Spill the beans: Ma’ Hidden Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Mar 2018

As Dubai’s first supper club makes its way from Milan to The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill, Chef Stefano Ratti spills the beans on this unique dining experience. What is Ma’ Hidden Kitchen?  Ma’ Hidden Kitchen is a supper club based in Milan that takes place at the founders Lele and Melissa’s loft. After years

Six Senses Zighy Bay appoints new pastry chef

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2018

Omani chef, Ahood Al Owaisah joins the luxury hotel as the first female pastry commis. Chef Al Owaisah will be developing her dessert and sweet-making skills in the main kitchen of Six Senses Zighy Bay while making traditional and international treats for resort’s visitors.  Al Owaisah comes from Barka and is excited to venture in

Demand for handmade cheese on the rise

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2018

Speaking with Catering News Middle East, Mickael Taillier from The Fine Cheese Co. said the market for handmade cheese has been growing. “We represent all the small cheese makers in England who make partisan cheese with their own hands from the recipe. It is very important for us to be present and be able to

Deliveroo For Business Launches in Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2018

The delivery service now offers a corporate ordering system for office workers as they aim to help businesses simplify the process of offering better food choices to employees. Anis Harb, general manager of Deliveroo GCC said: “Deliveroo for Business is an opportunity for companies to offer a delicious reward to hard workers, who work late

Gallery: A blast from the past at Tamanya Terrace

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Mar 2018

Radisson Blu Media City launched a new Wednesday theme night, ‘A blast from the past’ last week. Kicking it off on a high note, a Phil Collins tribute act Andrew James performed a non-stop feast of Collins’ best songs along with hits from the 80’s and early 90’s.  ‘A Blast from the Past’ will take

Roger & Roger expands into the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Mar 2018

Having a strong hold in other GCC countries, the snack producer is now looking to break into the UAE market. Speaking on the side-lines of Gulfood 2018, Peter Traas, export manager, Roger & Roger said: “We recently introduced a few new flavours under our premium brand Rogers and see a very strong market for it

FrieslandCampina targets GCC expansion

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Mar 2018

Following their launch in the UAE  last year, FrieslandCampina aims to go strong in 2018. Speaking to Catering News Middle East Stefan Hoonhoud, business development manager, FrieslandCampina Middle East said, “We are trying out a few new innovations but are focusing on Debic at this year’s Gulfood. “Our aim is to break into the food

VIDEO: Sahara Tea launches in the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Mar 2018

The Canada based premium tea brand has signed a partnership with Ritz Carlton DIFC. Speaking with Catering News Middle East at Gulfood 2018, Yvonne Robertson, president, Sahara Tea said: “Our speciality is blending natural and wellness ingredients to create a tea that will benefit the body and that is what we are showcasing at Gulfood

A taste of Texas comes to La Mer

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Feb 2018

Texas Roadhouse opens a beachfront location for meat lovers. Combining authentic barbecue techniques with fresh ingredients and a selection of cuts, this all-day dining destination offers a steakhouse-style menu with a Southern flair. The menu offers ribs, steak kebab, beef brisket, fried pickles, mashed potatoes, freshly made salads and combo appetizers – all made-to-order by

New Japanese Restaurant Opens in Shangri-La Hotel

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Feb 2018

Bringing the streets of Japan to Dubai, ONI Japanese Restaurant, Lounge and Sake Bar officially opened its doors yesterday. The new venue has been launched by Chef Mohammad Islam who aims to bring authentic Japanese food to Dubai diners by sourcing his ingredients from Hokkaido, Japan’s ‘hakodate asaichi’ or morning market. The idea behind the new dining









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