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The Friday “Beverly Hills Brunch” at Grand Hyatt!

Beverly Hills Friday Brunch flyer  I posted this image more than a week ago (along with 2 other events advertised) after it was sent to me from Grand Hyatt Muscat.  They wisely send out such promotions to those in media, including simple bloggers like myself.  I hit the reply button and asked them to book us some seats for the launch of the buffet on Friday, April 19th and I’m glad we went as it was one of the best Friday brunches we’ve ever experienced in Muscat!  I’ll let the pics do the talking!brunch pic 1sushi cornersad clown hahamohammed at your serviceGarry Friend and Matthew vanKan  The General Manager of Grand Hyatt Muscat, Garry Friend with guest of honor, Matthew vanKan, who performed at a sold-out concert the same evening at the Muscat Jazz Club (aka Copacabana).for those who like to drink  If you do go for the brunch + alcohol deal, you should realize that alcohol is not served until 2pm on Fridays.  We were more than satisfied with the brunch + unlimited soft drinks for 22 rials (all inclusive).Carl the DJ  Carl the friendly DJ! Musicians are also part of the live music offered during this special brunch.chefs of the hyatt  Probably my favorite pic from the brunch! :-) The incredible Grand Hyatt chefs take a short pause for a group pic.surf and turf  Just one of several plates I enjoyed… Eat today and diet tomorrow! ;-)desserts 1   Plenty of desserts!desserts 2extra food  Anyone familar with Mocha Cafe might realize from this pic that tables have been cleared away to make way for all the extra food provided in their Friday brunch!more food  We were very impressed with this new Friday “Beverly Hills Brunch” at Grand Hyatt Muscat! The best part was when we asked for the bill and the waitress came back to tell us that “the bill has been completely taken care of”!  WOW! What a pleasant surprise! That had to be Nicole! ;-) We were more than ready to pay 22 rials (tax and unlimited soft drinks included) each for the buffet as the food was so delicious.  I was especially impressed with the sushi, lobster and steak.  The waitress informed me that the Beverly Hills Brunch will run until May 11th and then close due to the summer heat.  I really hope that this brunch becomes a norm at the Hyatt as it really is a fantastic option for family dining on Fridays!  You’ve got 3 weeks to try this buffet out before they close shop for the summer…I’d definitely make a reservation if you’re planning on attending as they were quite busy even on the first week of this promotion. (Tel: +968-2464-1234)

3 Coco Latté Events at Grand Hyatt Next Weekend

1) Wig Party 2013 on Thursday, April 18thWig Party flyer    From the press release: “Oman’s first annual big hair party parades into Muscat on Thursday evening 18 April in the city’s Grandest hotel. Rock-up wearing a wig and you’ll be rewarded with free entry and a complimentary beverage. But don’t worry if you are without a wig – you can buy one when you arrive at the party for OMR 6. Since wigs are a little thin on the ground in Muscat, the hotel has flown-in a selection especially for party goers to choose from! No wig, no entry!  The uplifting vocal house music soundtrack, to shake your beehive to will be provided by international DJ CARL ROBERTS flying in especially for the occasion, accompanied by Tamas playing live saxophone and Ferdinand on drums and percussion.  The best wig of the party will win a free one-night weekend stay for two people at Grand Hyatt Muscat complete with buffet breakfast and late checkout. And thanks to our lovely friends at Oman United Agencies you can drink as much as you like from 7pm ‘til your wig falls off at the end of the night for just OMR 25 per person.  The main event will run from 7pm ‘til 10pm poolside on the terrace of Marjan. The after party and fun continues from 10pm in JohnBarryBar where DJ Carl Roberts will spin funky music until midnight.   To reserve a table for Wig Party please call +968 2464 1234 or email  muscat.dining@hyatt.com.  Check the hotels Facebook page for more updates https://www.facebook.com/events/125588124300184/.

2) An Evening with Matthew vanKan for all jazz lovers on Friday, April 19thAn Evening with Mathew vanKan flyer    “Quintessentially British crooner Matthew vanKan’s last appearance in the Middle East was in Doha exactly two years ago. Those who attended that extravagant event will remember Matthew well – his suave good looks, velvet voice and charismatic personality charmed every person in the room that night.  Matthew is resident singer at The Savoy in London and The Grand in Brighton, two of Great Britain’s most prestigious hotels, and he has performed for a host of celebrities in the UK and overseas including Elton John and Ian McKellan.  Matthew returns to the Middle East to perform at Grand Hyatt Muscat on Friday, 19 April 2013 for an exclusive concert of upbeat jazz and swing classics, including Fly Me To The Moon, Under My Skin, The Girl From Ipanema, All Of Me and more, accompanied by his British pianist Gabriel Mantell.   Tickets are OMR 10 each including a welcome Peach Bellini drink on arrival, VIP seating OMR 20 inclusive a glass of Moet & Chandon. To ensure that everyone has a great view of Matthew on the night only 200 tickets will be sold. This event will be held at Muscat Jazz Club, also known as Copacabana. The venue will be completely transformed, from top to toe, especially for this exclusive event.  To reserve your seat for An Evening with Matthew vanKan please call +968 2464 1234 or email muscat.dining@hyatt.com, call +968 2464 1234.”

