November is here..!! Season is coming and it’s all going to be Christmasy. That means it’s time for celebrations, parties and outdoors. To welcome the season, I set myself ready to head to my favorite beer cafe, the prominent Belgian Beer cafe located at the Grand Millennium, Al Barsha.
I was here at BBC a few days ago for beer and dinner with my partner in crime and a very good friend of mine. This was the first time ever and I must say, grand millennium can never disappoint its customers, in any aspect.
Though I am not a great fan of Beer, wasn’t skeptical about it. My beard guy is a beer person and he knew what exactly to expect from BBC. As soon as we walked in, we were told that their rooftop is open for customers and we immediately rushed to get a place for ourselves so that we get to enjoy the beer and weather.
Soon we were placed in a corner tablet and we were attended by a lovely waitress Krystal. She wears a warm smile on her face and her suggestions were apt.
To start with, we ordered Belle-Vue Kriek for me and the others went with Hoegaarden. It was a perfect start with complimentary french fries, roasted nuts and warm breads that came along with a handful choice of dips.
I had never tried Belle- Vue Kriek before and it really is a different experience. I however did not try Hoegaarden, which shall be on my list for next time.
I went the BBC with no imaginations or expectations but open for everything it had to offer me that evening. Sometimes its a wise decision too, you never knows whats in it. Interestingly there was a Belgian couple enjoying their evening, who was keen to give me suggestions for my next drink. Belgians know what they brew..! The gentleman suggested I try Delirium Red and my waitress Krystal too suggested the same. This is also one among their Ladies night special drinks.
Sweet and fruity, with a nice balance between sweet and sour is how I would want to define Delirium beer. Now when it comes to choosing a beer, I would probably choose this one.
My partner chose to try Stella Artios Cider, I am sure he enjoyed it every sip. In his words, It was crispy, hitting the right buds and the fit bubbles danced between the palates.
I wanted to try something else and I was for sure looking forward to find Pink Panther, my personal favorite from Toshi, another fine dining from Grand Millennium. Guess what? Krystal could ask her bar man to create it for me and I really couldn’t thank her enough. They call it Margarita.
For dinner, I called for Veg Lasagna and my partner in crime went with Mussels Thai curry, their theme night dish. Veg Lasagna was very delicious and remember that it comes in big portion sufficient for two.
Mussels came in a big, wide mouth pan with a lid on top, cooked with Thai core ingredients like lemon grass, ginger and garlic. It was evident that he enjoyed his dinner when I saw the plate filled with empty shells.
For Desserts, our beloved Ashwin brought us my personal favorite Belgian waffle with vanilla ice cream and Chocosphere. Ashwin is a very chirpy guy, spreading smiles and very much down to earth. Grand Millennium truly has some of the finest people who are assets to the Hotel.
Unlike any other beer cafe, on a mid week night, expecting huge crowd is uncommon, but to my surprise, BBC was full crowd mode, finding a table to two shall consume time if not reserved earlier. Crowd is decent, enjoyable and fun to be with, forgetting the tiresome long day at work. I really love the ambiance both indoors and outdoors. Inside it looks rustic and vintage, outdoors its open to sky and cool breeze.
To end our wonderful evening, we called for Jager bomb shots and probably this has become our theme.
BBC is now my another favorite from Grand Millennium and definitely a often go-to place.