If breakfast + Lunch is brunch, what is lunch + dinner? can you take a guess?
Its called Linner, a dining concept from New York that you can now enjoy at the Cucina restaurant, Courtyard Marriott in calm and serene Greens community. So the Linner starts at 3.30pm and goes on until 7 pm, it’s an ‘on the table buffet’ and the food keeps coming till you want it to. The restaurant offers a stunning lakeside view and with the temperatures dropping in Dubai, it’s going to be the perfect spot for a romantic date ( the sunsets are beautiful) or for a casual dine-in experience. We started off our linner with some champagne, made to order bruschettas and marinated olives. The bruschettas has vegetarian, crab meat and beef options, really enjoyed it. Next came in the beef carpaccio which my friend loved, thinly sliced beef with aged parmesan and truffle mustard dressing. We also loved the Fritto Misto which was a selection of fried seafood and vegetables and the Italian favorite arancini balls.
Moving on to the next section which was Pasta. We were served 3 kinds, with a beef, prawn and a vegetable option. My favorite was the Risotto porcini, a creamy porcini mushroom risotto with parmesan and black truffle oil. The mains were nothing short of amazing. we had the breaded chicken – Chicken Milanese, Baked sea bass which was served with a lovely fennel and orange salad, delicious and juicy braised beef cheek with polenta, and Parmigiana Melanzane – a layered eggplant dish with mozzarella and tomato sauce. if this wasn’t enough, Cucina offers a really good dessert spread which includes a chocolate fountain, tiramisu, pasties and gelato. Cucina Italian linner is also kids friendly, they have kids playing area where your little ones can make their own pizzas. They also have amazing live music and I really enjoyed the food and the vibe of the place. I’m coming back!