DSCVR Partnership: Alba Terrace at The Abu Dhabi EDITION does things a little differently over the festive season.
Between luxe resorts, sunny skies and breezy nights, the festive season in the UAE screams holiday abroad – even if you’re staying put. Case in point: Alba Terrace at The Abu Dhabi EDITION, where end-of-year celebrations are sprinkled with Mediterranean charm in an elegant alfresco setting. Here’s what to expect.
Laidback afternoons on the terrace have been given a sprinkling of festive spirit as the popular Mediterranean tea concept welcomes highlights such as Christmas treats, finger sandwiches, delicious pastries, mince pies and mouth-watering Christmas Cake – all served alongside Avancha teas and free-flowing bubbles. The festive afternoon tea is served from 1pm to 5pm, Sunday through Thursday, throughout December. Prices start at AED 145 per person.
Festive Office Party
Alba Terrace is serving its popular Social Lunch with a touch of festive sparkle. Best enjoyed on the lush terrace, the new seasonal dishes await for when a perfect mid-week break is in order. Served from 12:30pm to 3pm, Monday through Friday, the two-course menu is priced at AED 125 while the three-course menu is priced at AED 145.
The Festive Spritz
A joyful feast to enjoy with friends and family on the terrace, The Weekend Spritz receives the festive treatment this Christmas Eve, featuring five courses of Alba Terrace classics and seasonal creations. From the Burrata Cheese Trolley, Warm Prawns, and Chili Toasted Flaked Almonds & Grapefruit as starters to mains like Pan Seared Black Cod and Lamb Shank, this continental culinary experience concludes with Blackcurrant & Chestnut Paris Breast and festive favourite Panettone. Simultaneously, sip on Signature Aperol Spritz, an elevated selection of Amalfi-inspired cocktails and more as you are immersed by live music and entertainment for the lively occasion. The Weekend Spritz is served from 1pm to 4:30pm and starts at AED 315, inclusive of soft beverages.
Spend Christmas Day with your loved ones on a culinary adventure to the Mediterranean. Here, you’ll delve into five courses of Alba Terrace classics and seasonal creations alongside pizza superbly crafted at the poolside wood-fired oven. Expect to indulge in offerings ranging from the Burrata Cheese Trolley, Warm Prawns, and Chili Toasted Flaked Almonds & Grapefruit to Pan Seared Black Cod and Lamb Shank. Come dessert, you’ll dine on Blackcurrant & Chestnut Paris Breast and Panettone. Place yourself on the inviting terrace and immerse yourself in live music and entertainment while you sip on Amalfi-inspired cocktails for a memorable Christmas meal. Lunch will be served from 1pm to 4:30pm and is priced AED 315, inclusive of soft beverages.
New Year’s Eve
Ciao 2023! A vibrant celebration in Mediterranean-style awaits at Alba Terrace from 7pm to 1am on 31 December. Live entertainment will set the tone on the terrace and poolside, complete with welcoming Italian bubbles. A live burrata bar will complement a menu of six plates designed to share and served to the table. Expect to tuck into the likes of finely cut Veal Tartare, Cuttlefish Chiusoni Pasta, and Beef Cheeks. A variety of delectable desserts like Black Forest Delight will follow, while Amaretto and Limoncello cocktails will fuel guests for the countdown. The New Year’s Eve package starts at AED 395, inclusive of soft beverages.
DSCVR: Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi EDITION, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi (02 208 0000). @abudhabiedition