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Halal sparkling grape to hit UAE shelves

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Jul 2018

Pearl’s Vignes de France is launching a premium grape based sparkling beverage made with grape juice and infused with carbon bubbles, in the Middle East. The beverage is sparkling, 100% natural, alcohol free, and halal certified, a new alternative to alcoholic bubbly beverages. Designed for the Middle East and in line with cultural tastes and

Three new Zaatar w Zeit outlets to open this month

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jul 2018

Cravia, the parent company of Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Zaatar w Zeit and Five Guys, has announced that it will open three new Zaatar w Zeit outlets in July as part of its ongoing expansion plans for the brand. The new outlets are due to open in Mira Town Centre and Al Hadeel as well

Chef Focus: Fresh From The Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jul 2018

The only thing constant on the menu of Gusto Italian Restaurant at Al Bandar Rotana, is fresh produce, with the menu offerings changing every three days based on fresh ingredients and we spoke to Fortunato Leocata, chef de cuisine, Gusto Italian Restaurant, Al Bandar, about the Italian venue. “Freshness and seasonality are the hallmarks of true

Steigenberger Hotel Appoints Master Cake Artist

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Jul 2018

The property has announced the appointment of Nickola Dsouza, of Instagram’s suga_licioussdubai fame, who joins the team as cake stylist. Leaving behind a 11 year career in media, Dsouza is now following her passion of baking and cake decoration. “Her creativity and passion, coupled with her strong professional ethics and vision makes Nickola an indispensable member

New Range of Luxury Lattes at Giraffe

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jul 2018

Giraffe will now serve a new range of luxury lattes across all airport locations in Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, as well as in Giraffe Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The venue, operated by Emirates Leisure retail will be adding a splash of colour to their coffee with the recently launched range of four new coloured

France tops list of cheese imports to the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jul 2018

The UAE imported over 18,000 tonnes of European cheese in 2017, of which French cheese accounted for a total of 2,725 tonnes. The UAE is one of the largest importers of European cheese according to the latest statistics from the European Union (EU), with 18,485 tonnes imported. Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Kuwait also underscored

Protein Bakeshop launches six new products

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Jul 2018

The venue has replaced refined sugar with natural sugars, increased the amount of good fats and protein to improve the overall nutritional profile of desserts. New to the shelves this month are six new truffle flavours including butter truffles, almond truffles, dark chocolate truffles, coconut truffles, nut bites and chocolate bites. All Protein Bakeshop ingredients

Event preview: GulfHost 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jul 2018

Everything you need to know about the hospitality equipment sourcing expo. Following a triumphant launch in 2017, GulfHost is back for business from 30 October – 1 November 2018. Reflecting regional demand, the second edition of the Gulfood Hospitality and Food service Expo is doubling its sector coverage including dedicated zones for gelato and bakery and café and bar along with HoReCa. More than 2500 brands are revving up

Zero Gravity Pledges to Ban Single Use Plastic

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jul 2018

Beach club Zero Gravity has announced the launch of its environment friendly campaign to boycott single use plastic at the venue. The objective is to ban all plastic straws and plastic utensils including single use plastic cutlery, cups, plates, and stirrers from the venue and replace them with biodegradable alternatives. By the end of the year,

Elle & Vire launches French Touch Challenge

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Jul 2018

The French brand is calling on chefs to participate in a global competition. Chefs and culinary students can stand a chance to win a host of difference prizes by taking part in a culinary competition. The prizes include $1000 worth of De Buyer kitchen utensils, a KitchenAid professional mixer, and $500 worth of Elle &









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