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Talent: Raafiq September, La Vinoteca Barcelona, Bahrain

by Staff writer | 05 Jun 2016

Raafiq September, complex bar manager and mixologist at La Vinoteca Barcelona and Café Amsterdam Bahrain, part of the Bayader restaurant management division, advises new bar talent to keep pushing the boundaries of creativity What was your first ever role in the F&B industry? My first ever role in the F&B industry was as a bar-back

Roberto’s founder launches new Italian concept in DIFC

by Staff writer | 05 Jun 2016

Skelmore Hospitality Group, the brand owner of Roberto’s Restaurant & Lounge, has launched new Italian dining concept, Mercato in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The homegrown brand is based on the idea of an Italian food market, with a retail space featuring cured meats, cheeses, freshly made pasta, bread and pastries, condiments and locally roasted

Landmark Group collaborates with foodies to create Ramadan cookbook

by Staff writer | 05 Jun 2016

Through its community-focused initiative, Beat Diabetes, Landmark Group has partnered with Dubai food enthusiasts to create 40 healthy recipes for Ramadan. Nadia Parekh, founder of home-based catering company Mélange Dubai and Nabih and Ghalia, home chefs and founders of NabzZ&G in collaboration with Beat Diabetes have made ‘Homey’s Guide to Healthy Ramadan Recipes’ free to

Steigenberger Hotel Dubai opens German bakery, Brothaus

by Staff writer | 05 Jun 2016

Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai has opened German outlet, Brothaus Bakery for dine in and takeaway. The bakery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a terrace overlooking Dubai Canal. Breakfast options include Brothaus’ eggs benedict served on toasted onion bread with braised beef cheeks and hollandaise sauce; croquet madame; Apfelpfannkuchen and a

Dubai coffee shop brand expands to India

by Staff writer | 04 Jun 2016

Dubai-born coffee shop brand, Blends & Brews has marked its first venture in India. Operated under the hospitality division of UAE-based Thumbay Group, the first Indian venue for the brand has opened in Thumbay New Life Hospital in Hyderabad. The outlet was inaugurated on Monday, 30May 2016 by Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group,

Al Raha Beach Hotel Abu Dhabi re-opens Wanasah Lounge

by Staff writer | 03 Jun 2016

Danat Hotels and Resorts’ Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi has re-opened Wanasah Lounge following a refurbishment. With Moroccan décor and hand-painted artifacts, the Arabian restaurant offers regional specialities and oriental options. The selection on the a la carte menu includes hot and cold mezzeh, lamb mekanek, manakish, and Arabic desserts such as Kunafa and

New Place: Gourmet by Kcal

by Staff writer | 02 Jun 2016

Jay Williams, executive chef, The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina introduces the first ever Gourmet by Kcal Please describe the concept of the venue in your words?  The concept is good food, cooked well as nature intended. We source as many of the products as possible from fair trade organic farms.     What

Banyan Tree Al Wadi restaurant overhauled by new chef

by Staff writer | 02 Jun 2016

The menu at Banyan Tree Al Wadi’s modern Arabic restaurant, Al Waha, has been overhauled under the guidance of recently appointed chef de cuisine, Tamer Alnoty. Chef Alnoty brings experience from a number of five-star hotels across the UAE including Ajman Saray, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara and The St. Regis Hotel Saadiyat

Al Islami Foods hosts ‘Kitchen on Ice’ day

by Staff writer | 01 Jun 2016

Halal chicken and frozen foods specialist, Al Islami Foods will host a ‘Kitchen on Ice’ programme on 3 June at Dubai Ice Rink in Dubai Mall. The day-long event, with the theme ‘In Ramadan we share and care’, is aimed at raising awareness around healthy eating habits for the month of Ramadan. Cooking demonstrations, competitions,

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