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Zafran Indian Bistro reopens at Dubai’s Mirdif City Centre

by Crystal Chesters | 06 Aug 2016

Contemporary North West Indian, Zafran Indian Bistro has reopened at City Centre Mirdif, Dubai following a three-month refurbishment. The restaurant, established by Foodmark – the F&B division of Landmark Group – has been overhauled to reflect a new brand avatar, with a lighter, fresher menu and more casual interiors. New culinary and operations manager Gaurav

Vida Downtown launches Wednesday cheese and grape night

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Aug 2016

Throughout the summer, Emaar Hospitality’s Vida Downtown Dubai is hosting Perfectly Paired Chee[r]se Night at Stage 2 Restaurant & Lounge. Three glasses of premium grape beverages or a selection of summer concoctions are paired with a buffet of gourmet cheeses from around the world and a variety of gourmet tapas and antipasti. The cheeses available

Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards: Nominations Live

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Aug 2016

Catering News Middle East has opened nominations for the inaugural Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in the region’s food and beverage industry. Set to take place at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai on Wednesday 9 November, the Leaders in F&B Awards will celebrate 18 categories, divided into nine restaurant awards and

Interview: Sunjeh Raja of ICCA reveals details of 2016 chef scholarship

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Aug 2016

Sunjeh Raja, director and CEO, International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai (ICCA) looks forward to doubling participation in the third ICCA Dubai Culinary Scholarship, set to commence next month What is the ICCA Dubai Culinary Scholarship? The ICCA Dubai Culinary Scholarship is an annual one million dirhams continuing education award aimed at educating, training and

New York craft burger and hops concept comes to Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Aug 2016

New York-founded craft burger and craft hops concept Black Tap is set to open at Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Dubai in December. Black Tap has a laid-back, casual vibe, with the design a modern take on the classic American diner. The brand is being brought to the emirate by Sunset Group, which is also behind

Dubai’s Mint Leaf of London makes key appointment

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Aug 2016

Amol Dhote has been appointed as assistant director of operations, Mint Leaf of London, Dubai. The Indian national graduated with a degree in business studies from the University of Buckingham in the UK. In 2014, Amol joined the team at Mint Leaf in London, where he undertook an extensive training programme. He then pursued management

W Doha’s Spice Market hires new chef de cuisine

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Aug 2016

W Doha Hotel & Residences has hired Spencer Sun as its new chef de cuisine for South-East Asian restaurant, Spice Market. With 14 years’ experience Sun, began his career in 2002 at the College of Hotel and Culinary Arts at Sorabul Hotel University in his native South Korea. He served in the South Korean Navy

Panache International introduces e-commerce site for Raha range

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Aug 2016

Panache International, a manufacturer of disposable items for the hospitality industry, has launched an e-commerce website where its Raha hospitality and home disposables range can be purchased. Already used in hotels and restaurants, the Raha range is now more widely accessible to companies and consumers through the brand’s e-commerce website. Raha offers polypropylene products that

Dubai’s The Atrium at Al Habtoor City launches first F&B venue

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Aug 2016

The Atrium, a collection of restaurant and entertainment outlets at the centre of Al Habtoor City, Dubai, has launched its first venue, The Rose & Crown, a traditional British pub set to open in August. Located at street level, the venue has its own entrance separate from the hotel, with a traditional London phone box









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