ME Dubai presents its all-new breakfast; the most insta-worthy

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Creatively infusing Arabic influences into classic European dishes, Chef James Knight-Pacheco offers guests a stand-out breakfast feast to kick-start the day in gourmet style 

ME Dubai presents its all-new breakfast; the most insta-worthy

October 11th 2021, Dubai UAE – Central, the Spanish inspired eatery at ME Dubai, the only hotel to be fully designed both inside and out by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, is proud to reveal its all-new breakfast menu. The collection of dishes is the vision of Chef James Knight-Pacheco, with the intention to offer something new and bold for the fresh new season. As well as packing a visual punch, each of the dishes has an exciting back-story that draw heavily on Middle Eastern and Spanish references.

ME Dubai presents its all-new breakfast; the most insta-worthy

Two signature items on offer are The Benedict and The Favourite; both plated on an outsized English breakfast muffin. The Benedict is built around Middle Eastern ingredients and uses a saffron hollandaise over a breakfast muffin, turkey ham, kale and a poached hen’s egg. The Favourite is topped with house-cured salmon and kale, completed with a delicately poached hen’s egg and dill hollandaise.

The Middle East’s rich culinary heritage is also celebrated in the Falafel Waffle, Chef James’ spin on savoury waffles. Bursting with flavour, the dish consists of a falafel waffle base topped with date tahina, Shakshouka puree, pomegranate, and salad leaves over cucumber ketchup. The sweet & sour draws its inspiration from Arabian nobility, embellished with a peacock feather for a fabulous morning photo-moment.

A staple on menus the world over, the Classic is an English breakfast with house-made sausages, Spanish beans, mushrooms, cured tomato, turkey bacon, spiced potatoes, and sourdough served with a choice of eggs. Alternatively, guests can enjoy the Light Load, a riff on the avocado toast, filled with spinach, turkey bacon, cured tomato, avocado, ricotta on a bed of charred sourdough and topped with a poached hen’s egg.

Health-conscious diners can try the Alpha & Omega; a power-packed dish of superfoods including avocado and flax seeds, The Acai Bowl, containing 72% grated chocolate, the Wellness Pot or the vegan-friendly Five a day.

Chef James’ spirit is evidence in the wide array of instagrammable highlights such as the souffle omelette and mosaic tortillas; cooked to perfection using seven different types of potatoes and more. The vanilla pancakes are a true ‘wow moment’ and easily the tallest stack of pancakes the UAE has seen.

Executive Chef James Knight-Pacheco explains; “Being a restaurant chef I have always aspired to create dishes that not only look great but also taste incredible. Central, unlike any other hotel’s breakfast space, is a restaurant style venue which gives us the opportunity to tell a story with each dish. From Middle Eastern to Spanish influences every dish teases the taste buds and takes guests on a culinary journey.”

In line with the ME Dubai’s sustainability measures, all ingredients are sourced fresh daily and locally, including free range hen’s eggs and the organic sourdough that is served with each breakfast dish. Bread and Pastries, tea and coffee and a fresh juice are also offered on a complimentary basis for a generous start to the day that will leave guests energized, fired-up and ready to take on the best of the city on the hotel’s doorstep.


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About ME Dubai

ME Dubai is the first ME by Meliá in the Middle East designed by the late and renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid. ME Dubai is in the breath-taking The Opus by Omniyat building. The only hotel project where she has personally designed the interiors and exteriors. ME Dubai is situated in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district, one of the city's most vibrant areas. The Opus building is developed by leading Middle East real estate developer, Omniyat. The property consists of 93 rooms and suites across four floors. The legacy hotel presents four owned F&B outlets including Deseo, The Atrium by Zaha Hadid and Central Cosmo Tapas and Bar and Botanica.

About ME by Meliá

ME by Meliá is a personality-led lifestyle brand that seeks to fuse innovative style with local tastes, to captivate clientele with a love for contemporary art and design, music and fashion. Inspired by a European lifestyle, each hotel has a unique connection with its location. ME by Meliá offers stylish design hotels that deliver personal, meaningful and aspirational experiences. By capturing these elements in urban and resort destinations, the ME philosophy adds a more personal touch to the guest experience.

There are currently seven hotels in the portfolio across Europe, Middle East, The Americas and Mexico, including ME Dubai, ME Milan Il Duca, ME London, ME Ibiza, ME Madrid, ME Sitges and ME Cabo. Upcoming openings include ME Barcelona, set to launch in the coming months. Follow ME by Meliá on Instagram @me_by_melia and Facebook mebymelia.