27 April 2014

Saturday Brunch at Cravin' Cajun



Last Saturday, I took one of the twins to attend the launch of Saturday brunch at Cravin' Cajun, one of the restaurants in Novotel Al-Barsha here in Dubai. Captain couldn't come with me as he was in Sydney and I thought it would be a great opportunity for my son (who is thinking of going into PR and Advertising in the near future) to experience a social event like this. I decided to go with a pair of satin silk top and a baggy pants for comfort with no purse or anything of such as I figure there would be a lot of mingling and I didn't want to have anything in my hands but my Samsung for a quick picture or two. Well, it was a good decision, I must say :)



Cravin' Cajun is the first Cajun restaurant in Dubai that serves the famous Creole cuisine from Louisiana.  We are talking about signature dishes like Louisiana Crab Cake, Chicken Gumbo, Pecan Pie and the famous Southern Fried Chicken presented by a team of chefs, lead by Head Chef Jeffery Whitfield, a native Louisiana himself. To complete this Southern experience, the restaurant also features a 3 piece jazz band playing live jazz music that are known to be in close association with Louisiana.

Last Saturday brunch was truly a celebration of Southern cuisine and more.  Not only the menu consisted of a vast range of Creole dishes but also a small mix of other international starters, desserts and cheeses. The cheese and dessert section was so lavish that my son actually said "Ma, where do I start?" 

"Well, go with the Pie!" I said, smiling as I thought about the scene in the movie 'The Help'.

Well, I don't know about my son but till today I am still thinking about the Brie En Croute :) from the cheese buffet. It was against my Paleo diet rule but for that I made it an exception. It was so good! Overall it was a fantastic afternoon for me especially when I had the chance to meet some old friends and made a few new ones and for my son, it was an experience that could help him made his decision for his future.

Are you a fan of Southern food? What is your favorite? And if you are a fan and in town or planning to be in town and are craving for some Southern comfort food, you know where to go!










Cravin' Cajun
Novotel Al-Barsha
Dubai UAE
04-3049000
Opens daily from 7am -11pm


:: Wearing ::

Top :: Karen Kane
Pants :: Banana Republic
Shoes :: YSL Tribute sandals


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38 comments:

  1. It looks like a great restaurant. And what a cool opportunity for your son to get to attend in light of his interests! And I love the simple neutral outfit...perfect!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! Yes, it was a great opportunity for him.. he's the social one out of the two :)

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  2. I do love the way you look, so elegant and stylish! You really have a wonderful sense of style:) This event is also seems to be interesting, I would love to visit it too:) Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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  3. Sounds like you and your son had a nice time. The food sounds wonderful. I love cajun food, one of my all time favorites.

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    1. I heard so much of Cajun food but never actually tried it so this brunch was a good opportunity to sample some signature dishes :)

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  4. I like all kinds of food really:) great pics and a lovely comfy outfit!

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  5. Very nice outfit and looks like you had a great day. xa
    http://www.fashiondenis.com

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  6. Gorgeous photos - I'm glad you had hands free to eat and photograph!! This is so odd to me to find "my" food in Dubai!!! But I imagine there is every cuisine there. What is even more interesting is that our Cajun food is usually in some shack near a swamp or on the Gulf!!! This is quite fancy, and I imagine it was delicious!
    And you of course look amazing and classic and timeless. Beautiful outfit!
    xo ~kim (and chloe)

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    1. Dubai will always have everything on 'steroid'.. bigger the better kind of approach. There's no modesty or such as they will go all out lavish. Kind of nice actually for you to be able to experience the food in the original setting, in my opinion.

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  7. You look fantastic and the brunch as well! I think I'll need to go there and give it a try!! xxx

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    1. Should swing by one of these days, Pia :)

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  8. Oh, my .. what a feast! I also love your casual, laid back outfit :-)

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  9. Looks mouthwatering! Beautiful pics!
    FF

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  10. nice look and amazing food!!

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  11. These photos are making me hungry. The brie en croute looks scrumptious. I love the neutral tones in your outfit. So effortlessly chic.

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    1. Thanks, Bogi! I love cheese.. its a bummer that now I have to go easy on them

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  12. Oh my...I have to go eat something now.

    When we went to New Orleans we had very high expectations for the food that weren't quite met. I think we both enjoy lighter fare and there is nothing light about the food there.

    I love your belt. Très chic!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Yes, I agree. If one wants light, Southern food is not it. I eat light too, but since this was my first experience I gave myself a break and tried a little of the signature dishes and yes, I can confirm, they were NOT light!

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  13. wow that looks amazing and incredible, great photos.

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  14. Love your relaxed outfit! And the food looks perfect, too.

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  15. The food looks amazing, especially all of those desserts!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Betsey Johnson Giveaway!

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  16. This restaurant looks awesome and so do you! I love this simple and chic look you styled. Your blouse is perfect and so versatile! You look lovely :)
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Kat :) appreciate the compliments

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  17. I miss a good buffet and this place looks like I can have a great meal and stuff myself silly! We recently visited North Carolina and get to have a sampling of southern food. I was pleasantly surprised how much I like gumbo. I love southern food because it's very similar to ours, I like fried foods even though it's not the best for you.

    Great outfit for the brunch. I'm echoing Tiina's comment that it's a relaxed look. Still elegant and chic. White is truly versatile and goes with anything!

    I’m trying to build a Miss/Mrs. LookingGood Blog Directory. I would love if you would add your blog to my blog roll. Here’s the link http://goo.gl/7Xqbwb Thanks in advance!

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    1. I too enjoy fried food once in a while... in small doses, of course :) I will swing by and add my blog to the directory soon :)

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  18. The event looks amazing! I would definitely attend an event like that even just for food! Yummy!
    I like the outfit you are wearing a lot and the fact that you chose to wear those down to earth colors! The top and the pants look like they were made for each other! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com

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    1. I love neutral tones and this combination is one of my favorites :)

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  19. I love the belt in your outfit- it pulls everything together! :)

    ashley-ashstash.blogspot.com

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  20. Mrs C, love the neutrals! That restaurant looks good too!

    xo Jo

    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com

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  21. Being from the south, I love southern food. This looks delicious. Glad you had a good time and good luck to your son in finding his path. I enjoy your blog! I mentioned your blog in my post today for the Sunshine and Shine On awards. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

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    1. Thank you, Debbie :) I too hope the young man will find his way..

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  22. I don't think I've ever really eaten Southern food before. At least I can't recall but damn if it tastes as good as it looks in your photos I think I'll be a fan LOOOL! Love your outfit, very chic and I love that you didn't take a handbag with you, just your trusty phone!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Handbags are nice but sometimes they can really get in the way!

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  23. You always rock a white blouse, Ida. Loving those pants and you reminded me that I own a similar pair in that color. Need to bring them out and tuck a white shirt under them.

    In my latest Leather and Lace post I thought of you, because you always look amazeballs in a leather jacket. I also co-hosted a link up. I would love for you to link up this gorgeous outfit. Thanks so much.

    Enjoy the weekend, Ada. =)

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    1. Awww... thanks Ada, you are too kind. I miss my leather jackets now that it's too hot to wear them but hopefully I will be able to rock them in Sydney this month :)

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  24. Too bad I missed this. The spread looks really good... and your outfit is perfect as always!

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