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UAE company introduces organic farming boxes for restaurants

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

UAE- based initiative Agriculture Box has launched organic farming boxes for restaurants, homes, schools and businesses. The boxes can be used to grow organic fruit, vegetables and aromatic herbs, and are made of PEFC-certified high grade kiln dried Austrian spruce, which is durable at 36mm thick. Everything needed to grow produce is provided in the […]

Hilton Al Ain reopens Flavours restaurant

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

Hilton Al Ain has reopened all-day dining restaurant Flavours following a renovation to enhance its Arabic interiors and menu. At the official opening ceremony, Hilton Al Ain general manager Jacques Claudel said: “Our aim is to offer the finest dining experience so everything has been carefully selected, from the décor, lighting and music to the […]

Address restaurant reopens following major New Year’s Eve blaze

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Feb 2016

Lebanese restaurant Em Sherif has reopened in Address Downtown Dubai, just four weeks after a major fire broke out at the 63-storey hotel next to Burj Khalifa. The hotel was closed indefinitely following the New Year’s Eve blaze, which caused extensive damage to the property, and injured 14 people. Mazen El Zein, chief executive officer […]

Gulfood Sponsor Spotlight: Dubai Science Park

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Jan 2016

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, executive director, Dubai Science Park tells Catering News Middle East why the growth in specialist foods is driving demand for bespoke business facilities. What are the core services of Dubai Science Park? Dubai Science Park is home to over 280 business partners throughout the science sector. We are focused on achieving our […]

Gaucho Dubai celebrates four years

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Jan 2016

Argentine restaurant Gaucho Dubai in DIFC celebrated its fourth birthday last week. In its first four years of operations, the restaurant has established itself as an important part of Dubai’s F&B scene with private dining spaces and a varied events programme. Gaucho director of international operations, Ross Butler commented: “It has been an exciting and […]

Del Monte to operate farms in Jordan and Saudi Arabia

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Jan 2016

North American food production and distribution company Del Monte, will begin operating farms in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, marking the next step in the group’s overseas expansion. With two farms already in Turkey and the UAE, Del Monte is planning a major promotional drive at next month’s Gulfood exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) […]

Halal market to reach $3.7 trillion by 2019

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Jan 2016

Worldwide spending on global Halal food and lifestyle products could rise 10.8% per year until 2019 to create an international industry worth $3.7 trillion, according to the latest Global Islamic Economy Report. Commissioned by the Government of Dubai and produced by ThomsonReuters in collaboration with strategy and research advisory firm DinarStandard, the report says the […]

Café Rouge launches new menu

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Jan 2016

UK-founded French Bistro Café Rouge has introduced a new menu with European breakfast options, such as smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on sourdough toast or mushroom frittatas with eggs, red pepper, red onion and spinach served with frisee lettuce. The restaurant’s croissants add a French touch, accompanied with freshly ground coffee. Lunch and dinner options […]

Spirito to host four ladies’ nights per week throughout February

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Jan 2016

Brazilian eatery Spirito at Media One Hotel, Dubai will host a number of new promotional evenings throughout the month of February, including four ladies’ nights per week. Ladies night will be held from Saturday to Wednesday from 9pm – 3am for the whole month of February, and ladies will receive a 30% discount off of […]

Casa de Tapas and Cielo Sky Lounge to host extended carnival brunch

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Jan 2016

Casa de Tapas will be hosting its first in a series of Spanish themed national brunches on 5 February. This year, the restaurant has partnered with Cielo Sky Lounge Dubai at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club to offer a post-brunch party with drink promotions and an evening masquerade party. The event starts with […]

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