Month: February 2016

High Tea: Gourmet House at Kempinski Residences and Suites, West Bay

My elder sister and I finally found the time to hang out and chill. And being sisters, when we say “bonding”, we mean eating. But the question was: buffet or a la carte? Being that 4PM was too early for dinner and we just had lunch, we decided to go for a high tea at Gourmet House.  The interior of the café was tastefully done, it gives you a feeling of space eventhough it’s just a small area.        And the food displays were a sight for the hungry eyes.         We ordered the set for 2 and didn’t know what to expect.  According to the menu, it includes two of either tea or coffee and a three-tier tray of finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Sounds promising already. It took a while to bring food but it was a sight to behold.  The cakes and sandwiches were really good and it was a lot more for two people. Another thing, their hot drinks are free-flowing. Price-wise, you’d be hard-pressed to find a high …

Guest Experience at The Address Hotel Dubai Mall – UAE

One Thursday night, Mr. Eats came up with a decision “let’s go to dubai tomorrow”, a trip was scheduled for the following weekend just became a spontaneous getaway. Planning and booking started by 10pm that night. There was no time for visa atrangement or even packing anything. So, to makes things easy, we booked our arrival at AL Makthoum Airport, got visas-on-arrival and proceeded to head to the hotel. After a 30-minute taxi ride, we arrived at The Address Dubai Mall by 9AM. Knowing that the check in time is 3PM, our plan was to drop off the bags ( small handbag and his work laptop!!) at the reception and head out to the Mall. We were surprised when the receptionist offered us different room type than our booking  (did it via Booking.com) with Burj Khalifa view and an upgraded package (originally bed and breakfast) to package with four meals served at the lounge, free laundry for couple pieces and airport drop on checkout. To top that, she asked an agent to accompany us to …