This sounds like a lot of fun. If you want a small sample of this gentleman’s voice, here’s a video from his youtube channel singing, “My Funny Valentine“:

3) Friday, April 19th is the launch of “Beverly Hills Brunch“:Beverly Hills Friday Brunch flyer   “Indulge with unlimited Möet & Chandon champagne while listening to live music courtesy of international DJ accompanied by musicians for Muscat’s most lavish Friday brunch.   Enjoy a buffet of delicious appetisers, continental charcuterie, smoked salmon and fresh salads, complemented by a huge selection of main dishes prepared at live cooking stations, ranging from roasted rib eye of beef to grilled seafood and lobster.  A sumptuous choice of decadent desserts completes this feast. Attentive staff will attend to your every whim. And your children will be entertained and looked-after while you kick back and relax.  Beverly Hills Brunch with soft drinks OMR 22, Brunch with unlimited De Bortoli wines and beer for OMR 35 and brunch plus unlimited Möet & Chandon champagne OMR 49.  Children under 12 eat for free.  All prices in Omani Riyal inclusive of 17.4% service charge & tax.  You will not find a brunch like this anywhere else in Muscat. Book early to avoid disappointment.  Beverly Hills Brunch 12:30 – 15:30 every Friday at Mohka Café. For reservations please call +968 2464 1234 or email  muscat.dining@hyatt.com or visit muscat.grand.hyatt.com.  Check the hotels Facebook page for more updates facebook.com/GrandHyattMuscat.”

I normally wouldn’t post the entire press release of each event, but it’s nice to know all the details, right?! Always something exciting happening in Muscat!  Thanks for sending this, Nicole! :-)

More Café’s Friday Brunch at Opera Galleria

friday brunch info

We heard a lot of good things about More Café and specifically about their Friday Brunch (served 11am to 4pm) so we decided to head down to the Opera Galleria this morning to try it out for ourselves. And I’m glad we did!more cafe on 2nd floor

Located on the 2nd floor in the Opera Gallerialeft side of more cafe

This is a pic of the left side of the cafe from the front door.  It’s quite a spacious restaurant!  We arrived at 11:30am and it was quiet with only a few other tables of customers.  Started picking up around 12:30am.  I appreciate the huge spaces between tables so that even when it is busy, it never feels crowded. Fun, vibrant atmosphere.right side of cafe

The right side of the cafe (from the main doors) with the beverage preparation area on the immediate right. Notice my family busily stuffing their faces, haha.salads and more

My wife helping herself to several of the salads that come with the Friday Brunch with the help of one of the chefspot of lentil soup

This pot of lentil soup (3.7 rials on the a la carte menu) was one of my favorite dishes! It was heartier than any lentil soup I’ve ever tried and highly recommended. (A bit salty for mommy but perfect for me!)  Soup (not the pot!) comes with the Friday brunch.  Several options of soup are available.great bread

Just a quick pic of some of the bread available at More Cafe. So delicious!one of my plates

One of my plates to give you an idea of what some of the food is like.  The lamb was so fine and tender.  Actually, all the food at this brunch was of the highest quality (unlike some buffets where you get more “quantity” than “quality”). At one point during this brunch I remember thinking, “If only I were a cow with 4 stomaches.  Then, I could really give this brunch a go!” ;-)full table

Just look at the food on our table! The manager wasn’t kidding when he told me we’d need a bigger table as we almost sat down at a regular square table with 4 chairs! Note the cool long table behind ours which seats 14 people.more products

Icecream is one of many products that More Café sells.  We were pleased to hear that icecream comes with the brunch!incredible icecream

The icecream seems almost homemade. They have a special machine that makes it right in the shop for you.  I think there are at least 6 flavors.  My wife had banana and said you could really taste the pure banana in it.  My sister-in-law had vanilla.  The dish pictured here was my awesome chocolate coconut cherry. This was unbelievable icecream!fine art

My favorite artpiece on the wall.  Click here to read “mOre” about More Café’s support for creativity and the fine arts.  The art on the walls is a fine touch to this restaurant.afternoon tea

I’m not sure if you can read the fine details of their “Afternoon Tea” deal running from 3:30pm to 6pm daily.  “Enjoy a delightful selection of cake, mini sandwiches, shortbread and coffee OR tea…”more cafe

Overall, we thought More Café’s Friday brunch was definitely well worth the price they charge.  3 adult buffets (9.5 X 3) + 1.425 OR/Tax for a grand total of 29.925. It basically came to 10 rials each for a total of 30 rials for brunch for 3 adults.  It came with freshly squeezed orange juice and a platter of fruit (watermelon and cantaloupe for us) as well as some fine New Zealand water known as Antipodes.  In addition, I had a regular coffee, my wife had a Cafe Latte and my sister-in-law had a hot chocolate which was all included in the brunch. The service was the best part of the whole buffet.  The staff were extremely helpful and kind especially with our kids and even the Head Chef/Manager, Tyron Lumley, was constantly walking around socializing with customers and making sure everyone was enjoying their food.  This was a very enjoyable experience for us as a family heading out for Friday brunch.  We definitely got “MORE” than we expected at More Café’s Friday Brunch.

BTW, there might not appear to be any “breakfast food” but we were told that you can easily order whatever breakfast dishyou’d like and they’ll cook it up for you. (The regular menu is 16 pages long!)   Have any of you been to More Café?  If so, how was your experience?

Tel.: + 96822022555, Fax.: +96822009622 opera@morecafeoman.com,      Hours: 8am- Midnight, Friday Brunch: 11am – 4pm                                       Website: www.morecafe.biz (including online menu!)