Dusit International appoints group director of F&B

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Aug 2016

Bangkok founded hotel operator, Dusit International, has appointed Thomas Pfordte as group director of food and beverage. Pfordte, a German national, will be responsible for the Dusit International’s entire food and beverage operation. He has spent more than 18 years working in senior positions throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Prior to joining Dusit, […]

Agenda confirmed for The Big F&B Forum 2016

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Aug 2016

The agenda for The Big Food & Beverage Forum, to place on 20 September at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, has been confirmed. The second edition of the annual event, hosted by Catering News Middle East, is expected to welcome more than 150 F&B professionals from across the region. The key […]

AGENDA: The Big Food & Beverage Forum 2016

by Crystal Chesters | 14 Aug 2016

BIG F&B FORUM: AGENDA 8.00: Registration & networking 8.30:  Welcome address from Catering News Middle East 8.35: Keynote address: The value of F&B to Dubai’s tourism offer Aida Al Busaidy, Senior Manager, Communications – Dubai Tourism 9.00: Expert session: What would a smoking ban mean for the UAE’s bars and restaurants? Dr.Basem Abdul Moneim, Public Health Specialist, […]

Bull&Roo overhauls three outlet menus

by Crystal Chesters | 13 Aug 2016

Bull&Roo outlets, Tom & Serg, The Sum of Us and Common Grounds have updated their menus with healthy dishes and more ethically-sourced produce. The Sum of Us artisan café has added peppered pomegranate braised chicken pops (AED 49); eggplant, date and chickpea tagine (AED 55), and ginger breeze steamed seabass (AED 79). The café is […]

Claypot Indian restaurant re-opens following refurbishment

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Aug 2016

Claypot Indian restaurant at Citymax Bur Dubai re-opens this month following a refurbishment. The contemporary Indian restaurant has a new menu featuring North and South Indian dishes, with the introduction of sharing platters for larger groups. A live food trolley will move around the restaurant serving spirits and chaat, a traditional South-Asian road-side snack. Complete […]

Interview: Solutions Leisure

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Aug 2016

Just four months after opening, Dubai’s alternative live music bar Lock Stock & Barrel has outperformed its targets by almost threefold. Solutions Leisure creative director Freek Teusink reveals the secret of the company’s success and its aggressive expansion plans for Dubai and beyond As Freek Teusink, creative director of Solutions Leisure, quite rightly admits, he […]

ITW Abu Dhabi to host world’s largest hosted buyers programme

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Aug 2016

International Travel Week-Abu Dhabi (ITW-Abu Dhabi) will this year play host to the world’s largest hosted buyer programme, according to a statement from the organisers. Taking place on 21 – 25 November 2016, the event is a platform for addressing tourism niche markets such as halal, medical, shopping and family-friendly sector. The year’s event is […]

Jumeira Rotana unveils Olive Oil restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Aug 2016

Olive Oil, Jumeira Rotana Dubai’s new all-day dining restaurant has opened its doors following a refurbishment. With earthy coloured interiors, the restaurant offers different cuisines each night and a Friday brunch. Ulrich Hoffmeister, general manager of the hotel said: “We are delighted to launch the first-of-its kind all day dining restaurant in the heart of […]

Burger Pit food truck launches at Last Exit

by Crystal Chesters | 11 Aug 2016

Twenty-four-hour food truck, Burger Pit, has launched its first outlet in the UAE at Last Exit, the newly opened gourmet food truck park by Meraas. Drawing inspiration from the 50’s, Burger Pit offers a variety of burgers including classic beef and chicken burgers starting from AED 29. Meanwhile, the ‘British Heritage’ features a home-ground beef […]

Gates Hospitality launches brand showcase “Local Heroes”

by Crystal Chesters | 10 Aug 2016

Gates Hospitality, the name behind well-known Dubai venues Reform Social & Grill, Bistro Des Arts and Ultra Brasserie, has launched Local Heroes, a book to showcase its growing portfolio of brands. Featuring interviews, exclusive details of upcoming venues and some of the most popular recipes from each restaurant and bar, the book is available to […]

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