Picnic Under The Stars at Sofitel The Palm

dsc_0838Ever wondered why picnics in Dubai are so underrated? We do all the time! Which is probably the reason why we pounce at the opportunity of laid out checkered mats, wicker baskets, wholesome comfort food and of course – fresh air.
Sofitel The Palm seems to be one of the very few hotels in Dubai who’ve got their act together. It’s not just the property that has one of the most breathtaking landscapes we’ve ever seen, but we adore their foodie offers and promotions as well that keep pulling us back for more. On such promotion is “Picnic Under The Stars” that’s running throughout winter. Dinner dates and lavish gifts seem too mainstream in Dubai these days. So trust us when we say this is probably the best date idea you will ever see.
The luxury five-star resort combines fine dining food in an urban picnic setup to give you a dining experience like no other. Be blown away by the glistening views of Palm’s shoreline while you lounge at the beach and take in the cool sea breeze. Feeling a bit chill? grab a pashmina from the picnic basket to warm you up. Need assistance? Probably another drink? Simply use the remote button provided to you to notify your personal attendant.
As for the food, you can feast from an Arabic or European menu that comprises of a wide selection of dishes! Best part? You get to eat EVERYTHING from the cuisine you’ve opted for.
We opted for the European menu that comprised of five refreshingly delicious salads – Due of Bruschetta, Red Snapper Ceviche, Bresaola with Duo of Melon, Quinoa with Prawn and Avocado, Octopus Provencal Style and Mix Green Salad. The highlight of our meal would definitely have to be the enormous grill brought to our picnic set up topped with delicious, perfectly cooked and tender meats along with condiments and sauces. The succulent Lamb Chops were by far the best we’ve had and the Banger Beef Sausage had an incredibly smoky flavor that tastes perfect with sweet corn. When it came to dessert, we were presented with a beautiful selection of Opera Cake, Apple Cinnamon Bavarian, Cream Brulee, Vanilla Passion Panna Cotta and a Fruit Platter. The Opera Cake stood out for us. Loved the moist sponge and strong hint of chocolate. So good!
The Deets:
Each package comes with a picnic basket, all the dishes included in the menu of your choice, unlimited water, and soft drinks. Sofitel The Palm hosts the picnic (on prior bookings) every Thursday from 7pm – 11pm. Prices start from Dhs 480 for two people inclusive of soft drinks and Dhs 590 inclusive of a bottle of grape. Each picnic can accommodate a maximum of four people.

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