Recently we had the pleasure to visit one of the most unique brunches in Dubai. Nine7One located in The Oberoi hotel depicts a beautiful journey of several street food styles from countries like France, India, Mexico and Japan.
Nine7One left no stone unturned in creating a unique street style atmosphere from funky graffiti’s to retro bikes and various other elements of drama including a resident DJ. We were driven towards the bar as we entered and were instantly served lemon and mint mojitos. The drinks were blended to perfection and we couldn’t help but go for a second round.Our next stop was the sushi station, our all time favorite and it did not disappoint us one bit! The sushi was stunningly set up on a widespread boat making it easier to view from a comprehensive selection of Sushi’s, including California roll, sashimi and vegetarian sushi rolls.
The chefs were very friendly and were eagerly ready to assist and tell us more about their selections next; we tried quesadillas, tacos and spicy corn rice. All of these dishes were rich in flavors and were truly authentic.
We then moved to our beloved Indian food stall which was driving in heaps of crowd. We couldn’t quite think of a chaat dish that was not there at the counter. We tried dahi puri, masala dosas, sev puri, vada pav, dhoklas and lots more. Special mention to the exceptional twist on the bhel, which was served in a cornet, infused with salmon. Also, the dahi kachoris were our favorite! They were crisp and melted as soon as you popped one.We then tried a couple of American, Peruvian and Lebanese dishes. The burgers and the shawermas here are to die for!
We made sure we saved some room for the dessert. The dessert corner took us back to the streets of Paris. We tried the macaroons, pastries, pralines, cheesecakes and mousses. The presentation was so intricately done it was almost heartbreaking to cut through them.We loved the white and dark chocolate fondant fountain. Which was accompanied with rose and saffron flavored marshmallows. These were so unique and difficult to keep your hands off.
We saved the best for the last; the molecular desserts were the star of the evening. The molecular nitrogen station included, Bellini which is the traditional Japanese white peach with hot champagne foam, Mojito burger, Dragon breath: Smoking meringue, one minute raspberry aerated ice cream and Nitro saffron and yogurt balloon.
The chef at the counter made us try nitrogenized ‘dragon breath’ meringue. It tasted mysteriously good and we were left with fumes leaving our mouths. It’s hard to pick a favorite from a list like that but if we had to, it would be the one minute raspberry aerated ice-cream. We simply couldn’t get enough of this bad boy!
We would highly recommend this brunch to anyone who wants to travel the culinary world of mouth watering street food and ecstatic desserts.The graffiti decorated walls, retro bicycle props and the resident DJ adding to the vibes makes it our perfect unwinding spot for the weekend!
DH299 per person, from 1pm to 4pm every Friday at Nine7One located in the Oberoi hotel.