One of the perks of living in Dubai marina is that you have a lot of nice breakfast restaurants within walking distance. I love being able to just roll out of bed, put on some clothes and take the elevator down to the promenade, which runs along the marina. Then Poul will usually try to drag me with him to Café Bateel (because it’s nearby and Poul is hungry), and I will try to convince him to head over to Bistro des Arts (because their Eggs Benedicts rock). Today I won, so off to Bistro des Arts we went.
Bistro des Arts is a great place for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner) in Dubai Marina. It’s not so hot in Dubai anymore, so we asked for a table outside. I had the Eggs Royale (Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon) while Poul decided on an egg white omelet with spinach.
Their Pain Perdu (French Toast) didn’t look the way I remembered it, which I mentioned to one of the waiters, who explained that they’ve started making it with a new kind of bread. It still tasted amazing, and this is one of the dishes you have to order, if you have breakfast at Bistro des Arts.
Afterwards, we went inside Marina Mall to look for the new Joe Wicks cookbook, which Poul wanted to buy. They didn’t have the book at Borders, but on one of the shelves, I found the Gjelina cookbook. Gjelina is a wonderful restaurant in Los Angeles, and one of my favorite restaurants in the world, so what a pleasant surprise to find the cookbook down here. The 350 pages of awesome photos and delicious recipes are lying on the table right next to me this very moment, to have and to hold. Poul found the Joe Wicks book at Virgin instead, so now we have a lot of dinner inspiration for the weeks to come.