Gastronomy Uncovered: Matagi

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 09 Jan 2019

Matagi is the newest Pan Asian restaurant to open in the iconic Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Palm Jumeirah. I was lucky enough to be one of the first ones to try it as soon as they opened and all I can say is, impressive is an understatement. This authentic, yet contemporary concept is the vision

Gastronomy Uncovered: El Noctámbulo

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 07 Jan 2019

BNC Publishing’s resident food aficionado, Mark Anthony Monzon discovers the best new restaurants in town. “I hate tacos…” said no Juan ever. That’s a very popular joke that I think has a lot of truth in it because I have never met anyone who doesn’t like tacos. That’s probably why a brand new resto-bar El

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf Culture Village Opens its Doors

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 03 Jan 2019

Hilton recently announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf Culture Village, the company’s latest property in the United Arab Emirates. The new hotel, which is part of Hilton’s award-winning midscale Hilton Garden Inn brand, joins three other Hilton Garden Inn properties already open in Dubai.  The 326 guest-room hotel, owned by Khamas Group of

The London Project Opens At Bluewater Island

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 03 Jan 2019

The London Project has announced its opening at Bluewater Island. Through the careful filtration of elegance, reverie, passion, and peerless expert experience in the industry, a new London emerges on Bluewater Island, at the foot of Ain Dubai. The London Project walls encapsulate the heart and soul of the city of London. Through the food, aesthetic,

UAE imports over US$450 million worth of French produce in 2018

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 14 Dec 2018

  With imports totaling US$ 452,280,000, the UAE is one of the largest importers of French produce to the Middle East, as revealed by the French trade agency. UAE residents have been invited to re-discover the diversity, quality and taste of some of France’s most famous brands in a month long partnership with Carrefour. Aptly

New Pan-Asian Restaurant In Dubai

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 13 Dec 2018

Boldly challenging convention around Asian cuisine with simplicity and creativity, the new Pan-Asian restaurant, Matagi has opened in Dubai. Located within the Emerald Palace Kempinski, on the western crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, this authentic concept is the vision of hospitality company Atelier EPJ and has been envisaged as a venue that pays tribute to

The Ripe Market Announces New Home

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 12 Dec 2018

The Ripe Market has announced the return of the community market with a new home and extended timings. The Ripe Market takes place every Friday and Saturday, 9am -7pm at the newly built Dubai Police Academy Park in Umm Suqeim. From seasonal organic fruit and vegetables to freshly baked bread, there’s a tasty treat for

New Menu Items Added at Eggspectation

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 11 Dec 2018

Eggspectation, the Canadian restaurant and café has released its new menu. Satisfying avid patrons whilst simultaneously enticing new customers to the establishment, Chef Rohan alongside his culinary team carefully crafted new dishes infusing the freshest ingredients and classic flavors while remaining true to Eggspectation’s ethos. Guests can delight in Eggspectation’s imaginative creations be it an

Gastronomy Uncovered: BB Social Dining

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 11 Dec 2018

BB Social Dining is a licensed concept tucked inside the Gate Village of Dubai’s financial district. Derived from the Arabic word “habibi” which means love, BB Social Dining or bb for short is the brainchild of the three owners, chef patron (Alex Stumpf), operations (Spero Panagakis) and business development (Shab Stumpf) who happen to be

A New Pan-Asian Menu At Brunswick

by Mark Anthony Monzon | 22 Nov 2018

Bull & Roo has created an eatery which has grown from its sports bar setting into an artistic neighbourhood hangout after donning a new look and feel in the recent months.   Inspired by travelling expeditions throughout Asia, diners can couch-surf their way through the menu by starting with bar snacks such as the duck









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