I was invited to the iftar preview at Grand Millennium, but I could not go, so I sent The Big Panda, aka my sister Trine instead. She knows my preferences when it comes to food, and she is quite a foodie herself, so she was happy to cover the event for me.
Trine said that the food was good, and she liked the live music during the dinner. The buffet had a good selection of traditional food but also some international additions, along with a couple of carving stations. Trine said it was a very big buffet, but judging from the images, I could tell her, that it was pretty much standard Dubai.
When I saw the big bunch of dates, I regret that I did not go myself, because I love the dates in Dubai. They are big and chewy and taste like fudge. Entirely different from the small, dried-out ones, I remember from my childhood in Denmark. There are many different kinds of dates and if you are looking, I am sure you would also find the small, boring ones down here, but during iftar at Ramadan, it is the big, tasty ones you are offered.
Grand Millennium collaborates with the Al Jalila foundation and part of the proceeds goes to the Basma initiative to support children with life-threatening diseases. Charity is one of the cornerstones in the spirit of Ramadan, so I hope that we will see even more of this kind of initiatives among the restaurants in Dubai.