One fine Friday, we got to experience the Fam-Tastic brunch at the Garden Grille, Hilton Garden Inn, near Mall of the Emirates. It is just walkable distance from MOE with ample parking space in front. The spread was rather versatile with multi cuisine dishes, all under a single roof. They were having a pretty wide seating area and access to swimming pool and a kids play area. Live music was playing in the background when we entered.We reached around 2pm,but it was less crowded even after being a weekend.
One thing which I have to mention is a fresh juicing section where we can we can select our choice of fruits and veggies to make a drink by ourselves. I chose to have beetroots, pineapple, watermelon and it came out too good. It was sweet by itself without adding sugar. Another interesting section was freshly baked breads with cheese.There was also one honeycomb with fresh honey dripping out.
The salad section was attention-grabbing with fairly good items such as quinoa salad, cherry tomato with mozzarella, asparagus wrapped with lamb proscuita, baba ghanoush, mix seafood salad, grilled vegetable salad, hummus etc. Just beside that there was also one nachos counter with salsa and cheese.
They were having live stations for pastas and grills. I decided to go with a combination of cream and tomato sauce with chicken and spaghetti pasta. It was done to perfection with the right amount of sauce and I quite loved it.
From the live grills, we got to try the lobster, chicken drumstick, tiger prawns. The marination was simple without losing the original flavor of these meat.The dimsum counter with different dumplings such as jade dumpling, chicken and prawn dumpling and pao dumplings were also open.
Not just that, the main course was equally enticing. I tried steam rice with beef stroganoff, chicken drumsticks in hot garlic sauce, mix seafood curry, salmon steak with citrus couscous, roasted baby potatoes with Cajun. I loved the combination of beef stroganoff with rice. The essence of beef in the gravy was impeccable. I took the mixed seafood with lot of expectations but the sauces used was too strong for me. It over powered the aroma of clams and squids.
The best part was the dessert section with some appealing stuffs on the table. It was arranged so well that we will automatically get enchanted. It was the prettiest section of all. I got to try the passion fruit and mango tart as both are my favorites. It was luscious. Another one was double chocolate mousse and I loved that too. Others which I tried are raspberry cheese cake,tiramisu, orange cake etc.
Besides that there was a chocolate fountain and a waffle counter. Here also we could make our own waffle with the choice of toppings. I so loved the concept. I drizzled some chocolate syrup with dried fruits and nuts. Yummiest and crunchiest ever.
Verdict: This brunch at Garden Grille is worth every penny as we have a wholesome choice of dishes and we get to make our own fresh juice, waffles; live grills , pasta stations and lot more.