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Opinion: Why F&B is taking over the retail sector

by Mahak Mannan | 24 May 2018

Joao Garcia, head chef of Butcha Steakhouse and Grill believes that the food and beverage industry is set to take over the shopping industry in retail space, not just within the UAE but globally too and here he explains what factors could lead to the shift. Over the past few years, the retail sector in

Koita Foods to produce a non-dairy line

by Mahak Mannan | 24 May 2018

The organic Italian milk brand has now launched a non-dairy line including almond milk, oat milk, rice milk, soy milk and soy for coffee lovers. The move into non-dairy is a natural evolution for Koita according to the CEO, “Everyone’s specific nutrition requirements are different and we don’t believe in a black or white solution

The Meat Co set to get a new look this summer

by Mahak Mannan | 24 May 2018

The venue in Souk Al Bahar will relaunch in September 2018, following a temporary closure in the summer, with a new logo, upgraded venue and a new menu. It is the first outlet from the South African steakhouse brand to undergo the renovation, which will last for around 120 days. A pioneer in the dining

Honey cake consumption increases by 250% in Ramadan

by Mahak Mannan | 23 May 2018

Locally-owned supermarket chain, Spinneys Dubai, is increasing production of its honey cake by almost 250 per cent per day during Ramadan to meet customer demand.  With the increase in demand for desserts during this month, Spinneys has decided to increase production of the honey cake which is baked from scratch in the chain’s production facility

The last straw for Jumeirah Restaurant Group

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

As of 18 March 2018, Jumeirah Restaurant Group has gone 100% plastic-free and we spoke to Emma Banks, general manager, Jumeirah Restaurant Group on why they are going green. Why did you take the decision to go plastic free? We have gone straw less with a commitment to becoming as free from single-use plastic as

Sprüngli launches Ramadan chocolate gift boxes

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

The Swiss heritage chocolatier has launched its Ramadan and Eid gift sets in the UAE. The collection offers six unique gift boxes, filled with exquisitely handmade chocolates, truffles and pralines, with the venue also offering its seasonal date pralines. The Ramadan & Eid Gift Collection starts with the Green Layal gift box, a nine-piece selection of

Café Bateel launches Summer Menu

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

The new menu has been curated by Bateel’s executive chef Jean Luc Vila, taking influence from the Mediterranean cuisine.  Diners can delight in light and healthy options from soups and salads to mains and desserts, with offerings available for vegans and the health conscious. Café Bateel’s chefs have incorporated new elements within the menu which

Three new venues have opened at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

The new property is set to enhance the islands dining scene with the opening of Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar and Hamilton’s Gastropub. Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, a two-storey venue serves the finest grills from land and sea, al fresco with the open air rooftop lounge set to open for

VIDEO: Inside the GCC’s first indoor vertical farm

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

A glimpse into Badia Farms, supplying locally grown produce to commercial kitchens the day it is harvested.  

Renowned French pastry chef hosts cream masterclass

by Mahak Mannan | 21 May 2018

French pastry chef Nicolas Bacheyre, executive pastry chef at Un Dimanche à Paris, a French chocolate shop, pâtisserie, restaurant, lounge and chocolate salon, recently held a workshop for select chefs at an event hosted by the European Union and the Centre National Interprofessionel de l’Economie Laitière (CNIEL). Taking place at Carine, Emirates Golf Club, Bacheyre









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