Brunching at Chival Global Social At La Ville Hotel
Chival Global Social at City Walk, Dubai prides itself on espousing the latest new social and cosmopolitan setting with a core focus on healthy and carefully sourced produce. Their menus reflect the carefully sought and wherever possible, locally sourced high-quality ingredients from the region, served in an elegant, yet casual dining destination. Their Friday family brunch embodies the same mantra by not only serving a wholesome family-styled Friday brunch, but emphasizes healthy foods within a relaxed, social setting.
We opted to sit outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather. Here, the breads, cheeses, fresh fruits, muesli, salads,and the desserts are all self-serve while the brunch styled items for the menu are brought to the table. The brunch is set up buffet style with a continental counter displaying cereals served with your choice of different kinds of milks—almond, soy, low-fat, and full cream. Here you can customize your own fruit smoothie; I had mine with blueberries, almond milk, and oats while the kids’ enjoyed the watermelon and orange juices.
There are counters of freshly baked pastries, breads,and even some festive baked treats like stolen, pithivier, and fruit minced pie as well as an entire counter dedicated to fresh fruit juices, yogurts and toppings,cheeses, cold mezzeh, and salads.We indulged in some of their salads—some of which included fattoush, vine leaves, my favorite Lebanese Muhammara. There are also some Western style salads included the mozzarella and tomato and carrot salad.
Breakfast is served at the table and is a really good selection of different egg dishes as well as French Toast. We enjoyed Eggs Benedict, an open egg omelet, eggs Shakshuka, and my favorite eggs and salmon on a fresh brioche bun. These were all really homey and were made exactly as we had ordered them—with the eggs cooked fully.
From the mains menu, we each opted to try three different ones—the scampi and squid pasta in a lightly creamy garlic and cheese sauce; the crispy skin salmon which I had, served with truffled butter and brocolini; and the chicken tikka takka—a fragrant bowl of tomato and cashew nut gravy with chicken that was mildly spiced, garnished with cream,and served with crispy grilled bread.
Desserts here change every week and are self-serve, showcased in transparent drawers. Staying mindful of the healthy slant, these sweets treats are minis, including Crème Brule, carrot cake, lemon tart, cheesecake, chocolate choux,and fruit tarts, among others.
The Verdict: Unlike the vast majority of brunch places in Dubai, there is a great focus on breakfast here as well as lunch. The brunch menu has been thoughtfully curated to present healthy, delicious food the entire family will love.