Tableware, furniture and tech under spotlight at 40th Host Milan

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Oct 2017

The latest formats and trends in furniture, tableware and technology will be on show at the 40th edition of Host Milan, taking place from 20 – 24 October at Fiera Milano, Italy. This year’s show is expected to be as successful as ever with more than 1,500 international buyers. Over 2,081 companies will be in

Chef Josefinna Vallve joins Palace Downtown’s Asado

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Oct 2017

Chef Josefinna Vallve has joined Palace Downtown Dubai’s Argentinean outlet, Asado, as chef de cuisine. Vallve is tasked with delivering a new menu and being part of the launch of a new Grape and Harvest lunch concept, inspired by Latin American market food. The chef will add dishes such as Chilean sea bass with squid

New Places: Galvin Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Oct 2017

Chef brothers Jeff and Chris Galvin, speak to Catering News about their newly opened concept, Galvin Dubai, on City Walk. Please describe the concept of the venue in your words Galvin Dubai offers the best-of-British served with Mediterranean Basin flair; or how we like to call, it the ‘flavours of the sun’. The concept offers

Dubai restaurant Rüya hosts pop-up in Madrid

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Oct 2017

Anatolian restaurant Rüya Dubai at Grosvenor House Hotel will venture outside of the UAE with a pop-up activation this month in Madrid. Taking place at Patio Magnum at Villa Magna hotel in the Spanish capital, the pop-up will run from 3 – 21 October from 6pm – 11pm daily. Guests will enjoy the brand’s signature

Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet launches on Dubai’s City Walk

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Oct 2017

Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet, the culinary concept by Galeries Lafayette in The Dubai Mall, has opened a second location in City Walk. Located within French megastore Le BHV Marais, the interactive food hall is described as a convenient, stylish, and sociable way for guests to dine and shop. Le Gourmet, a combination of six open-kitchen

Atlantis The Palm unveils refurbished Kaleidoscope restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Oct 2017

Atlantis, The Palm has relaunched its international all-day dining buffet venue, Kaleidoscope, with a new look and feel. The restaurant will host a range of new theme nights priced from AED 200 per person, including ‘Hola Mexico’ night on Sundays, ‘A Taste of Persia’ on Tuesdays and ‘Benvenuto Italia’ on Wednesdays. The rejuvenated interior has

S. Pellegrino Young Chefs prepare for October semi-final in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Oct 2017

Dubai will host the Africa & Middle East semifinal event for S.Pellegrino Young Chef Award for the first time on 16 October. One of the most coveted awards for young chefs, the semi-final will take place at the International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) in Dubai with 10 competitors from the Middle East and Africa,

Fairmont takes gold at Middle East Housekeepers championship

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Housekeeping staff at Fairmont Dubai were crowned the region’s finest after taking home the gold medal at the debut Middle East Housekeepers League of Champions. In what was a first for the region, the competition pitted teams from resorts across the Middle East against one another at The Hotel Show Dubai, tasking them with sprucing-up

Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Hamra Group hires new F&B director

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Ras Al Khaimah real estate developer, Al Hamra Group (AHG), has strengthened its hospitality and leisure subsidiaries with the appointment of Jason Dell to the role of food & beverage director. A New Zealand national, Dell mastered his craft in Christchurch graduating in culinary studies from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology. He then fine-tuned his

Asian street food concept opens at Taj Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Taj Dubai has opened unconventional kitchen and bar, Miss Tess, with Asian street food served in a surprising way and eclectic interiors that transport guests to the markets of Asia. The experience is hosted by Miss Tess, a mysterious character who has travelled Asia collecting inspiration and experiences along the way. Miss Tess will lead

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