This Barcelona inspired tapas restaurant and bar sited at The Square, City Walk, offers the Friday brunch with a Toro twist
With award-winning chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette at the helm, you’re guaranteed to have an exciting culinary experience. We know we did. The brunch begins with sharing-style plates of pintxos, cold meat, Spanish cheese and a freshly baked crusty bread topped with garlic, olive oil and tomatoes. Simple, yet absolutely mouthwatering. Up next, we tucked into patata bravas served in little cylindrical shaped bites with aioli, juicy grilled corn with espelette aioli that’s the good kind of messy and worth dirtying your fingers with, Spanish omelette served in squares, and crisp mushroom and truffle croquette. The Catalan specialties can be re-ordered before and during the second course. As we took in the rustic, textured and bright-light composed interiors, while sipping sangria, we chose the signature Catalan favourite, paella. The flavoursome saffron rice was soaked in juices of the paella, topped with seafood that offered a bite. While we wanted to eat every grain from the pan, we realised the portion was very generous for two to share. We took a few minutes to digest the meal, singing along to old school hip-hop tracks from the Eighties and Nineties, before tucking into churros served with three sauces.Toro + KO will be serving a three-course Iftar featuring a plate of Toro Tapas, Catalonia-style paella, beef tenderloin with roast potatoes and Padron peppers, or pulpo (a combination of octopux planxa, charred onions vinaigrette and pimento de la vera), and churros.
Need to know: Dhs199 per head for the Iftar. Friday Brunch from 12PM to 4PM. Dhs 325 (Inclusive of Soft Drinks) / Dhs 450 (Inclusive of House Beverages) / Dhs 550 (Inclusive of Bubbly). Contact +971 4 590 5433