A sophisticated adaptation of the classic party brunch recipe, Le Meridien’s fizzy offering is certainly making a name for itself around town.

One of the newbies on the island as far as hotel brunches go, Le Meridien’s Sparkling experience at Baharat is already setting a precedence for fine food and a vast array of exciting beverages, hence its most recent awards. Get jiggy with it to the sounds of live music from the in-house duo, then party with their resident mixologist as he whips up a storm of funky shots and sparkling cocktails, or quench your thirst with softies, hops and fruits of the vine. Whilst the adults choose to take it easy or create a more enlivening atmosphere, the younger ones can chilax in the tent-like kids corner and be entertained by movies, arty activities and snack on the yummy bites.

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From Indian street food, and fish and chip munchies, to canapés and gourmet delights such as seared Foie Gras, there’s a flavour and style to suit all tastes. Browse the Bruchetta, Tortilla and Cheese Corners, Chaffing dishes, Pork, Live Carving, Grill and Indian Stations. Arabic and International Salad Bars will suit the more health conscious as well as Soups, Shooters and fancy Platters. Seafood lovers are also well catered for by the Fine de Claire oysters, a Sushi Station with maki rolls, nigiri and some of the most melt-in-your mouth sashimi that we’ve ever tasted. (Pause for a breath!) As well as a Seafood Corner of tapas style dishes and an ice display of fine favourites. For those of you that fancy a bit of live cooking, take a wonder outside to the scrumptious Taste of Italy and Asian sections.

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With an outrageous selection of sinful deserts to satisfy even the most extreme of sugary cravings, you’ll feel like a kid let loose in a candy store. Choose from traditional tastes or discover more unconventional delicacies, both hot and cold, speciality Eclairs a la Le Meridien, and a chocolate buffet and fountain. Worthy of note: play it safe by taking advantage of the hotel’s transportation initiative, and ditch the car in favour of a complimentary ride to and from brunch with Uber. What more could you want?

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GO: The Sparkling Friday Brunch in Baharat at Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre is served from 12.30pm to 4pm. BD30++ inclusive of free flow; BD18++ for the soft package; kids aged six to 12-yearsold get a 50% discount and kids under five go free. Book for 10+ people for 20% discount. Call 1717 1441 for reservations and more information.

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