I’ve never been much of a dessert person, but Bertin’s ‘Pain Perdu’ is absolutely something every person in Dubai needs to try.
I’ve been for breakfast (yum) and I’ve been for Iftar dinner (yum),but last week, I lost my lunch virginity. Stat upstairs in Analusia (a Spanish-Moroccon restaurant above Bertin), four of us shared a few starters – black lentil dip, avocado hummus (one of their specialties) and smoked feta, which came with fresh, warm bread. DROOL!
Mains saw our table filled with penne pasta, Portobello sliders and some of the best shrimp taccos I’ve had in Dubai. (Any Mexican food lover will know the struggle of ordering nachos or taccos and being presented with a pathetic amount of cheese or meat filling… Not in Bertin!)
Thanks to their generous portion sizes, we were all too full for dessert. But double thanks to their extra generous chef, we were treated to three surprise desserts: chocolate and raspberry tart, plus my favourite dessert EVER, the Pain Perdu (literally translated to “the lost bread”, think of a spongey, bread-style base, drizzled with salted caramel).