Join the capital’s most vibrant celebration this January: COYA Abu Dhabi is hosting a special brunch in honour of the Anniversary of Lima; complete with exclusive new dishes, live music, expertly crafted refreshments and priceless memories
COYA Abu Dhabi is starting 2022 as it means to go on by throwing a lavish, sumptuous and energy-filled themed edition of its much-loved Saturday Brunch. Already renowned as one of the most exciting weekly events in the city, the COYA Abu Dhabi team are turning things up a notch in honour of the momentous landmark.
Presenting the regular brunch menu of authentic, beautifully crafted Peruvian dishes plus a few special editions, the upbeat weekend feast is further enhanced with beats from one of the talented COYA resident DJs, smooth tunes from a live saxophonist, free-flowing Pisco Sours and more speciality beverages, and endless infectious good vibes.
Bursting into life on Saturday, January 22 from 12.30pm to 4pm, the team have pulled out all the stops to treat every socialite in the city to a gathering of a lifetime.
Guests are invited to dine inside in the artistic and Peruvian heritage-inspired dining room, or outside on the iconic COYA terrace. Offering a blissful al fresco dining experience and providing panoramic views of the striking skyline of Downtown Abu Dhabi and the sparkling waters of Al Maryah Island, guests are invited to celebrate the weekend and enjoy the cool winter weather along with some utterly incredible South American bites and beverages.
With each dish served straight to the tables by the charming staff, the feast starts with a superb selection of fresh salads, ceviches and tasty light bites such as grilled skewers, spicy tacos and beef ribs empanadas.
Available exclusively for this elevated brunch edition, Chef Pang will also unveil a unique new dish that has never been served at COYA Abu Dhabi before. Following Peru’s current trend for flavour-packed maki rolls, the award-winning head chef has channelled all his creative talents into perfectly a new anniversary recipe; the exquisite maki acevichado and prawn chalaca tiradito. Named after the port of chalaca, found just west of the Peruvian capital of Lima, it embodies all the best properties of the country’s tantalising and imaginative cuisine.
Following on from the tempting appetisers, guests will take their pick from a choice of delicious mains including beef ribs, corn-fed baby chicken, Chilean sea bass rice pot, miso salmon and vegetarian quinoa with ricotta cheese and pumpkin. Those wishing to further elevate the celebration are also invited to try the char-grilled prawns for an additional AED90, or the Wagyu sirloin for a further AED200.
Finally, the dessert platter comes filled with the iconic restaurant’s most indulgent and incredible sweet treats, including traditional churros with chocolate sauce, Peruvian cookies with dulce de leche, chicha morada with orange shortbread and last but not least, caramel ganache with fresh berries and candied orange. In honour of the occasion, the show stopping spread will also come adorned with charming miniature Peruvian flags.
Of course, no COYA Abu Dhabi brunch would be complete without some sensational Latin American concoctions. The friendly mixologists will be mixing up their most refreshing and invigorating creations, which have all been carefully selected to complement the sumptuous dishes perfectly. While the stylish venue’s trademark Pisco Sour is a must try, picture-perfect glasses of Chilcano, Aperol Spritz, Tommy’s Margarita, Whisky Sour, Peach Chilcano, Nitrotini and Moscow Mule, plus a selection of hops, grapes, mocktails and juices, are also available to help further enhance the lively celebratory mood.
The Anniversary Lima Brunch will take place from 12:30pm to 4pm on Saturday, January 22, with packages starting from AED 278 for soft drinks, AED 398 for house beverages and AED 578 for premium beverages.
For reservations, please call +971 02 306 7000. All guests must present an Al Hosn green pass.