My first meal for the year 2014 was at Carluccio’s in Marina Mall. Well, to be very honest – we only sat there as it was the only restaurant in Marina Mall which had one free table for me and the boyfriend. We initially wanted to go to Shakespeare & Co. (where else?) but then it was packed so we decided to look for an alternative within the vicinity. As the weather was awesometastic yesterday, we wanted to dine outside and make the most of it. We never realized though that at 3 in the afternoon, the whole of Dubai will be dining out on a New Year’s Day. By chance, we saw a lonely table outside of Carluccio’s good enough for two people – so we grabbed it immediately.
It was supposed to be for breakfast (yes, at 3pm – we’re lazy like that) but the breakfast option in Carluccio’s wasn’t very much so I opted for funghi pizza instead. The boyfriend ordered eggs benedict.
It was yummy! Well I’m not very sure if I was just very hungry at that time or was it really THAT good. I specially loved the mushrooms which wasn’t overcooked. The boyfriend ate half of it because I can feel the bulge of my stomach from all the meals that I’ve eaten over the holiday. If it wasn’t for that shameful bulge, I would’ve eaten all of it and wouldn’t share a single piece with the boyfriend. The bill was AED168 with our frappes.
What about you? What was your first meal of 2014?