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There is brunch and then there is BRUNCH at Hakkasan - Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

I love brunch. I enjoy trying it and analysing it, seeing what makes it work and what doesn't. It gives me tremendous pleasure sharing tehse thoughts with restaurants and the public. It is therefore, notwithstanding the bubbly that flows freely, a cerebral experience because the brain is always working. It does not mean to say my mind is never open to an experience where emotion comes to the fore. I recently tried the Friday brunch at Hakkasan housed at Emirates Palace, a restaurant that over the years has set the standard for Chinese cuisine in the city. Would this be another cerebral afternoon or would I be surprised on another level? 

An afternoon of refinement and warmth
Hakkasan is all class. But it conveys this in a minimalist sort of way. The simple furnishings, accentuated by dark wood to convey that sense of the understated, ironically still speak elegance and refinement. You feel it even more when you contrast it to the opulent decadence of Emirates palace. Well spoken sta…

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