made good choices for starters. For mains again a huge selection with of course the Turkey and more interestingly roast Goose. I was sure to have a little sample of the goose – a rare treat. I could write for ages about the huge selection but suffice to say there was plenty for nearly all tastes.

Sloane’s at the Grovesnor house always does a good line in desserts and today the Chirstmas theme and presentation really great – here is the wide selection:

I liked Santa’s little helper offering up the Christmas pudding:

And it seemed almost a shame to disturb the perfect looking cheesecakes:

It was a really nice afternoon and there was even a visit from Santa Claus to give some lucky children gifts. Still I would have traded it in a Dubai minute to be with my nephews in Perth. However, by the power of the internet, it seems that my oldest nephew only had time for presents:

In time honored Christmas tradition I have settled in for the evening with some movies – seems odd not to be watching Noels Christmas Cracker or The Queen’s speech this year.


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