“La Dolce Vita. The good life, full of pleasure and indulgence.” Unknown
Free-flowing Aperol Spritz with unlimited pasta and pizza gives the Saturday Brunch at Verso great appeal. Add in the vibrant interior, poolside terrace and delicious Italian desserts, including homemade gelato, and this famiglia friendly affair will certainly brighten up your weekend.
Steering away from the Friday Brunch scene, La Dolce Vita brunch is available every Saturday afternoon at Verso, the modern Italian trattoria located on the ground floor of the newly (re)opened Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi. The restaurant is a social space that’s reminiscent of a deli with a contemporary interior, open shelving crammed with trinkets, recipe books and authentic Italian foodstuffs. Guests can choose from high communal tables that are perfect for larger parties, more intimate areas for those who want privacy or the alfresco dining area that’s adjacent to the curved infinity pool.
The brunch is a mix of buffet with antipasti and desserts presented around the open kitchen and table service for the mains. Platters of charcuterie and giant wheels of cheeses are displayed on a central wooden tables along with fresh focaccia and a selection of seafood, salads and vegetables. Trays of assorted pizza slices are presented to the table at regular intervals by the chefs along with several choices of fresh pasta. I was excited to see my favourite Eggplant Parmigiana on the menu but disappointedly it was actually cold so not enjoyable. Meat and seafood eaters had plenty of options with fresh seabass, wood fire roast lemon chicken, roast veal rib, lamp rump and various sides which appeared tableside.
A range of classic Italian sweet treats are displayed on the dessert counter, including of course, a traditional tiramisu. There’s ricotta and strawberry tarts, pastries including doughnuts and a selection of gelato made in-house, I can confirm that the hazelnut variety was quite delicious. There’s a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available including wines, prosecco, beers and Italian coffees.
Verso occupies a prime position next to the sweeping infinity pool overlooking the sea with lounger style seating and wicker cabanas for more shade, there’s also a shallower children’s pool and small beach area. If you are looking for a casual, intimate family-friendly brunch then try La Dolce Vita at Verso and enjoy weekends the Italian way.
Location: Ground Floor, Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche, Abu Dhabi.
Telephone: 02 510 1234
Opening Times: Verso: 12 noon – 11:00pm, Verso pool: 8:00am – 6:00pm, Retail: 10:00am – 11:00pm
La Dolce Vita Saturday Brunch: 12 noon – 4:00pm. Soft drinks package AED 290 and Pitcher & Grape Package AED 440. Under 12’s are 50% off and under 6’s eat free. Use of the infinity pool is an additional AED 80 per person.
Read more about Verso in previous post Verso | Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl
I was invited to experience the Saturday Brunch at Verso. The views in this post are all my own based on my experience. Unless otherwise stated all photos © Jo Brett 2019. All rights reserved.