A Brunch that's cheaper for ladies? Yes please!
The 'Rose Chic' brunch at Le Classique is the perfect spot for a long lazy afternoon brunch
Le Classique is a French fine-dining restaurant located in one of Dubai's premier golfing venues, Emirates Golf Club. While the club has other dining options available, Le Classique is without a doubt the club's swankiest option, (which is saying a lot considering how luxe the club is). Guests can enjoy a five-star dining experience in an elegant, relaxed setting.
The restaurant, like so many others in Dubai, hosts a Friday brunch, however unlike the rest, Le Classique has acknowledged one very important thing; that ladies (for the most part) who brunch consume a lot less than men do. And so, they have adjusted their prices in favour of the female species and are now offering ladies the 'Rose Chic' brunch option every Friday. That's pretty much the same delicious brunch..but cheaper.
A tastefully decorated restaurant, overlooking the 18-hole golf course; this is the perfect place for a long-lunch or boozy (optional) brunch with the girls...here are six things we loved about it.
1. The venue
It's a beautiful-looking restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows, covering one entire side of the venue, which open out onto a terrace. The terrace itself has a view of the first tee on the magnificent Emirates Golf Course on one side and the driving range on the other, there's seating for about 35 people, all of which were occupied when we dined. The inside is super-stylish with minimal design and the outside follows the same theme; the restaurant is not overly formal and it strikes the right balance so guests can really relax while enjoying the impressive surroundings.
2. The five-star service
The most annoying (and admittedly lazy) thing about most brunches is having to traipse back and forth, popping random bits of different meals onto your plate. The food temperature is never perfect and meals are never as fresh as you would like. This is not a problem here. The chefs prepare each dish individually and your hot starters and mains (except the suckling roast) are served, exquisitely presented, to your table. The service is fast, and the staff are incredibly helpful without being overbearing.
3. The decadent starters
We loved the wide selection of cured meats and cold starters which included sweet salad with Iberico beef, smoked salmon and our personal favourite; the Scallops Carpaccio. All prettily-presented in well-portioned dishes. The three hot starters were served together on a flat-wooden chopping board; confit squid, bulgar & courgette and pan seared foie gras, which was cooked to perfection and served on perfectly toasted bread.
4. The roast suckling and individually prepared mains
What beats a freshly cooked roast suckling? Absolutely nothing. And that's a fact. After our mains of slowly cooked lamb shank flavoured with cardamon (which fell off the bone), and (slightly) undercooked scallops with a pea puree, it was time for the roast. Superbly cooked with crispy crackling and sides of roasted carrots and baby corn, peas cooked with onions and square-cut creamy dauphinois potatoes, this plate was a special treat. Other mains prepared individually by the chef included chicken filled with prawn, seared black cod and fresh quinoa salad, confit duck leg and loads more. There really was something for everyone.
5. The desserts and ladies cocktails
Would it really be brunch if we didn't over indulge on desserts and drinks? A chocolate fountain with fresh fruits, indulgent chocolate tarts and mousse, and sweet crepes were the order of the day followed by 'pink' cocktails; raspberry mojitos and strawberry daiquiris made with fresh fruit at the bar. Perfection.
6. The post-brunch happy hour
As with all good brunches, when the drinks stop flowing, nobody is ready to go home. Post-brunch, the bar hosts a happy hour from 3.30pm - 5.30pm. Once we could move again, (after much-too-much chocolate mousse) we took our drinks to the sofas outside and enjoyed the afternoon sun. It's a great spot to endure a food-coma, although watching all the active golfers did make us feel a tad lazy!
The important bits
When? Friday 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Happy Hour between 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Unlimited food, pink beverages,and selected house beverages and grape for AED 290 (ladies deal)
Unlimited food, selected house beverages and grape for AED 395 per member, or AED 435 per guest