we met up a few days before her birthday to celebrate in advance. off we went to explore the Old Town in the Burj Dubai vicinity and checked out Dean & Deluca, an American café headquartered in Soho, New York. it was highly recommended by my friend at work, A. we didn’t regret swinging by the place – their food was really sumptuous!
apart from the good gastronomical experience we had, we also loved the feel of the place…simple, straightforward and clean looking. it felt like being transported to an Anonymous shop with food, pastries and coffee being sold, instead of garments, trinkets and other what have yous.
we ordered their beef stroganoff, baked potato and eggplant pizza. much to my surprise, the eggplant pizza was delicious! it’s got no weird after-taste and doesn’t leave an itch to your tongue. for dessert, we went for the M&M brownie and blueberry cupcake with buttercream icing. in contrast with their food, their pastries were like so-so.
but we’d definitely go back to Dean & Deluca, especially once the Burj Dubai and Emirates Mall open. it's located right smack in the middle of everything, so i’m certain come cooler months, the place will be packed - by tourists and locals alike. that would be a perfect time to enjoy the café dining al fresco.
to my dear friend, C, happy, happy birthday! i wish you more blessings to come! thanks for coming back into my life. i hope you had a fun time the other night as much as we did. xoxo!