Luxurious French breakfast in Dubai’s Downtown at La Serre

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The atmosphere is airy, chic and artsy. (supplied)
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Updated 15 July 2020

Luxurious French breakfast in Dubai’s Downtown at La Serre

  • The atmosphere is airy, chic and artsy
  • All breakfasts come with a basket of viennoiserie – French pastries – a fruit salad and yoghurt served with nuts and honey

DUBAI: If you are looking to have a classy breakfast to start your weekend, try out La Serre’s Champagne breakfast.

The restaurant provides an alcohol-free option for its Champagne breakfast from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with a selection of eggs and other dishes.

The atmosphere is airy, with white chairs, tables, walls and fabric, giving it a chic feel. The wall art and the French music add an artsy vibe to the place. Another bonus is the location, in Dubai’s Downtown.

You can choose your eggs from a list of options, ranging from classic staples to a more French style.

Our recommendation would be the Oeufs au Plat et Foie Gras poele des Landes with an additional gram of Black Truffle, which are fried organic eggs with foie gras, caramelized onion and beef. Foie gras is that greatest of French delicacies, goose liver. We asked for slightly runny eggs, so that they oozed down on to the crispy bread. The black truffle gave the whole dish an earthy and smoky flavor and the foie gras added a smooth and creamy texture.

If you prefer to choose something more familiar, then go with the L’avocat Benedicte de “La Serre,” which comes with two poached eggs on toasted Campaillou bread with avocado and a choice of veal bacon, smoked salmon, spinach or mushroom and a side of hollandaise sauce. Again, the bread was super fresh and the avocados were perfectly ripe, translating into a mixture of creamy and buttery flavor and a crispy texture. We chose the salmon, which was soft, albeit a touch bland.

All breakfasts come with a basket of viennoiserie – French pastries – a fruit salad and yoghurt served with nuts and honey.

The pastries come with a small side of butter and jam, all of which are baked in-house. The almond croissant stands out from the bunch, with its incredibly flavorful velvety filling and crunchy exterior.

La Serre’s breakfast provides a breakfast experience with a noticeably French flavor in the heart of Dubai.


Lebanese actor Nicolas Mouawad to star in George Miller film 

Updated 27 October 2020

Lebanese actor Nicolas Mouawad to star in George Miller film 

DUBAI: Lebanese actor Nicolas Mouawad revealed this week that he is set to star in a Hollywood film by Oscar-winning director George Miller.

In an interview during the El-Gouna Film Festival with online news platform El-Shai, the star said he will travel to Australia by the end of October to start shooting. 

“I feel very blessed to be able to take part (in) such a movie with a legend like George Miller. Actor(s) live and die without even getting close to an opportunity like this. I truly couldn’t be any happier,” Mouawad said. 

“I’ve been waiting to finally go and shoot the movie. It was postponed due to COVID-19,” he added. 

This is not Mouawad’s first Hollywood experience. In July, he released, on Instagram, the trailer of his first US-produced movie, “His Only Son,” by American director David Helling. The film is yet to be released.

Mouawad, 41, started his career as a TV host. In 2006, he got his first acting role in Lebanese writer Marwan Najjar’s series “Helm Athar.”

He has since then starred in some of the most-watched series in Lebanon and Egypt, winning multiple awards such as the Best Actor award at the London International Film Festival, Lebanon’s Murex d'Or for Best Actor, and more.  

Mouawad most recently revealed he is starring in his first Egyptian film, a thriller titled  “Mako,” alongside Turkish actor Murat Yıldırım, Egyptian actresses Basma, Nahed El Sebai, and more.