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Indian restaurant Mahec relaunches under new management

by Staff writer | 15 Mar 2016

Fine dining Indian restaurant Mahec at Le Meridien Village, Garhoud, has relaunched under new management, with refurbished interiors and a new menu. The three co-owners of the restaurant are Rohit Khagram, managing director of RDK International, Kamlesh Parekh, known for Boudoir and GQ, and Bharat M. Harpalani, owner of AKs. Parekh said: “Extensive research, detailed […]

EAHM students showcase talent at Dubai Food Festival

by Staff writer | 14 Mar 2016

Students from The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) were selected to create their own pop-up restaurants at the Etisalat Beach Canteen, at Kite Beach as part of the Dubai Food Festival. The students were tasked with creating an innovative F&B concept to present to a panel of EAHM judges. This is a great opportunity […]

Newly opened Steigenberger Hotel reveals upcoming F&B concepts

by Staff writer | 12 Mar 2016

The newly opened Steigenberger Hotel Dubai has opened its doors in Business Bay, with four new food and beverage venues. Marking the German brand’s GCC debut, the 20-storey, 365-key hotel features the 170-seat Bayside restaurant and terrace, which launched its “Colours” brunch on 4 March, and has views over the canal. Swim & Tonic is […]

Celebrity chefs premier pop-up concept at Taste of Dubai

by Staff writer | 11 Mar 2016

Celebrity chefs Jenny Morris and Reza Mahammad will open the doors of their pop-up restaurant Giggle and Spice at this year’s Taste of Dubai. The restaurant will be open for three days only and the menu has been exclusively designed for the event, which returns to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre from 10 – 12 […]

Orange Leaf participates in Taste of Dubai

by Staff writer | 10 Mar 2016

US self-serve frozen yogurt concept, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will participate in Taste of Dubai for the first time this year. Showcasing its most popular flavours such as chocolate, vanilla, blueberry and Reese’s peanut butter, there will be more than 20 toppings to choose from including fresh fruit, nuts and popular candies. Carl Ghossoub, managing […]

DWTC wins big at Salon Culinaire

by Staff writer | 10 Mar 2016

Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) won 85 accolades across 27 categories at the annual Emirates Salon Culinaire, the culinary competition hosted at Gulfood 2016, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show. A core team of 49 chefs from the DWTC participated in the five-day event showcasing their skills across multiple categories including […]

UAE-based chef and writer Dima Al Sharif unveils first cookbook

by Staff writer | 09 Mar 2016

Chef and writer Dima Al Sharif has launched her first cookbook titled ‘Plated Heirlooms’. The 500-page book explores Al Sharif’s native Falasteen (Palestine) and its culinary history through generations of Palestinian cooking. To celebrate her literary debut, Al Sharif hosted a pop-up restaurant in Mojo Gallery where guests enjoyed an eight-course degustation menu inspired by […]

Deadline for S. Pellegrino Young Chef Award approaches

by Staff writer | 09 Mar 2016

There are only three weeks left until the closing date for S. Pellegrino Young Chef Award 2016 – the global scouting project to find the best young chef in the world. The S. Pellegrino competition sees the world divided into 20 areas, with around 100 top chefs as jurors across the globe, 20 young chef […]

Growing Local

by Staff writer | 08 Mar 2016

As demand for local produce increases in the GCC, Crystal Chesters looks at the gaps in the farm to table supply chain and questions the sustainability of current agricultural methods. Local is the buzzword this month as Dubai Food Festival celebrates the region’s diversity of homegrown concepts and local chefs. However, one aspect of local […]

Mango Tree Dubai closes as group seeks new partner

by Staff writer | 08 Mar 2016

Mango Tree Dubai, located in Souk Al Bahar will close after eight years following the conclusion of an agreement with its existing franchise partner. Mango Tree Worldwide is looking to create a new flagship Thai restaurant in Dubai with new partners. The company currently operates franchised restaurants around the world, including in London, Tokyo, Hong […]

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