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Brunch at a casual Italian trattoria

VERSO Abu Dhabi, a casual Italian trattoria located in Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl launched a Saturday brunch that will surely please all family members.

There are two options when booking for this brunch: either pick a table inside and enjoy the lively and buzzing atmosphere, or opt for a table outdoors and get that holiday feel with the terrace facing the pool.

As we were very keen on the restaurant decor, we decided to stay inside and explore all corners of VERSO, there are shelves everywhere filled with gorgeous Italian cookbooks, and many trinkets that make you feel right at home.

There are a couple of communal tables displayed in the restaurant where you can go and grab cold cuts, salads, freshly baked focaccia, Italian cheese with nuts and fresh figs and jams, that are all amazing! We also enjoyed sharing some seafood including shrimps and oysters by the bar.

But be warned to not over-indulge on these stations and buffet as all afternoon long you will get to try all sorts of tantalizing Italian delicacies, that make this Saturday brunch unique from others. We decided to adopt the sharing style at our table of 4 and picked the savory dishes the waiters were offering throughout the afternoon.

We stopped counting the different pastas we enjoyed and especially had a crush on the Gorgonzola Cream spaghetti and the Mussels and Saffron fusilli. The kids will definitely enjoy the pizza slices that came to the table fresh from the oven.

If you are into wood fire roasts, there are many options to experience, including the Slow Roast Veal Rib, the wood Fire Roast Chicken or the Mulwarra Lamb Rump.

Our personal highlight though was the melt in the mouth whole roast seabass prepared the Italian way with tomato, capers and Ligurian olives. Just delicious!

Guests are also tempted with wholesome sides such as the creamy polenta and mashed potato and you can also go and get more items from the live stations including eggplant Parmigiana, Tuscan Style Roast Ratte Potatoes or Butter Beans with mushrooms to name a few.

Make sure you keep pausing throughout the afternoon so that you won’t skip the desserts counter. The spread has an element of fun as the homemade desserts are behind a window display and you feel like you are in a pastry shop proposing you to taste all their varieties!

Again, our personal advice is to grab a few and make sure to share them. Our personal favorites were the cannoli, tiramisu, and plum tart. They also have nice looking choux filled with coffee cream and kids had a blast with the chocolate mousse.

One counter kept busy all afternoon long with little ones coming to grab homemade gelato that you could personalize with add-ons such as jellies, sweets or almond slices and more.


Our Verdict?

Already seduced with the restaurant decor and vibes, this Brunch definitely delivers what it promises: la Dolce Vita meaning, ‘The Good Life’ thanks to the lively atmosphere, an abundance of homemade traditional Italian recipes coming from different Italian regions, packed with flavor and taste.

VERSO Abu Dhabi, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl

Every Saturday, between 12 noon and 4 pm

This new brunch is priced at 290 AED with soft drinks and at 440AED with free-flow signature pitchers and wine and is served every Saturday between 12 noon and 4 pm.

VERSO ABU DHABI | Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Residences Emirates Pearl


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